Leena Eats: SR24 (Final pre-baby meal!)

By on Sep 13, 2011 in California, East Bay, Leena Eats, Oakland | 0 comments

Crispy pork belly @ SR24 in Oakland. I’m putting this post up for sentimental value. The restaurant just closed at the end of July, and this meal was eaten at the beginning of May, just days before I gave birth. I was feeling large and slow at this point, pretty much praying daily that the baby would hurry up and get the eff out of my belly. The pork belly pictured above was delicious, especially with the runny egg, and I’m pretty sure I managed to eat most of this, even though I was sharing with two others. So behold, one of my last meals out as a childless person. More food porn to come! Mussels @ SR24 While the mussels were tasty, I don’t remember the broth being particularly crave-worthy, which I feel every mussel broth should be. A beer tried that night, not by me 😉 I really dug the bottle, and it was said to be pretty tasty. The chicken pot pie @ SR24 I had the...

Leena Eats: Bakesale Betty’s Fried Chicken Sandwich, Pays For It Later, And Vows to Do It Again

By on Sep 8, 2010 in East Bay, Food Porn, Leena Eats, Oakland | 3 comments

I’ve heard about it since I moved here 10 months ago. I’ve seen the massive lines daily outside the shop. And finally…I got to taste the famous Bakesale Betty’s fried chicken sandwich. What’s so great about it? Find out and peep more food porn after the jump. Reasons why this sandwich rocks: 1. It is fried chicken. FRIED CHICKEN. Nuff said. 2. It has this delicious slaw on top, with red onion, lettuce and I think a bit of cabbage. 3. It has a slightly spicy sauce on top, sort of like buffalo wings. The chicken was juicy and moist, and the crust flavorful. This was just the best fried chicken sandwich I have ever had. And I paid for later (damn you, IBS!), but let me tell you, I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Some foods are worth the pain. GO EAT THIS! ~LTG! ***************** Bakesale Betty 5098 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 (510) 985-1213 Their...