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Re: “Tiki Makes a Comeback

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Posted by Editor on 10/23/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Top Ten Most Decadent East Bay Foods

No Fois Gras?

Posted by Matthew Smith on 10/06/2014 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Tiki Makes a Comeback

It is beyond my comprehension that this article does not mention the Kona Club on upper Piedmont Ave - which has been doing Tiki for years. No hipster neo-faux Tiki, but actual velvet painting, grass wall Tiki. And yes they make a legit Mai Tai. Unreal.

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Posted by Rob Gerson on 10/05/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Tiki Makes a Comeback

I should add, I'm not knocking Long, the previous comment was my only complaint. She did some amazing stuff with Forbidden Island and it sounds like Longitude is pretty cool, but... the name "Forbidden Island" is classic, you know what it is. Longitude sounds kind of like a Tommy Bahama version of Tiki, like Tiki without the tacky. Not passing judgement, I haven't been there, it could be just as awesome as FI, and I hope so. I'm glad to see Long keeping Tiki alive in the east bay.

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Posted by Chris Jacques on 10/05/2014 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Tiki Makes a Comeback

Tiki was the original antidote to "hipster" before hipster existed. For me, it's never been out of style.

I have to say though Long really proved herself wrong. Getting a pearl in every drink is not "fun", it's just the norm. Not knowing if you'll get a pearl and then getting one, now that's fun. She ruined the fun.

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Posted by Chris Jacques on 10/04/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

"It was incredibly hard to get past all the cloaked prejudice, and complete misunderstanding of the concept of gentrification."

There was no cloaked prejudice. There were blatant preferences and ideas stated - preferences and ideas you clearly don't agree with. That's your prerogative. But there are many in the city that agree with what these owners are saying and doing.

To your point about gentrification, in 1980 (the year that I was born in Oakland), the city was roughly 50% Black. That said, it is turning into a version of Brooklyn with mass gentrification and what spurred this was to lure techies from SF with more affordable housing. Well, who are those techies? It's very easy to discern from looking at their employment demographic numbers.

And no one in this article misunderstands the concept of gentrification. I think you misunderstand the REALITY of how that plays out and what it looks like. Typically, cities are not invested in improving communities of color, or improving areas that they don't think will see an influx of new residents. This is why you don't see a lot of growth happening in East and West Oakland proper. What you see is a revitalization of Downtown Oakland (complete with new BS names like "Uptown" - it's still Downtown Oakland).

Downtown, the Lake/Adams Point, and Temescal, especially, are turning into sets for "Girls" on HBO with the hipsters. The actual soul of these areas is being forsaken, and no one seems to care. What makes Oakland Oakland is dwindling. But as long as there's a Starbucks and new wine bar nearby, I guess no one is bothered...

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Posted by Nkem Ekpo on 10/04/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “To Wi-fi or Not to Wi-fi?

i thought everything at timeless was vegan? it sucks to think they are secretly putting dairy in things, as your write up suggests.

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Posted by Kelly H williams on 10/03/2014 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

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Posted by Editor on 10/02/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The New Mead Market in the Bay Area

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Posted by Editor on 10/01/2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

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Posted by Editor on 10/01/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

Wow, that was one bad blog post. It was incredibly hard to get past all the cloaked prejudice, and complete misunderstanding of the concept of gentrification.

With that said, I'm very happy for the businesses in this article... I'm glad they're joining the existing diversity of the community.

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 10/01/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish

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Posted by Editor on 09/21/2014 at 7:50 PM

Re: “When Food Trucks Move Indoors

I love working and being trained by my boss Chef Roland. ...The man is phenomenal.....The experience I get from him in this kitchen. ......is priceless

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Posted by Eric Bell on 06/24/2014 at 3:57 AM

Re: “Where Vegans and Meat-Eaters Happily Coexist

Michele, what don't you look down on? People want to earn a living making food for people and people want to pay for food to be made for them, let it be.

Anywho, great useful article!

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 04/04/2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “A Guide to Eating Alone

The bar at Lalimes is great for dining alone. You can read a book or engage with other "bar people".

Posted by Nicholas Hodges on 03/31/2014 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Where Vegans and Meat-Eaters Happily Coexist

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Posted by Editor on 03/29/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Where Vegans and Meat-Eaters Happily Coexist

"where can meat-lovers, cheese-loving vegetarians, and vegans peacefully coexist? It can be challenging"

At home. Most families have members who have different styles of eating. Wife is a vegetarian; husband a carnivore; one kid a vegan; one kid eats only cereal.

People do cook and eat at home. It's fun. It's sharing. It's eco-friendly. It's tolerant of diversity. It's cheap. It saves time.

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Posted by Michele Ocla on 03/27/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Hot, Hot Heat

I picked up one of these bottles from Beauty's Bagels and it's worth it. I think it might replace my Sriracha habit.

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Posted by Lisa Emily on 03/27/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “A Guide to Eating Alone

For eating alone, I also recommend Grand Lake Kitchen, 576 Grand Ave, Oakland, as well as B-Dama, 4301 Piedmont Ave, and Portal, 1611 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA.

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Posted by paulawirth on 03/26/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Hot, Hot Heat

Sorry for the typo. Fixed it.

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Posted by Kathleen Richards on 03/26/2014 at 10:03 AM

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