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Italian or French or ? near Hayward

No prob. There's also Paradiso in San Leandro. It might be worth a sniff.

Jul 02, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

Italian or French or ? near Hayward

Slim pickings in Hayward...

For French, Papillon in Fremont?
For Italian, Buon Appetito or Acqua E Farina in Hayward?

Jul 02, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

best cheap eats in the Berkeley / Oakland area

Cheeseboard is closed Sundays and Monday, and are often closed for school holidays, whereas Arizmendi is open pretty much open daily. That and their multiple locations make Arizmendi worth mentioning for people who may not know that they are sister restaurants.

Mar 21, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

best cheap eats in the Berkeley / Oakland area

Mr Happy, your list has everything that I had in mind. I might add Champa Garden which is super bang for the buck. I would also add Arizmendi for its pizza slices.

Mar 21, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

Jack London Square... [Oakland]

Stag's Lunchette and Marrow are great downtown Oakland lunch spots.

Feb 28, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for an awesome pre-Warriors game meal (coming from Union Square area)

Dinner at 5pm in Oakland leaves you plenty of time to get to the game. People arriving at Oracle are spread out from 630pm to 800pm. There's no major crush on BART except for when you try and leave. Then everyone leaves at once.

Personally, I recommend getting a few signature greyhounds at Van Kleef, then walking over to Duende for a couple plates of tapas, then getting back onto BART to go to see the Dubs. You really can't go wrong with most of the restaurants in Uptown.

There are also a few restaurants in Old Oakland that are notable. Also within walking distance.

Jan 25, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for an awesome pre-Warriors game meal (coming from Union Square area)

There's nothing near Oracle to speak of, especially if you are taking public transportation. You could stop off at the 19th St Station in Oakland and have access to some great restaurants in the Uptown neighborhood:

Duende, Flora, Hopscotch, Plum, Ozumo, Pican, Mockingbird...many choices of bars and restaurants there.

Jan 18, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

Grocery Outlet January 2014

Oakland location has Perrier water for 79c/bottle. Only two cases left!

Jan 09, 2014
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area

Breakfast Sandwich - SF Dish of the Month June 2013

If it hasn't been mentioned, Oakland's Kefa Coffee at 422 29th Ave, south of JLS near the Estuary, has the best bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, served on an English muffin. Everything is made to order, so it takes a bit of time, but well worth the wait.

Jun 10, 2013
hbsboak in San Francisco Bay Area