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Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

This chicken isn't KFC guys. And it takes a lot of labor to make the food. They aren't sourcing through SYSCO and using shit products. If ya'll ever worked in a kitchen you would understand how much it costs to buy quality, and prep/cook said quality items for a menu. I say this because im a cook at another Berkeley restaurant nearby and our prices are around the same. Food looks delicious. This article definitely has piqued my interest --will be checking it out in the future.

Posted by Nikki Marucut 1 on 10/20/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

$19 for fried chicken??? What "people" in the title are they referring to?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 10/19/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

Dude this place is way expensive. Thats not of the people.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 10/18/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Copper Spoon to Replace Art's Crab Shack

First time at Copper Spoon last night. Wow! What a great place! Atmosphere and drinks were great, but the Lamb burger was out of this world! I'd reccomend this to anyone who like great food at a reasonable cost.

Posted by Somerset Bassett on 10/10/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “When Good Intentions Go Horribly Wrong

As someone with significant dietary restrictions that frequents Mission Heirloom (once a week, for the past six months) my biggest issue is the portion sizes, specifically the ratio of animal protein to vegetables/carbs. They are very moderate/light on animal protein and I frequently have to spend $6 for an extra "scoop" of animal protein. The Shepard's Pie in particular has significantly declined in quality over the past couple of months, particularly in regards to the issue of substantial lamb in the dish. Often, when I pay for my "extra scoop", as a "team leader" phrased it, it seems that they take it out of the dish and put it on the side, rather than really filling the bowl with lamb under the vegetables and supplying the extra serving on the side. I have given my feedback directly to the restaurant, as I consider myself a part of the community (I spend about a $800 a month at Mission Heirloom between weekly meals and from what I buy in their "market"). "Leading with a protein" is a paleo concept that abundant in the books on the shelves in the restaurant,and I hope they continue to work on reflecting that key concept in their food so I not only feel well from the lack of toxins, but am also nourished and have had sufficient, which is of equal importance.

Posted by Jake Nilson on 10/02/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “A Taste of Morocco in Oakland

We went 9/13/2017 and didn't find it pricey. Ordered 2 starters + lamb shank + Royal Couscous. Ended up with enough leftover yummy couscous for another dinner for the pair of us, added a little more merguez from the freezer (plus a green salad). TWO dinners for 2 people at $112 was a very fair price.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 09/30/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Pacific Lighthouse Serves Dim Sum with a View

FYI: the seaweed salad IS the same gomae wakame sold in Asian supermarkets or served at Japanese restaurants. China produces it and sells it in bulk to exporters.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 09/17/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “A Taste of Morocco in Oakland

WOW...very pricey. Thankfully there are places like Kamdesh and Bacheeso's.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/07/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Bare Knuckle Pizza in Oakland is a New Destination for Vegan Pizza

One day, I hope that someone makes pizza here who is an afficianado of Di Fara's. If you have been to Di Fara's, that is my Brooklyn pizza heaven.

Posted by Bertha Pearl on 08/06/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Yuzu Ramen & Broffee Goes Deep To the Bone

$17 for a bowl of noodles? Arsonists need to stop burning down those new condo developments so these ramen places can have customers.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 07/11/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “A Different Burger

Donnie is an amazing chef - What a fun event!

Posted by patrice 1 on 07/06/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Rose's Taproom Debuts This Weekend in Oakland's Temescal

So exciting!!! We Bells just might need to do a road trip north!!!

Posted by Deborah McMahon Bell on 07/01/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “An Ideal Lunch Break at Emeryville's Paradita

Sorry, but are you certain Paradita offers beef heart anticuchos? We were there 6/16 and the ONLY anticuchos offered on the menu signboard were chicken, shrimp, and pork belly. We were very disappointed!

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 06/17/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Degrees Plato Serves Beer Without Borders in Oakland's Laurel Neighborhood

Looks like a must try it soon place to me!

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 06/16/2017 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Restaurant Shuffle on Broadway in Oakland

Is Hayward becoming the new Oakland? Not sure of a rent comparison, but there are certainly empty storefronts on the main drag there which could be occupied by restaurants feeling a squeeze from the high rents of downtown and uptown Oakland. We recently had a fun meal with friends at Buffalo Bills Brewery in downtown Hayward (1082 B Street), not to mention enjoyed their brews and took home a six pack of high octane IPA.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 06/16/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Restaurant Shuffle on Broadway in Oakland

Yep. That new minimum wage has done wonders for the restaurant business. It is booming now, as old places go out of business and new ones try to make it and fail. I've seen prices rise, staff cut, and service deteriorate, but the remaining few workers get great wages.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 06/15/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Degrees Plato Serves Beer Without Borders in Oakland's Laurel Neighborhood

We are thrilled to have Degrees Plato in the neighborhood. The friendly helpful service service at tasty food and delicious beers on tap. Definitely a go to spot for us.

Posted by Naomi Heileman Kamiya on 06/14/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Kickstart Women-of-Color in the Food Scene

Adding the full URL to make it slightly easier: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/747347190/creating-great-jobs-for-young-women-of-color-in-oa

Posted by Eugene Chan on 06/08/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Cherry Festival In San Leandro

Plant some cherry trees on City Hall property!

Posted by Phil Allen on 06/01/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Returns To The Bay On June 3

Learn how to make an overly-hoppy ale that tastes just like every other overly-hoppy ale that every other brewery now makes!

Posted by Robert Paege on 05/30/2017 at 10:30 AM

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