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Three, actually, but they’re far apart.

Kokkari in San Francisco
Evvia in Palo Alto, maybe an hour south, owned by the same people as Kokkari
Pathos in Berkeley, started by some Kokkari folks. This one doesn’t have many entrees beyond the ones you’re probably tired of.

Because they all have the same roots, it might not make sense to hit all three. Of course, you’re right about the Bay Area generally providing an “eating extravaganza”, just not among Greek places.

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(Gastronomos) #448

The beauty is that I don’t tire of it. And I find so much Greek in so many places. I’ll spare you the details and just thank you for the names of the places I hope to try.

Besides San Francisco and Sonoma and Napa we had the chance to head out to Gilroy for the garlic festival.
I don’t discriminate. I find beauty in the best places.
Greek, or not…




(Very!) longtime mostly-lurker from Chowhound who has just found my way here. Name on CH was Poptart.

  1. From Boston area

  2. Love love love reading cookbooks, and experimenting with random cooking techniques. Big admirer of real, honest food (like grandma used to make) but also love new takes on honest food. Lover and addict of good coffee.

  3. Seminal food experiences include 1) learning to cook simple Italian food from my grandmother 2) trip to Italy where I discovered that all fruits and vegetables there must be grown by magic because they all taste so much better than the ones I grew up eating in the US 3) Farmer’s market produce…learning to cook with veggies I never knew about before (hello, purslane!)





(:@)) :@)) ) #451

Glad you have found us, Poptart! There are a few of yours fellow Bostonites on here.

I also like reading cookery books, but not cooking from them. I read to learn, mostly.

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(Junior) #452

Hello and welcome!!! If you don’t mind me asking how did you hear of us? Please invite any others you think would enjoy it here!


New users- how did you find us?

Gracias, Presunto.

NotJrevedivici, believe it or not I found this board by googling “Chowhound replacement” !
It had been awhile since I’d visited the Chowhound site, after the redesign. I noticed not nearly as many postings and remembered reading awhile back that many had gone to an alternative site. My google search brought the hungryonion.org as a top hit! I will definitely tell a friend who I believe was a Chowhounder in the past.


(Junior) #454

Excellent! Nice to know we are leaving a mark on Google searches! Please do invite all you can, we are young and still trying to grow, appreciate your help. Welcome again!


(Gwenn) #455

Great on both counts!



Hey Poptart! Fellow Boston-area former CHer here.

Did you see that Joey Kramer, drummer from Aerosmith, just opened a coffee shop in North Attleboro called Rockin’ and Roastin’ Cafe? He’s been into coffee for a LONG time and decided to open his own place.

This pleases me. VERY much. :smiley:


(Susan) #457

Are you sure it’s in North Attleborough? I tried to add it to my Google restaurant map, but only one in Maine came up: https://www.rockinandroastinrestaurant.com/



@sr44, this is the one you want:


(Susan) #459

Thanks. I’ll add it to my map. But if you look at my link, he’s there as well. Busy man.



Yup, I did see that. Looks like the restaurant link is in the cafe link - I missed that when I first saw the cafe had opened.



Thanks for the warm welcome from everyone.
I didn’t know about the coffee place opened by Joey Kramer, will have to check that out.


(For the Horde!) #462

I just googled “Chowhound Replacement”, and guess what? A post of mine came up the second hit.


(Junior) #463

For the record when I did the search your thread was the 3rd hit, not the second. Nobody likes a bragger CK.

FYI, I didn’t notice there isn’t a mention of FTC on the first page of the search!!


(Gwenn) #464

I got a bunch of articles about people leaving chowhound!



ah, the logic of Google (or the lack thereof) – when I google that exact phrase (no quotes) I get the LA Times article (refers to HO), the EastBay Express article (also mentions HO), and then your CH or not CH survey.

Ironically, Leff’s blog is the 4th entry.

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(For the Horde!) #466

I think google ranks findings based on our previous search…etc.

In my case, there are (from top to bottom)

  1. LA Times article - about uproar
  2. My Chowhound or Not Chowhound Survey
  3. East Bay Express article - about uproar
  4. Jim Leff’s is foruth
  5. Boston Global article - about uproar