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anonymous food critics

So this guy determines much of the food trends in SF?

about 21 hours ago
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

anonymous food critics

There was also the Indian restaurant (?) that MB reviewed and he was very annoyed at being made to wait like everyone else because apparently they didn't know or care who he is.

about 21 hours ago
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley: Current favorites for flavors and ambience?

Hard to go wrong with CP, upstairs or down. Also you can have a drink at Cesar if you need more time...and more food attractions near by: Cheese Board, etc.

Comal is good but not so "conversation" oriented, IMO.

anonymous food critics

Nah, I don't read the guy and don't really care. Restaurants know who he is, so any pretense about it is just that.

The whole thing is silly and a bit disingenuous. As others have mentioned, the core issue isn't anonymous or recognition but rather the out of scale power the guy wields to influence food trends.

Example: beet and goat cheese salad.

The bigger example are cuisines that are out of knowledge and comfort zone, like Chinese food.

Honestly I get more from Yelp than Bauer.

Recommended Frozen Fish pieces for Oven Cooking

Costco's frozen fish is very good, flash frozen on the ship. The mahi mahi and wild salmon are good. The pacific cod is pretty good as well but didn't have the right recipe. Avoid the farmed frozen salmon...gets mushy and tastes off.

Jan 24, 2015
ML8000 in General Topics

Goat Cuisine in the Bay Area

Here's a side question, but one your members will like have an opinion; what do you think of Niman's goat? There's been talk that he likes to breed the gaminess out of the goat. Just thought I'd ask. To keep this on track, any restaurants serve Niman goat?

Jan 24, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

US geography game : Bay Area restaurant edition

Boudin Cafe's sell S.F. Sourdough.

Jan 18, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

US geography game : Bay Area restaurant edition

Taqueria Los Coyotes in SF serves the California Burrito, with fries.

Jan 17, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Food Enclaves in the Richmond and Sunset [San Francisco]

In that area you're talking about, around 18th Ave to 22th Ave has one of the craziest mix of different ethnic restaurants I've seen anywhere. Besides the Russian and Eastern European places, Giorgio's and Gaspares's and the Irish places there's of course many Chinese and Asian places of all sorts but also a few Mexican places, Joe's Ice Cream and usual cafes, etc. More basic family eats than mid-upper-scale.

Jan 17, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Saturday breakfast spot in East Bay: Good food, Not too crowded

Haven't been to Meal Ticket in a long time but if the weather is good, it's a good pick for casual and uncrowded. Don't know what the menu looks like now.

Around that area there's also Lama Beans (formerly Jimmy Beans). Kind of small but good eats.

Also might try Venus in downtown Berkeley.

Jan 15, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Centouno - Oakland JLS

Wow that is wacky. Country music could be real given Bluegrass is a thing in these parts, but yeah sounds a bit far fetched. The menu is burger pub however, just with "market driven demographically targeted" names.

The real question is if there will be line dancing. Yee haw...get'erdone Oaktown!

Jan 09, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Zazoo closed

Would that be like Hana's near the Berkeley Pier?

Jan 01, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Castro Valley Groceries?

Depending on her commute, the best/easiest place "might" be Farmer Joe's in Oakland, about a block off 580, Fruitvale exit. Of course traffic can be messed up on 580 depending on the time of day. A weekend trip doesn't seem so bad but it's a busy place.

Jan 01, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for Suggestions for short stay in San Francisco

Ferry Building and Sat Farmer's Market, Nopa, Mission burrito, Tartine Bakery.

Jan 01, 2015
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

Downtown San Fran...one night only....recommendations..

Zuni

Dec 31, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

The French Laundry victimized by Christmas Day wine heist [Update]

The comment section said it all..."at the risk of pointing out the obvious, that does NOT seem like an adequate door to use to protect a million dollars worth of wine."

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

How is football over beer pompous?

Dec 27, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

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!"

Dec 27, 2014
ML8000 in San Francisco Bay Area

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