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Wood Tavern in SF Chron [Oakland]

sundeck sue | Sep 19, 201310:30 AM

Downgraded to two stars by Michael Bauer in today's SFChron:

My husband's emailed response: "sacre bleu!"

I've never been the fan that he is (noise/table-crowding biggest issues for me--I've had meals there where I've simply given up trying to talk/hear--as for the food, I've liked some dishes I've had, but it's more a style thing--I just prefer simpler for my local).

That said, while some of Bauer's critique resonates, I wonder about his quarrel w/ dishes like the gnocchi--I've certainly evolved as a home cook, such that the balance of veg to what we think of as main (pasta or protein) is now longer on the veg--but perhaps he's saying something different re balance (hard in any review to tell, esp. a short f/up one like this).

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