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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

Re: “Hot, Hot Heat

One more correction:
If you're lucky, he'll give you a sample of his labor of love, Lucky Dog House Sauce.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce!!!
not house :)

Posted by Denise Stracner McKenzie on 03/26/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Hot, Hot Heat

Great article! Thanks for taking the time to interview me for it - a couple of minor corrections: none of my flavors are discontinued, and my '89 Dodge is a full sized bad mamma jamma!
:D

Scott Zalkind
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Ps - Fikaris FTW with "volcano with babies shooting out of it on fire" - hahaha - that might be my next label.

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Posted by Scott Zalkind on 03/26/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Meat

To be honest if you really gave a sh*t about animals you wouldn't go back to being a meat-eater (not carnivore, yeah, you'd die if you were a carnivore. You're an omnivore.) The death is still brutal and pointless. And they do not 'live out their lives in fields' propaganda bullsh*t. They're slaughtered after they stop being useful/once their suitable. Read up and stop promoting a fictional paradise. It's sick.

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Posted by Emily Dalton on 12/29/2013 at 2:28 PM

Re: “How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish

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Posted by Editor on 10/01/2013 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Cafe Hunting

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Posted by Editor on 09/29/2013 at 8:38 PM

Re: “The Five Best Cups of Coffee Right Now

This was moderately helpful for me, a long time Peet's drinker, and yeah, ex-Peet's barista as well. I don't really have a well-developed palate for coffee, and when fruitiness or certain flavors are described with nuance, I just roll my eyes and think--it's coffee.

Now I'm aware that this 3rd wave of roasters are approaching coffee roasting with a difference, not roasting as big a quantity for a shorter time and with what might be called 'medium' roasting, purportedly allowing the flavor of each individual bean variety to shine more.

Sorry--wasted on my palate. The coffee is either bitter or palatable, and I'm not able to discern nuances. In any case, I'm going to try the 3rd wavers...Bicycle, Four Barrel, Verve, and see what's what.

I'm guessing that it's all just going to taste like reasonably good coffee.

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Posted by chris juricich on 09/28/2013 at 10:32 AM

Re: “How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish

I love Carapace. I get many crabs from them each season, and they are some of the best tasting crab I've ever had. Around the holidays let us meet them at their dock to pick up the crabs - nothing like dungeness straight out I the water!!

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Posted by Rob Schipano on 09/27/2013 at 5:33 PM

Re: “How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish

Nice Article! Carapace fishing brings in the freshest, best tasting dungeuness crab I've ever had. I'm counting down the days until the season opens. :)

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Posted by danielpatusco on 09/27/2013 at 12:48 PM

Re: “How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish

I have personally been to Hudson Fish "plant". The place is beyond clean. I've worked in plenty of fish markets and believe me they do fish right!
Oh and then of course Mike and Yvette are very nice people too!

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Posted by Lori Vaccaro French on 09/25/2013 at 6:50 PM

Re: “The Five Best Cups of Coffee Right Now

the RIYLs are hilarious (and functional) ... nice job.

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Posted by Nate Seltenrich on 09/25/2013 at 12:39 PM

Re: “A Guide to Sour Beer

One can also stop by Ale Industries' Tap Room to try at least one sour on tap!

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Posted by Morgan Cox on 09/25/2013 at 9:09 AM

Re: “It's Brunch Time!

Wow, your food writers are terrible; have any of them ever been to a good brunch restaurant, because I don't see any on this list? It almost seems that they chose ten restaurants at random. As someone who works in the industry I would not put one of these restaurants anywhere near my top ten brunch spots and I have been to six of them.

Dona Tomas is alright, but doesn't scratch my list, Venus was one of the most disappointing brunches I have ever had, Chop Bar belonged on the list three years ago (Lungomare does a much better brunch), but their quality has taken a nose dive (I used to eat there every weekend, but had the worst biscuits and gravy the last time I went), Cock-a-Doodle is just gross, Cactus is thoroughly unpleasant to eat at (unless you enjoy being surrounded by screaming children) and the only reason to ever go to Cafe Biere is for booze. I have not been to Pretty Lady, Grand Tavern, Meal Ticket, or Log Cabin so I will not pass judgement them, but I haven't heard anything good about them either (and quite a few bad things in the case of Grand Tavern).

My list: Flora (best bloody mary and benedict), Brown Sugar (best chicken and waffles), Cosecha (I know they only do brunch on Saturday, but they do the best Mexican brunch), Rick & Ann's (the wait sucks , but the red flannel hash and potato pancakes kick ass), Boot & Shoe/Pizzialo/Camino (all made Bauer's top 100 but were somehow overlooked by ten restaurants that don't come close?!) Aunt Mary's/Bette's Ocean View (not mind blowing, but better than any place mentioned in your list), Bocanova has even upped their brunch game enough in the last year to be considered. I haven't been to Hopscotch or Portal, but I have heard good things about them from people I trust and have wanted to go. You can thank me for compiling a better list than your staff writers, but next time you should pay me for expertise on this particular subject.

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Posted by John-Paul de Veer on 04/03/2013 at 2:22 PM

Re: “It's Brunch Time!

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Posted by Editor on 04/03/2013 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Beyond Ketchup

Nice! We always make our own chutney, so much better!

Posted by Isaac Anthony on 04/02/2013 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Underground Dining Goes Online

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Posted by Editor on 04/01/2013 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Street Food Grows Up

SR24's American Kobe-style burger was $11 and came with a side salad. $9 during happy hour (http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sr24-oaklan…)

Posted by Andrew Chang on 03/30/2013 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Street Food Grows Up

The restaurant formerly at the location of Juhu did try to sell $18 burgers and failed despite trying for what seems like two years.

Posted by Leonard Raphael on 03/29/2013 at 9:20 PM

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