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"Maybe it's unkind for me, a restaurant critic, to disparage the food of the ill and allergy-ridden."
I take offense at your article. The shepherd's pie is delicious and so is everything else. This restaurant deserves nothing but praise for bringing good food to those who cannot go to most other cafes and restaurants. For months, this was the only place where the food did not hurt me. Shame on you for discrediting them and their efforts just based on your personal tastes.
Too bad southern Thai food isn't being served in the flats and at a more reasonable price.
I am a big fan of your writing and your palate. I lost count of the number of restaurants that you have alerted me to. Thanks.
I was ecstatic that you visited our newest restaurant in the village, and even more ecstatic that you like the place. We do too.
I am a business owner in Montclair and a Hills resident, and I find your typification of my business district and my neighborhood as 'lilywhite' to be demeaning, inaccurate and quite frankly, racist, short sighted and insensitive.
In fact, I showed your review to several people, who all questioned your use of the word "lily white."
In the Montclair business district, I see owners and employees of every color and background; in my residential neighborhood, I see the same mix.
Yes, the population of African Americans, Asian Americans and Latino Americans is less than in West and East Oakland, the San Antonio district and Chinatown/KoBe, but that is due to the high cost of housing more than any other factor, and is a sad statement on our institutionally racist society, not of any individual neighborhood.
Still on my block in the Hills - 150 families - there are families of every race.
A retraction would be nice.
Jeff Diamond, president Montclair Village Association
People who live in Montclair today didn't choose the restaurants that are in the village. Rents are incredibly high, there's little available retail space due to too many realtors on the ground floor, and that is what determines who can stay, who can't come in. People who live in Montclair eat in restaurants all over Oakland. Don't equate white with non-adventurous eating.
@Pete O -- I know, rite? This guy can't even handle eating rotting fish guts, and WE'RE the provincial rubes? Come on bro, toughen up.
Could you be any more condescending to the residents of Montclair?
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BTW, Pican's "Creole Spiced Bacon" is dead easy to make; I do it all the time at home. Didn't even need a recipe to figure that one out, LOL. We prefer it with a modest amt of brown sugar, we like our spicy bacon to taste balanced between sweet/salt and less like candied jerky.
I've enjoyed the Millionaire's Bacon at Brewery Gulch Inn many times, and it's so incredibly delicious! What I find interesting is that not only is the name of Mr. Choi's bacon the same as that of the dish that's been on BGI's menu since 2001, but the ingredients for Mr. Choi's bacon look identical to the ingredients in the Millionaire's Bacon at Brewery Gulch Inn. Things that make you go "Hmmm...."
We are both amused and honored that Mr. Choi, a guest of ours in 2010, has chosen to include on his menu Millionaire's Bacon, a signature item created by our first chef and the featured item on our menu since the Inn's opening in 2001.
Guy Pacurar, Proprietor
Brewery Gulch Inn
I love it there I always eat there thanks for sharing
Been there, good coffee
Overland has a completely new menu with a few of the old items improved.
I think it is worth a trip by your reviewers and customers who haven't been in a while.. to check out the great menu by Geoff Deetz, an OG of the Oakland food scene.
I've just mixed Q sauce into my standard-issue salad, but I'll show up next time I'm in Hayward..
Correction Marmee Manak a seasoned sommelier who has worked alongside This incredible chef for many years. She has travelled internationally to organic: biodynamic wine festivals and visit domestically many of our vineyards to experience the land. I'm enticed to dine there for both the food and exquisite wines.
And you didn't even try the biodynamic wines paired so beautifully to each dish it seems. Somalier Marmee Marnak has scoured the world seeking wines that enliven our being.
Just visited Annapurna. Lovely decor, not as good as Hamro Aangan/Albany. The Khashi Ko Masu (goat wet curry) at Annapurna is not as good as at Aangan--lacks complexity and depth. No grilled tomato, btw. The fried fish is also better at Aangan, with a lighter batter and not overcooked. The cauliflower/potato curry was indifferent, too. You're right about the naan and lamb mo-mo's, however--both were outstanding at Annapurna.
Yes, they are great. I love their noodle soup as well as their ESAN (Thai Laos Mixed) style food. Bamboo soup, the BBQ ribs, and their soft sticky rice. Mann, it made me hungry just to think about it. Too bad, we live very far away. But, we will go again this weekend.
Can't have enough of good Thai food.
Oh OK.. this is in the same little strip as my favorite cheap lunch deals from the Banh Mi place. For $3 one can get FULL off of a cool banh mi (bread could be softer at times tho). Now I have a new spot to haunt at lunch. Love me some laab
Alice Woo has been giving me a bad vibe for awhile now. I think she is racist and she obviously doesn't care about social issues like gentrifciation because she's a successful business owner. I'm so not surprised to hear about your experience there Becca. Every time I've gone in there she gives off a bad energy. Your story just confirmed that she is definitely a racist person who I personally think needs to check herself before she talks foolishness to the wrong one.
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