There’s something “elemental and almost primal” about slabs of ribs and little chickens turning on a spit, licked by flames, says rworange. What elevates the $4.99 chicken at El Campesino Market is the jalapeños and whole onions skewered with it. Have a bite of charred jalapeño, a bite of rich, melting onion, and a bite of bird—it’s very, very nice. “The warmth of fire, passionate music, roasted meat … comfort to the stomach and soul … what’s not to like?” says rworange.

El Campesino Market [East Bay]
232 23rd Street, Richmond

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