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Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

| July 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland, an alternative to International Boulevard’s restaurant row, is home to two of the Bay Area’s top spots for Jalisco-style food.

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4 Slurps: Classic and Comforting Spots to Enjoy Mexican Soup in the Mission

4 Slurps: Classic and Comforting Spots to Enjoy Mexican Soup in the Mission

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may not look like winter in the Bay Area, but despite the weather, it can be nice to take solace in a big bowl of warming soup. For the best in Mexican soups, Kate Williams headed to the Mission to sip her way through a bounty of broth-filled comfort.

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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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Check, Please! Bay Area: La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia

Check, Please! Bay Area: La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

The tenth episode of season six features these restaurants: La Mexicana Restaurant (Oakland), Kabuto Sushi (San Francisco), Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria (San Francisco). Leslie’s shares wine tips about how to make vinegar with leftover wine.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Lovejoy’s Tea Room, Don Pico’s, Saha (Season 6)

Check, Please! Bay Area: Lovejoy’s Tea Room, Don Pico’s, Saha (Season 6)

| July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6 premiere airs Thursday July 7 at 7:30 on KQED TV 9. You can watch the episode online, get restaurant info, read reviews, get recipes from the restaurants and learn wine tips from the host, Leslie Sbrocco.

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A Short Guide to Tequila and Making a Great Margarita

A Short Guide to Tequila and Making a Great Margarita

Did you know that the margarita is the number one cocktail ordered in America? It’s also a distinctly American drink — American meaning it is mostly served in the United States. In Mexico, the Paloma — a combination of grapefruit soda, tequila, salt and lime juice — is the tequila mixed-drink of choice. But in the United States, Margaritas reign supreme and, as you might guess, there’s no day where margaritas are served more in this country than Cinco de Mayo.

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A Dinner Party for Under $30: Chile Verde

A Dinner Party for Under $30: Chile Verde

I love to entertain, but hosting a dinner for 8-10 people can get pretty expensive. Between the main course, side dishes, and dessert, the grocery bill can easily run over $100 (and that’s a modest calculation when shopping for organic and sustainable food in the Bay Area). But what if you could impress your guests without breaking the bank? Would you believe me if I told you I made a dinner for 9 people that cost under $30?

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Grilled Lobster Tacos with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Grilled Lobster Tacos with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Even better than the fish catch, however, was the lobster he would bring home from his diving stints during the short lobster season. Sitting out on the back patio with a plateful of just-caught and grilled to perfection lobster, drinking a cold cerveza and hanging out with my family is my idea of heaven. So last week, once the sun had broken through the June gloom, school was out, and summer was all around us, I just couldn’t pass up the lobster tails I saw on sale for $7.99 each. Sure, they weren’t caught that morning by Joe, but I figured they would make great tacos nonetheless.

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Event: Taste of Tamales By The Bay

Event: Taste of Tamales By The Bay

| April 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Slim as a finger or big as a fist, wrapped in papery corn husks or supple banana leaves, sweet as spring or spicy as summer — the humble tamal in all its forms and flavors has become the star of an annual fundraising event in San Francisco. Taste of Tamales By the Bay will be coming again to the Fort Mason Center on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

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Baja Cuisine in San Diego

Baja Cuisine in San Diego

| December 4, 2008 | 9 Comments

Last week my family and I went to San Diego for Thanksgiving, but instead of focusing on the turkey, I was obsessed with Mexican food. When I’m in San Diego, I crave rolled tacos with guacamole, carne asada burritos, and fish tacos. I grew up in North County San Diego, the land of Baja taco shops. When I was growing up, fast food didn’t mean McDonalds or Jack in the Box. It meant Juanita’s and Roberto’s, two local chains that specialize in Baja street food.

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Horchata: This is Gold, Girl!

Horchata: This is Gold, Girl!

| October 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

When you hear the word “horchata,” what comes to mind? I’m sure the answers will vary. The most literal-minded of you will think “rice milk,” some of you may simply associate it with the concept of the “taqueria,” while others might draw a complete blank. I for one can’t get the image of the mouthy whores of the Mission district out of my head. Not that I associate them with actual drink, it’s just the phonics of the word that lead me there.

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La Palma Potato Chips – Breakfast of Champions

La Palma Potato Chips – Breakfast of Champions

| August 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

As I sat at my desk this morning and noshed on delicious potato chips from La Palma Mexicatessen, I realized that I’ve taken it for granted that every San Franciscan foodie knows about these delightful treats. Were YOU aware that La Palma sells, arguably, the best potato chips in the city?

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Foreign Food Affairs

Foreign Food Affairs

| April 30, 2008 | 3 Comments

Next Monday May 5th you can join the Cinco de Mayo crush at local Mexican restaurants, or you can meet the authors of celebrated Italian and French book on food, instead. We suggest the latter, besides, the best community celebrations will take place on the weekend, such as San Francisco Cinco de Mayo San Francisco […]

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Corn Art: The Great Tortilla Conspiracy

Corn Art: The Great Tortilla Conspiracy

| March 30, 2008 | 3 Comments

After successful runs last year at the DeYoung Museum and Galleria de la Raza, The Great Tortilla Conspiracy returns for another fantastic show at SomArts Cultural Center. Self-described as “the world’s most dangerous tortilla art collective,” the father and son team of Rene and Rio Yañez explores a wide swath of themes in their unique […]

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