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Comment Archives: stories: Special Sections: Taste

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

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

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Posted by Editor on 03/25/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

Great to see so many of my favorite businesses mentioned here! Thanks for covering the growing East Bay vegan scene! We definitely have an amazing community.

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Posted by Stephanie Frankle on 03/25/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Vegan New Wave

Yes! Just one more reason to love Oakland. A vegan diet is about compassion and justice for animals and for the planet. A movement that feels right at home in Oakland 😊

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Posted by Amanda Reiman on 03/25/2015 at 9:28 AM

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

Awesome shop and great people.

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 03/25/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Cafe Hunting

Great and fun article !
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Posted by Bruno Brozovic Mrgood on 02/10/2015 at 4:05 AM

Re: “To Wi-fi or Not to Wi-fi?

Kelly I think you simply misread the article. Timeless provides only vegan pastries, but doesn't announce that they are vegan, not wanting a non-vegan to be turned off by the only vegan pastries.

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Posted by Michelle Marie on 02/09/2015 at 3:54 PM

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

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