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ok, how about good areas in Oakland?

I am familiar with Easy Creole. They describe themselves as "Creole & Cajun food", although obviously not traditional, so I'm inclined to defer to them. In any case, such pedantry has nothing to do with either my post or the rest of the thread.

ok, how about good areas in Oakland?

"Nearly zero" is a bit uncharitable: within just a few blocks you have Easy Creole (fantastic Cajun food), Emilia's Pizzeria (among the best takeout pizza in the Bay Area), and Smokey J's (BBQ that is serviceable at the very least).

Barberries - where to find?

Oaktown Spice Shop also carries them.

Raw butter at room/warm temperatures

Thanks for the replies! I'm comfortable leaving pasteurised butter out on the counter (I use a butter bell), but I haven't had raw butter before. I take it that doesn't make much difference? The butter is salted, BTW.

Feb 19, 2013
nconway in General Topics

Raw butter at room/warm temperatures

Hi all,

I bought some raw butter in France yesterday, and then took it on a plane the following day. It was probably in my bag for around 16 hours; at various points it got a little warm (the butter was definitely soft). I butter in the fridge as soon as I got home. What do you guys think -- still safe to eat?

Thanks!

Feb 18, 2013
nconway in General Topics

3rd Annual Oakland Restaurant Week: Jan 18-27, 2013

I went to Ramen Shop last night. ~1 hour wait at around 6:30. Their ramen options were all unconventional (meyer lemon, veggie miso, or spicey with chashu pork) -- my friend and I tried the miso and the spicey. Overall I thought they were very good; the salt-cured egg was particularly good. Not traditional ramen, but definitely worth a visit.

3rd Annual Oakland Restaurant Week: Jan 18-27, 2013

When I went to Sobo a few months ago, it was quite bad (probably the worst ramen I've ever had, to be honest). Although I've heard it has gotten better recently...? Tanjia was just OK when I went.

I've heard great things about Miss Ollie's, so I'll definitely give that a shot. B-Side is great, so I'll try to give that another visit.

Best "Jewish" deli. in Vegas: Carnegie in the Mirage, Wynn's deli., or somewhere else?

When I went to the Carnegie at the Mirage ~18 months ago, it was pretty terrible.

Nov 02, 2012
nconway in Las Vegas

Highlights in/near Nantes?

Hi all,

I'll be in Nantes for work, and I will hopefully have some leisure time to explore the area. Any and all culinary (and otherwise!) recommendations are welcome -- a few good places for lunch and dinner would be great (say 50 euro per person for dinner, ballpark), as well as wine shops, cheesemongers, or anything else you think is worth making a point of visiting while in the area.

Thanks for any advice!

Nov 02, 2012
nconway in France