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mustardgirl Aug 31, 2006 05:55 PM

Wondering any new places to try in the east bay?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: mustardgirl Aug 31, 2006 05:57 PM

    The new rib place at Bancroft and Oxford. Looked open when I was driving past last night.

    The reincarnation of Saigon in the old BenDean spot.

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      Morton the Mousse RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 31, 2006 06:53 PM

      Is that the bbq place in Downtown chocolatetartguy has been talking about, or is it something different?

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        Robert Lauriston RE: Morton the Mousse Aug 31, 2006 07:50 PM

        Right.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          Morton the Mousse RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 31, 2006 08:25 PM

          Here's their website:

          http://www.looneysbbq.com/

          No menu up yet. Looks like they didn't get the late hours they wanted (surprise, surprise).

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      mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl Aug 31, 2006 05:58 PM

      What's new

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        Ruth Lafler RE: mustardgirl Aug 31, 2006 06:31 PM

        Can you give us a time frame? What's new this week? This month? Last six months? Last year?

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        mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl Aug 31, 2006 06:43 PM

        In the last few months,

        1. Morton the Mousse RE: mustardgirl Aug 31, 2006 06:53 PM

          In Berkeley there's Cafe Gratitude, Epicurious Garden, Guerilla Cafe, Bui and Ici Ice Cream (set to open any day now).

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            Morton the Mousse RE: Morton the Mousse Aug 31, 2006 06:56 PM

            And how could I forget, 900 Grayson. Without a doubt my favorite new place to open in the past year.

            900grayson.com

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              Robert Lauriston RE: Morton the Mousse Aug 31, 2006 07:53 PM

              Yeah, that's probably the place with the most newness. Breakfast and lunch only so far.

              Bui's the BenDean replacement.

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

              Epicurious opened in March.

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                chewonthis RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 31, 2006 08:52 PM

                isn't there another one a little further up on Solano - used to be little Shin Shin - now Vanessa's

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                  tracee RE: chewonthis Sep 3, 2006 04:10 AM

                  Not yet open. Looks totally ready with alcohol bottles in the bar and tables set, but so far no action. I pass it every day on my dog walk.

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              Gerard RE: Morton the Mousse Aug 31, 2006 08:54 PM

              Drove by Ici yesterday. I'm not holding my breath.

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                Morton the Mousse RE: Gerard Aug 31, 2006 08:55 PM

                My understanding is that all construction is complete and they're waiting on final city approval. If the inspections went well this week they will open on tomorrow.

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