Today I had lunch at Zella’s soulful kitchen in West Oakland. It’s her 2nd day, and I’ve worked with the owner and chef, Dionne Knox, on her marketing plans.
My sandwich arrived packed with colorful, fresh vegetables. Inside the to-go box was something I hadn’t ordered, wrapped up in butcher paper like a present. Who doesn’t like a present? It was delicious pickled cauliflower. Just a small addition to a lunch, not mentioned on the menu, and delivered as a secret surprise, way better than the common pickle or plastic cup of coleslaw.
Sorry there’s no photo – I opened and consumed it, and only then realized I should have taken a photograph.