Now that there is a Shelter in Place order in California, and eating out is not an option for now, I thought that this is the best time for me to catch up on posting past dining experiences. It will be a great time to reminisce about delicious dining memories and remember that the crisis is going to over one day. Then we will be able to share a meal and enjoy delicious drinks with our friends and loved ones once again.
I will start with a post of my yummy birthday drink with Mr Sweetie at Cholita Linda. This was my second birthday (and last) drink that evening after indulging my cravings for cheesy tater tots and cocktail at North Light next door to Cholita Linda. (Read about our delicious meal at North Light Bar and Kitchen here.) We walked next door to Cholita Linda for a second round of drinks, tacos, chips and salsa.
Cholita Linda started out a street food vendor in San Francisco. It has since transitioned into a brick and mortar in Oakland in 2014. Cholita Linda serves California Latin American fare with influences from Peru, Mexico, Cuba, etc.
I was still full from eating the cheesy tater tots from North Light but I enjoyed grazing on chips and salsa, and definitely enjoyed the sangria. My sangria was really delicious that when the coronavirus is gone, I want a mason jar of that yummy drink again!
It was a casual birthday celebration the way I wanted to spend my special day. I was scheduled to fly to Nashville, Tennessee for work that weekend that I told Mr Sweetie that we would have the nicer dinner that he wanted to take me to when I returned. Well, it turned out that he planned a surprise birthday party for me in March! More on that later.
I wish Cholita Linda the best and hope that it gets to survive this crisis to continue to provide the neighborhood with delicious casual meals. I will miss its colorful and vibrant restaurant reminiscent of Latin America, where one gets to enjoy an illusion of eating outdoors but indoors.