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Re: “Handlebar

Let me go out on a limb and state that this is probably a good burger. It could even be a great burger, and at $12 for a six ounce patty, it still appears to be conventionally raised beef, not touted as sustainable or organic or even with any non-cruelty standards applied to the raising and care of the beef, and wait-- I haven't even been charged yet for extra caramelized onions or jalapeños, much less any carbs or tater tots.

I don't mean to pick on Handlebar, but I'm just approaching the place as my wife and I did the other week. We saw the menu, realized that we would be spending nearly $20 apiece for a hamburger, fries and a drink, and we turned around and visited another joint. We all have noted that a lot of restaurants are saying that they buy local, organic, sustainable produce and meat, etc. etc. provide a living wage to their employees, blah blah blah...but it wasn't even stated as organic.

Handlebar is just another example of I've-got-cred-and- now-I-can-charge-the-asses-off-the-foodie-and- gullible. If the ingredients were organic etc., I would possibly consider the purchase, but for $40 I could head home, buy enough ingredients on my own, and serve 4-6 people a relatively decent and comparable burger. Yah, it may not be as good, but $12 is $12.

Hell, Barney's still delivers a decent sandwich for a lot less. Jus' sayin'.

Posted by chris juricich on 08/21/2014 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Berkeley Patient's Care Collective

Sketchy, unprofessional. Rude staff and ultra-masculine security guards. Not sure why "patient" is in the name or why it is considered to be medical. (They are also unaware of use of pesticides in flowers and solvents in concentrates - how is that medical?)

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Posted by ryanbay12 on 08/07/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Round Hill Country Club

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Posted by Editor on 08/06/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Art House Gallery & Cultural Center

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Posted by Editor on 07/31/2014 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Hermosa Hair Salon

Same for me. I followed Julie here too. She's the best! And yeah, no pretentious hipster vibe, but often some cool art.

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Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 07/24/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Kingston 11

Overpriced, with small portions

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Posted by Omolade R. Roddy on 07/16/2014 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Hermosa Hair Salon

I love this place! Parking is easy, the salon is quiet and relaxing, I followed my hair stylist Julie here (who is now the owner) and I like so much better! I have recommended it to friends/co-workers who also love it. No pretentious hipster vibe here

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Posted by elena maes on 07/15/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Harper Greer

Really great store...loads of selection! Sizes start at a 10 and go to a 24.

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Posted by Terry Kiskaddon on 07/11/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Warehouse Cafe and Bar

Always a fun stop on the bike, been going since the kids were young. They liked running down the haunted apartments hallway above, at least that's what we told them. Good BBQ, and the bands always sound good.

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Posted by Rocky Borton on 07/06/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Ajanta

Simply the best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area! Their food is mostly locally-sourced and organic.

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Posted by Editor on 07/03/2014 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Au Coquelet

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Posted by Editor on 07/03/2014 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Corso

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Posted by Editor on 07/03/2014 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Live Oak Park

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Posted by Editor on 07/03/2014 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch

A fantastic library-- well-stocked, beautifully set up place to browse, work, bring your children!

Posted by Eve Siegel on 07/03/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Anytime Fitness

24/7 access, dedicated professional staff, state of the art equipment

Posted by Elaine Cass on 07/03/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Nido

Finally, a Mexican restaurant that breaks the 'Tex-Mex' mold with wonderful, adventurous fare.

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Posted by Jim Puskar on 07/03/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Enoteca Molinari

This is what I crave when I need my Italian fix.

Posted by Jim Puskar on 07/03/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Lin Jia Asian Kitchen

High quality ingredients prepared to order.

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Posted by Jim Puskar on 07/03/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Everett & Jones Barbeque

Still the standard by which others must be measured.

Posted by Jim Puskar on 07/03/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Bay Wolf Cafe and Restaurant

Delicious fare at a reasonable price. And, you can have a conversation without shouting.

Posted by Jim Puskar on 07/03/2014 at 1:16 PM

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