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El Cerrito: Oralia's Kitchen

Moved to new location:

Oralias Kitchen

12889 San Pablo Ave
Richmond, CA 94805

I have always found Salvadorian food very bland compared to Mexican.... how was Oralias Kitchen?

Gumbah's sandwiches and hot dogs [Vallejo]


Or try Jim's

Even better

Hatch Green Chiles 2014


I would rather drive to big D and eat crinkle cut fries.

Where to buy British foodstuffs?

Lots of places...where are you located?

Sliced Meat for Hot Pot in East Bay or SF?

Yep Koreana Market.

They have butchers in back that can take care of your needs.

Lots of other cool,unusual and tasty Korean stuff there too.

Free Parking

Backyard Championship Ribs

Charcoal fluid...do people still use that?

Sep 04, 2014
Mission in Recipes

What are your thoughts on the city's coffee offerings?

Coffee in SF is always behind the curve.

Oakland and Berkeley are Kings of NorCal Coffee!

Two Buck Chuck? No Thanks

The chardonnay is fine for spritzers and mixed with juice on the rocks in a big glass...which is how I drink white wine in the summer.

Woodbridge big bottles are almost as cheap on sale at Safeway

Sep 01, 2014
Mission in Wine

Oakland Help Please... Need dinner and cocktail/dessert spots for TONIGHT

Michel Bistro
3343 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

Is a new place I would like to try.


Gut Reaction - Drinks after work in Oakland

Kingfish on Claremont @ Telegraph

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Used the charcoal chimney...worked great!

Tossed them in a paper bag to steam a little as I pulled them off.

Don't be afraid to char them black all over.

Skins came off very easy... leaving beautiful all green skinless chili's.

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

I did end up buying some raw ones and I will roast them on the bbq tomorrow.

I will try your directly on the coal technique.

I actually heard you can cook a steak directly on top of coals. (not on a grill but directly on the coals)

And supposedly the ash does not stick to the meat...much.

Maybe I will try that too,drink a few beers and forget I ever went to Nob Hill.

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Now I'm even more pissed off.

The slacker working at 1:15 said that I could not place a order for tomorrow and that there was no way of getting any today!

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Got to Nob Hill in Alameda at 1:15
They were roasting The chilies in front.

I Asked the guy If I could get a few pounds roasted.

He said they were backed up and were not taking any more orders today.

Next to the roaster was a big sign saying "roasting today from 11:00AM to 7:00PM"

WTF? that is two out of the last three years I have been shut out at the same store.

Two years ago the roasting guy took off for a hour lunch with no replacement.
Like a fool I waited till he returned...then he gave me the same BS that he was backed up and had other orders to do first plus he had to wait for the roaster to heat up again.

Phuck that place!

(They had "hot" Hatch Chili's inside for 99ยข/pound.)

That Time Anthony Bourdain Scared Kids with the Gay, and I Laughed

Was that the lame truck at 34th and Foothill?
Now that's what is sad and pathetic!

Aug 23, 2014
Mission in Features

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Pizza at East End Sounds good!

Can't wait!

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

I'll be there...any close by places in Alameda to hit up for lunch?

Michel Bistro - Oakland

No...just BigD Burgers in Napa!

Michel Bistro - Oakland

I'm surprised there is not more Chow activity at Michel Bistro...anyone been recently?

Hatch Green Chiles 2014


I'll be there.


Hatch Green Chiles 2014


Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Any Eastbay Hatch chili sightings?

Alameda Nob hill roasting?

Berkeley bowl?


Has anyone been to "Mission Cheese"? [San Francisco]


Grand Lake Kwik Way reopened: drive-thru burgers and fries [Oakland]

And yes, the old Kwik Way was hella better!

I guess that makes me "a Idiot"

I will bet you a "chicken and Fry" that he does not even live in Oakland!

Grand Lake Kwik Way reopened: drive-thru burgers and fries [Oakland]

The "the Korean hater " racist carpetbagger person that ran the "new" Kwik Way in to the ground was the same loser that failed at all of his previous EASTBAY restaurants!

I don't think blaming the current landlord is really the root of the problem?

Good riddance racist!


Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Is this a joke?

Aug 04, 2014
Mission in Features

Grocery Outlet August, 2014

Thanks Ruth

Who's got the best food for takeout from San Rafael down to Corte Madera?

Thank you!

You rock!

Westbrae Biergarten (Berkeley)

Is their cheapest glass of wine really $11.00?

Westbrae Biergarten (Berkeley)

Sounds like s dreadful place.

Thanks for the warning.