If you thought your mom was cool get ready to be upstaged. Richmond’s 1-year-old Ghostprint Gallery is a mother-daughter mashup. Mother Geraldine runs an art gallery upfront, while daughter Thea tattoos in back. Occasionally their worlds cross, as is the case this month’s with featured artist Amanda Wachob.
Wachob’s oil paintings satirize ’50s and ’60s advertising images of women with subtle feminist messages and give a modern take on the mid-century. Can we distain their ethics while envying their Eames? Why not. Continue reading
There just aren’t enough adjectives to describe the Tres Leches cake at Richmond Cuban spot Kuba Kuba, but heavenly, moist-as-hell, and damned delicious are a good start. This cute bodega-cafe run by chef Manny Mendez is a local favorite and great spot to bring out-of-towners. That’s exactly what happened last week when a group of friends and family gathered there to celebrate my birthday. Very lucky for me. Below you’ll see the aformentioned cake glowing because it’s pretty much angelic, with Manny proudly looking on from the left corner.
Manny’s mother bakes them fresh each morning. What are the tres ingredients, you ask? Condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. Not for the lactose intollerant. My heart goes out to them.
Next time: the California Huevos Rancheros…