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Asian Restaurants w/ Sustainably Raised Meat?

lexdevil | Nov 9, 2009 06:21 PM

Some of you may remember the Chinese Food 101 course that I led a couple of years back at the high school where I teach. This year my spring "Intraterm" offering will be a course on MEAT! The focus of the class is overcoming the fiction of the styrofoam tray. I'm planning a week of guest speakers, farm visits, sausage making, a butchery class, etc. I also want the students to try the bits and pieces that they may be less familiar with. Due to our focus on sustainable farming, most of my favorite places for Asian food would be inappropriate. We'll go to Taco Grill for Pozole Surtido and Menudo using Niman Ranch pork, but I'm having trouble coming up with equivalent Thai/Lao/Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean options.

I want to do lunch at a different place each day. We'll be going to Oliveto one day and Taco Grill another. That leaves three days to cover. We're likely to be visiting farms in Tomales and Vacaville, so places on the way to/from would be good. If you can't come up with anything Asian, I'm open to other suggestions. They just need to use non-sketchy meat.

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Taco Grill
3340 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

Oliveto Cafe
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

Niman Ranch Corporate Headquarters
1600 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502

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