Every morning, Caravan Uzbek Cuisine co-owner Farkhod Soatov
wakes up early to make plov. The rice and meat dish, with
roots in Persian pilaf, has changed little since the days of the
Firebird Russian Restaurant recently reopened as Noroc with a fresh new look.
The Boulevard Park corner cafe serves Brazilian baked goods such as cheese bread and fried dumplings, as well as an assortment of sandwiches and beverages.
The neighborhood lunch spot serves comfort sandwiches, Sunday brunch, desserts and a bodega-style assortment of beer and wine.
The market-kitchen hybrid offers Afro-Caribbean favorites like jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail.
After more than 20 years selling Korean specialty items, the owners of Smile Food Market opened Smile Market 2, which serves fresh dishes like spicy seafood noodles and sweet-and-sour pork.
The Chulla’s Cafe menu borrows influences from African,
Asian, Latin American, South European and Pacific coastal
At Kehaulani’s Cafe in Vallejo, the loco moco starts with short
ribs braised for 12 hours.
This fast-casual restaurant serves a cuisine that germinated in
Kolkata’s Chinatown and is now popular across the
“It all started with the sausage,” says Christine Chang, the
second-generation owner of Taiwan Best Mart.