Pancit at Kainbigan. Photo via Facebook.
Big congrats to chef-owner Charleen Caabay, who is opening her brick-and-mortar restaurant after operating as a caterer, a pop-up, and holding a successful fundraising campaign. Her restaurant, ~KAINBIGAN~ is Tagalog for “Let’s eat, my friends,” and East Bay Dish notes the space is now softly open. You’ll find Filipino comfort dishes on the menu, from chicken adobo to pancit to lumpia, plus Filipino breakfast (served all day!) and daily specials. Hours are daily 11am-8pm. 2101 14th Ave. at 21st St., Oakland, 510-842-6315.
There’s a new taqueria that has opened near UC Berkeley, ~EL BURRO PICANTE~, and Yelpers are praising the cheap prices and big portions. Open daily 11am-12am. 2021 University Ave. at Milvia, 510-292-9566.