Saturday marked the grand opening of Lee Thomas’ first restaurant. He obtained up at 6 a.m. to bake blueberry corn muffins. He then moved on to barbecuing 46 kilos of tri-tip, pork butt and sausages. And he did all of it barefoot, cooking out of his San Leandro residence.
Thomas is the primary residence prepare dinner to get the inexperienced gentle from Alameda County to legally serve meals from his home. (Berkeley, which has its personal well being division, granted some permits earlier.) That made the debut a trigger for a significant celebration, with San Leandro politicians and advocates for the house prepare dinner motion crowded round for a ribbon chopping.