Ah Temescal, arguably the best neighborhood in Oakland to eat and drink in for well over a hundred years. From the 1890’s to the 1960’s Temescal was known as the East Bay’s Little Italy. Italian delis, gardens, restaurants, and even an opera house once dominated 51st St. In the 1940’s a
Mixing Culture in the Kitchen: Language can be a dividing factor in a restaurant. In the kitchen Spanish is commonly spoken, while in the front of the house English dominates. In San Francisco, restaurants are employing a special language teacher for their staff, to help bridge the gap.
Screw the played out stuff, here is what you really want to do in San Francisco
We’ve had a lot of these nights as of late, where warm days unfold into breezy, not-quite cold nights, the familiar summertime fog scattering to the burning plains in the east. My button-down is wet down my back and under my arms with the usual accompanying fragrance as I hustle
Ay, los tacos. Is there really any more perfect food? Compact, convenient, little envelopes of heaven. And, now, apparently an essential part of a well rounded diet. México, for the taco, the world is forever in your debt. And whereas they are what hamburgers are to Americans across the country
HAVING RECENTLY WRITTEN ABOUT ALTERNATIVE USES OF THE TACO, I thought it would only be fair to showcase what I feel to be the best taco truck in The City. There it is above, in all its glory: El Tonayense. It took me a while (years actually) to finally check
AH, THE TACO. It gives so much and asks so little. It’s cheap, tasty and fast. It comes in a bounty of varieties and can serve as a snack, a meal, or much, much more. And that’s what I’m here to talk about. Next time you find yourself at a
After Miss Ollie’s denied the possibilities of an afternoon affair with their fried chicken lunch special (they were out), I had to turn the corner for Cosecha. Cosecha is housed in the newly renovated Swans Building in Downtown Oakland, next to Miss Ollie’s, Taylor’s Sausage, and Rosamunde. Yup, they’re all