I'm new to the East Bay (moved from SF), and I'm looking for a good Chinese banquet place in the East Bay for Saturday night. Not super-fancy, along the lines of R&G Lounge or Ocean Restauran in San Francisco.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.
Many folks feel that mussels are a restaurant dish—something to order off the menu. But they’re surprisingly affordable at the market and quick and easy to cook at home. They’re also a great option for those looking for sustainable seafood choices.