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Re: “Togi's Serves Real Mongolian Food

Thanks guys and welcome

Posted by Togi on 06/01/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

I have lived in Oakland for 56 years and I can tell there have been many, many restaurants that have come and gone. The new owner has every right to pursue his own dreams. He bought the building with the intention of opening his own business. What's wrong with that??? As for the Nigerian place, well he needs to find another location if he truly wants to continue. Don't chastise the new owner for wanting to provide some new blood into the neighborhood.

Posted by FatherLeonard L Marrujo on 05/27/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

The Popey's at the bottom of Park Blvd. needs a new restaurant (and can probably get a City or OBDC loan to fix it up). There are a few extra spaces around there as well. Close to the lake to boot.

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 05/26/2016 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/21/2016 at 12:19 PM

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Posted by Editor on 05/21/2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Algerian Food Comes to Berkeley

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Posted by Editor on 05/20/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger's Asian-Fusion Small Plates Speak for Themselves

Place with be closed by the end of the year.

Just like a dozen or more places on Telegraph in that area.

We're not at SF levels of densely to support all the semi-high priced restaurants. You can't walk out of a place like that for two and spend less than 50 with a tip.

Posted by Mike Yarmouth on 05/19/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Such an inspiring story! Finally, a white person was able to realize their dreams, despite being up against some pretty powerful forces...like West African immigrants and their beloved neighborhood restaurant. Thank goodness there won't be any more live African music in the neighborhood, or place for West African people to congregate and have a good time — sounds like it was a total drag.

And it's about time Oakland got a bougie gentrification-ass beer garden! That sort of thing was really lacking in this city until now. Just what Oakland needs. You're a real hero, Paul.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 05/19/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Miliki responded to neighborhood concerns when they hired the long-time cook at the old Full House Cafe (now Sequoia) and started serving breakfast. They are a valued member of the community. To displace them, though the right of the property owner, is callous and not in keeping with the community spirit that Miliki has contributed to and fostered for many years. It looked at first that the beer garden was going into the space next to Miliki. It's a pity that the property owner does not pursue this arrangement, which in my mind would be a win-win.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 05/19/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Just because he's nice about it and it's "his dream" doesn't mean it's not gentrification. He is still pushing an existing neighborhood business out. Extremely disappointing to say the absolute least.

Posted by Tania D. Russell on 05/19/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

The guy is a GC, not a corporation or chain store. i hope that Miliki can get a new location and stay in business, but he is doing it fair and square. I'm not a beer drinker and I've never been to the restaurant so I don't really have a personal preference . When I moved to the Laurel there was 2 or 3 Italian delis on the block. Things change , that the constant of life.

Posted by Bruce Romanoff on 05/19/2016 at 5:09 AM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

This isn't gentrification, it is a guy with a dream and honestly trying to make it happen. Don't demonize him for following his dreams. If the Oakland city government were kinder to businesses then perhaps this Nigerian business would not find it so hard to make this move.

Posted by Ryan Barnes on 05/18/2016 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger's Asian-Fusion Small Plates Speak for Themselves

The oysters are briny (or not) and delicious.

Posted by Lisa M Dombroski on 05/18/2016 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Forget that guy, he won't get a dime of my money ever. First Full House, and now Miliki, take your beer garden and go away.

Posted by Gil Batzri on 05/18/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Rumbo's former location on Park Blvd. needs a new restaurant in the Glenview. That spot is vacant.

Posted by Kit Vaq on 05/18/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Wow this is a lose win situation for the resturant. I truly understand and suppory5the new guy wanting to.pursue his dream as well.

Posted by Cassandra Madison 1 on 05/18/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “El Sabrosito Serves Pupusas for the People

You just gave away Jack London's best-kept lunch secret! No, really, I am thrilled to see El Sabrosito get the attention. They're great and they deserve it!

Posted by sarah miller on 05/11/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Decolonize Cinco de Mayo at Cosecha

I had such a blast I lost my sombrero!

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 05/10/2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Former Calavera Employees Fight Back Against Alleged Wage Theft

Though I feel for the possibilities of this being true I think its a very dangerous presedence to again be assumed guilty before hearing both sides. Why is it ok to damage a business like picketing and having customers turned away from their restaurant before there has been any legal judgment. what if this is not the case? what If these employees have another motive? Can the restaurant sue them for financial damages? I find this type of action carless and irresposible at least and without us knowing the true facts how can we cause financial hardship on them? Put yourself in their shoes having to pay their bills and keep the place operating while there is a mob of "concerned citizens " at the gate. doesn't anyone else find this quote to be troubling ............ "Even an allegation of these things is enough for us to protest," said Blasenheim. ..............this is careless and there are being punished before they have been convicted! I though Oakland is better than this Trumpism.

Posted by Geoffrey Deetz on 05/08/2016 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Cal-Italian without Pretense

As their across the street neighbor, I've watched Peter and Melissa sweat and toil and build a truly exceptional restaurant over the past four years. The restaurant business is tough enough but building a good business in a somewhat obscure location is particularly daunting. By offering an exceptional product in a fun environment, hey have faced that challenge and prevailed!! Anybody who loves pizza will enjoy this restaurant and I am particularly impressed by their high quality produce. If you haven't been there, I strongly recommend going.

Scott McFadin
Owner
Kensington Circus Pub

Posted by Scott Mcfadin on 05/05/2016 at 3:51 PM

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