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Richmond Ferry ridership exceeds first month expectations

San Francisco Bay Ferry to hold ‘Ferry Fest’ at Richmond terminal

San Francisco Bay Ferry is inviting the community to Ferry Fest, a free event set to be held at the Richmond terminal next month that will feature live music, food trucks, local vendors, raffles,...
By Mike KinneyOriginally from Honduras, longtime chef and kitchen manager Guadalupe Rivera thanks God for the opportunity to open her own restaurant in San Pablo. The reaction from her new customers is similar. Just ask Fetima Kirk, who describes the food and service at the brand new R&R's Cafe at 1260 Rumrill Road as simply divine."When I walk in there, I feel so welcomed," Kirk said, saying two of her favorite dishes are the Chorizo omelet and Chicken Terriyaki. "I can tell you that you will never leave here hungry."R&R's Cafe opened on March 26 and is already gaining a loyal customer base. Part of that early success, of course, is the food, but another factor is that, fundamentally, this is a local family serving their neighbors. Diners may very well have spotted Chef Rivera enjoying time at Keller Beach Park with her kids.And after so many years plying her trade in the kitchen, Chef Rivera has something to prove in her new venture."I always had the inspiration to open my own restaurant," she said. "Thanks to God, He gave us the opportunity to open R&R’S Cafe and to be able to offer to the community excellent service and overall an exquisite flavor."One reason the family-owned restaurant chose to open in San Pablo is the diversity of the community."We love seeing customers from all races to enjoy our food," Chef Rivera said.Also diverse is R&R's menu, which serves up American-style breakfasts and lunches.Emerging as popular dishes are the pancake combo, with two pancakes, two eggs any style, with bacon or sausage; the French toast served with your choice of bacon or sausage, with two eggs any style; various lunch sandwiches and a thick, juicy hamburger with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon and chipotle, served with your choice of fries or wedge salad."Many of our customers love our Chicken Club Sandwich," Chef Rivera said. "We serve it on a sourdough bun with chicken, bacon, tomato, lettuce and chipotle," along with a choice of fries or wedge salad.The Chicken Teriyaki plate heralded by customer Kirk consists of chicken breast with dell pepper, onion, sesame seeds and steamed rice. "It's quite filling," Rivera said.Kirk describes the bacon served at R&R's as "so thick.""In R&R’S Cafe you will never leave hungry," Chef Rivera said. "Customers always come back to try other dishes."R&R's opens Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call: (510) 210-6919.

R&R’s Cafe debuts on Rumrill: ‘You will never leave here hungry’

By Mike Kinney Originally from Honduras, longtime chef and kitchen manager Guadalupe Rivera thanks God for the opportunity to open his own restaurant in San Pablo. The reaction from his initial customers is similar. Just...
The word is finally getting out about Mely's Cafe

The word is finally getting out about Mely’s Cafe

By Mike Kinney They say timing is everything. And opening your restaurant just one week before the start of the pandemic is certainly not good timing. But in the case of Mely’s Cafe, time spent...
Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

Richmond Emergency Food Pantry calls for volunteers

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Emergency Food Pantry—a volunteer-powered nonprofit which distributes more than 32,000 pounds of food to more than 800 households and 1,000 children monthly—is seeking early risers to volunteer a few mornings...

Coracao Chocolate hops into spring with an array of Easter offerings

By Kathy Chouteau Fresh on spring’s arrival, and with the Easter Bunny peeking around the corner, Richmond’s Coracao Chocolate is rolling out its seasonal offerings poised to fill every basket with pink, purple and green...
Andy's Fried Chicken slated for May grand opening

Andy’s Fried Chicken slated for May grand opening

By Mike Kinney The owner of a 23rd Street business well known for its doughnuts has his eyes set on establishing the same reputation in Richmond for his fried chicken. Andy's Fried Chicken, located a 969...
Richmond family unveils highly-anticipated Mi Casa Grill

Richmond family unveils highly-anticipated Mi Casa Grill

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond peeps observing the slow-but-steady progress of building renovations at the corner of San Pablo and Macdonald Avenues will be excited to learn that a homegrown, family-run business has finally launched there. Mi...
Golden Gate Bistro Food Truck to celebrate ‘Grand Opening’ on 23rd St.

Golden Gate Bistro Food Truck set for grand opening on 23rd St.

By Kathy Chouteau Chef Victor Viera—owner of Richmond’s Golden Gate Bistro and the former head chef at Terrapin Crossroads—is launching a second location in the form of a food truck.  The Grand Opening for “Golden Gate...

Richmond taqueros named ‘Top Tacos in East Bay’ on food critic’s list

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond taqueros have earned their place on a most auspicious foodie list. Earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle food team put out its picks for the “Best Tacos in the Bay Area,”...

Urban Tilth to give away 450 fruit trees

By Kathy Chouteau  Urban Tilth will be distributing 450 free fruit trees at its “4th Annual Fruit Tree Giveaway” Sat., March 12 starting at 10 a.m. at three Richmond locations. The fruit trees, which can’t be...

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Soul Mechanix groovin’ into Pinole’s Fernandez Park July 7

Soul Mechanix groovin’ into Pinole’s Fernandez Park July 7

By Kathy Chouteau In the return of one of the first City of Pinole summer events in two years, Soul Mechanix is set to perform...
14 firearms seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

14 guns seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

Fourteen illegally-possesses pistols, rifles and fully-automatic handguns were seized and seven suspects apprehended after the Richmond Police Department, with assistance from specialized law enforcement...
San Pablo party supplies store busted for selling illegal fireworks

San Pablo party supply shop busted for possession, sales of illegal fireworks

A police bust at a San Pablo party supplies store today uncovered several thousand pounds of illegal fireworks. An anonymous online tip led police to...