I'm taking my friend to lunch today for her birthday and she's craving "really good" pasta. We work in Oakland by Lake Marriott, but have a car. Any suggestions? We have about an hour for lunch so can't be too far.
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.