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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs: What the Fork

Re: “Want Gordon Ramsay to Swear at You? Audition for Hell's Kitchen

Okay. I should have read that better oops.

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Posted by Teresa Bakkar on 07/31/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Want Gordon Ramsay to Swear at You? Audition for Hell's Kitchen

Is he going to be coming to the west coast for casting?

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Posted by Teresa Bakkar on 07/31/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Shattuck Down Low Owner to Open Old Major’s in Downtown Oakland

Oakland does need more dance places. Downtown already has an overabundance of nicely-decorated watering holes with 'inventive cocktails' and reclaimed wood siding for twenty-somethings to stand around and idly flirt with eachother.

Enough of that. We want to get drunk and dance!

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Posted by Max Chanowitz on 07/24/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Shattuck Down Low Owner to Open Old Major’s in Downtown Oakland

A lot of people like to dance in Oakland and Berkeley. I hope he leaves some space for a future dancing area. Besides that it sounds good.

Posted by Clive Scullion on 07/21/2014 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Now Open in Berkeley (and Serving Monday Brunch): Handlebar

$14 burgers. Seriously, I will need to be really jacked up to pay that for a burger. I am of the opinion that no burger, ramen bowl, or banh mi sandwich is gonna rock my world so much. Just can't get excited about a burger,folks.

Posted by chris juricich on 07/20/2014 at 12:24 AM

Re: “For the Love of Ancient (and Gluten-Free) Grains

"The best gluten-free bread I’d ever eaten" bagels have been on hiatus for about 2 months.

But we'll be selling again in the next few weeks... with many big things in the works!

Thanks for your support!


Posted by Brent Woodard on 07/18/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Standard Fare Launches Curbside Takeout Service

How may I have you email me so I may place an order?

Posted by Andrea Delany on 07/15/2014 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Welcome Back, PieTisserie

Yayyyy!!! I can't wait for the Re-Opening!! I drive over an hour to get there but it's WELL WORTH IT!!!

Posted by Dee Gormley on 07/08/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Off the Grid Comes to Uptown Oakland

This is one of the most thoughtful concepts I've heard of since moving to Uptown in 2008. Filling in when the local spots are closed, including long time non-food businesses -I love it!

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 07/08/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Sketch Ice Cream Says Goodbye One Last Time

Sad. Its tough to run a restaurant and I wish them well. My wife and I walked in there one time but it must have been an off day for them-- no one greeted us or acknowledged us and then my wife looked at the prices and said--"Let's just go get an Its-it at Bing's for a couple of bucks."

With that kind of attitude so prevalent amidst customers who are price conscious rather than quality, it's no surprise that restaurants nowadays that specialize in local, sustainable, organic, handmade foods have a rough time of it.

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Posted by chris juricich on 06/30/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Where Modern Gastronomy and Paleo Dining Meet


The Paleo authors say that humans have not had the chance to evolve much since the start of the agricultural revolution. It's because we have a hard time catching up genetically that we have a hard time digesting grains, legumes and milk. So the "critical" thing that we understand is that we evolve really slowly, not that we have evolved. We haven't.

Posted by Todd Lloyd on 06/28/2014 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Where Modern Gastronomy and Paleo Dining Meet

The author forgot to mention how flavorful and delicious the dishes are at Mission Heirloom. That is first and foremost the most important to succeed.

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Posted by Sandi Gaertner on 06/25/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: Parklets in North Berkeley, Sake and Cheese in Uptown Oakland, and a Food Truck for Dogs

A food truck for dogs. Seriously, if anything should indicate an end to economic doldrums, this might be it. The irony is that the food quality even for the animals would probably be better than most of the poor, disenfranchised inner city folks might be able to afford. Which would embarrass the hell out of me were I to have a dog and spend gourmet prices for my beast.

Posted by chris juricich on 06/25/2014 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Where Modern Gastronomy and Paleo Dining Meet

One problem with the "paleo" diet is that we don't have any cookbooks from that era lying around to tell us exactly what people did eat. Or just how diverse the diets were among different paleo cultures. Most of the discussion is pure fantasy.

There is scientific information available which suggests that in paleo times calorie intake was critical for development, physical and cognitive, and for simple survival. Only in much more recent times when agriculture (and the "horrific" eating of grains and legumes) was well-established and nutrient density high enough could human cultures evolve and produce what we now refer to as civilization. Those paleo chappies weren't capable of becoming computer nerds.

It's critical to understand that humans have indeed evolved since the paleo era to be able to make use of new foods. F'rinstance with domestication of milk-producing animals humans evolved the ability to digest lactose as adults. There are many genetic variations which give this ability telling us that this adaptation was selected many times during evolution.

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Posted by Michele Ocla on 06/25/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Welcome Back, PieTisserie

Janynelle's pies are worth every penny. Her pies are absolutely amazing!

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Posted by robinjolin on 06/19/2014 at 2:09 PM

Re: “North Oakland to Get a Neighborhood Butcher Shop and Whole-Animal Restaurant

Grain-fed would be good. Taste matters.

Posted by Griff Wodtke on 06/17/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Welcome Back, PieTisserie

I hope they have apricot.

Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 06/17/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Welcome Back, PieTisserie

Pies have gotten unbearably expensive - that is, upscale, gourmet, lovely ingredients pies - and thus a motivation to make one's own. However, we want to encourage local entrepreneurs and their business ventures - but how much will we be willing to pay for a wonderful pie?

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Posted by Judith Rathbone on 06/17/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Welcome Back, PieTisserie

Hi! The top picture of Jaynelle is my image. I'm a the photographer.

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Posted by robinjolin on 06/16/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Dock at Linden Street to Open Next Week


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