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Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Now, if only we can get something in West Oakland!!!!!

Posted by Dina Robinson on 09/30/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Your bias and contempt is showing through. You call it the "pending invasion" I call it a rescue- we need a lifeline - Oakland was failing and flailing. The fact is Oakland is a mess, a top city for crime, city hall has so many flubs it seems that they cannot manage their way out of a paper bag. One way out of this mess is employment opportunities and money and that is coming. Is city hall accountable at all? We pay high taxes and seemingly get poor services and you know who suffers the most the lower socio economic class, but always the pandering of politicians whose lip service is to help the poor and disadvantaged. San Francisco is hardly Manhattan and Oakland is certainly not Brooklyn. Perhaps an alternative to what is coming would have been a well run city (but even then market forces trump) but we haven't had that. I am excited that Sunset Magazine is locating here and that Uber is too, and I'll take 5 more and I think it will be a shining moment for Oakland. It was so strange that SF & silicon valley were so innovative and it passed Oakland by, forcing those who work in fields of innovation to commute long distances (1-1.5 hrs each way) perhaps no more, perhaps they will be able to work where they live and live where they work. Cheers mate!

Posted by Jeff Diver on 09/30/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

This is more evidence of the pending invasion of Oakland by the hipster tech bubble group priced out of San Francisco. Many or most of these people are well educated off spring of the east coast upper middle class. They have come to the bay area to seek their fortunes and are intent on turning San Francisco into Manhattan. Given the current average home prices in SF, they seem to have succeeded and are now descending on Oakland. Here comes Uber. They are comfortable with and are actively seeking a Manhattan lifestyle. People there pay way too much for small housing spaces and have no interest in grocery shopping or cooking every day. They eat at restaurants 3-5 times a week, if not more. They use neighborhood corner markets and delis to pick up prepared foods and items to be cooked tonight. Uptown and the Broadway/Telegraph corridors seem to be the perfect location for all the culinary and night time activities required. These neighborhood markets will only complete the picture. I feel like Oakland is in line to experience a real life new century updated episode of Seinfeld.

Posted by Gary Patton on 09/30/2015 at 4:17 AM

Re: “Top Ten Most Decadent East Bay Foods

Food in Oakland stinks. No fine food restyrants.

Posted by CF Shoultz on 09/02/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

Actually Oakland has many black owned businesses and east and west Oakland have a lot of middle class blacks living there. I got a friend's cousin who grew up in the east Oakland hills and still live there. And it's more than two black owned restaurants in downtown Oakland or uptown as they call it now but it's really North Oakland especially on Telegraph. And telegraph has many African owned restaurants on that street.I know this I grew up in Northern California and I can tell you this. Many blacks own businesses in Oakland, some old time ones have closed down over the last few years but that's cause they have not changed with the times. Kingston 11, Miss Ollie's,and Pican have changed and adjusted with the times. So it's more than two black owned restaurants in downtown Oakland. It's plenty more all over Oakland. And everybody in east and west Oakland ain't poor like either. But these new black owned restaurants in Oakland are the answer to gentrification.

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 08/17/2015 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

Two black-owned in a sea of white-owned. I guess they are considered the quota.

Posted by Cynthia Cornelius on 07/27/2015 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Beyond Dim Sum

Is it true that Shan Dong doesn't make buns anymore? I stopped in recently, and the owner lady said this was the case.

Posted by Lillian Hsu on 06/26/2015 at 1:18 AM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

You don't need to be vegan to appreciate the businesses and products talked about in this article.

10/10 would recommend.

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Posted by Christopher Berry on 04/01/2015 at 8:50 PM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

I loved reading about the burgeoning Vegan scene in the East Bay. I live in North Marin and travel to Berkeley specifically to support Republic of V. They have an amazing variety of products, from oldies to goodies to the latest foods on the market. It makes me do a happy dance just thinking about! I'm also a big fan of Souley Vegan on Broadway. and Herbivore downtown. Vegan Power!

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Posted by Michelle Franck on 03/29/2015 at 10:42 PM

Re: “America's Only Japanese Beer Shop Opens in Oakland

In CA, you can only fill growlers if you're a no can do Ajen Birmingham.

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Posted by Cang Ta on 03/27/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “America's Only Japanese Beer Shop Opens in Oakland

Craft Beer - Its more than a revolution, its a takeover.

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Posted by David Noack on 03/26/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “America's Only Japanese Beer Shop Opens in Oakland

And this article mentions nothing about her selection of Lunch Pack. How many varieties?

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Posted by Ajen Birmingham on 03/26/2015 at 9:30 AM

Re: “America's Only Japanese Beer Shop Opens in Oakland

She should get a growler fill station!

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Posted by Ajen Birmingham on 03/26/2015 at 9:27 AM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

I love visiting Republic of V and stocking up (esp. on Miyoko's cheese and vegan fish sauce) on our way home from San Fransisco back to Sacramento. Happy to see the coverage! This goes to show vegan is becoming more mainstream.

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Posted by Andrea Seppinni on 03/25/2015 at 10:41 PM

Re: “America's Only Japanese Beer Shop Opens in Oakland

THere is SOOOOOOO much more good beer over here, in Japan - lots to look forward to!

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Posted by Christopher Phillips on 03/25/2015 at 10:02 PM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

Don't forget to check out Baagan in San Ramon if you're looking for some delicious vegan food.

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Posted by MannyJuen on 03/25/2015 at 7:29 PM

Re: “America's Only Japanese Beer Shop Opens in Oakland

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Posted by Editor on 03/25/2015 at 6:49 PM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

I'm planning a trip to the Bay Area JUST to visit all these awesome places- thanks for the coverage :)

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Posted by Mary Marshall on 03/25/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

We are BEYOND fortunate to have so many excellent options in the East Bay and beyond!!! Not just vegan food, Vegan Cuisine.

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Posted by Alicia Smiley on 03/25/2015 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

Love Republic of V, and the burgeoning East Bay vegan food scene. What's not to love!?

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Posted by Evon Emanuel on 03/25/2015 at 12:30 PM

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