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Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Luke, although we never had the privilege to have met one another. I truly enjoyed all of your commentary and articles ,especially the ones that were about my past business the "BBQ HUT" (smile). But really you will be missed...don't stay away too long just continue to enjoy yourself!

-Lucky

Posted by sprately on 04/06/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

You'll be missed. I've greatly appreciated your searching out of smaller places that would otherwise be completely overlooked. I hope your successor will maintain this ethos, and that you'll imprint some of that perspective to the glossy pages of your new gig. Good luck!

Posted by Peter Chang on 04/05/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

I just saw this. We will miss you! I was going to eat elsewhere in San Leandro but to honor your reviews of the East Bay's thriving Asian restaurant scene I will now go eat again at Noodles Pho Me:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/nood…

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 04/05/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Luke you were an East Bay treasure. NO ONE used the turn of phrase "lush fattiness" like you. San Francisco is lucky to have you. You will be deeply missed.

Posted by Alli1 on 04/05/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Luke, your reviews will be missed. Hope you choose to return soon

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 03/31/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Your reviews have always been spot-on, and your net widely cast. You'll be missed! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 03/30/2017 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Nyum Bai Wants to Expand Your Vocabulary of Asian Noodle Soups

Sounds delicious. Too bad it's in Emeryville, the most ill-planned mall-town in California.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/30/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Best of luck in your new ventures! Thanks for the wealth of tips, including so many curiosity piquers in this final issue, and for putting so many deserving businesses in the spotlight.

Posted by hyperbowler on 03/30/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Oh goodness you will be missed!
Best of luck with your new gig!
Where can a bay area native with a master's in creative writing and a deep love of all things epicurean apply for your position?

Posted by Jessica Stone on 03/30/2017 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Thank you Luke!

Posted by Tim Huey on 03/29/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

No! You have been great and we need more voices like yours. For you food from non-European origins wasn't "exotic" and you demonstrated a true connection and appreciation of real peoples' food. You will be missed.

Posted by Sherri Rita on 03/29/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Always a pleasure to read your reviews and discover new places with you. Good luck with your new position and keep on eatin'!!

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Posted by Jim Richardson on 03/29/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Good luck, Luke. Reading your reviews each week has become something I greatly look forward to.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 03/29/2017 at 12:23 AM

Re: “The Wolf in Oakland Modernizes a Cal-Cuisine Legend

Tommy: I found the patio to be quite loud, so you'd be better off requesting a table inside, perhaps further back away from the doorway (where there are sometimes groups of people waiting for a table).

Posted by Luke Tsai on 03/27/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “The Wolf in Oakland Modernizes a Cal-Cuisine Legend

Thanks for another well-written review. Would it be possible to add a sentence describing the noise level? I frequently go to restaurants with my parents, who are a bit hard of hearing, and it can be difficult to find a spot where we can easily converse. Thanks.

Posted by Tommy Katz on 03/27/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “In Oakland, a Tale of Two Breakfast Sandwiches

Aleppo chili oil huh? It must not be fresh since Aleppo hasn't been exporting their chilis in quite some time. Food writing is such pretentious crap...

Posted by Emilio da Costa on 03/22/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

I'm having trouble buying these two claims:

* That the Dimond's "older residents" (or any patrons, really) who went to McDonald's to get a "simple meal" and take a load off are now flocking to The Veg Hub for $10+ vegan meat analog sandwiches.

* That the typical McDonald's customer "might actually want to eat" the same.

I mean, sure, there may be some folks who would rather eat vegan fake meat than McD's and have been eating Quarter Pounders in despair, waiting desperately for such a place to open in the 'hood... (because for some reason they can't travel outside the Dimond to find the food they really want???). And I'm not defending McD's in any way here. Just saying I find these statements really, REALLY hard to believe. Got any sources, Luke Tsai?

Posted by Jenna Morley on 03/14/2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Togi's Serves Real Mongolian Food

We just had their beef and noodle dish with a cabbage salad for dinner and it was great! The noodles are fresh and peppery and one order fed us both. We ordered take out, and brought it home. Sometimes it just beats cooking after a nice walk!

Posted by Lynn Lazarus on 03/11/2017 at 7:22 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

"Too bad about the religious beliefs"? Next, we'll be hearing the over-used (and much abused) word "hate."

I'm gay, and I'll enjoy the food, even if I can't get married in Rev. Chew's church. I won't resent his beliefs about human sexuality if he won't resent mine.

Would he refuse to serve me if I came in with a boyfriend? If so, he has a problem -- but I somehow doubt that would be the case.

Live and let live.

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 03/11/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

I was excited that a vegan restaurant was opening in my area, only to find that it was mainly focused on soy soy and more soy based foods. I consider myself a healthy vegan, and all the mentions of salty in your article are another reason I could never eat those types of foods. That being said, they do seem to have a fresh salad bar, which could save a trip to Whole Foods when my fridge is low on the stuff. There are all kinds of vegans, but the fact that they are not killing the animals is a good thing. Too bad about the religious beliefs.

Posted by Nina Chiappa on 03/11/2017 at 3:11 PM

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