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

Excellently argued review, and much better than Queen Bauer's never-ending condescension,even as both reviews argue essentially the same thing: The shadow of the rightfully legendary Bay Wolf perhaps impedes Peng from achieving the breakaway moment of which she is capable. Bay Wolf, over its forty year run, became a beloved staple, a wonderfully Latin-Euro (French, Italian, Spanish) and Cali take on comfort food.

What we all have forgotten, it seems, is that Bay Wolf made its bones by taking us all to new territory back in the day, and that its beloved "comfort" ethos developed only in the last decade of its multi-decade run.

The Wolf can pay true homage to Bay Wolf by doing what Wild and company did in the first place: take the recipes and improvise freely and lovingly, without the aim of playing solely to the past or becoming a Cali legend, both of which the Bay Wolf achieved almost as an afterthought.

To the ever-talented Ms. Peng: never mind the shadow. Do YOUR thang, and the ghost of Bay Wolf will smile approvingly.

Posted by Rene Chateaubriand on 04/08/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Merritt Bakery Won't Move Back to Original Location, Seeks Larger Space

Matthew Lee:

What twaddle you, a confirmed Right-wing racist and know-nothing bigot spew. Oakland hasn't "lost" any "potential jobs" but rather caved to GENTRIFICATION, which means new upscale jobs for largely white, privileged arrivistes. Well, this New Yorker won't complain about the the three hundred new (y)up restaurants and hypster hipster joynts opening in the Town. Some of it is all very good.

But you? Your bigotry and incredibly stupid Right-wing, "Libertarian" (racist Right-wingers who like pot) is more than any educated, sentient person can bear.

Posted by Rene Chateaubriand on 10/03/2015 at 9:48 AM

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