Saturday, February 29, 2020

Rich Life

Tacos El Tucan opens in former Pup Hut site

By Kathy Chouteau Grey clouds and a torrential downpour didn’t stop a large swell of locals from getting their tacos on at Tacos El Tucán on a recent Sunday afternoon. The eatery—which, according to owner Alfredo...

Eater SF calls tacos at 5 Richmond eateries ‘destination-worthy’

Richmond residents have long known that some of the region's best tacos are served in their city. They recently received more validation after the popular food bog, EaterSF, identified five establishments in Richmond as serving...

We toured a luxury cat hotel in Richmond

Julie Pledger was born and raised in the North & East Neighborhood. She grew up playing at Nicholl Park and going to Moo's Ice Cream. And the cherry on top? She now runs a unique...

2207 numbers among Richmond’s top take-out spots

By Kathy Chouteau A block away from the hustle & bustle of 23rd Street lies Richmond’s hottest new takeout joint, known simply by its ultra-chic, minimalist moniker, “2207.” The Cal-Asian eatery, which opened its doors in...

Aerial acrobatics pinnacle of panoramic pig roast

By Kathy Chouteau The Blue Angels airshow, BBQ eats, bluegrass music, a batting cage and beautiful weather combined to create an all-around memorable day on the bay Sat., Oct. 12, during the Riggers Loft Annual...

Cazuelas Grill serves same favorites under new name

By Kathy Chouteau The Cazuelas Grill has a new home—and a new name to boot. As the Standard reported in June, Cazuelas Grill, which serves Mexican fare in the Jalisco tradition, relocated from the Hilltop Mall...

Richmond foodies’ fall flavors

By Kathy Chouteau All the signs are apparent: Leaves are falling all around, cool winds are blowing in from the east and longer lines can be seen at the Target Starbucks for the pumpkin spice...

‘Coach LT’ to celebrate fitness center grand opening

"Coach LT is doing big things within the community." That's how an El Sobrante woman described LaTona Whitaker, who has gained a reputation in the community for inspiring fitness and overall health. On Thursday, Oct. 3,...

Bakery takes healthier approach to making dough

By Kathy Chouteau Dan Gildor, owner and head baker at Marina Bay Bakery, is a man with a mission. In the case of the Richmond baker, who operates out of his home in—you guessed it—the city’s...

Richmond artist’s portraits challenge perceptions

By Mike Kinney Longtime Richmond resident and artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez can paint stunning portraits in just four hours -- or less. It's a talent that is in part a courtesy to her subjects, but also a...

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Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “godfather” was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday for his decades of community service and his recent...