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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Restaurant Review

Re: “A Sandwich Shop Grows in West Oakland

On my list

Posted by Andy Kleiber on 03/25/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “A Sandwich Shop Grows in West Oakland

sounds great--Luke, you are clearly the best Bay Area food critic. i like that you find places which i could eat at at real world prices. I like the fact that I could probably eat out for 2 weeks at places you find for the same price of one meal which they review over at SF Gate (MB)

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Posted by Demoe Jackson on 03/20/2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “A Sandwich Shop Grows in West Oakland

Great to have a new place to eat In Lower Bottoms. Good food, friendly people. Looking forward to more to come.

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Posted by Link Boutte on 03/19/2014 at 8:11 AM

Re: “What Numbs the Tongue Will Warm the Heart

I really like this restaurant for spicy food, so much that it is almost everyday place. Prepare your stomach and enjoy it XD
Best to try dishes from my experience:
1.toothstick lamb
2.beef and fish in hot sauce(you can order to mix them)
3.hot and spicy potato
4.fresh fish(it just come out when I went yesterday)
XDD

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Posted by Steven Cangao Chu on 03/12/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “What Numbs the Tongue Will Warm the Heart

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Posted by Editor on 03/12/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “What Numbs the Tongue Will Warm the Heart

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Posted by Editor on 03/12/2014 at 10:55 AM

Re: “From Laos to 23rd Street

Love this restaurant. It's one of my favorites.

Posted by Vinya Sysamouth on 02/20/2014 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Iyasare and the Essence of Umami

Randy: I'd call it three *big* mouthfuls. This isn't exactly an inexpensive restaurant, but, if anything, the portions were more generous than you'd expect at this kind of place. It's not the kind "small plates" restaurant where you wind up having to hack a single scallop into bite-size pieces.

Posted by Luke Tsai on 02/06/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Iyasare and the Essence of Umami

Do I understand correctly from reading the review and sidebars that Ocean Umami, $16 = $8 per mouthful?
Seems kinda steep for a casual restaurant...

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Posted by Randy Vogel on 02/05/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Uptown's New Loring Cafe Falls Short

Are you suggesting that minneapolis is 1986? Oh please, we rated the original loring pasta bar lower than the folks in Oakland did at your imitation pasta bar. Nonetheless we cherish the place because the decor is fantastic, and it's hard to get around that point. Go on, smell your own fart.

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Posted by Dennis Stromback on 01/17/2014 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Colliding Cultures

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Posted by Editor on 12/27/2013 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Working-Class Venga Paella

We tried Venga Paella on a recent Saturday evening and enjoyed both the food and the quiet ambience. The wait staff and the proprietor were both accommodating and gracious. We disagree with the reviewer's valuation of the Pimenton with goat cheese which we found delicious as an appetizer prior to our main course which was the traditional paella valenciana. We shared that dish and found it adequate for two. We plan a return visit in the near future.

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Posted by Susan Singer on 12/25/2013 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Dinner at a Dive

please observe Couyon's winter hours: the hours are wrong in the article which is our fault for not correcting our website in time:
winter hours
sun-thur 4-1030 pm
fri-sat 4pm-12:30am
Thanks and enjoy the food!

Posted by steve weeb on 11/02/2013 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Pass the Bourbon, Hold the Beef

This review nailed it.

We don't usually go to high-priced places, but my partner and I decided to try this place on my birthday. It was a terrible experience: the server paid little attention to us and when she did, she tried twice to rush us to a bill, the seafood my partner got was overcooked, the rib eye I ordered took an hour-and-a-half to get (medium) and was lukewarm when I got it.

I highly recommend NOT wasting your money here. There are plenty of places in Rockridge that are a far-better investment.

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Posted by John C Osborn on 10/18/2013 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Pass the Bourbon, Hold the Beef

I had close to the same experience as the reviewer, in our case 90% of the dishes failed. Thank god they comped our whole check including drinks after the second appetizer. I guess anticipating that the rest if the meal was going to be really bad.

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Posted by Sebastian Martin Mendieta on 10/18/2013 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Pass the Bourbon, Hold the Beef

I couldn't disagreed with this “critic” more. The food, Latin inspired, is in no way trying to be authentic. It is a play on Latin flavors so it has a Latin edge, but palatable for every taste, be it from burger to comfit. It is a beautiful space, classy yet casual, and perfect for a date night or wanting to experience an elevated edge with a downhome charm. I’m not sure where this critic was coming from except that maybe he landed himself there when he was having a bad day. I would suggest trying it out for yourself to judge the food, experience the service and enjoy the ambiance. It is, without a doubt, a contribution to the area. Thank you, Bourbon and Beef, for filling the dead space with something that is beautiful and way tasty!

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Posted by juliajoslyn on 10/17/2013 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Pozole, Please

The best place to ear. I have had the Chile Relleno plate and it was delicious.
Also I recomend the Albondigas Soup, mmmh its making me hungry as i write. Yummy......

Posted by Chikiss Mar on 10/08/2013 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Pozole, Please

The food at Taco Grill is outstanding. Love their carnitas, but they also serve up mole negro with home made corn tortillas--oh my goodness!

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Posted by Dave Campbell 1 on 10/04/2013 at 8:25 AM

Re: “The Dumpling of Champions

In the category of hand-made, frozen dumplings to be stocked around the house, might I also recommend this little place in Hayward: http://www.yelp.com/biz/lai-young-hayward

Posted by Richard Chen on 10/02/2013 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Home Cooking Elevated to High Art

hmm. didnt the genocide of native americans have to be accomplished before those families could be granted their homesteads? is that something we should be celebrating?

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Posted by Eric Arnold on 09/26/2013 at 2:07 AM

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