Tag: mexican food

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

| September 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.

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End of Summer Tacos & Tequila: Tacolicious Cookbook Review and Recipes

End of Summer Tacos & Tequila: Tacolicious Cookbook Review and Recipes

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cal-Mex string of Tacolicious restaurants puts out a cookbook of its good-time recipes for tacos, tequila cocktails, and more.

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San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tech startups aren’t the only businesses incubated in Northern California. Since 2005, the nonprofit group La Cocina, Spanish for “kitchen,” has been providing equipment, mentoring and access to capital to promising small food businesses in the Bay Area.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Bistro Vis à Vis

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Bistro Vis à Vis

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Restaurants reviewed: A sushi restaurant on Mission Street in San Francisco, a Mexican supermarket & taqueria in Hayward and a restaurant in Greenbrae serving Contemporary American cuisine.

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Folding Empanadas Into Your Super Bowl Spread

Folding Empanadas Into Your Super Bowl Spread

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Super Bowl isn’t just about football — it’s also about food. For chef and restaurateur Jose Garces, watching football as a boy meant enjoying homemade empanadas with his brothers in front of the television on Sunday afternoons.

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Nido Expands Its Nest in Oakland

Nido Expands Its Nest in Oakland

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nido, a relatively new arrival to Oakland’s culinary scene, launched their dinner service this past week.

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Danger Dogs Invade Oakland At Xolo Taqueria

Danger Dogs Invade Oakland At Xolo Taqueria

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Xolo Taqueria is the latest addition to the burgeoning East Bay Mexican food empire of Thomas Schnetz and Donna Savitsky.

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An Interview with Gracias Madre’s Eva Ackerman

An Interview with Gracias Madre’s Eva Ackerman

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vi Zahajszky interviews Eva Ackerman, the General Manager of Gracias Madre, a vegan organic Mexican restaurant in the Mission. The restaurant is the “little sister” to Cafe Gratitude, a local raw vegan restaurant and a majority of their produce is grown on the company-owned organic biodynamic farm in Vacaville, Be Love Farm.

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Cheesy Enchilada Casserole: Chicken + Vegetarian

Cheesy Enchilada Casserole: Chicken + Vegetarian

| January 13, 2011 | 6 Comments

So if you love enchiladas, but aren’t crazy about making them; or if you simply crave an easy-to-make hearty one-dish meal that will please your entire family, here is my recipe for Cheesy Enchilada Casserole. The main recipe uses chicken but I’ve also included a vegetarian alternative that uses butternut or acorn squash at the end. Both are great choices for an easy and hearty dinner at home.

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Las Camelias: Mexican Done Right

Las Camelias: Mexican Done Right

| June 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Everyone has their favorite tacqueria, taco truck, or sit-down Mexican joint. But Megan Gordon shares the very best authentic Mexican food this side of Jalisco. And it’s not in the Mission. It’s in San Rafael.

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Burrito Blitz

Burrito Blitz

| January 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Out-of-town visitors always want to know where to find a good burrito. By the time they get around to asking you, you’re wiser, over the course of weeks and months, a true aficionado. You come to understand that, while there are many very good burritos in your neighborhood, seeking out the perfect specimen is a impossible undertaking.

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Chilaquiles in the Mission District

Chilaquiles in the Mission District

| November 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sometimes, the homiest dishes — foods without pretense or artifice — are most revealing about the cultures from which they spring, and inspire the most debate amongst their devotees. However, from countless regional Mexican renditions — like white sauces in Sinaloa and Guadalajara’s polenta-like cazuela cook-downs — to American adaptations that echo Tex-Mex migas, all chilaquiles aim to soothe — regardless of a particular variation’s provenance and claims to authenticity.

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Julia Child loved La Super-Rica and so do I

Julia Child loved La Super-Rica and so do I

| August 22, 2009 | 5 Comments

Imagine Julia Child in her 80s, all six-feet two inches of her, standing in line to get tamales outside a dilapidated white shack with teal trim in Santa Barbara. If you think of Julia Child as the grand dame of culinary sophistication in the United States, this may seem hard to imagine. But if you think of Ms. Child as a true foodie, ready to seek out and experience cooking in its essence in the most unlikely of places, this image makes perfect sense.

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