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Sweet talk for Pican

By awoodall
Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 1:00 pm in Night Owl, restaurants.

Did you all see the write up by Michael Bauer in the Chron for Pican, our southern belle on Broadway? (Strangely enough I can’t seem to find the article online just yet.) Chip Johnson is still declaring the sky is about to fall on everyone this side of the Bay Bridge.  But the Chron’s coverage of Oakland – at least in the Food and Wine section — has been low on my snark barometer. Here’s more about our city’s dining scene from Bauer.

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4 Responses to “Sweet talk for Pican”

  1. Dave C. Says:

    Is this little blurb the one you mean?

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/05/CMDE17UTJC.DTL

  2. Dave C. Says:

    Never mind, I see the full review now. Here’s the link:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/05/FDOP18BGBC.DTL

  3. das88 Says:

    It’s hardly a glowing review. The finally tally is 2 1/2 stars overall and 2 stars for food which translates only as “Good.”

    Based on one my experience there, I’d say the review was pretty accurate. I would not suggest going to Pican, but if someone else wanted to go I would not veto it.

  4. awoodall Says:

    I was talking more generally about coverage of Oakland: “There’s something exciting happening with Southern food in the Bay Area, and a lot of that excitement is encapsulated at Picán in Oakland.” I have read two other Chron articles of the same bent.

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