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Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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

Posted by Gerald Payco Lee on 03/08/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The People's Choice for Ethiopian Food

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Re: “Casa Cubana's New Clothes

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Re: “Saigon Deli Sandwich & Taco Valparaiso Offers a Lesson in Cross-Cultural Communication Via Banh Mi

I had the veggie sandwich and I was surprised that grilled tofu was included. The bread is perfect and I liked how they craved out the middle to stuff the pickled carrots, sliced cucumber, and cilantros . Torres insisted that I try the taco with a caramelized onion, a drop of avocado, a whole grilled jalapeno pepper, and pork which I don't usually eat) but I couldn't say no to Torres, he is so nice and friendly. Great place and prices are so reasonable.

Posted by Addie Brown-Mason on 02/11/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “The Best Chinese Restaurant in Oakland That You've Never Heard Of

Something to Sell About, the estate liquidation company around the corner on 4th Street are avid customers.... like a few times a week and they know quality and value! We're hoping to convince Ben to stick around for a few more years! Time will tell!

Posted by Richelle Lieberman on 02/10/2016 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Filling Up at Blackwater Station

I miss Barlata! Grange Hall was horrible and I don't think I'll return to try this new cookie cutter hipster iteration.

Posted by Marlyn Zamudio on 02/05/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Pal's Take Away Isn't Your Typical Delicatessen

Hi Steve, you can always find the address and other basic info (hours, etc.) in the sidebar located at the top of the review. Pal's/Firebrand is at 2343 Broadway.

Posted by Luke Tsai on 01/20/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Pal's Take Away Isn't Your Typical Delicatessen

So exactly what is the address for those of us not familiar with Oakland?

Posted by Steve Redmond on 01/20/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Saigon Deli Sandwich & Taco Valparaiso Offers a Lesson in Cross-Cultural Communication Via Banh Mi

this place is da bomb!!! their diablo shrimp plate is to die for.....and so are their tacos..the grilled peppers....sooo gooood....and i didnt know there was a love story toooo.... :)

Posted by Aaron Ruiz on 01/13/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Saigon Deli Sandwich & Taco Valparaiso Offers a Lesson in Cross-Cultural Communication Via Banh Mi

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Posted by Editor on 01/13/2016 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Saigon Deli Sandwich & Taco Valparaiso Offers a Lesson in Cross-Cultural Communication Via Banh Mi

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Posted by Editor on 01/13/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

"Two Star Market is your run-of-the-mill convenience store..."

Not really. It's more like a liquor store with, for us locals, a goodly selection of microbrews.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 01/04/2016 at 12:45 PM
Posted by Carmelo Aviles on 01/01/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 01/01/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 12/31/2015 at 6:20 PM
Posted by Trina Perry on 12/31/2015 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

Doesn't look like you need my positive review but we stopped here tonight for the first time and had great PR takeout - richly flavored chicken, rice and plantains (verde style) with a side order of additional plantains and rice for the vegetarian among us! Delicious - well worth a side trip not to mention the WALL long frig. full of local craft beers if you are so inclined for a six pack - or more. Definitely food unique in Cali.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 12/30/2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 12/30/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 12/30/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

The food is out of this world!

Posted by Cor Triguez on 12/30/2015 at 2:15 PM

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