510: A New Sinaloa, Half Orange Update, Little Giant Ice Cream, Pal's Moves East


A plate from Tacos Sinaloa. Yelp photo by Raymond S.

Beloved taco maker ~TACOS SINALOA~ has opened a brick-and-mortar location, according to Berkeleyside Nosh. Owner Lupe Bueno has operated three well-regarded taco trucks, and this is the company’s first outpost without wheels. The menu offers tacos and monstrously large burritos, with lots of classic fillings including al pastor and shrimp. 2384 Telegraph Ave. at Channing, Berkeley.

There’s a new place for alfresco dining in Oakland, now that ~THE HALF ORANGE~ has completed their beer garden. They’ve added 40 seats outside, an outdoor bar, a television, and they even have some more taps, putting their grand total of draft beers at 13. Oh, and now they’re also serving weekend brunch, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. 3340 E. 12th St. at 34th St., Oakland, 510-500-3338.

Back in July, we mentioned new ice cream shop ~LITTLE GIANT ICE CREAM~. The ice cream shop, from owners Kevin Best and Neil Rideout, is making their ice cream from scratch, instead of using a base, which means they are able to create the flavor and texture they want from the very beginning. And according to their Facebook page, it’s now open, serving unusual flavor combinations, many booze-infused. Hic. 1951 Telegraph Ave. at William, Oakland, no phone.

Eclectic sandwich spot ~PAL’S TAKEAWAY~ is moving to Oakland to partner with Firebrand Artisan Breads, Scoop reports. The new partnership means that Pal’s will close its San Francisco location on Friday October 9th and will reopen in the multiuse space The Hive later this fall. 2343 Broadway at 24th St., Oakland.