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Franklin BBQ pop up mid-May?

His brisket is just salt,pepper and 100% oak for smoking...and very proper technique.

I wonder if he will source the meat locally?

I say everyone with a smoker should cook a brisket that weekend and share with friends.

Will service improve,stay the same or deteriorate with "no tipping" policies?

Michael Bauer says no to tips.


Franklin BBQ pop up mid-May?

Franklin BBQ seems to be all about the Money!

Making money is fine...gouging is not IMHO.

I was going to order a T shirt for my friend when I saw they wanted to charge $11.65 shipping on one of their logo shirts.

I just shipped a XL T shirt to a friend in Chicago last week...cost $2.80 first class USPS.

I copied this from their order page because I thought it so unreasonable.

Size: x large
Category: Apparel

1 $20.00
Shipping/Handling: $11.65
Order Total: $31.65
Franklin BBQ T-Shirt (Orange)

hand cut, beef tallow fries [Oakland]

Another Clove and Hoof thread.


Will service improve,stay the same or deteriorate with "no tipping" policies?

Will non-tipped waitpersons still care about selling drinks,appetizers and desserts or turning tables?

The financial incentive is now gone.

Will service improve,stay the same or deteriorate with "no tipping" policies?

Will Waitpersons end up making more or less money?

Mo's Hut, Oakland

Cornology (Popcorn shop) now open in SF North Beach, Livermore, Emeryville, Milpitas

I happened to drive buy Peter's Kettle Corn on the way to Everett and Jones BBQ last week.(both in the Laural district in Oakland)

Nice looking store.
And I must say many of their flavors sounded great!
And I don't even like popcorn that much.


Best Sandwich in Berkeley?

Some posters think listing cities and locations is a waste of time because you can just use "google"

I don't agree.

Chowdown at Grocery Cafe, Oakland [Burmese]

What did this special meal cost?

Noble Pies, thistle pie

I loved their Aussie meat pie too.
That and their simple salad was a great lunch.

I think it even came with a little dab of chutney?

SF Millennium vegan coming to Oakland's Rockridge

Moving into Box and Bells space.


Grange Hall in Oakland's Temescal (old Barlata space)

$2 Miller and PBR beers...I wonder how long that will last?

Grange Hall: 4901 Telegraph Ave., (510) 593-2376,


Has anyone tried the food?

2 Days in Berkeley

Do people still go to Vik's Chaat?


That place has not been good since 2002...imho.

Moving to North/East Bay

Albany is nice...unfortunately the only freeway into Albany is I-80 which is one of the most congested in the entire Bay Area.

Great place if you work at home and don't have to leave your neighborhood much.

Kensington is even nicer...but even worse if you need to go anywhere out of the area.

I had a rental property there a few years back and it would take 35 minutes to get to Home Depot in Emeryville in non rush hour traffic.

I can get to the same store in less than 10 minutes from my Rockridge home.

Grocery Outlet - March 2015

20% off all wine sale starts today till April 4th.

Moving to North/East Bay

Lamorinda is very "quiet"...but also has virtually no crime and good schools.

And you are just a short easy drive from hundreds of great dining places in Oakland and Berkeley.

BART stations in both Orinda and Lafayette.

Way better "in an out" than many parts of Marin.

"In and out" as a realty term,not the hamburger place.

Candyfreak - where to find obscure candy bars?

Buma's (former Marrow, Oakland)

325 19th Street.
Oakland, CA 94612


Mo's Hut, Oakland


Mo's Hut, Oakland
2676 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
b/t Davis St & 27th St in East Oakland

Phone number (510) 690-4001

Yes that is corned beef...looks tasty!

Good vacation rental where I can roast a pig outside?

Maybe add Bolinas into the search...can I come?

I'll bring the beer.

Wonderful --- a Hunan restaurant in Millbrae

A current story in the news about Wonderful.


Best Sandwich in Berkeley?

Sadly the "butchers" and sandwich makers at Star Meats on Claremont Ave. on the Oakland,Berkeley border vary greatly...from OK to the worst slacker losers you have ever had the misfortune to deal with in the entire EastBay.

Don't misinterpret this towards the workers at Star Grocery.
They are always nice,helpful and a pleasure to do business with.
They are a separate entity from Star Meats.

I will never again do any business with Star Meats...ever!

Is tipping now a insult to waitpeople w/new living wage pay hike?

Have you ever tried giving a tip in Australia?

You could end up with a "bloody black eye and your Yank shrimp on the barbie"

Mar 25, 2015
Mission in Not About Food

Is tipping now a insult to waitpeople w/new living wage pay hike?

Now that waitpeople wages are no longer artificially low...

What now makes wait-people so special over all the other hard working people that are also taxed?

Is tipping now a insult to waitpeople w/new living wage pay hike?

I know in many countries if you try to tip for service... its frowned upon and a insult to the waiters and waitresses.

Is that the new paradigm in the new restaurants and cities adopting the new living wage laws?


Mar 25, 2015
Mission in Not About Food

Rotten City Pizza in Emeryville?

No need to tip anymore...isn't socialism grand?

Knife Sharpening in East Bay

Ask her or him?

Knife Sharpening in East Bay

The Shaver & Cutlery Shop

4930 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Phone: 510-655-8742
Fax: 510-655-8762
Email: shavecut@sbcglobal.net


Had a great time at Vientian (Vientiane) Cafe [Oakland]

I eat at Vientian often.

Chicken or shrimp Green curry is outstanding!
Pork Ribs are great and a super value.
Sausage appetizer is a must.

Rice ball salad is a little better at Vientian...
But I like the salad greens used for wraps better at Champa Gardens.

Champa Gardens has good cheap Lao beer too.

Both are great!