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KronnerBurger - Oakland

yesterday was 2 beers, both 12 oz with no other size options listed.

Best Sandwich in Berkeley?

Been once. Wasn't impressed.

Light on fillings. Dry thit nuong (grilled pork).

May need to give another shot.

Best Sandwich in Berkeley?

Yadi is where?

Party tray needed for this Sat: Vietnamese egg rolls, EBAY

For the archives.

I trolled my reviews on Y**p and found Anh Hong in Berkeley and Champa Garden in Oakland make their fried rolls with rice paper wrappers.

Not sure on party trays for either.

Party tray needed for this Sat: Vietnamese egg rolls, EBAY

Rice paper && fried?

Or are you talking about fresh summer rolls (goi cuon)

Party tray needed for this Sat: Vietnamese egg rolls, EBAY

I don't think they use rice paper wrappers

Fermented Fish Soup BUN MAM @ Bun Mam Ha Tien in San Jose

Seems like some variations in styles.

The versions I've had in Oakland, like Soc Trang, have had clear broth that was probably strained.

The ones I've had in San Jose were darker / murkier and more pungent. There I think some of the disintegrated fermented fish is left in the broth?

Box and Bells [Oakland]

Vo's in Oakland has re-opened

closed for good for couple months now. maybe Banh Mi shop in different location?

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatThe...

east bay burger with short ribs in the mix?

Baron's in Alameda has the 5150 Burger which has a bacon & beef patty

Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

i uninstalled Chrome and re-installed (with all of the same Extensions) and the site looks like it's working again.

btw, from the feedback i'm seeing (broken site until you logout (i couldn't logout because that option wasn't displaying) or reinstall. broken google indexing. etc) i'm not sure what benefit this pagination upgrade has for end users.

why not do something people asked for (restaurant DB) ;-)

cheers.

Dec 22, 2014
drewskiSF in Site Talk
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Site doesn't work in Chrome with pagination "upgrades"

i uninstalled Chrome and re-installed (with all of the same Extensions) and the site looks like it's working again.

btw, from the feedback i'm seeing (broken site until you logout (i couldn't logout because that option wasn't displaying) or reinstall. broken google indexing. etc) i'm not sure what benefit this pagination upgrade has for end users.

cheers.

Dec 22, 2014
drewskiSF in Site Talk
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Site doesn't work in Chrome with pagination "upgrades"

Expanding a collapsed post is not working for me in Desktop Chrome (39.0.2171.95 m) It is working fine in IE (11.0.9600.17501)

Hovering over my Avatar is not bringing up the Box with Profile, Settings, Sign Out

When replying to a post, the "Upload a photo" option is not showing up.

Cleared cache & cookies. Restarted Chrome.

Thoughts on extensions that would bork this?

All new with the new site. No new extensions.

Dec 22, 2014
drewskiSF in Site Talk

Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

Expanding a collapsed post is not working for me in Chrome (39.0.2171.95 m)

It is working fine in IE (11.0.9600.17501)

Hmm, this probably should go into a different thread, not this instruction post . . .

Dec 22, 2014
drewskiSF in Site Talk

French Fries: SFBA Dish of the Month December 2014

Brotzeit Lokal, Oakland

I got the Brat with fries ($11, choice of salad). I like that they now put this combo on plates where it used to be a basket with the kraut and onions for the sausage buried underneath the fries (2nd photo).

Anyway, these are medium cut, skin-on fries. May have gotten the dregs of a batch because only a few were longer than 1-1.5"

These were nice and crispy . . . some were even crunchy, which I like, but others may not. Lightly salted. I believe the ketchup (as well as the mustards and other condiments on the tables) is house-made.

Best Korean in Santa Clara (or in general South Bay/Peninsula)?

according to Y!, Myung Dong has changed ownership and is now Ohgane. unclear if related to the Oakland / East Bay Ohgane locations.

reviews are mixed. seems like they're all 5 stars or 1-2 stars.

French Fries: SFBA Dish of the Month December 2014

I like crispy & salt :) so I got the fries with their Reuben today and they were mixed. Some were crispy and others were softer and a bit undercooked.

Seemed like I got a mix of a couple of batches. Also, these were very light on salt.

Not very consistent.

Pho Ga : SFBA Dish of the Month November 2014

Mint Leaf in Alameda has a grilled chicken pho with the chicken served on the side (pictured).

Thanh Ky in Oakland has a fried Duck Leg noodle soup with the duck leg on the side.

Burmese Kitchen closing, another victim of the out-of-control hi-tech economy. [San Francisco]

just got this email. doing temp pop-up starting in "early 2015"

looks like same thing is also on their Website
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When you do good things, good things happen in return we believe that. Through a lucky string of events, the Burmese Kitchen is doing a temporary POP UP in the former home of the legendary To Hyang space at 3815 Geary St. in early 2015. We’re hoping to further the culinary tradition in a space popularized by Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmerman and Chris Constantino. We’re hoping to make new friends and re-unite with old ones in true Burmese Kitchen style. Keep an ear out for more details. We’ve missed you.

Thank you for your support,

The Lin Family

Pho Ga : SFBA Dish of the Month November 2014

The address is actually 1221 E 12th St.

I think this place just opened this year? It's where Pho Ga 69 was so you might be thinking of that place or maybe they just renamed themselves?.

Pho Ga : SFBA Dish of the Month November 2014

Pho Mekong, East Oakland

Pho Mekong is where Pho Oakland #1 used to be. Menu looks pretty similar, but the inside has been cleaned up a bit.

I got the Pho Ga (M, $6.50) and Bi Cuon ($4.95, 3 rolls). No cilantro in anything.

Pho came out and they forgot the no cilantro; I got most of it out, but it was a PITA. Garnish plate was sprouts, more ciantro, jalapenos, and lime wedge. Other tables got basil and rau ram so not sure if they include those for the beef pho or are just inconsistent?

Not the best bowl. The chicken broth had an off flavor and the noodles a little overcooked. There was plenty of meat which was a mix of white & dark meat, but a lot of it was dry. Only one Pho Ga so no option for offal.

The Bi Cuon helped save this meal. They came nicely arranged with a nuoc cham dipping sauce and had plenty of bi (shredded pork and pork skin, but they were freshly made and had cilantro too!!

Beef pho may be a better option here.

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Pho Mekong
807 E 12th St
Oakland, CA

Pho Ga : SFBA Dish of the Month November 2014

The SoMa one as it's just a few blocks from my office.

A little hit or miss. The #10 Chicken w/ Giblets is what had them . . . and it doesn't always have them. You can the single egg in the upper right of the bowl.

You could try and ask for "Trung Non" I can't remember if it's listed as an option / extra you can order on the menu.

Pho Ga : SFBA Dish of the Month November 2014

I've had unborn eggs at:
- Turtle Tower, San Francisco
- Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe, Oakland
- Com Ga Nam An, San Jose
- Pho Kim Long, San Jose

Bistro L'Aviateur [San Francisco]

Hash : SFBA Dish of the Month October 2014

Boot & Shoe Service, Grand Lake, Oakland

Smoked Coho Salmon & Beet Hash with horseradish & a poached egg, $13

Had a mix of red and golden beets. The salmon was lightly smoked. I thought the dish was light on both the salmon and beets (more so the beets) with mostly big chunks of potato.

The horseradish (the shavings you can see in the photos) also didn't add much flavor. I would have prefered a dollop of prepared horseradish.

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Boot & Shoe Service
3308 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA
http://www.bootandshoeservice.com/

Hash : SFBA Dish of the Month October 2014

ha! i didn't even notice that until you mentioned it.

Hash : SFBA Dish of the Month October 2014

Portal Restaurant, Lake Merritt, Oakland

Portal has both Corned Beef and Tempeh Hash on the weekends, but Tuesday-Friday it's just the Tempeh version that's available for $10 with two eggs.

The mix is mostly tempeh and potatoes with a few slivers of onions and red, yellow, and green bell peppers with a sprinkle of scallions on top.

The tempeh is nutty, on the sweet side, and had a texture similar to roasted chestnuts. I would have liked it to have been prepared with a savorier slant.

They had six hot sauces on the table that I used to doctor things up a bit.

Nice patio seating area with a view of Lake Merritt.

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Portal Restaurant
1611 2nd Ave
Oakland, CA

Hash : SFBA Dish of the Month October 2014

Full House Cafe, Laurel District, Oakland

They have 5 hashes on the menu with the usual suspect Corned Beef along with Smoked Chicken, Cajun, Mushroom, or Red Flannel, which is what I got.

Poached eggs are standard, but you can specify if you want them prepared differently. Coffee cake, bagel, or biscuits can sub for toast for +$0.50. The mustard horseradish sauce in the pictures usually comes with the Corned Beef Hash, but they were happy to bring me a small cup.

The meat in Red Flannel Hash is often corned beef, but the version here is bacon with beets, potato, and onion. The eggs were poached well and came in a separate small bowl which was good because they weren't drained well and sitting in warm water.

I liked the hash flavor with the contrast of the beets and potato along with the occasional smokey bite with bacon. Just a few crisp bits which I would have liked more of. It was also pretty light on the bacon and I thought a non-meat version would work pretty good.

The mustard horseradish sauce is made with creamy horseradish so didn't have much bite to it.

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Full House Cafe
3719 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA

SFBA Dish of the Month (Nov 2014) - Nominations/Voting

off topic, but the URL's for the Pupusas, Okonomiyaki, and B&G Threads have been truncated so are not redirecting properly

Hash : SFBA Dish of the Month October 2014

Piedmont Cafe & Bakery, Oakland

I saw something about planned mid-October opening for Kronnerburger so last week I peeked into the space. Walls are currently down to the studs and there's no floor (tied rebar waiting for a pour of concrete).

Anyway, across Piedmont Avenue was the Piedmont Cafe & Bakery and I saw Corned Beef Hash on the menu. I can't remember exactly, but it was pretty cheap at $6.95 or thereabouts with choice of hashbrowns or rice and two eggs, any style.

I guess it's what you'd expect for the price. I'd be surprised if they weren't canned, though I did like the crispy crust they got on the hash and the hashbrowns were also well cooked with a crisp exterior and moist center.

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Piedmont Cafe & Bakery
4054 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA