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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

Re: “Going Country at Overland

If you have met Paul Hayward you will know that hospitality is what will entice people back to Overland. The food will be inventive and delicious but the welcome and the overall experience will make Overland a cornerstone of the burgeoning Jack London square and surrounding area. I first met Paul in 2008 and again in 2014, his warmth and charm will win you over and put you at the ease you normally associate with family. Get down to this bar and witness it for yourself, then tell your friends... you will be a part of History.

Posted by Phil Craig on 08/20/2015 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Taiwan Crunch

good reveiw and went around the corner from my house to Chick and Tea and man that was one good ,spicey piece of chicken. Of course I threw a bit of siracha on it, but hella tasty and my tea was good.Welcome to Temescal Frank!!

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 08/19/2015 at 8:26 AM

Re: “A New Sichuan King on the Rise

I totally disagree with the opinion stated above. I come a few time, and the food is delicious. The service is very good too.

Posted by edmond chan on 08/17/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Kau Kau Corner Brings Aloha to Alameda

friendly folks. i liked the Kalua Pork, but the spare ribs were thin cut and not worth it at all.

@Ruby, i also had the musubi. i think the comment on the rice being "medium-grain sushi rice" was more that it was medium-grain, like you see in sushi. it's not vinegared like you'd see in nigiri sushi

Posted by Andrew Chang on 08/13/2015 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Taiwan Crunch

Great review! I loved the sentence about the affectionate couple and the flock of middle school girls. Really evoked Taiwan for me!

Posted by Lillian Hsu on 08/12/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “A New Sichuan King on the Rise

Checked it out the other night, and was pretty disappointed. The Szechwan dishes that we are familiar with from China Village had little distinctive character: The pork shoulder looked like China Village's (see top photo in this article), but the meat was dry, as if it had been slightly undercooked and then removed from its braising liquid for a time. (And, like Luke Tsai, we found the "spicy" moniker wholly undeserved ... what we detected was a heavy hand with the five-spice.) The wok-charred cabbage that Tsai praises was limp, not very smoky, and overwhelmed by the black vinegar dosed on the finished dish -- bleccch. A spicy stir-fried chicken dish had wonderful color and was perfectly cooked, but lacked savor. The only real success was the braised eggplant, which my wife very much enjoyed.

Posted by Jonathan King on 08/12/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “A Toast for The Town

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Posted by Editor on 08/08/2015 at 3:15 AM

Re: “A Toast for The Town

She is talking about Pure innocence idiot! The blank white page that was her mind until the schizophrenic chaos in her brain began. Get a clue!

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Posted by SapphireStacy77 on 08/07/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “A Toast for The Town

"I had this pure life, which in my mind is white," she said.
Get the fuck out.

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Posted by Kate McKinley on 08/06/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Kau Kau Corner Brings Aloha to Alameda

The rice in genuine spam musubi is not sushi rice -- i.e. not flavored with vinegar-sugar-salt but with salt only.

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Posted by Ruby MacDonald on 08/05/2015 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Dis tacs is gut o may got only problem hay jab one maricon uglie an madafaker pans on

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Posted by Alejandro Herrera on 08/04/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “As Californian as Scotch Eggs and Tasso Ham

Segue, information is freedom... so how about restaurants have to tell you (along with nutrition facts) the environmental impact of their dishes. We only have one Mother Earth folks!

(Oh, Chawhaus is good, pricey, but good and the staff is extremely conscientious)

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 07/31/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “As Californian as Scotch Eggs and Tasso Ham

Considering that California is still in a drought, it would be lovely if the East Bay Express did their part by not 'featuring' meat-centered restaurants. After all, approx. 47% of all water usage in Cali is animal agriculture. It's like the Express exists in a space bubble, separate from Earth, but the reality is that we are all in this together. People still eat meat and they still drive cars and that's pretty much why we're in the mess that we're in now, but people also smoke cigarettes and that doesn't mean that you glorify it, just because people are doing it. I know you're trying to be 'fair and balanced' in your reporting, and that's honorable, but the reality is that if the journalists have their heads in the sand, we're ALL screwed. Just sayin'...

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Posted by Segue Fischlin III on 07/30/2015 at 1:09 AM

Re: “The Last Days of Latino Old Oakland

Oakland is no more. Fruitvale, San Antonio, Eastlakecare the next immigrant neighborhoods to fall.

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Posted by Andy Nelsen on 07/28/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Saigon's Adopted Son

Here's the link to buy tickets to the popup: Alternatively, you can contact Deetz at

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Posted by Luke Tsai on 07/23/2015 at 12:33 PM

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