UPDATE 7 DEC: Next Sunday, 14 December, Salsipuedes will be popping up with a 7-course dinner at The Half Orange. See details here.


We like to cook simple, delicious food that speaks of the place we’re at. ¬†And to have a good time with our friends and neighbors.

Since 2005, I’ve been peddling localist, hand-made cuisine in Southern California, at the Linkery and El Take It Easy. Now my wife Katie and I have said good-bye to all that and moved to Oakland, excited to work with the best products, and in the best food culture, in the country. We hope you enjoy our cooking and our hospitality.

Our restaurant location is in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland, walking distance to MacArthur BART, and a short bike ride from much of Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville. We are early in the buildout process so our timeline is uncertain, but at this point we project opening in late 2014.

In the meantime we’ve opened a handmade sausage, grass-fed burger and craft beer joint in the heart of Fruitvale (a historic neighborhood in East Oakland). It’s called The Half Orange — come visit us there!

You can follow along with our progress here on this website, on my personal blog, and through my email newsletter, in which I write about this project and other things that might interest folks. To sign up for that newsletter, click on the little plus sign in the upper right corner of this page.

- Jay Porter