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Re: “Best New Restaurant

I ate there several months ago with my son and it was absolutely delicious and the pairing was spot on.

Posted by cib on 03/08/2011 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Readers Say The Darndest Things: Arts & Culture

to the chabon groupie on best local author:
He may know his way around a sentance but it takes a bit more than wordy rambling to craft a well written story worth reading. Try again. Le Guin could write circles around any of his work.

Posted by bast on 03/06/2011 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Best Converted Church

Actually, the building Marmot is in was never a church, but rather a non-demoninational chapel used for weddings and funerals called the Little Chapel of the Flowers.

Posted by teepeeok on 10/26/2010 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Best Spicy-Sweet-Hot Treat

the queen of england gives free samples of carnation coco and he likes to think of coco……

Posted by cuandoviajes212 on 10/24/2010 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Best Marriage of Boxing and Gardening

This is truly an oasis in the middle of industrial East Oakland. Thank you EOBA for nurturing our children!

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Posted by DJH on 09/19/2010 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Best Pâté

Best pate? Birds raised for pate are kept in small, crowded pens to limit movement. A metal nozzle attached to a pressurized hose forcefully and repeatedly injects cornmeal mush down the birds' throat. This enlarges the birds' livers to 6-8 times the normal size. The process continues until the birds are so damaged and then die a painful death. Wolfgang Puck one of the biggest producers of pate gave up making it a couple of years ago because of the cruelty. Still think there is such a thing as the "best pate. No such thing.

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Posted by naomio on 08/22/2010 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Best Ice Cream or Gelato

Lush Gelato is also open and serving many flavors at their store at the back of Epicurious Garden, 1511 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley (across the street from the Cheeseboard).

Posted by liiisa on 07/27/2010 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Best African Restaurant: Taming the devilish spices

I have yet to try the restaurant so I cannot say yea or nay. However I can say nay to the naming of the title, "taming the devilish spices". Why is the paper associating the devil with something of Africa? Regardless of one's religious leaning or lack of things associated with the devil tend to be negative. Whether written by staffer or reader I expect more from Eastbay Express.

Posted by CarlosJ on 07/27/2010 at 3:12 AM

Re: “Best Sports Astrologer

Andrea is a great Astrologer. She uses intuition, insight and skill to help shed light on what is really going on beyond what we may see. She has helped me with some major decisions in my life. Her compassion and wisdom combined with her sharp astrology tools have been extremely beneficial to me. I recommend her to anyone striving for right action in their life. She knows her sports, too. It's all about cause and effect, is it not?

Posted by Moon Man on 07/24/2010 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Best Men's Group

These men shine the light of powerful, protective and non-violent masculinity that can change the world. Their integrity and commitment to community service and personal growth inspires my optimism for the future.

Posted by carolepert on 07/22/2010 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Best New Coffee Shop

It's a lovely space, with awesome people, but, yes, it's the coffee we come here for! Absolutely amazing!

Posted by Budress on 07/20/2010 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Best Men's Group

Bravo~ These guys are so great - a rare breed - and Heroes in our Midst - the Bay Area is a much better place as a result of the amazing altruism and enthusiasm and gusto these men demonstrate. I'm a fan. Page Larkin SF Examiner

Posted by pagelarkin on 07/20/2010 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Best Sports Astrologer

Andrea is amazing -- an not just for baseball. I strongly recommend you get a reading yourself and check out her skills in helping you make your way through the twists & turns of your life!

Posted by Albany Al on 07/17/2010 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Best Amateur Athlete, College

Go Bears!

Posted by Fyght4Cal on 07/16/2010 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Best Brazilian Dance Teacher

Ase -0. May the Ancestors and Orisa continue to bless you as you walk/dance your path.
Your gift for dance and choreography has delighted and endeared each student to your vision of life's steps.
I am so grateful to know you and enjoy your talents. May you continue to show us the way of movement and inner beauty.

Posted by Ohen Imene on 07/15/2010 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Best Martial Arts Studio

Yay! I've been training at this dojo for almost 10 years, and can attest to what a great place it is. I don't think I would have lasted this long anywhere else!

Posted by dluce on 07/15/2010 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Best Brazilian Dance Teacher

Oakland is so lucky to have the wise and talented Isaura. She is a truly gifted dancer, teacher and mentor. She is one of a kind. AXE!


Posted by Michelle Hernandez on 07/15/2010 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Best Alternative Religious Event

correction correction; no one "started" ecstatic dance. I've been doing it in one form or another, in groups, for all my life (I'm in my 40's) and it had been going on long before me. Your big island friends may have done much to popularize it in it's current form (and that's great!), but they certainly did not start it. Ecstatic dance is alive and well where I am in Portland OR, and I meet people from all over the country who do it where they are, too!

Posted by doog on 07/15/2010 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Best Alternative Religious Event

This authorless article did not check the facts. Mathew Fox has nothing to do with Ecstatic Dance. Also, it is not Christian (which is implied by calling it non-denominational) or religious in any way. Spiritual, physical, musical, social, not religious.

Posted by Jacqueline on 07/15/2010 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Best Brazilian Dance Teacher

I am soooooo happy that someone has articulated the true gift that we have in her presence. Axe:)

Posted by obaxum on 07/15/2010 at 2:24 PM

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