Amy Hu 
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Re: “SpoonRocket Delivery Service Takes Flight

Interesting. I hope this delivery service lasts awhile. I imagine that once the Fall semester starts up again, a lot of students will be interested--I wonder if they're advertising to them at all. There's a lack of fast and cheap healthy food in the UC Berkeley campus area. Perhaps there should will be vegan and vegetarian options someday as well.

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Posted by Amy Hu on 06/27/2013 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Berkeley's Ann's Kitchen to Become 'Bleecker Street Bistro'

Please keep the food cheap, yummy, filling, satisfying breakfast food, even if the name is changed to Bleecker Street Bistro. Especially in that area of Berkeley, it's a godsend for college students.

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Posted by Amy Hu on 03/14/2013 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The American Pizzeria We've All Been Waiting For

The reviewer contradicts himself repeatedly--Tsai says it's refreshing to see an American pizzeria that isn't a chain, but the pizzas are "traditional Neapolitan style to please the purist." So what makes an "American pizza"? Maybe it's the rest of the "unapologetically American" menu--except the fried cheese curds, smoked chicken wings, and twice-baked potatoes are closer to "Cal-Italian hybridized American" than mere twists on county fair food.

In the end, I'm unconvinced that The Forge turns the paradigm of American pizza "on its head" with a unconventional appetizers. Sounds like good food, though.

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Posted by Amy Hu on 03/14/2013 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Beer Revolution: Fun for the Whole Family

Listing the beers on the chalkboard is anything but pointless. On my last visit, it was constantly updated as some beers ran out and were replaced by others. It's a dizzying array of choices, but the name of the beer helps narrow the selection down. There are weekly events and they keep their Facebook very well updated. About food--I've learned to get my food to go so I can enjoy a brew with my meal. Nearby choices are restaurants at Jack London Square, Souley Vegan (right next door!), and Nation's Burgers. I usually make it an all-around beer night and hit up The Trappist as well, which is just up Broadway several blocks.

Posted by Amy Hu on 05/30/2012 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Michael Jackson's Former Personal Chef to Open Sweet Bar Bakery in Oakland

Maybe the Butcher's Guild can team up with food justice groups in Oakland and unite their efforts for quality food that is both accessible and ethical. It seems obvious that it's a matter of spreading the message beyond the bubble of people who are already knowledgeable about it--if all of the people who showed up at Revival Bar helped to make this happen, there could be some real community action. Of course, there are other policy-level considerations that a neighborhood BBQ won't solve (i.e., the price of non-factory-farm meat being a prohibiting factor) but change at a small scale can be cumulative and (hopefully) eventually affect city- or state-wide policy to make ethical meat the norm.

Posted by Amy Hu on 03/15/2012 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Cafe Intermezzo, Raleigh's Plan to Re-Open ... in Tents

Yes to the tents for Cafe Intermezzo, Raleigh's, and Gabriella's. Both Cafe Intermezzo and Raleigh's were beloved cornerstones of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. As a UC Berkeley student, I can safely say that the tent and beer garden idea will be popular with my fellow classmates--especially since we'll be able to enjoy scrumptious salads and pub food again! I hope that the re-opening happens in the beginning of May before the semester ends, because we miss the restaurants and they would probably see much more business (there are fewer students in Berkeley in the summer).

Posted by Amy Hu on 02/15/2012 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Double D: Oakland's Most Elusive BBQ

Though it is disheartening to see an independent supermarket go, their prices were--on the whole--extremely steep compared to the other nearby options. It's no surprise that Trader Joe's took away much of their business.

Posted by Amy Hu on 11/03/2011 at 5:49 AM

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