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Glad there is algerian food around , it has been 4 months for me here , struggling to cook algerian recepes, I live in oakland and I will definitely pass by for couscous and mhajeb, I'm from setif by the way , good luck guys and I'm really proud of you
I liked the Greek place, but since now gone, decided to check-out the new. Appreciate that Butcher's Son is giving neighborhood vegans a fun alternative to Herbivore for faux philly cheese steak and other faux meaty goodness. EXCEPT: over-priced AND got a big hair (not mine) in half my sandwich. Was hair of man doing food prep in area behind cash register/ordering counter--YUCK! I didn't say anything at the time because needed to shortly leave and they were in midst of lunch rush. TIP: coffee is free refills if you drink it there. Vegan donuts they make onsite were tasty, not sure how compares to Pepples.
I usually agree with you, Luke, but the Butcher's Son is way overblown. I much preferred the humble Greek place that left - their meatball sub blew this one away.
Estos tacos son una delicia, además están preparados con toda limpieza. Las salsas me encantaron. Arturo
Thanks guys and welcome
I have lived in Oakland for 56 years and I can tell there have been many, many restaurants that have come and gone. The new owner has every right to pursue his own dreams. He bought the building with the intention of opening his own business. What's wrong with that??? As for the Nigerian place, well he needs to find another location if he truly wants to continue. Don't chastise the new owner for wanting to provide some new blood into the neighborhood.
The Popey's at the bottom of Park Blvd. needs a new restaurant (and can probably get a City or OBDC loan to fix it up). There are a few extra spaces around there as well. Close to the lake to boot.
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Place with be closed by the end of the year.
Just like a dozen or more places on Telegraph in that area.
We're not at SF levels of densely to support all the semi-high priced restaurants. You can't walk out of a place like that for two and spend less than 50 with a tip.
Such an inspiring story! Finally, a white person was able to realize their dreams, despite being up against some pretty powerful forces...like West African immigrants and their beloved neighborhood restaurant. Thank goodness there won't be any more live African music in the neighborhood, or place for West African people to congregate and have a good time — sounds like it was a total drag.
And it's about time Oakland got a bougie gentrification-ass beer garden! That sort of thing was really lacking in this city until now. Just what Oakland needs. You're a real hero, Paul.
Miliki responded to neighborhood concerns when they hired the long-time cook at the old Full House Cafe (now Sequoia) and started serving breakfast. They are a valued member of the community. To displace them, though the right of the property owner, is callous and not in keeping with the community spirit that Miliki has contributed to and fostered for many years. It looked at first that the beer garden was going into the space next to Miliki. It's a pity that the property owner does not pursue this arrangement, which in my mind would be a win-win.
Just because he's nice about it and it's "his dream" doesn't mean it's not gentrification. He is still pushing an existing neighborhood business out. Extremely disappointing to say the absolute least.
The guy is a GC, not a corporation or chain store. i hope that Miliki can get a new location and stay in business, but he is doing it fair and square. I'm not a beer drinker and I've never been to the restaurant so I don't really have a personal preference . When I moved to the Laurel there was 2 or 3 Italian delis on the block. Things change , that the constant of life.
This isn't gentrification, it is a guy with a dream and honestly trying to make it happen. Don't demonize him for following his dreams. If the Oakland city government were kinder to businesses then perhaps this Nigerian business would not find it so hard to make this move.
The oysters are briny (or not) and delicious.
Forget that guy, he won't get a dime of my money ever. First Full House, and now Miliki, take your beer garden and go away.
Rumbo's former location on Park Blvd. needs a new restaurant in the Glenview. That spot is vacant.
Wow this is a lose win situation for the resturant. I truly understand and suppory5the new guy wanting to.pursue his dream as well.
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