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Primo’s Parilla Eying Brick-and-Mortar Spaces In Oakland

Javier Sandes manning the grill.
Javier Sandes manning the grill. Photo: Courtesy of Javi’s Parilla

Emeryville workers are still mourning the loss of Argentinian asado purveyor Primo’s Parilla, which kind of got run out of town in January after some Emeryville restaurants got up-in-arms saying that owner Javier Sandes was operating a de facto restaurant in the street, with his big grill set-up. The city revised their street food ordinance, and now Sandes and partner Sere Peterson are on the hunt for a brick-and-mortar spot in North Oakland, or Uptown, as the East Bay Express reports. The new name for the business will be Javi’s Parilla, and Sandes hopes to find a space with an open grill set-up where he can still interact with customers. Fans can next find his grilled tri-tip and chicken at the Eat Real Festival on September 23 to 25 in Jack London Square. [EBX]

Primo’s Parilla Eying Brick-and-Mortar Spaces In Oakland