As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.
If you like a spicy burger that is anything but the norm, you have to try these: piled high with roasted green chiles and ripe slices of avocado and embellished with creamy, spicy chipotle mayo. These are sure to be the star of your next BBQ.
Classic deviled eggs are always scrumptious, but this updated version kicks the pickle relish to the curb and replaces it with lemon zest and fresh herbs.
Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.
Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes — but deciding which one to use depends on what you’re after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal — aka “natural” hardwood charcoal — have their advantages and disadvantages.