East Bay Tidbits, from a Mexico City Lunch Menu to Georgian Wine


Doña Tomás is going to be serving a special Mexico City-inspired menu for one week. Photo via Facebook.


A two-meat dinner from 4505 can be on your table tonight. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

~DOÑA TOMÁS~ owner Dona Savitsky recently returned from a trip to Mexico City and is launching a regional lunch menu for next week (Tuesday March 13th-Friday March 16th, 11am-2:30pm). The menu sounds delicioso: al pastor and grilled pineapple taco with fried onions and avocado salsa ($4.25), rajas en crema quesadilla with pico de gallo ($4.25), fried rock shrimp taco with chipotle aioli and purple cabbage ($4.25), tuna ceviche tostada with avocado, cucumber, and aioli ($6), and churros with Mexican chocolate ($5), plus a cucumber-pineapple agua fresca ($4). Pray for patio weather. 5004 Telegraph Ave. at 51st St., Oakland.

East Bay eaters have yet another way to score ~4505 BURGERS & BBQ~ at their door before 4505 opens this summer in Oakland: UberEats is now delivering every Wed-Sun from 5pm-9pm, which means you can get the best damn cheeseburger, or a two-meat plate, or their awesome Cobb salad. Hopper faves: the bone-in smoked chicken (OMG, order a half pound!), the brisket, the smoky posole (although they need to tweak the cost-size ratio), and the meaty baked beans. The pork spare ribs are epic. Look for some specials coming soon that will be unique to UberEats. Get $5 off your first order on UberEats with my code: eats-ubertablehopper.

Wine lovers will want to catch this screening of the documentary Our Blood Is Wine, about the 8,000-year-old winemaking tradition in the Republic of Georgia, on Sunday March 11th at The New Parkway at 3pm. There will be a Q&A and wine tasting following the screening with filmmaker Emily Railsback, sommelier Jeremy Quinn, and the Georgian winemakers featured in the film. 474 24th St. at Telegraph, Oakland.