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
OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! We’re sitting in a green room full of plants, lit by natural light in the northern region of Aztlan. Well, today it’s called the Mission District of San Francisco, but this spot
Off Menu is sponsored by Bender’s because they are badass. Drop by and make some bad decisions with some good people! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Organ Trail of San Francisco, Episode 1: Stick a Tongue in your Mission Taco For those interested in the consumption of fine entrails, we present to you here within The Organ
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 Ollies 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 Ollies, next to Taylor’s Sausage, next to Rosamunde.
Dona Tere’s Market Dona Tere’s Market has existed on the northeast corner of 21st and Florida for a little over a decade, a respectable age for any restaurant, but it feels ancient and worn beyond its years, like an old bristlecone pine tree bearing silent witness to San Francisco springing