Posts in North Oakland
RIP Salsipuedes, long live Belotti

Salsipuedes might have been my favorite simply for its commitment to serving weird shit — Belotti is unequivocally Italian, and is in no way trying to be weird — I almost felt like I had brought some cheese and nuts out to a garden and plucked lettuce leaves up one by one to eat with the toppings — served in the stupid good Parm-beef stock reduction that coats every nook and cranny of the pasta — every piece of stone fruit in the universe is still rock hard in April — somewhere in here, we ordered more wine — Belotti served the suckling pig skin on, shellacked in some kind of gelatin-rich stock-balsamic sauce — give me more pork skin — but don't steal my window table.

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Best food city?

Bon Appetit named San Francisco the best food City in the country "right now" — each dish gets its own hashtag — Even in fucking Vallejo — Salispuedes means something like "get the fuck outside and have fun" — a way funkier ocean under Krauss's direction — crazy MSG-filled Kewpie mayo — wasn't really anything like cioppino — Always more roe — I don't even like ice cream that much, but I ate the shit out of this — Give me more new, unique shit, Oakland.

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