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NEW: Rita's Ice & Custard in Castro Valley - any reports?

looks like kids prefer Rita's to froyo. castro valley has seen 2 froyo places close since Rita came to town (one rebranded.)

More facts about Elmwood Cafe racist incident

agreed. if the employee didn't have any training re the addressed scenario, she should have contacted her superiors.

since she went ad hoc, she is responsible for the consequences.

More facts about Elmwood Cafe racist incident

no mention in story of first employee, on 3 hr tryout, engaging the Bells. it was a 2nd employeee who did.

the owner mentioned 3 reasons why the "try out" employee wasn't hired.

More facts about Elmwood Cafe racist incident

employee was on a "three hour tryout" she failed accoding to management:
....2)"the employee did not make any effort to solve the problem."
3)"her responsibility to report the incident and she did not
do so".

yep, it was a business decision, she lacked the skills to work in a people environment.

More facts about Elmwood Cafe racist incident

i don't begrudge the customer. employee definitely should have gone to management pronto. they would more experience to judge the complaint and the person who made it. hopefully they would have made a better decision.

More facts about Elmwood Cafe racist incident

in hindsight, the "fired" employee, recently hired, should have notified her immediate supervisor of the situation and not taken unilateral action.

haste makes waste.

Sam Wo closing... help!!!! Where... [San Francisco]

never had a problem with Edsel. didn't see him messing with any chinese guys either. he left the students and/or gang members alone. Edsel entertained the tourist trade.
doubt the duck chow fun will taste the same. the chow mein will, just crunchy bean sprouts and noodles.

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

nope. employee terminated jan. 30th. (east bay express)

Roti canai / roti prata SFBA Dish of the Month January 2015

roti prata is a dish seldom ordered. tasted only a couple times so ...

roti prata comped (3.25 value)while waiting for take out at Mango Garden, fremont
-came with homemade curry dip
-roti tasted fresh, not premade dough nor frozen version
-looked like folded crepe
-tasted bombastic
still i rather order green onion pancakes than roti prata. just a personal preference.

New Oakland Safeway complex in Rockridge. College @ Claremont... Critiques?

signs are posted in safeway's parking lot re a one hour limit. unknown how rigidly this will be enforced.

Buma's (former Marrow, Oakland)

website lists delivery options all in oakland, (rockridge, JLQ, piedmont, etc.)no mention of charges or when they deliver. website up in 2014.

Buma's (former Marrow, Oakland)

yes, slices was tasty, crunchy but not so juicy. not exactly dry. comparing this to Bluebird's Silician Square, Bluebird's was juicier.
Bluebird is in san leandro and also claims n.y. roots. (may be open evenings only).

New Oakland Safeway complex in Rockridge. College @ Claremont... Critiques?

shopping choices-more brands of the same item. beers had 2 aisles, wines similar, didn't check other items. saw many coffee beans offered: peet's, mr. expresso, etc.

Looking for Best Chinese Restaurant - SF Chinatown

new woey loy goey, (699 jackson st.) & capital restaurant (839 clay) is where some homies go for cheap eats. may be too authentic for out of towners.

New Oakland Safeway complex in Rockridge. College @ Claremont... Critiques?

college safeway looks like any other safeway, only larger with more shopping choices.
yep, bottleneck on college ave. where construction is going on.
claremont entrance not burdened with traffic noonish.

parking on the rooftop is similar to parking at costco in s.f.

Odang Udon - fresh udon from a food truck [San Francisco]

regular sized food trucks can't fit in the space here. only camper sized food vehicles can. these are the only food vendors here. (explains the dearth of food options here).

Jade Chocolate has opened in the Inner Richmond [San Francisco]

it's been 4 years since i ate Jade Chocholates. dark chocolates fab, infused chocolates flavors too subtle. will drop in the new place and try it out.

Shell-Shocked

i remembered romney saying "corporations are people too".

Tacos El Ojo de Agua? [San Francisco]

saw the "El Ojo de Aqua" again today. total fresh/vibrant new paint job. probably the same one you saw. parked next to a shell station
on 3rd? a block or so before byrant.

will try to stop next time and check it out. flow of traffic to fast for me to suddenly stop. contact # 415-....listed on truck.

Tacos El Ojo de Agua? [San Francisco]

seen the taco truck on 3rd st. sometimes. never stopped nor tried the food. it's the same one that was in Oaktown. Oaktown's one is mia.

Grocery Cafe- Burmese food! [Oakland]

looking at Chef Lue's strategy in opening eatery sites. it's either high end(san ramon(rent may be reasonable here), orinda, jack london sq) or low end (grocery cafe, san pablo ave, lue's food truck). seems more like throwing s.. up and seeing what's sticks to the wall/what sells. doubt all of it is his dough. (bagel is sound, solid profits, ala doughnuts.)

not critizing but high end can mean quick closure if biz is slow. low end isn't that profitable. mid ground may be best solution. watching san ramon and grocery cafe for breakthrus in strategy.

French Fries: SFBA Dish of the Month December 2014

Plum Bar's smoke fries was a disappointment. shoestring sized. it was neither smoky or hot. the waitress admitted the paprika used isn't consistent. sometimes it's hot, sometimes it isn't

fries slightly crunchy, not much meat, not mushy nor firm innards.

Bay Area Burmese Restaurant Roundup 2.0

Burma House is definitely worth it. per y.. reviews not so in the evenings. service substandard since they younguns are waiting on the tables. went noonish, empty, fab food, service ok.

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

Bund Shanghai has changed ownership within the last 2 years, there's now 2 menus, a shanghai one and a standard catch all chinese one (mandarin, sichuan, cantonese et al).

btw, i did taste some msg in my recent visits.

Looking for the best takeout roast duck in the East Bay

many cantonese restaurants get their roast duck from Yet Sun, 8th St.
other choice is Cafe 88, service can be bad (pushy old ladies)
-roast duck recipe sourced from hong kong.

Anyone else getting tired of "new" Craft Beer, Gourmet Burgers & 3rd Wave Coffee joints in Bay Area?

not tired at all.
hearsay portland, oregon has 140+ breweries. bay area is nowherea nears that.

few third wave coffee shops exist outside of oaktown, s.f. now hayward has one. (foothill blvd)

look forward to any burger place in lieu of habit/five guys/sonic.

not gonna be judgemental. let the marketplace decide. no one is forced to patronize "new" craft beers/burger/coffee places

if these new businesses attract patrons, so be it.
viva the entreprising capitalist!

San Mateo Christmas Eve?

not knowing where u live ....topic is San Mateo,
noticed a listing fyi "Best of Burma" 146 E. 3rd St. San Mateo,
opened 2 weeks ago.

Dumpling Express - Berkeley

tried the porridge (jook)4.13
-lots of watery rice, tender beef, lots of msg and sodium
-7 minutes wait......

Ghazni Afghan kabob (Hayward CA)

had a beef kabob(9.95)
-everything tasted fresh, tasty
-very friendly, cordial service
-wouldn't say service is slow but i took a nap
before the food arrived.

Anyone else getting tired of "new" Craft Beer, Gourmet Burgers & 3rd Wave Coffee joints in Bay Area?

there's a "watermelon" beer they may like. forgot who makes it. light brew.