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Where does their shrimp come from?
Nice article, I love pho and grew up with Vietnamese ninjas in Salinas/Seaside. One of the dishes reminded me of catching striped bass off the beach in marina and having my friends mom cook it. She would sear it and simmer it in a fish sauce with shallots and peppers. Amazing to say the least. If someone out here has a recipe please share, I love to cook and never was able to get the full recipe from my friend Bin.
Tamaleria Azteca is located at the corner of Arlington and Market, not 60th.
What I really want to know is do you know of any places in Fruitvale that do proper al pastor? That is, cooked on a vertical spit? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_pastor
Aztecali is the best addition to this neighborhood. Now I can walk there and enjoy a great meal at a great price. Thanks Luke for such a precise review! I completly agree with every one of your words!
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Dude! You killed it.
As one who stayed at the Claremont many times over the years, before it became chi-chi, it is appalling to hear how fancy they have become. I'd often look forward to quiet, excellently prepared breakfasts, even having one's omelet made to order. The view, the quiet atmosphere, and remarkably reasonable prices, given the setting, always made it a go-to experience. Too bad that the food mavens have trashed the place. Thanks for the warning!
"One is that it be aged for at least two years in new oak barrels"
Ummm, incorrect. According the the official Code of Federal Regulations, there is no minimum aging time in a new "charred" oak barrel in order to be labeled a bourbon. Here is the official definition:
"Whisky produced in the U.S. at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn and stored at not more than 62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers"
Now, bourbon aged 1 day wouldn't be very good but it would in fact still be bourbon as long as it met the other criteria specified in the CFR.
To be called "Bourbon" there are several rules that have to be met. One is that it be aged for at least two years in new oak barrels.
If their first batch of "Bourbon" has only been aging for 8 months, they've got at least 16 more months to go. If they want to call it Bourbon, that is...
Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. Now the secret is out and that can only be a good thing as I'd like to see Aztecali enjoy much success!
Blessings, good luck. Wepaaaaa!
Hello my name is Gerald (Payco) Lee I was born and raised in Oakland an I am one of the the many grand children of Esabela and BENTUDO FELICIANO we have a huge family here and everywhere I have traveled. Far and wide lived in lots of places but always ended up back in or close to my home town OAKLAND BLIEVE ME ALL OF US KNOW THE WORK AND I MEAN WORK that goes into making our beloved pastels, every Holiday we almost fight " If there is any" leftover of grandma's. Rice gandules,but mostly the hand made PASTELES! They are that good .
I am shamed that I have not yet been there to " EAT " But once again MY OAKLAND is calling me Home. First stop to EAT......BORINQUES. count on that.
I will follow this up with how real of a deal this is However the Oakland boys would have had a fit (to put it lightly) if it was not lol
Good Luck to Restore Oakland Center! Looking forward to patronizing but hope (advertising) efforts are made to dispel perhaps overblown security concerns about Fruitvale. Last year a bunch of us had dinner in a Fruitvale restaurant, after which a security guard near the BART stop cautioned us not to linger after 7pm. Especially as the location of a BART stop, the Fruitvale business district needs to grow and prosper!
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