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Re: “Pyramid Alehouse’s Berkeley Location Shuts Down

Too bad! I really like the place and their beers, specially apricot ale. But now that I know about them now wanting to unionize..., I will stop drinking their beers

Fabian

Posted by candombero on 05/27/2016 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Will the Bay Area's Next Big Food Trend Be ... ‘Alsatian Pizza’?

I think Ecetera Wine Bar in SF has been serving flammekueche since 2012. Nice to have something like that in the East Bay!

Posted by Michael Tsai on 05/25/2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/24/2016 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Belcampo to Bring Burgers, Cocktails to Oakland’s Jack London District

Anya Fernald is quite a dynamo of quality food production. Oakland, and Jack London Square is lucky to have her - not just as a force in our blossoming community, but as a resident as well. And she's a talented food wizard too.

Posted by Suzi Kaplan Olmsted on 05/22/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/21/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “An Oakland Chef Wants to Decolonize Cinco de Mayo

Sorry we were out of town. If you can catch Prof. Salomon's talks on Gov. Pico at the Peralta Hacienda or African American Museum, it gives another layer to the complexity of California. But Dominica's cooking and changing specials are reason to celebrate every day.

Posted by Dr. Floyd Huen on 05/20/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

... wonder if a new tenant is needed for Salsipuedes' space. A Nigerian restaurant would be fantastic there if a place in the Laurel isn't found.

Posted by gem spear on 05/20/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

This is really sad. when the sequoia diner moved into the space where full house cafe had been located (next door to miliki) the chef joined up with miliki to expand their menu to breskfast/brunch. This will also displace him one more time. Full House Cafe was a neighborhood institution for many years. All the folks at miliki are wonderful.

Posted by Patricia Murillo on 05/19/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
I saw the sign for a beer garden next to Miliki. But I didn't know the plan was to REPLACE Miliki. This is horrible news. In addition to being a unique Nigerian restaurant, it is also the best neighborhood breakfast place. When Full House closed and turned into Sequoia, Miliki hired Kirk, the former chef for Full House, after neighbors petitioned the restaurant to do so. Kirk brought the old Full House menu with him, and my husband and I have enjoyed breakfast there ever since. Now it sounds like Miliki is going away, and this will be a great loss for the Laurel. Miliki is part of the neighborhood. They responded to local concerns. They helped out. It's tragic that they are being misplaced. I wish this would not come to pass.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 05/19/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

While I think this restaurant sounds wonderful, to turn this into a gentrification issue seems specious since the restaurant has only been there since 2009.

Posted by Ryan MacPhee on 05/19/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/18/2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/18/2016 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

I don't know about the crazy comment mentioned above doubting if Laurel families would frequent a beer garden. Laurel families have been waiting years for a place to sit down and have a brew locally. I know that I will be a regular once this place opens up.

Posted by Michael Kerr on 05/18/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

This douchebag bought the building, is kicking out the current tenants and then began a Kickstarter campaign to raise $60k (of which he raised $8k) to start the business. He doesn't even have the money to open. He's going to fail, which will be no consolation for Okunade. He'll be displaced and Schneider will just shrug his shoulders and kick rocks, saying "Oh dang, I failed."

Posted by Eric Sisneros on 05/18/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

I'm sympathetic to the Okunades, and the community that has built up around it. But the moral outrage in the comments is nuts. Schneider bought a building, and a building's owner gets to decide how to generate income from their building.

If the community feels so strongly about this (and other businesses, presumably), they should be organizing fundraisers to buy the buildings themselves, so they *actually* have a say. Or working with Schneider to discuss an alternative outcome. Here's hoping the energy sparked by this turn of events can be mobilized to help find the Okunades and Miliki a new, permanent home.

Posted by joe chojnacki on 05/18/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/18/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

NO NO NO Here's another example of the diversity that makes Oakland so great being pushed out for trendy new money. Maliki and the best neighborhood breakfast in the Laurel serve our community. We need to support them.

Posted by Bunny Olsen on 05/18/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

This is the reality of Commercial/Retail leases, the tenant has zero protection. What happened in San Francisco is unfortunately starting in Oakland. Mayor Libby is full of hot air.

Posted by Josh Thompson on 05/18/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

This is the reality of Commercial/Retail leases, the tenant has zero protection. What happened in San Francisco is unfortunately starting in Oakland. Mayor Libby is full of hot air.

Posted by Josh Thompson on 05/18/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

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Posted by Editor on 05/18/2016 at 6:42 AM

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