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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs: What the Fork

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

I went to elementary and junior high with Lady Esther's son and frequented her restaurant all the time. So glad the family is back! I was just lamenting that only a few old time soul food restaurants are even around. Now we've got three.

Posted by C. Leonard on 03/16/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

This is awesome news! My cousin knew Ms Lady Esther well as he was one of her food service vendors. I remember when she died - a very sad day in Oakland. My father, who is now 85 yrs young frequented her restaurant and remembers fondly how kind and Ms. lady Esther was.

Posted by Teresa L. Washington-Evans on 03/15/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

I pray she brings back the stuffed shrimp . I remember my uncle Green Hodges used to clean the restaurant. My oldest daughters baby picture hung in the main area. Those were the days!

Posted by D Mascharney Smith-Franklin on 03/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

Yes Lord and we thank you

Posted by Marie A Lewis on 03/15/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

I'm so excited for you right now, Jessica. We're all in this with you. Just make sure you're ready for us to spend a lot of time there once you open!

Posted by Michael Orange on 03/10/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

I'm not much of a drinker, just the occasional bit of rum or gin. However, I will definitely gladly give you my money as opposed to Bev Mo.

Posted by jeanonyx on 03/09/2017 at 5:51 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Great article Jessica. You are well on your way to exceeding your goal. Stay focused follow your plan and trust that your people will show up for you. #whatawoman #proudbaba #kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63207…

Posted by Keba Armand Konte on 03/08/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

love the love on this thread! gl with business

Posted by ameanie on 03/08/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

I don't know you personally but I am sure happy to hear about your new business. I will definitely patronize your establishment.

Posted by Chanie Lasso on 03/08/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Wishing you success. Then hoping you and your family bring some of that success and expand in East Oakland. We could use some shops out this way too.

Posted by Anna Hernandez Brown on 03/08/2017 at 7:01 AM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

So excited for and proud of you!

Posted by Te'Aira Brown on 03/07/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

I love the black businesses. We need more. Growing up in Oakland I have watched them wither away. I'm glad yours is a beautiful bud. Hoping it blossoms into bouquet of bountiful blessings for you and yours.

Posted by getlow judson on 03/07/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Hi Jessica. Congratulations on your business. This sounds like a winner. I own a mobile bartending business in Hayward and would love to partner with you. Please contact me via email - bartenders@pourplanit.com. Michelle

Posted by Michelle Toney on 03/06/2017 at 8:03 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Just what we need... More booze

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 03/06/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Six East Bay Restaurants Where You Can Score Killer Fish and Chips for Lent

Pacific Brewing Company fish and chips: 4.5/5

Drake's Dealership fish and chips: 2/5 (fish as thin as a three year old's pinkie)

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/01/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Six East Bay Restaurants Where You Can Score Killer Fish and Chips for Lent

Quinn's Lighthouse is very good, too.

Posted by Eric A Hughes on 03/01/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Six East Bay Restaurants Where You Can Score Killer Fish and Chips for Lent

An odd and deeply cynical attitude toward the traditional spiritual meaning of Lent. Perhaps simply uninformed by ignorance and the greedy hyperconsumerism of our day.

Eating fish for Lent pointed to the condition of the poor and the appropriate Christian reflection. Fish was poor people's food.

Natcherly, with the advancing extinction of marine life, fish may no longer be considered cheap eats.

It does appear, however, that along with the extinction of species, so too goes compassion.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 03/01/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Actual Cafe and Victory Burger to Close on December 23

Good, those places were overpriced and pretentious and the coffee was sludge.

Posted by Nancy DE on 02/24/2017 at 1:43 AM

Re: “A Burmese Resurrection: Grocery Cafe Will Get a Second Life in Jack London Square

Great news! How about the fish soup? Delicious.

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 02/20/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Nyum Bai: Cambodian Street Noodles Find a Home in an Emeryville Food Court

This was excellent. Thank you for your article.

Nice to find another broth, quite different from pha & many others, but absolutely delicious.

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 02/04/2017 at 4:35 PM

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