In our July 8 feature “What is Killing the East Bay’s Soul Food
Restaurants?” we erroneously printed some uncharitable comments about
the former owner of Declancy’s Welcome Table restaurant without
confirming the information. Restaurateur Tami Rabb takes issue with a
consultant’s characterization of her as lacking “business sense,”
noting that she also serves as a manager at a Ross Dress For Less
store. And she denies the assertion that she and her family briefly
moved into her restaurant as she was attempting to keep its doors open.
Finally, she invites readers to visit her new restaurant, A Taste of
581, at 581 5th St., in downtown Oakland.
In the same story, we also reported that the Caribbean restaurant
Ital Calabash had closed. Although the restaurant’s former Oakland
location is indeed closed, new proprietor Ross Daniel reports that the
restaurant’s Berkeley location remains open despite its out-of-service