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Mi Tierra West Berkeley

sydthekyd Oct 26, 2009 08:30 PM

My son just told me that Mi Tierra at Allston and San Pablo has a woodburning oven and is selling six-packs of bolillo (sandwich) rolls for $1. Can't wait to check it out soon!

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: sydthekyd Oct 27, 2009 10:18 AM

    Huh, I've never seen a wood-burning oven, or seen any baking going on there.

    Note that it's at Addison, not Allston.

    Mi Tierra
    2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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      ML8000 RE: sydthekyd Oct 27, 2009 11:19 AM

      What's the report on wood-oven bolillos? Good, great, worth going? Looking forward to your report.

      (I've never noticed a wood burning oven either, could be new although there's not a lot of space there.)

      1. escargot3 RE: sydthekyd Oct 27, 2009 03:29 PM

        I'm not sure, but I think they expanded recently to the adjacent storefront..maybe they installed one there.

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          ernie in berkeley RE: escargot3 Oct 27, 2009 03:44 PM

          It's very hard to get a permit for a wood burning oven in Berkeley these days. Riva Cucina still doesn't have one after several years, and the one at West Berkeley Bowl remains idle.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: escargot3 Oct 27, 2009 04:37 PM

            I was in there a week or so ago, and didn't see anything that looked remotely new. Or is this a panaderia in a separate storefront?

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              escargot3 RE: escargot3 Oct 27, 2009 05:09 PM

              sorry, I must've been in a reverie...

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                rworange RE: escargot3 Oct 28, 2009 12:55 AM

                I've noticed yhe new panadria signs and have been meaning to stop by

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                heidipie RE: escargot3 Oct 28, 2009 08:44 PM

                I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Casa Latina, escargot, on the other side of University. This seems more likely, though sydthekyd's son would be the better judge of this.

                Casa Latina
                1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: heidipie Oct 29, 2009 08:56 AM

                  rworange mentioned signs for a new panaderia, and has posted about Casa Latina several times, so wouldn't be confusing the two.

                  Is it next door or something?

                  Casa Latina
                  1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

              3. Scrapironchef RE: sydthekyd Oct 29, 2009 11:19 AM

                They have been baking their own pastries and bolillos for the last couple of months. Don't know about the wood burning oven part tho. They also own Central Market in El Sobrante and supply fresh goods from the main store.

                Central Market
                42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952

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                  wolfe RE: Scrapironchef Oct 29, 2009 12:17 PM

                  The ovens are Revent, either gas or electric. I have a thread on Day of Dead Bread and theirs wins so far. Sweet and almost cake like and best of all, $1.99 for a small loaf similar to Casa Latina's previous winner.

                  Casa Latina
                  1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                    Scrapironchef RE: wolfe Oct 29, 2009 12:28 PM

                    They had them at Central, but I haven't tried them yet.

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                      wolfe RE: Scrapironchef Oct 29, 2009 12:35 PM

                      Will probably make great tostada francesa. Please direct translation objections to Babelfish.

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                        rworange RE: wolfe Oct 30, 2009 12:49 AM

                        The one I bought today from MT tasted like brioche ... and coincidentally like the donut I bought this morning at Pizzaolio (sic to avoid linkage).

                        They had calaveras de azĂșcar ("sugar skulls") at the checkout counter. Unfortuantely the customer just before me bought the last one. It was the first brown one I've seen.

                        The bakery is in the back corner near the cheese counter. They have a refrigerated section with precut slices.

                        The tres leches cake came in strawberry and peach. They also had chocolate and an odd looking German chocolate cake. They sell sheet cakes also and red velvet cake and rum cake were on the list.

                        They had puddings, plastic cups of filled with ready-to-go aqua frescas, Mexican yogurt and milk-based gelatinas. I bought a pink gelatina which didn't taste like strawbery or anything ... it was just pink.

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