The nam kao appetizer — deep fried rice mixed with ground pork and coconut, served with lettuce and mint leaves — is not to be missed at Vientian Café in Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Nam kao — fried rice with pork and coconut — is not to be missed at Vientian. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Oscar’s to close after 65 years in Berkeley (Nosh)
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(Vanity Fair)
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East Bay dishing: Vientian Cafe (east bay dish)
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How to do brunch at KronnerBurger (east bay dish)
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