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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Restaurant Review

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

I respectfully disagree completely! Took my visiting folks & family here a month ago, just after the switch, and we all had a fantastic meal. Standouts: two of us had the octopus - huge and cooked perfectly, the best I'd had outside of Greece - plus the delectable burrata breadñand the kale salad was delicious.. I could go on!

Posted by Deb Durant on 08/28/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Lots of love to the headline writer on this one.

Posted by Sean_Maher on 08/27/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Wasn't impressed by Gabriel's food at Jack's, and it sounds like nothing has changed. Iyasare also suffers when Kamio isn't around, btw. He's a great chef, but his supervision of the staff under him doesn't seem to produce the same results when he's not there.

Posted by Jean.Komatsu on 08/26/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Highs and Lows at Lungomare

my husband and I have dinner we ordered the octopus appetizer it was more like a simple and not an appetizer three small little pieces of octopus mostly fava beans my husband ordered it was undercooked will not go back there for dinner

Posted by Vicky Esquivel on 08/23/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Going Country at Overland

If you have met Paul Hayward you will know that hospitality is what will entice people back to Overland. The food will be inventive and delicious but the welcome and the overall experience will make Overland a cornerstone of the burgeoning Jack London square and surrounding area. I first met Paul in 2008 and again in 2014, his warmth and charm will win you over and put you at the ease you normally associate with family. Get down to this bar and witness it for yourself, then tell your friends... you will be a part of History.

Posted by Phil Craig on 08/20/2015 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A New Sichuan King on the Rise

I totally disagree with the opinion stated above. I come a few time, and the food is delicious. The service is very good too.

Posted by edmond chan on 08/17/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Kau Kau Corner Brings Aloha to Alameda

friendly folks. i liked the Kalua Pork, but the spare ribs were thin cut and not worth it at all.

@Ruby, i also had the musubi. i think the comment on the rice being "medium-grain sushi rice" was more that it was medium-grain, like you see in sushi. it's not vinegared like you'd see in nigiri sushi

Posted by Andrew Chang on 08/13/2015 at 7:33 PM

Re: “A New Sichuan King on the Rise

Checked it out the other night, and was pretty disappointed. The Szechwan dishes that we are familiar with from China Village had little distinctive character: The pork shoulder looked like China Village's (see top photo in this article), but the meat was dry, as if it had been slightly undercooked and then removed from its braising liquid for a time. (And, like Luke Tsai, we found the "spicy" moniker wholly undeserved ... what we detected was a heavy hand with the five-spice.) The wok-charred cabbage that Tsai praises was limp, not very smoky, and overwhelmed by the black vinegar dosed on the finished dish -- bleccch. A spicy stir-fried chicken dish had wonderful color and was perfectly cooked, but lacked savor. The only real success was the braised eggplant, which my wife very much enjoyed.

Posted by Jonathan King on 08/12/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Kau Kau Corner Brings Aloha to Alameda

The rice in genuine spam musubi is not sushi rice -- i.e. not flavored with vinegar-sugar-salt but with salt only.

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Posted by Ruby MacDonald on 08/05/2015 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Dis tacs is gut o may got only problem hay jab one maricon uglie an madafaker pans on

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Posted by Alejandro Herrera on 08/04/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “As Californian as Scotch Eggs and Tasso Ham

Segue, information is freedom... so how about restaurants have to tell you (along with nutrition facts) the environmental impact of their dishes. We only have one Mother Earth folks!

(Oh, Chawhaus is good, pricey, but good and the staff is extremely conscientious)

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 07/31/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “As Californian as Scotch Eggs and Tasso Ham

Considering that California is still in a drought, it would be lovely if the East Bay Express did their part by not 'featuring' meat-centered restaurants. After all, approx. 47% of all water usage in Cali is animal agriculture. It's like the Express exists in a space bubble, separate from Earth, but the reality is that we are all in this together. People still eat meat and they still drive cars and that's pretty much why we're in the mess that we're in now, but people also smoke cigarettes and that doesn't mean that you glorify it, just because people are doing it. I know you're trying to be 'fair and balanced' in your reporting, and that's honorable, but the reality is that if the journalists have their heads in the sand, we're ALL screwed. Just sayin'...

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Posted by Segue Fischlin III on 07/30/2015 at 1:09 AM

Re: “Breakfast of Champions

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Posted by Editor on 07/23/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

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Posted by Editor on 07/22/2015 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Delicious Food in a Steam Table?

Look nice thanks for such a great article
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birthday wishes for daughter

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Posted by Amit Bansal on 07/18/2015 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Breakfast of Champions

Fabulous review.

I am a local and am very happy with Sequoias.

There was much buzz about this place in the neighborhood before they opened up and I wondered if they could meet expecations.

They definitely have.

The homefries are unsurpassed.

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Posted by Michael Lumish on 07/15/2015 at 3:35 PM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

First ---the food is great and the Patty Melt is the best I haver ever had. Salads are also wonderful.

As to the mural. I do not know the details but I once operated a business in SF with a mural on the back wall. Required structural work would destroy the mural. As the mural had been painted by volunteers in the neighborhood with money from the building's then owner and paint form the hardware store I did a very public request for people to come forward who worked on it. Nobody except people whose houses faced the mural....they hated it after 20+ years of seeing it every time they came out of the houses (not a reflection the quality of the mural which was excellent) .

We announced that we had to eliminated but would take a thorough photographic record of it so that it could possibly be recreated in the future.

After the work was done we got sued by a woman claiming to be the sole artist. The landlady was elderly and didn't want trouble so settled for $50,000 and I agreed we would create a display of the artists's sketches and photos and ours. I met with her but she forgot to bring her images. And then she disappeared and never answered calls or emails again.
I had to get this out of my system.

As to the JJ's mural. I do not know anything about what happened. It was in pretty bad shape and mold started long ago, when there was rain. It created some health issues no doubt. But rather than bitch about it being gone, why not analyze where it could be recreated, what it would cost and do a Kickstarter campaign?

We should be thankful that such a prominent spot is no longer vacant. And luckily the neighborhood has food for all tastes and budget.

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Posted by Gary Meyer on 07/10/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Salad Days and Shawarma Nights

And when will the ice cream shop next to Oasis Grill be opening, my 4-year-old is wondering?

Posted by Jennie Mollica on 07/09/2015 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Delicious Food in a Steam Table?

I was watching the Tavis Smiley interview with Killer Mike. He spoke on economic revolution and putting our money into places that are the for the community. Post wake and bake, I decided to look you up to ask if you had any avenues, in which to help support this philosophy. I open the page to see this article, damn synchronicity!

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Posted by Enoch Montoya on 07/04/2015 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Taqueria El Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Mi Grullense is great (for al pastor), but the best spot for lengua is Casa Jimenez taco truck on High and International.

Just don't order anything else there.

Posted by Heath Albritton on 06/29/2015 at 12:43 PM

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