Oakland food

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 12 15:37:01 UTC 2005

At 6:37 AM -0800 1/12/05, Dave Wilton wrote:
>  > I   agree with Arnold about this. The hotel staff was
>>  outstanding, and it WAS
>>  nice to be able to get to such a variety of restaurants within
>>  easy walking
>>  distance. The food at the Marriott itself was good, too, for that
>>  matter. The
>>  fact that the Vietnamese and Mexican food did not quite come up to
>>  Orlando/Durham standards has to take into account that in Orlando
>>  and Durham I know where
>>  to go. There is also some bad food in Orlando (which has NO really good
>>  Mexican or Chinese that I have found, not anywhere) and Durham.
>I'm not sure what restaurants you're referring to. Le Cheval, which despite
>the name is a Vietnamese restaurant near the hotel, is quite good (or at
>least it was, I haven't been there in a few years).

Thanks for the (ahem) feedback, everyone--I'll have to save these
messages for what I also hope will be a next LSA/ADS meeting in our
lifetime.  As for the somewhat maligned Le Cheval, besides their nice
squid dishes, I very much liked their red snapper with okra, a dish
which they may offer in Durham and Orlando but which I've never
encountered in the northern cities Vietnamese/Thai joints I know.


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