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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Dining

Re: “Taco Jackpot

My $100 check was not cashed until I passed the drug a d alcohol test, the casino background check and then the background check the gaming commission conducted. I then did all the employment processing paperwork with HR, then they cashed my check.

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Posted by Brandi on 09/24/2013 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Taco Jackpot

The $100 is for a gaming license. Not the background check. Although you have to pass the background check to obtain the gaming license.

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Posted by Brandi on 09/24/2013 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Taco Jackpot

I am questioning a $100 background check fee for applicants. it seems exorbitant. is this being mandated to candidates who are really on the fringe of actually being hired - or an "oh by the way" you might not get the job (even if your BC comes back clean)? fees for a solid BC don't have to be so much. this appears to be marked-up pricing. I 'get' that a candidate is entitled to keep the info later and could use it for another job if needed, but this is a high cost. it should be reimbursed, at least partially if one is hired and mandated only when management is 'pretty sure' they want this person. Can the PD or the NBBJ investigate the legality?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Trix D on 09/23/2013 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Tapped Out

TAPS is my favorite place in Petaluma. Good luck, Eric! We'll follow you wherever you end up. Too bad the landlord doesn't see the long term value in having the coolest spot in town be under his roof!

Posted by Justin Bullock on 09/23/2013 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Making Change

Didn't they hire a company to do their roofing from Oakville?

Posted by Phillius Thomas on 09/16/2013 at 3:45 PM

Re: “To Market, to Market

Colby, Exactly when is the official opening and please donot have country western
music. We want to ear outside. Some venues have a restriction for serving food
outside on their deck??? What the ???
Sincerely, Francesca

Posted by Dale Evje on 09/01/2013 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Jar of Magic

EDIT: Jenny McGruther is not able to make it. Charles Bamforth, Professor of Brewing Sciences at UC Davis will join us on the main stage!!

Tickets available at

Posted by Jennifer Harris on 08/15/2013 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Gaagggh Uuuh Muuff Guhh

love this article!

Posted by Jeannie Clark on 08/15/2013 at 2:47 AM

Re: “Flavor Trippin'

Wow, that's trippi.But dangerous. I would advise don't mess around, could lead to harder spices. But, If any cure for onion ........

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 08/12/2013 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Chilled Out

Amazing to see such unique greatness come out of what could have been viewed as a negative situation! This is incredible!

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Posted by Jon West on 08/03/2013 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Hot Out of the Oven

Jessica, "aplomb" (3rd paragraph, 1st line) means "poise". You used the term incorrectly here. You may open to many other things, e.g. applause, acclaim, horror, indifference, but you wouldn't open to aplomb.

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Posted by justplainsam on 07/24/2013 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Scream for Joy

Fantastic! We're thrilled to hear it's going so well!! Alexis and Arnaud in Tahoe!

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Posted by Alexis Robin on 07/24/2013 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Taco Jackpot

The sad part is that the casino's own study shows that local bars and restaurants will suffer a 13% loss of business after the casino opens. In an industry that operates on such a small profit margin, this will mean that businesses will be forced to shut down. That will mean loss of tax revenue, higher unemployment and an overall job loss that is typically found in communities that host casinos. The City of Rohnert Park has already predicted a $6.25 million loss of sales revenue and the resulting loss of tax revenue for the city ($511,000 in the first year alone) as a result of casino traffic. One win, lots of losses. Read "10 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Casinos" at

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Posted by Stop the Casino 101 Coalition on 07/10/2013 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Tipsy-Turvy

I absolutely believe that tipping your wine host/hostess is appropriate. Having worked in the industry, I know that the hardworking folks with smiles, knowledge and a bottle in their hand are doing everything to get you as excited about the wines as they are - for $12 an hour. One would be foolish to not recognize that an average Denny's employee is likely bringing in more income (not to denigrate Denny's employees by any means). If a wine steward gets you feeling the rush of history, fruit and the passion going into a wine that demands you have some for yourself, reciprocation is in order. No question.

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Posted by Wendi Cherie Scruggs on 06/14/2013 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Kitchen Call

Is certain that Chefs Kronmark and Dopplefeild were able to offer top- notch training for our returning veteran warriors. Both have a professional demeanor that lends itself to proper guidance and direction rather than the idiotic, stereotypical shouting matches that are popularized by some current TV shows. These men have what it takes to provide the necessary ingredient for our wounded recovering vets... and that ingredient is heart.

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Posted by Christopher Sullivan on 05/11/2013 at 9:47 PM

Re: “I'm Just a Po'Boy

Man, that sounds good. Let's get some the next time I'm in town, urall.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 04/09/2013 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Fresh Blood

Spot on article. Angelo Chambrone is a force to be reckoned with in the culinary world of Northern California. His skill and passion will only increase with time.

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Posted by CTenret on 04/02/2013 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Fresh Blood

He is a very talented young chef... and a great young man with loads of potential.

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Posted by Denise Schmid Cavoly on 03/31/2013 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Fresh Blood

Great article!

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Posted by Cassandra Cape on 03/28/2013 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Fresh Blood

Wonderful article! I've known this kid (man? Haha.) since he was 11. I worked with him and his parents at Sweet Lou's and all I can say is that his blood ran as deep in passion for food as it does now. I've had the pleasure of enjoying his amazing menu at Barolo. They definitely scored with him in the kitchen. Congrats, Angelo!

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Posted by Natalia Jaramillo on 03/28/2013 at 12:30 PM

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