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Dead of Dead Bread

wolfe Oct 26, 2011 03:01 PM

Samples from Mi Tierra and Casa Latina again. Small MT like a sweet challah $1.99. Slightly larger CL less sweet $2.50. Both good with larger sizes available in non sugared varieties. Arizmenda in the City not out yet. I didn't see a schedule for East Bay.

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Casa Latina
1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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  1. rworange Oct 26, 2011 06:47 PM

    Saw an ad for them at Las Montanas, but I haven't tried them yet.

    For the Arimendi in Emeryville 10/30 and 10/31 ... also reserve your chocolate sortbrea bats.

    There's alsdeo going to be a party with FREE FOOD, on Sunday Oct 30 from 6 pm - 9 pm

    Dia de los muertos fiesta

    free to the community

    art exhibition

    Free food - drinks

    Sugar skull decoartion

    Live music

    Bring mementos for our traditional altars

    Well ... after last year on GT, I'm going to have to figure out how to introduce giant kites and fiambre to America.

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    1. re: rworange
      rworange Oct 29, 2011 09:06 AM

      The Las Montanas pan de muertos is $1.25. There are two types, one with a honey glaze and sesame seeds, the other with a fine dusting of powdered sugar. I liked them both, but I'm leaning toward the latter.

      They are nice soft sweet rolls and I enjoyed them.

       
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      abstractpoet Oct 29, 2011 03:59 PM

      Sign up in the Lakeshore Arizmendi says this Sunday through Wednesday. Unless they join the strike on Wednesday...

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      Arizmendi
      3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA

      Lakeshore Cafe
      3257 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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        abstractpoet Oct 31, 2011 08:40 PM

        Bought one today from the Lakeshore Arizmendi -- big loaves only (that I saw) at $5.50 a pop. As in previous years, these were shaped like little men -- some with their arms spread, some with their arms crossed, with either chocolate or almonds for eyes. No two loaves alike. It was pretty good, but not as moist and not nearly as sweet as Mi Tierra's version, which is still my favorite. This is more like a savory bread that you'd spread butter on and eat with dinner (or jam, with breakfast), with just a hint of sweetness. I imagine it'd make for interesting French toast.

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        Mi Tierra
        2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

        Arizmendi
        3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA

        Lakeshore Cafe
        3257 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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