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Re: “Assemble Offers a Timid Salute to American History

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Posted by Editor on 10/10/2015 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Getting Stuffed on Arepas at Miss Arepita and Venezuelan Cafe

Here's our Facebook Page, hope to all of you can enjoy our food https://www.facebook.com/cafevenezuelanberkeley

Posted by Juan Polanco on 09/30/2015 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Getting Stuffed on Arepas at Miss Arepita and Venezuelan Cafe

I am Venezuelan and had the arepas at Miss Arepita. They were fine, but I agree they would be better crisped up more. I actually found them a little undercooked. The papelon con limon was great and the guasacaca did make everything 10x more delicious, though. I'm looking forward to checking out the pop up at Cafe V!

Posted by D Gonzalez on 09/30/2015 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Getting Stuffed on Arepas at Miss Arepita and Venezuelan Cafe

Miss Arepita won't be back at Bites at the Lake until Sunday, Oct 25th 12-3pm. Come try her arepas for yourself.

Posted by Karen Hester on 09/30/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Chowhound in Crisis

I am a long time user, back when we would send money to Jim Leff to help keep the site going, Candy. When I tried the Beta version I was highly underwhelmed. I tried it a few more times to get dining info for an up-coming trip. I am dropping out of the Chowhound community as it is now. Luckily many of us "founding members" have been setting up discussions on FB. RIP Chowhound.

Posted by Candace Grover on 09/25/2015 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Chowhound in Crisis

There's another copy (version?) of this story with numerous comments:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatTheFork/…

Posted by RobertLauriston on 09/23/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Highbrow and Lowbrow at the Starline Social Club

$28 for half of a chicken?
LOL

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/18/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend's Eat Real Festival

josiebee: That's true — though chef Sophina Uong's Oakland ties go pretty far back.

Posted by Luke Tsai on 09/17/2015 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend's Eat Real Festival

Revival is in Berkeley!

Posted by josiebee on 09/16/2015 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Where to Get Your Cal Game Day On

A UC Cop once said to me; after a Bears game, you could set up a DUI checkpoint at University near the freeway and fill the jail within an hour. But then, that would piss off a lot of people with lawyers and money.

Posted by Dolly Fine on 09/03/2015 at 5:07 PM
Posted by Luke Tsai on 09/01/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Happy as a Baby Clam

Thanks for highlighting the diversity within Vietnamese cuisine! Just FYI, the steamed rice cake dish is called "banh beo," not "bun beo." Bun means noodles, banh means cake. It would be great if you could make the correction. Thanks! Looking forward to trying out this new restaurant!

Posted by Lynda Mazzalai Nguyen on 08/31/2015 at 11:08 PM

Re: “How to Dupe a 'Moderately Ok' Food Critic

As a musician who travels the road several months out of the year, I have learned NOT to rely on Yelp and other, similar sites (even , sadly, Trip Advisor has the same problem)-- due to the wide chasm of criteria by which consumers share judgements requiring a high standard of aesthetics, to be accurate. To wit: how does the reader know depth of the background of the people praising restaurants on Yelp? We have gone to many an out of the way location based on glowing local recommendations of Yelp contributors, only to find that "everything is relative". Yes, that IS the finest Chinese place in all of farthest _______..., but what they don't tell you is that it is the ONLY GAME IN TOWN. I have come to the conclusion that it is better to develop a network of TRUSTED sources (possibly FB groups, etc.) which understands and shares various touchstones for excellence in food. Or at least, tolerability!

Posted by Deborah Robins-Hanks on 08/30/2015 at 8:22 AM

Re: “How to Dupe a 'Moderately Ok' Food Critic

That steamed fish would have hooked me too. Haven't found a reasonably price good one since King Wah closed.

Posted by Len Raphael on 08/28/2015 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

I respectfully disagree completely! Took my visiting folks & family here a month ago, just after the switch, and we all had a fantastic meal. Standouts: two of us had the octopus - huge and cooked perfectly, the best I'd had outside of Greece - plus the delectable burrata breadñand the kale salad was delicious.. I could go on!

Posted by Deb Durant on 08/28/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Lots of love to the headline writer on this one.

Posted by Sean_Maher on 08/27/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “How to Dupe a 'Moderately Ok' Food Critic

Hey Matt: That's true, but when you're driving from Oakland at the height of rush hour traffic, it makes for a pretty long trek, even when you take the back roads!

Posted by Luke Tsai on 08/26/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Wasn't impressed by Gabriel's food at Jack's, and it sounds like nothing has changed. Iyasare also suffers when Kamio isn't around, btw. He's a great chef, but his supervision of the staff under him doesn't seem to produce the same results when he's not there.

Posted by Jean.Komatsu on 08/26/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “How to Dupe a 'Moderately Ok' Food Critic

Them there Hills are about 3.5 miles as the crow flies from downtown Berkeley.

Posted by Matt Thayer on 08/26/2015 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Highs and Lows at Lungomare

my husband and I have dinner we ordered the octopus appetizer it was more like a simple and not an appetizer three small little pieces of octopus mostly fava beans my husband ordered it was undercooked will not go back there for dinner

Posted by Vicky Esquivel on 08/23/2015 at 5:53 PM

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