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Marty's Grill sizzling in first few weeks of Richmond opening

Marty’s Grill sizzling in first few weeks of Richmond opening

By Mike Kinney A new, family-owned business serving up crispy fried chicken, fresh hand-crafted sandwiches and “cheeseburgers that have never entered a freezer,” among other delights, opened a few weeks ago at 1000 Nevin Ave.,...
REEM Media founder says ‘heart, passion’ secret to success

REEM Media evolves from side hustle to full-service digital media agency

By Kathy Chouteau Cristina Trujillo, a single mother who launched REEM Media as a side hustle in 2018, has guided its expansion during the pandemic to become a full-service digital media agency that uses CoBiz...
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...
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...
“Hollywood in the Point’ moves into former home of Point Richmond Starbucks

Beauty abounds at former home of Point Richmond Starbucks

By Kathy Chouteau A Point Richmond hair studio that recently moved 25 ft. down the street has opened up a world of new business possibilities at its new location. Beauty by Nature Hair Studio, owned by...
David’s Pastas & Pizzas born of love for family and community

David’s Pastas & Pizzas born of love for family and community

By Mike Kinney A relatively new Italian restaurant in Richmond was inspired by the popularity of foods that were being prepared and sold from a local family's home. And with so few Italian options in...
Truck and car clubs prep for annual Valentine's Day visit to Richmond flower shop

Truck and car clubs to visit Richmond flower shop ahead of Valentine’s Day

Local truck and car clubs are set to shower love on a Richmond flower business on Saturday, Feb. 12, as part of an annual event ahead of Valentine's Day. Last year, as reported in the...

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