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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Restaurant Review

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

Everyone beware of the Mural People of Piedmont Ave -they hold an insatiable grudge.

20 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Matt_Chambers on 06/27/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Iyasare and the Essence of Umami

Taking my mom here for ramen lunch tomorrow. Anything I shouldn't miss? (knowing we have a limited time frame with Leo's attention span)

Posted by Lillian Hsu on 06/26/2015 at 1:20 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

Serving hamburgers in a drought? Nothing short of criminal! End of civilization indeed! Mold in a drought? Unheard of! Mold needs water to survive! Hmmm...

17 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Segue Fischlin III on 06/25/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

The hamburgers are no bueno, many other choices on the street that don't charge you an arm and leg for a small burger. Unfortunately this is how the "New Oakland" has become. Silver spoon having owners selling marked up small plates to the hipsters and others who will choose to support a place like this. It is a very sad time in Oakland right now and I don't think it will ever go back to how it was. I'm glad I was born and raised in Oakland, but in five years its won't be recognizable

31 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Brian Eckling on 06/25/2015 at 10:18 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

Hey Luke, did you ever SEE the mural? I have lived in the Piedmont Ave are for 30 years, and the mural painted by Rocky Rische-Baird in the same style as his other mural on the Gaylord's building on 41st St. was both visually impressive and a wonderful historical record for Oakland. There are many people in the neighborhood who are more than a little amazed by the arrogance of the new tenant who took it into his own hands to rip down a distinguished piece of local historical art without bothering to consult properly with representatives of the area. I would normally welcome a new restaurant with some well-prepared offerings, but in this case, all I have is a bad taste in my mouth. Some sort of public apology and good-faith offer to try and make up for what is clearly an egregious error would go a long way to fixing the rift that exists. All I have seen so far from the owner is defensive comments about how he did all he reasonably could have, which is has not served him well in the eyes of the neighborhood.

24 likes, 40 dislikes
Posted by Peter Stokes on 06/24/2015 at 10:06 PM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

No son we are not bourgeois, we have been here with the ups and downs. when the streets were down...My father was not a professional he was a lumper, but you probably do not know what that is. My mom worked for Bordens and I worked for Jim at the old 76 on Mac and Harrison for a buck an hour. Many of us participated in the Civil and anti war movemensts. There would have been no Panther symbol in Oakland without Mark Comfort and us in ODAC, but then you probably do not know what that was either, and we continued to contribute and still do to the fabric of our community which by your comment you know nothing about. We were the first black family on Santa Clara sister and brother were the second and third black students at take your emoticon self and take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself where you will be inthe next four or five decades of your life. So if you want class bonafides and want to brag on the working class, I will spit back at your lumpen ass too!

33 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by Earl Marty Price on 06/24/2015 at 2:03 PM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

Bougie Piedmont creeps obsessed with a moldy mural need real problems to complain about. This restaurant IMPROVES your neighborhood much more than the mural ever did!

45 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Carlos Aguilar on 06/24/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

I'm with Mr. Price. Shame on the Express for pandering to this vandal. There are plenty of burgers available from people who respect the neighborhood. When he puts the mural back, it might be worth considering his wares. As long as the mural is gone, that's all we need to know about his establishment.

26 likes, 59 dislikes
Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 06/24/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

The mural controversy will keep me away. It could have and should have been saved. No worries there are plenty of hipsters in the area not concerned with our history. I will continue to go to Sparky's and Barney's, Fentons if I want a burger,as on the whole there are no shortages of eateries on the Ave.

31 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by Earl Marty Price on 06/24/2015 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Exelent article! It's all true Best of the Best!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Diana Luz Sandoval Santeliz on 06/08/2015 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Excelent article

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Diana Luz Sandoval Santeliz on 06/08/2015 at 6:10 PM

Re: “At Bombay B's, Indian Food Gets Faster

Why does the "Athenian Deli" get no love? Located in the neighborhood at 2125 Franklin, it has been around since 1977. Recently the menu has added traditional Ethiopian fare. The food is healthy, the prices are very reasonable and the owners have substantially upgraded the decor. It surely deserves a comment when discussing "moderately priced international cuisines" in the uptown neighborhood.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Charles Schwartz on 06/02/2015 at 12:53 AM

Re: “At Bombay B's, Indian Food Gets Faster

Just to respond briefly to your comment, Clarence: I don't know your source on Bombay B's having closed down, but the place is still open for business as of this week. That said, when I called, I was told that they've sometimes been closing early on nights when business is slow.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Luke Tsai on 05/29/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “At Bombay B's, Indian Food Gets Faster

Place is already closed down as of this weekend. Sam Patel must be a nightmare to work with. With captain & corset, he brought in a decent chef with a unique vision, and the partnership fell apart when the chef found out she was getting screwed in the partnership. Wouldnt be surprised if it was a similar situation here.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 05/27/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Nigerian Flavor Palette

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Posted by Editor on 05/22/2015 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

yall just gentrified our favorite spot.... SMDH some things are best kept on the DOWN MF LOW

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Chhoti Maa on 05/21/2015 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Other Noodle Soup

I heartily endorse the above review. Every dish I have ordered has been outstanding, and I have begun to eat my way through the whole menu. The atmosphere is casual and friendly; Hien complements the wonderful food with friendly and professional efficiency. If I could only eat at one restaurant, I would easily choose Bun Mam Soc Trang.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by James Maslach on 05/17/2015 at 8:15 PM

Re: “The Whole Hog

Too bad I didn't see any of these delicious items on the menu last night... I know I would have been much happier.

Cheese and charcuterie plate was #predictable and boring
Octopus was tad over-cooked
Squash blossoms was ok; but not memorable
Pizza was good I heard; But by then, I was done with the place

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Samayou kodomo on 05/16/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “A Tiny Pub with Big Appeal

Pricey. Bay area prices slowly killing us.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nikki Simonsen on 04/23/2015 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Iyasare and the Essence of Umami

The menu quoted on the was $70/person without cocktails and service, That is a bit north of what I consider casual dining (Perhaps Chow or Sidebar).

This sounds divine, but casual dining is not what I might call it.

(but maybe that is just me)

Posted by Gil Batzri on 04/22/2015 at 6:01 PM

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