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Only EBX and Luke Tsai could frame eating out into a race/class/colonization polemic. Perhaps just focus on the thing you want to promote because it earned it, and forget about the BS that is most media. I knew about most of the spots in this post -and some are quite well praised in the press... Grocery Cafe is not a secret and has not been discounted by reporters over a more posh eatery serving the same fare.
Why not make the owners of the businesses pay the kitchen. I can tell you right now the owner of the place i work takes several vacations a year. He has a huge house and owns the property. His retirement is set and he is a lot better off financially than me. So why can't he raise the prices and pay his bills? Instead of taking my hard earned cash.
People like you sicken me. You obviously are not a server. Try living the life before you tell me how to give away my hard earned cash/.
Luke, I'm so glad we have you to read at the Express.
That the owners are either born in west oakland or long term past oakland residents eases the blow of this existing. As a Black 20+ year resident of Oakland, driving past this store makes me sad. it's gentrification at its best. The city has little to no youth development in that area and a school with a long history that Oakland Unified School District is doing its best to destroy and dismantle. I want to wish them the best and most of me does but in these times, its addition to the neighborhood makes me want to scream! Now that from out-of-state white googlers and the like are driving Black folks out of west oakland there's a deli. Just great. Yay!!!
I miss him. He's a genius.
Luke will be back! (Thankfully!) Everyone gets some time off.
What happened to Luke Tsai?
In was born and raised in Oakland, and live with my wife and kid in our home in the Laurel. The outrage in this page is ridiculous and misplaced. I've been waiting for a spot like this beer garden here for over 20 years. I can't wait for my family and I to become regulars there.
I look forward to this beer garden coming to my neighborhood. Congratulations Paul for fulfilling your dream.
Also Sequoia Diner is the best breakfast and lunch ever!
I just wish they were open 7 days a week!
Isn't it also possible that more FOH employees at Kingston 11 are POC because their ethnicity matches that of the cuisine? Is that a reasonable consideration in hiring? (Genuine, not rhetorical, question.)
Come to think of it, do Asian servers (at Asian restaurants) count as POC? If so, I'm a bit surprised that Bay Area restaurants scored so low on equality. ;-)
Probably the same reason why Indians in India might protest against Americans for eating beef.
The point of the article was given, as the writer really doesn't care if the dog are consumed or not. The writer's point was because someone in their circle with klout was engage in saving the animals Berkeley City Council had to get involved. Money always win.
For others, who are not aware. There are 11 Asian Countries that practice this event. If they would consume the Animal without torture. It would be acceptable. However, boiling puppies, kittens while still alive is not. Blow tourching them, gutting them, skinning them, cutting their limbs is not okay.
Oh, and to ruffle your feather even more, there is one single restaurant in California that does serve dog meat to its exclusive members.
Pigs are smarter and more trainable than dogs. They are even smarter than 3YO humans in cognition tests yet we still torture and eat them. Maybe these "activists" should focus on home fires before telling some other country what to eat.
The issue with the festival and the consumption of dog meat is the excessive use of torture to make the meat more "tender". Perhaps, berfore writing this article, you should have done more research regarding the techniques used on these animals.
The concept of "moral relativism" is totally unknown to animal rights activists.
I was enjoying the article until the ending when you described how living shrimp were tortured via being steamed to death and then you ate them. Would be curious to hear your justification for eating some animals, but not dogs?
Great article! It only takes three people to knock something off the consent calendar, if you all want to show up tonight.
@Bruce they do that :)
I am an Arthropod Liberationist.
The torture and eating of shrimp, not to mention the abuse of cockroaches and termites, is a disgrace to human "civilization."
We are in consultation with the Oakland City Council and Mayor towards developing legislation to protect our disrespected and exploited Arthropod Friends.
This is the one policy area where Oakland can effectively demonstrate our true progressive spirit.
I can't wait for an Indian city to begins protests of the horrifying american practice of mass murder of cattle and eating them!
I agree with Eddie...Bun Mam Soc Trang has the best Vietnamese soups I've had in either Oakland, SF or NYC. Well, at least since V's on Webster closed down about 10 years' ago.
Different of course from omnipresent Pha...and thus possibly to Vietnamese homey for some americans. But oooohhhh so good.
We'll get Bun Mam Soc Trang a place to open again soon enough!
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