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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Lanesplitter Workers Quit in Protest

Sheesh. You make it sound like there's jobs all over the place. Did you ever think that people are working as much as they can, trying to support their families? Workers need to be paid enough to at least survive. And why wouldn't a food-handling establishment want their workers on health insurance right away?

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Posted by Deborah Lagutaris on 04/24/2013 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Lanesplitter Workers Quit in Protest

This sounds a lot like people expecting more from their part-time job than is realistic. If these former employees went to Domino's making pizzas of dough powder A and pizza sauce B -would they be better off? If so, then go fill out an application. Honestly, and this is coming from someone who started working at 15 and did so all through school, I don't expect a pizzeria to provide what these former employees expect it to. I worked hourly in retail and restaurants until my last year in college and, wow, I had some bad, bad bosses. One boss was so mental I quit right in the middle of my rush hour shift -no one called the newspaper over it. As a professional I still have had to change jobs because my bosses were nightmares. I feel for these people, and then I totally don't.

17 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Matt_Chambers on 04/24/2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Uptown's New Loring Cafe Falls Short

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Posted by Editor on 04/13/2013 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Uptown's New Loring Cafe Falls Short

Wow, quite the snarky review. I had a far different experience. I found the food excellent. The service was good but not great. The design elements are great fun, and a refreshing change from the ubiquitous "modern" styled establishments springing up all over. BTW - best bathroom around.

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Posted by Berkeley Choate on 04/12/2013 at 4:24 PM

Re: “A Korean-American Diner

wow, this is so well written. what a great review--beautifully brings out the humanity and the soul of the people and the setting.

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Posted by yu gwan soon on 04/11/2013 at 10:08 AM

Re: “One of the Best Greasy-Spoon Breakfasts Is Served Under an Overpass in Albany

Eat at Jodie's right now! They're slowly fundraising for that bigger place. When I went in there, the place was not full, and it should be! All the time! They took a big hit financially when they couldn't serve their fried chicken anymore...

Posted by Segue Fischlin III on 04/09/2013 at 10:32 PM

Re: “The American Pizzeria We've All Been Waiting For

The reviewer contradicts himself repeatedly--Tsai says it's refreshing to see an American pizzeria that isn't a chain, but the pizzas are "traditional Neapolitan style to please the purist." So what makes an "American pizza"? Maybe it's the rest of the "unapologetically American" menu--except the fried cheese curds, smoked chicken wings, and twice-baked potatoes are closer to "Cal-Italian hybridized American" than mere twists on county fair food.

In the end, I'm unconvinced that The Forge turns the paradigm of American pizza "on its head" with a unconventional appetizers. Sounds like good food, though.

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Posted by Amy Hu on 03/14/2013 at 10:07 AM

Re: “One of the Best Greasy-Spoon Breakfasts Is Served Under an Overpass in Albany

Will have to go back.

Stumbled in once several years ago. Your review rings true. Will need to try the eggs Benedict variation.

Posted by Andy Kleiber on 03/04/2013 at 3:55 PM

Re: “The Best Tea in the Bay Area Is Totally Hidden

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Posted by Editor on 03/01/2013 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Baja Fish Tacos Come to Temescal

And here I was thinking this was about local fish taco pioneer Baja Taqueria opening a new branch.

Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 02/23/2013 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Baja Fish Tacos Come to Temescal

Cool, thanks for the recs, Andrew and Eric! Sadly, I've eaten quite a few mediocre fried fish tacos around town, too, but I haven't tried either of these.

Posted by Luke Tsai on 02/21/2013 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Baja Fish Tacos Come to Temescal

no need to wait months; there are batter-fried fish tacos being served now at El Chilar on 17th in downtown Oakland.

Posted by Eric Arnold on 02/21/2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Baja Fish Tacos Come to Temescal

Taqueria la Familia on Shattuck has a pretty good fried fish taco

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Posted by Andrew Chang on 02/21/2013 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Peak Sausage and Beer

North San Pablo Ave could totally support one of these sausage and beer places. If one of these downtown locations fails, consider trying again in North Oakland!

Posted by CF on 02/14/2013 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Despite the Hype, Daniel Patterson's Haven Flounders

I read this review and wondered if the author had visited the same restaurant I had. On three visits to Haven, in which we ordered the market menu each time, the food was amazing, plentiful and inventive. The smoked pasta is to die for! Service was always good. Are you sure you went to Haven?

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Posted by Malcolm Leader-Picone on 02/04/2013 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Victory Burger and Bureau 510: Burgers for the 21st Century

Please review the new Park Burger in the Glenview District too!

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Posted by Sara Wynne on 02/02/2013 at 9:05 PM

Re: “City Slicker Farms Breaks Ground On New Urban Park and Farm

This is excellent news!

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Posted by Vince Rubino on 02/01/2013 at 4:39 AM

Re: “'Fauxnuts' and More at Uptown's New Sweet Bar

So great to have Sweet Bar in our neighborhood! It is just wonderful, and more delicious items are appearing every day. Particularly brilliant are the "Sweet Bar" cookie, made with whole wheat and white flours, the agave-sweetened lemon tart, and the above-mentioned vegan, agave-sweetened faux-nut. The pretty tattooed girls at the counter are friendly and the diverse staff can be seen bustling around with baking trays.
Plus you can get beer and wine in the evenings, since the previous occupant had a license. Check out the menu at the site: http://www.sweetbarbakery.com/

Posted by SuzinOakland on 01/18/2013 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Off the Grid to Make Its Oakland Debut

Why would they choose Fridays, when once a month they come in direct conflict with the art murmur? This is a food truck bonanza in it's own right...

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Posted by Aron Quiter on 01/09/2013 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Off the Grid to Make Its Oakland Debut

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Posted by Editor on 01/09/2013 at 6:04 PM

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