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Oakland’s Calavera Mexican Kitchen & Bar rocks

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Tom Wilmer
Chris Pastena, owner of Calavera on Broadway in Uptown Oakland, California outstanding in front of his Mezcal bar.

Visionary culinary artist, Chris Pastena takes a purest approach to Oaxacan cuisine combined with an array of libations focused on authentic imported mescal.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Calavera on Broadway in Uptown Oakland where Pastena shares insights about culinary journey and his passion for sharing authentic Mexican cuisine.

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Tom Wilmer
Chris Pastena, owner of Calavera Mexican Kitchen & Bar in Oakland, CA.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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