Ronca’s Kitchen, a New Chicken-and-Waffles Pop-Up, Launches in Oakland

The Ronca's fried chicken sandwich.
The Ronca's fried chicken sandwich. Photo: Courtesy of Ronca's Kitchen

A new weekly pop-up arrives today at Beauty’s Bagel Shop (3838 Telegraph Avenue) in Temescal called Ronca’s Kitchen. As the East Bay Express reports, it’s a chicken-and-waffles affair from the mother-and-daughter team of Ingrid Ibarra, a St. Helena-based personal chef, and Julia Ibarra. They typically do fried chicken sandwiches each Monday at lunch (Beauty’s is typically closed on Mondays), from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then chicken and waffles at dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Luke Tsai deems their Bakesale Betty-esque fried chicken sandwich “quite tasty,” and on a crispier torpedo roll. Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, Ronca’s is doing a fried turkey sandwich with balsamic pearl onions, along with a pumpkin pie cookie, for $10. [EBX]