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

How is football over beer pompous?

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

Metaphor for the inequity in S.F. "Let them drink beer!"

Dungeness Crab Prices 2014/2015 Season

Yup. Even the places in Chinatown are charging $7.99/lb.

Dec 24, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Helping a sweet tooth discover the Bay Area... (Oakland/ Berkeley/ SF)

In S.F. I'd check out Bob's donuts.

In Berkeley you could do the Tcho Chocolate tour, and since you'd be in the neighborhood Berkeley Bowl West for general food curio.

Dec 24, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Dumpling Express - Berkeley

Thanks for the description. The gummy skin is annoying. I use the soy/vinegar/ginger to cut a bit of that. Not really a solution but it helps a bit.

Dec 23, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

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

Luka's in Oakland - $12 buck for burger and fries, $5 pints.

Okay so with tip and tax it's over $20 but close enough.

If you guys in SF want to haggle about rent, techies, food prices, go ahead be my guest...just keep all that crap away from Oakland! :-)

Yeah, okay well Magnolia Pub, $14 buck burger and fries, $5 pints. $1.50 tax. $4 buck tip = $25 bucks.

Methinks you guys are exaggerating.

Dec 23, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

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

Seems to me the burger and beer trend is off the back end of a very bad recession, i.e., when the going gets crappy people want comfort food. $10 buck burger, $5 buck beer, $20 out the door, gourmet-y, satisfying and not $40-50. People get a full belly, restauranteurs get some $$.

My guess is Malaysian food is the next trendy-trendy like Burmese was a few year ago, before the economy took its ugly dump. Also some kind of odd hand food, ethnic or regional, will show up. Something you can sell off a truck.

Dec 19, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Who has good Fish 'n Chips in the Eastbay?

I checked out The Fish House, in Emeryville/Oakland, of San Pablo. Not battered but very good. Choice of fish: sole, whiting, snapper and tilapia. Not pre-frozen, saw them drop the fish in flour. I'd give it 4/5 stars off one visit. No dine-in, take out only. $10 for 5 pieces. I'll go back. Prefer battered but it was very good.

3112 Market St (off San Pablo)
Emeryville, CA 94608

Dec 19, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Doesn't work.

Dec 18, 2014
ML8000 in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I'm out of here if it's not fixed. Christ, if people are propping up your business for free, treat them reasonably.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

You guys get free content, if you don't make this site easier to you - everyone is going to leave and you don't get free content any longer.

Please get it together.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Not working.

Dec 18, 2014
ML8000 in Site Talk

Chowhound: How About Working WITH Us Rather Than TO Us?

Fix the "already read" function or CH loses a bunch of users, who provide content. I'm out of here unless it's fixed. Usually spend a little time here each day but not in the past couple.

Dec 18, 2014
ML8000 in Site Talk
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Seriously, if CH can't fix the "already read" comments, people are going to leave in mass. I didn't even bother to try and read messages today, too much of a hassle. If it's not fixed, I'm gone.

Dec 18, 2014
ML8000 in Site Talk

Manresa is accepting reservations [Los Gatos]

Yay!

Dec 16, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

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

Craft Beer, Gourmet Burgers & 3rd Wave Coffee joints = beet salad with goat cheese.

So how does M Bauer feel about craft brews, fancy burgers and coffee? :-)

BTW, not a big beer drinker, not a coffee drinker and never eat more than one burger a month, more like 1 every 3 months, i.e., not affected, don't care.

Dec 16, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Bakesale Betty's - Temescal [Oakland]

Really, lamingtons are commercial baked stuff in Australia? Geez, the ones from BB are/were really good, delicate. In Australia there must be some hipster baker making gourmet Twinkies and Ding Dongs.

Bakesale Betty's - Temescal [Oakland]

I thought those were great and I don't have an Aussie context. The lemon bars were on the same level, exceptional.

Dec 15, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Bakesale Betty's - Temescal [Oakland]

Okay so BSB does FCS, apple pie and cookies. Considering what they use to offer, that's just sad.

Dec 15, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Bakesale Betty's - Temescal [Oakland]

Thanks. That's so disappointing and I guess that's why I haven't been back...and the lines. Not a FCS fan...but I like the FC salad but not the lines.

It's a shame they don't bake cookies and all the other stuff like lamingtons. Oh well.

Dec 15, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Bakesale Betty's - Temescal [Oakland]

As far as I know, and was told, BB quit selling pies a couple of years ago. Basically it's the fried chix sandwiches and that's it.

Dec 15, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Who has good Fish 'n Chips in the Eastbay?

Thanks for the info. Too bad about Crispy Fry. I thought the were okay.

Dec 14, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Who has good Fish 'n Chips in the Eastbay?

Crispy Fry in the Emeryville Public Market does a good job, cooked to order, reasonable price. Also Brennan's in Berkeley does a good job, but only on Friday.

BTW, there is a H. Salt on San Pablo Ave in Richmond. I drove by a few weeks ago. I would have stopped but it wasn't meal time. I have no idea if it's any good but it is the East Bay.

12951 San Pablo Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 232-3884

Dec 14, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

list of restaurants open late in Berkeley and environs

Au Coquelet Cafe Restaurant is open M-Th to 1:30 a.m. and F-Sa-Su until 2 a.m. The food is pretty much short order/diner fare but it is open late.

Nov 26, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Kid-friendly restaurant in SF?

CP Cafe is very casual for lunch. I've seen children in carriers, as well as your typical Berkeley type in shorts and t-shirt so you should be okay.

Nov 17, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Football Saturday, breakast/brunch...near Berkeley but out of heavy traffic? Must be Veggie Friendly

Try Nido or Chop Bar for brunch.

Nov 17, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Dungeness Crab Prices 2014/2015 Season

Lucky Seafood in Oakland Chinatown: $3.99/lb on the small side/1.5 lb.

Nov 17, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Farm to table restaurants in Carmel / Monterey ?

Carmel and Monterey are covered in the California board.

Nov 08, 2014
ML8000 in California

Quick question: A place for a drink and a snack in Oakland this afternoon

The Trappist might work.

Nov 05, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

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

Please what landlord knows how to make tea salad? That's for poor immigrants.

Nov 05, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area