Smoke Berkeley Now Open on San Pablo

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Yelp photo of Smoke Berkeley’s menu by Ron B.

A tip on Chowhound mentions the opening of ~SMOKE BERKELEY~, which has opened in the “little Mexican restaurant adjoining the car wash on the west side of San Pablo.” Further details mention chef Tina Ferguson-Riffe is from Texas, and she reportedly won the blue ribbon at the Blanco County Fair for her chocolate pecan pie. Also on the menu: Texas slow-smoked beef brisket and South Carolina pulled pork plates, sandwiches, and sliders, along with salads, a feta-leek tart, sides like coleslaw and potato salad, and for those of you who don’t want barbecue, there’s tea-smoked salmon with brown rice or coleslaw. Initial hours are Wed-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm. 2434 San Pablo Ave. at Channing, 510-548-8801.