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Enormous lobster claws at Costco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Anyone spotted these ginormous lobster claws at Costco or elsewhere? The ones cited were found in Newport Beach and Oakland, CA.

Queer Soup Night, Oakland, March 10, 6:30-8:30p

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

"Oakland were coming for you!! This Sunday 3/10 chefs @eatbanhmi @omiomi_kitchen and @chefpmistry will be cooking up soups and raising money at @redbaycoffee baycoffee. Proceeds go to BLOOM a trans...

Live crab in Oakland

by MaryCath 3 months ago

Anyone know about availability, size and prices for live crab in Oakland? Any suggestions for where to shop?

Purchase, transport & killing live Dungeness crab?

by Auggiedog 3 months ago

Hi! Haven’t been on Chowhound for more than a decade since first moving to Bay Area. Chowhound sure looks different :-) I live part-time in Oakland, part-time in foothills near Yosemite. I want to ...

Good Oakland/Berkeley Dim Sum?

by ricepad 3 months ago

I'm picking my son up at Oakland International later this week and I thought he'd appreciate some dim sum before we headed for home. Can anybody recommend any dim sum in either Oakland or Berkeley?...

Bay Area Restaurant Noise Levels

by patsully 3 months ago

I thought these stats were particularly interesting: "Some of the loudest: Kin Khao (89) and Nopa (85) in San Francisco, and Mua (85) and Gogi Time (90!) in Oakland." I love Nopa, but it is defi...

Imperial Rolls

DogGone Hungry
by DogGone Hungry 4 months ago

Do you know anyone in the East Bay that makes Imperial Rolls with Rice Paper instead of Won Ton wrappers.

High dining seafood bay area for father's 80th b-day

by Mastove 5 months ago

Need out of this world fresh seafood experience for father's 80th birthday. Need absolutely best of the best. Quality is more important than ambiance (fisherman's wharf). However fine dining would ...

Black and Whites in East Bay?

by jennifer810 6 months ago

Hi everyone, I'm on the hunt for a place to get black & whites since Grand Bakery has transitioned to wholesale. Any suggestions? Thanks! Jen

Kimchi in East Bay

Dave MP
by Dave MP 6 months ago

I feel like I may have asked this in the past, but I'm asking again. Does anyone have recommendations for kimchi sources in the East Bay (preferably Oakland, San Leandro or Berkeley). I don't care ...

Mexican Herbs

by amohler 6 months ago

Any recommendations on where to buy fresh herbs such as quintonil or chepil in the Oakland/Berkeley area?

Oakland: Camino closing 2018 Year End

by tre2012 6 months ago

Owners have decided to call it quits after 10 years:

Bay Area visit August 2018

by jangita 7 months ago

We are here,in Oakland, for a week and it's been so hard to choose but here's what we've done so far: Dinner at Al's Place: Last year was our first time there and it was a huge turn on. One y...

80th Birthday Celebration

by coonyham 8 months ago

My mom turns 80 next week and we are taking her to the Russian River for a long weekend. Unfortunately, our plans to take her to dinner to celebrate her day that weekend are not working out (too m...

Mien Tay [Oakland]

by ...tm... 3 years ago

I stopped by the new restaurant, Mien Tay, at 1218 15th Ave (between 12th and 13th St.) in Oakland. It has a relatively short 8-item menu of mostly noodle soups and 3 spring/egg rolls. Not knowin...

Any experience with Saba Halal Live Poultry [Oakland]

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 5 years ago

I noticed the sign for this place a few weeks ago, as it's right on the route from 880 to Alameda. The sign shows a wide variety of food animals, basically everything smaller than a cow (sheep, goa...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's? "Hi, My name is Tony, from Sacramento. I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what ...

Buying okra in Oakland?

by filiplatinowicz 10 months ago

Hi- anybody know where I can buy fresh okra in Oakland CA this time of year? I don't have a car so am not eager to go trekking around too much. (Nearer Laurel would be better.) Thanks for any tips!

Good Chinese restaurant in Oakland

by biogenic 10 months ago

Can anyone recommend a good Chinese restaurant in Oakland? I’m looking for a low sodium option if that even exists... I tried Happy Garden on MacArthur the other day because of their no Msg’s m...