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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Restaurant Review

Re: “Getting Stuffed on Arepas at Miss Arepita and Venezuelan Cafe

I am Venezuelan and had the arepas at Miss Arepita. They were fine, but I agree they would be better crisped up more. I actually found them a little undercooked. The papelon con limon was great and the guasacaca did make everything 10x more delicious, though. I'm looking forward to checking out the pop up at Cafe V!

Posted by D Gonzalez on 09/30/2015 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Getting Stuffed on Arepas at Miss Arepita and Venezuelan Cafe

Miss Arepita won't be back at Bites at the Lake until Sunday, Oct 25th 12-3pm. Come try her arepas for yourself.

Posted by Karen Hester on 09/30/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Highbrow and Lowbrow at the Starline Social Club

$28 for half of a chicken?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/18/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Happy as a Baby Clam

Thanks for highlighting the diversity within Vietnamese cuisine! Just FYI, the steamed rice cake dish is called "banh beo," not "bun beo." Bun means noodles, banh means cake. It would be great if you could make the correction. Thanks! Looking forward to trying out this new restaurant!

Posted by Lynda Mazzalai Nguyen on 08/31/2015 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

I respectfully disagree completely! Took my visiting folks & family here a month ago, just after the switch, and we all had a fantastic meal. Standouts: two of us had the octopus - huge and cooked perfectly, the best I'd had outside of Greece - plus the delectable burrata breadñand the kale salad was delicious.. I could go on!

Posted by Deb Durant on 08/28/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Lots of love to the headline writer on this one.

Posted by Sean_Maher on 08/27/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Wasn't impressed by Gabriel's food at Jack's, and it sounds like nothing has changed. Iyasare also suffers when Kamio isn't around, btw. He's a great chef, but his supervision of the staff under him doesn't seem to produce the same results when he's not there.

Posted by Jean.Komatsu on 08/26/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Highs and Lows at Lungomare

my husband and I have dinner we ordered the octopus appetizer it was more like a simple and not an appetizer three small little pieces of octopus mostly fava beans my husband ordered it was undercooked will not go back there for dinner

Posted by Vicky Esquivel on 08/23/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Going Country at Overland

If you have met Paul Hayward you will know that hospitality is what will entice people back to Overland. The food will be inventive and delicious but the welcome and the overall experience will make Overland a cornerstone of the burgeoning Jack London square and surrounding area. I first met Paul in 2008 and again in 2014, his warmth and charm will win you over and put you at the ease you normally associate with family. Get down to this bar and witness it for yourself, then tell your friends... you will be a part of History.

Posted by Phil Craig on 08/20/2015 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A New Sichuan King on the Rise

I totally disagree with the opinion stated above. I come a few time, and the food is delicious. The service is very good too.

Posted by edmond chan on 08/17/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Kau Kau Corner Brings Aloha to Alameda

friendly folks. i liked the Kalua Pork, but the spare ribs were thin cut and not worth it at all.

@Ruby, i also had the musubi. i think the comment on the rice being "medium-grain sushi rice" was more that it was medium-grain, like you see in sushi. it's not vinegared like you'd see in nigiri sushi

Posted by Andrew Chang on 08/13/2015 at 7:33 PM

Re: “A New Sichuan King on the Rise

Checked it out the other night, and was pretty disappointed. The Szechwan dishes that we are familiar with from China Village had little distinctive character: The pork shoulder looked like China Village's (see top photo in this article), but the meat was dry, as if it had been slightly undercooked and then removed from its braising liquid for a time. (And, like Luke Tsai, we found the "spicy" moniker wholly undeserved ... what we detected was a heavy hand with the five-spice.) The wok-charred cabbage that Tsai praises was limp, not very smoky, and overwhelmed by the black vinegar dosed on the finished dish -- bleccch. A spicy stir-fried chicken dish had wonderful color and was perfectly cooked, but lacked savor. The only real success was the braised eggplant, which my wife very much enjoyed.

Posted by Jonathan King on 08/12/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Kau Kau Corner Brings Aloha to Alameda

The rice in genuine spam musubi is not sushi rice -- i.e. not flavored with vinegar-sugar-salt but with salt only.

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Posted by Ruby MacDonald on 08/05/2015 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Dis tacs is gut o may got only problem hay jab one maricon uglie an madafaker pans on

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Posted by Alejandro Herrera on 08/04/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “As Californian as Scotch Eggs and Tasso Ham

Segue, information is freedom... so how about restaurants have to tell you (along with nutrition facts) the environmental impact of their dishes. We only have one Mother Earth folks!

(Oh, Chawhaus is good, pricey, but good and the staff is extremely conscientious)

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 07/31/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “As Californian as Scotch Eggs and Tasso Ham

Considering that California is still in a drought, it would be lovely if the East Bay Express did their part by not 'featuring' meat-centered restaurants. After all, approx. 47% of all water usage in Cali is animal agriculture. It's like the Express exists in a space bubble, separate from Earth, but the reality is that we are all in this together. People still eat meat and they still drive cars and that's pretty much why we're in the mess that we're in now, but people also smoke cigarettes and that doesn't mean that you glorify it, just because people are doing it. I know you're trying to be 'fair and balanced' in your reporting, and that's honorable, but the reality is that if the journalists have their heads in the sand, we're ALL screwed. Just sayin'...

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Posted by Segue Fischlin III on 07/30/2015 at 1:09 AM

Re: “Breakfast of Champions

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Posted by Editor on 07/23/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

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Posted by Editor on 07/22/2015 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Delicious Food in a Steam Table?

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Posted by Amit Bansal on 07/18/2015 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Breakfast of Champions

Fabulous review.

I am a local and am very happy with Sequoias.

There was much buzz about this place in the neighborhood before they opened up and I wondered if they could meet expecations.

They definitely have.

The homefries are unsurpassed.

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Posted by Michael Lumish on 07/15/2015 at 3:35 PM

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