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Tamales East Bay

This looks promising. Thanks. Tamales Unicos de Cuernavaca seems like it is not open at any location.

Tamales East Bay

Heading up North on the 26th and I'm bringing dinner. I thought I could pick up tamales. Does anyone know where I can get some good ones. I think I need about two dozen or maybe 30. Oakland would be ideal. Thanks

Looking for an Oakland Italian restaurant for a kid's bday

I was able to book a table at Corso. Thanks again for the help.

Looking for an Oakland Italian restaurant for a kid's bday

Hallelujah! I just skipped looking at Corso because I thought it wasn't quite right. But that will do it. I was about to post about Paison or Trattoria La Siciliana. Even thinking of Italian Colors since it is very close to where we live. Thanks for the sleuthing. Now I just need to see if I can get a reservation.

Looking for an Oakland Italian restaurant for a kid's bday

Opening this up again because I think Centouno is closed. There was a tip on Yelp and I've tried to phone during their open hours and there is no answer. So I am opening this up to Berkeley and Lafayette if there is anything else that fits the bill. The dinner is this Sunday. We are heading to Bucca de Beppo in a couple weeks when we see a show so don't want to go there again.

Looking for an Oakland Italian restaurant for a kid's bday

When we went to Desco, I was yelping close restaurants and saw that one come up and thought she might prefer it over Desco. I think it does indeed cover the all of the requirements. I'd love to hear any chowhound experience there. Thanks for the recommendation.

Looking for an Oakland Italian restaurant for a kid's bday

Just a little more to help narrow it down. We love Dopo and they have the salumi covered but not a Caesar or Bolognese all of the time. We tried Desco and the pasta was what she was looking for but no salumi or Caesar. I checked Riva Cucina but not quite right either.

Looking for an Oakland Italian restaurant for a kid's bday

So my daughter wants to go to an Italian restaurant for for her bday dinner. Her favs are Bolognese, Caesar salad, and salumi. I can think of places that have two of the the three but not all of them. Any ideas? We'd prefer to stay in Oakland.

$1 oysters

OK looking again for $1 oysters in Saturday in SF. I think we are going to the Castro for the sing-a-long at 1 PM tomorrow. We could also head back to Oakland and we have that covered so looking for something in SF ideally close to the Castro.

Can I get a recommendation for a restaurant for dinner in Marin?

I was in the same boat last weekend and we ended up going to Bungalow 44 in Mill Valley and had a very nice meal. We went early to catch the $1 oysters and after two dozen of those, we split a couple salads. We had four different entrees and everyone was happy. Mine was a simple and delicious wild salmon with green beans in a light saffron sauce. We shared a dessert and had cocktails and wine. It was a very good choice and I'd happily return.

Uptown or Old Oakland restaurant with tv(s)

I remember a big TV but I guess I better check that they'll have it on.

Uptown or Old Oakland restaurant with tv(s)

Maybe a little outside your area but we were thinking of Adesso for tonight's game.

Your go-to delivery for dinner in Oakland/Berkeley?

We use Eat24 and get Indian from Flavors of India Bistro and Banana Blossom. Both spots I like with or without delivery.

Where can I buy Bread Bowls in Oakland?

great ideas, thanks.

Where can I buy Bread Bowls in Oakland?

Last time I needed them, I went to Boudin but I'd like to find something closer to home. Any ideas?

Ruth's annual birthday dinner dilemma -- 2014 edition

I appreciate your dilemma. With all the fabulous restaurants, I still find myself searching for the best spot.

After reading through the posts and your criteria, I'd suggest Haven but I'll throw out a couple others:
Marica on College in Oakland - fab reviews on yelp and varied menu. The dark chocolate souffle gets rave reviews. I love their lobster dish.
Garcon in the city - Went there recently and realized how much I love good French food. It might be too loud though.

Best place to buy cooked & cracked crab in San Francisco?

I went to Alioto Lazio Fish Company for the first time before Christmas. I needed 8 crabs and they were delicious. They were large and super sweet. The tanks are plentiful and clean. I'll definitely be back.

$1 oysters

Looking for a Saturday spot for oysters again. We did go to Waterbar last year but it wasn't such a great spot for those that didn't like oysters. This year we'd like something in the afternoon. Lunch in Berkeley or Oakland is also a possibility.

We could also start at Waterbar for just oysters to get our city adventure started.

are CHILES EN NOGADA available anywhere yet?

I had a Chile Rellenos version at Dona Tomas that was delicious. Here is the desciption from the menu:Chiles Rellenos en Nogada 18.50
roasted poblano chiles stuffed with cheese, yams and onions in a creamy walnut sauce, topped with pomegranate seeds, served with rice and house-made tortillas

I was there about this same time last year and they had it with enchiladas I think. I didn't order them but my friend raved about them so I was happy to see the walnut sauce on the menu.

Mexican catering in Oakland - small group

Anyone know of a good Mexican place that has a catering menu? Just looking for a dozen and a half enchiladas, rice and beans, chips and salsa. I tried Estrellita put they don't have a catering menu so it's like getting a dozen dinners. Just thought I'd see if there is anything more reasonable out there.

ISO Bay Area restaurants with delicious grilled octopus preparations.

I'll second the Duende rec but I'll also add Forge in Jack London Square. The grilled squid was served with a Romesco sauce and artichokes.

Fun dinner for a father and 7-yr-old daughter? [San Francisco]

Well these are not necessary chowhoud worthy, but here are my daughter's favorite spots in SF: (she's 10) Bucca di Beppo and Rainforest Cafe. She also likes Coco500 but I bet if I explained the request, she'd go with the first two.

anything pleasant in Pleasanton?

I like Oasis Bar and Grill in downtown Pleasanton for excellent Mediterranean and Little Home Thai. Little Home is nothing fancy but excellent for Thai. I often do takeout from LIttle Home and bring it home for dinner in Oakland.

Use yelp to look up other cuisines. Lots of good Indian spots.

Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

I thought I should report back that we went to Boca Nova and had a lovely time. We got there right around 5. The foru of us ordered the oysters, ceviche, empanadas, ribs, deviled eggs, garden lettuce salad, and shishito peppers off the HH menu. My least favorites were the empanadas and the ribs. We ordered double of everything else and triple orders in the case of the oysters and the deviled eggs. We also had many Bees Nees. Our waitress let us add a few more of those tasty beverages after HH ended at 6.

We ended up getting dessert as well. I have a soft spot for their bread pudding.

Forge was also jumping on Friday night.

Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

The same group went to Bocanova awhile back and decided we would only go back for HH or using a Blackboard Eats discount. Nice location though. Also the last time we all thought the portions were stingy.

Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

We were thinking about Forge because of the location. One person in our party went there and liked everything but the pizza!

Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

You know I've never been to Mua but I'm not sure it's what we are looking for tonight.

Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

This looks fun and I hadn't heard of it before but I fogot to mention that we are also looking for cocktails.

Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

So it should be lovely outside tonight. A few friends are getting together for an early dinner and thought we'd see if anyone has any good Happy Hour spots Since the weather will be so nice, we'd like to sit outside. I think we'll avoid Lake Chalet.

Any Oakland Thai spots that serve Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad/Yam Pla-Duk Fu

I was in Anaheim where I had this fabulous dish and I'd love to find it closer to home. Thanks in advance.