2021 California Food Journalism and News [SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, the rest of California and Northern Nevada]

A new thread for 2021 California Food Journalism and News.

Here’s a link to the old 2020 California Food Journalism and News:

https://www.hungryonion.org/t/california-food-journalism-and-news-2020-sf-bay-area-los-angeles-and-the-rest-of-california/20329/180

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from youtube:

Chris Parks and Mario Camargo are the duo behind Blake’s Grillery, a taco pop-up in Oakland, CA that was born amid the Coronavirus pandemic. While businesses all over the country were forced to close, Blake’s Grillery offered a mutually beneficial opportunity to bars, allowing them to stay open with a food service option. The taco pop-up focuses on Mexican BBQ style tacos like chicken tinga and quesabirria, and the duo sell their food at different bars in the Bay Area. While 2020 was a difficult year for all, it provided a unique chance at redemption for Chris and Mario.

from SF Eater:

Blake’s Grillery pops up regularly on Mondays and Thursdays at Heart & Dagger Saloon (504 Lake Park Avenue, Oakland), Wednesdays and Saturday at the Avenue (4822 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland), and Fridays at Runway Spirits (2505 Monarch Street, Alameda). Check Instagram for updates.

Luke Tsai in SF Eater in September 2020:

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Sarah Han of Berkeleyside liked the dim sum at Ming’s Tasty in Oakland Chinatown (on Webster near 10th Streets):

Dim sum from Ming's Tasty in Oakland Chinatown. Photo: Sarah Han

Nosh Editor Sarah Han enjoyed this dim sum feast from Ming’s Tasty in Oakland Chinatown. Photo: Sarah Han

Sarah Han: Three takeout meals come to mind as being particularly delicious: 1) The dim sum feast I picked up from Ming’s Tasty in Oakland Chinatown — the rice noodle roll stuffed with savory Chinese donut was particularly good, and somehow the donut managed to stay crispy despite being enveloped in a steamed rice noodle and transported in a takeout box — magic!

and Luke Tsai has posted his first video on his new youtube channel:

I had to look away when he ate his slice with a knife and fork - the horror!!

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Señor Sisig
1628 Webster St.
Oakland

www.senorsisig.com
Opening Friday Jan. 8

Hours will be
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Oh boy, do I want to get food from here. Everything is fried in beef drippings (you can request vegetable oil), and they have lemon posset which you NEVER see on menus.

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Ooh those fish and chips look amazing!

Matt Johnston checks meat in a smoker at Horn Barbecue on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.

Matt Johnston checks meat in a smoker at Horn Barbecue on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.

Photo: Noah Berger / Special to The Chronicle 2020

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Villa’s Tacos

York Blvd & N Ave 51
Los Angeles, CA 90042

https://www.instagram.com/villastacoslosangeles/?hl=en

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold