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BEST PIZZA IN EAST BAY

Rotten City Pizza in Emeryville is my fave. I also like Gioia and Lanesplitter (Albany). I think RC does the best job of recreating a real NY crust. Also offers nice varied combinations. No tables though.

Gioia has a great toppings-to-crust ratio so you get big flavor in every bite. Cheesy.

Lanesplitter has a great tanginess in their sauce.

Sep 18, 2013
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Best burgers in the Bay Area 2011

I just ate a cheeseburger at Val's this past weekend. I'm happy to tell you that their burgers are still amazing.

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Val's Burgers
2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541

Jun 10, 2011
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Bay Area bagels?

I'm not bagel savvy at all, but further south I enjoy Posh Bagels in Santa Clara.

Mar 08, 2010
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Limon Frozen Yogurt in San Pablo

I just had some FroYo from this yogurt store in the International Marketplace in San Pablo. It's a self-serve soft-serve yogurt place. But I was suprised how tasty some of their flavors were. Flavors include Plain, Organic Plain, Mango, Chocolate, Pineapple, Taro, Pumpkin, some others I forgot. Mango and Pumpkin (suprisingly) were good. There were also a number of toppings optional. Anyways, I'll definately go back. Give this place a try if you're ever in the area.

Limon Frozen Yogurt. 2300 El Portal Dr San Pablo , CA 94806

Thanks you for stopping by my post,

Nov 25, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Pancakes in the northern east bay (north of Oakland)?

I kind of like the pancakes at Raphael's Shutter Cafe in El Cerrito. What are some of your favorites?

Thanks,
JT

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Raphael's Shutter Cafe
10064 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Nov 09, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

the best hamburger...where is it?

Big fan of Phyllis' Turkey Burger here.

Jul 31, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

El Cerrito: Happy Golden Bowl - Seriously Szechuan ... Dim sum, house-made noodles and much, much more

I tried an order of the "Sad And Cry" chicken wings to go. Interesting in how they accomplish the Intense heat. It's got a very sugary coating. It seems the sweetness opens your taste buds to a savage sichaun pepper assault. Rather expensive (you only get six wings in the order). The heat builds with each wing (I can take alot of heat, but the sixth wing was a challenge to finish). The heat stays on your tongue long after the meal. I did not ask for the dish "extra spicy" or anything so this is a genuinely hot dish. I'll give you that warning in case you feel like trying it.

On another trip I tried their Ma Po Tofu (sp?). It was very well done. The Green Onion Pancake was also very nice. The Conch dish (one from the House Specialties list) was just ok, not someting I'd order again. (I'm not used to conch so I might be misjudging this dish).

Jul 13, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Sketch Ice Cream is Closing [Berkeley]

Thanks for the heads up.

Jul 13, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Food near BART

I'll throw my two cents in on El Cerrito Plaza.
Al's Big Burger - Their burgers cooked over a small wood-fired pit are pretty tasty

Jul 06, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Food near BART

El Cerrito Del Norte: Sawad Dee Thai Restaurant (nice sitdown Thai, good curries), Chirag Indian Cuisine and Chaat Corner (buffet or made to order this no frills hole in the wall does quite a nice job at either), Anna's Place (nice clean breakfast and lunch, good prices).

Jul 06, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Yunnanese restaurants in the greater Bay Area?

I'd like to know if any out there know of any Bay Area Chinese restaurant that serves dishes from the Yunnan province/area of China. If there are more than one, which restaurant is best at it in your opinion?

Thank you very much.

Jul 01, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley: Chick-O-Pea's - The falafel place with a falafel bar

I hope they come down off that $7 asking price. Unless the price falls to $5 or less no reason to go back for the sandwich I had. Overcooked the falafels a bit. Plus, they need to try harder to keep the toppings available. 1/3 of the bins were emptied out. (One of the bins actually had dolma/dolmae/dolmades or whatever the plural form is). That tiny patio was actually pretty enjoyable on a such a bright, sunny day.

Jun 08, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Breakfast in Emeryville?

My favorite's along that route (E'Ville to Napa) are 900 Grayson, Sunnyside Cafe, and Cafe Soleil.

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Sunny Side Cafe
1499 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Jennifer and Todd's Cafe Soleil
3550 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803

Apr 14, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Bahn Mi in the East Bay?

Nvm. I had Active X off on my browser.

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BT Sandwich Deli
1279 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564

Apr 01, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

"Link to a Place" in Reply??

NVM. I found out that I had my Explorer security setting set to not run ActiveX controls. After I allowed Active X, I am seeing the proper window now. Thanks.

Apr 01, 2009
J T in Site Talk

"Link to a Place" in Reply??

I am able to link a place if I am starting a thread, but I don't see that option come up when I'm replying to a post. But I see several other people accomplishing this task in their replies. Can you please post instructions on how to "Link to a Place" in a reply.

Thank you

Apr 01, 2009
J T in Site Talk

Bahn Mi in the East Bay?

I have no idea how you guys are able to link a place. I've read the instructions but I don't seem to be given that option.

Apr 01, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Bahn Mi in the East Bay?

I used to frequent Ba Le, now I go to BT Sandwich Deli (open less than a year) in Pinole.

BT Sandwich Deli
1279 San Pablo Ave
Pinole CA

BT Sandwich Deli
San Francisco Bay Area - 1279 San Pablo Ave Pinole CA - Pinole - East Bay

http://www.chow.com/places/40705

Apr 01, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Rotten City Pizza in Emeryville?

I wish they'd use feta instead of ricotta on their Bianco Verde.

Mar 20, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley breakfast and lunch on a Friday

Sunnyside is a a great place for breakfast. "The Alameda" is unbelievable.

Jimmy Bean's food is good, but portions are way too much on the small side, imo (I don't like putting down $12 for breakfast and leaving hungry). Coffee might not be great, but they do serve the best OJ I've had in all the East Bay.

Feb 23, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley breakfast and lunch on a Friday

Grayson 900 has my favorite breakfast meal in the Berkeley area. Their "Demon Plate" (chicken and waffles). Remember the name "DEMON PLATE". It will posess you!

Feb 23, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Am I missing anything in Vallejo/American Canyon?

Oh yes. Benicia. I kinda like the Hawaiian-Filipino place called Hula Hut. The Mongolian Beef at Grand China was pretty good, although it's been awhile since I last ate there.

Feb 11, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Am I missing anything in Vallejo/American Canyon?

I've had pretty good Vietnamese pho experiences at...

Pho Lee Hoa Phat III
102 Springstowne Center
Vallejo, CA 94591

Feb 10, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Martinez: Hot Dog Depot--homemade acorn bread, veggie burgers,...

Acorn Bread?!? Fascinating. That's sounds worthy of a return. Agree about good the good hotdog. Thank you.

Feb 09, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Best source for Orange Beef?

I have some places in the East Bay, but that's not in the direction you wanted.. Perhaps other Chauhounds might know of better.

Feb 09, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Chicken Express, Vallejo

The sign is different.

Good chicken. Just becareful ordering the chicken salad. Half of it's shreaded cheese.

Feb 09, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Top Burmese Restos in the Bay Area?

Solely base it on the authenticity of the dishes. List a couple spots if you'd like. Thanks.

Feb 06, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

must try - bizarre food?

Maybe some Filipino pork blood stew, Dinuguan. Alot of Filipino places in Daly City sell.

Pre-meal table snack: The Japanese dried baby crab snacks (last seen Berkeley Bowl). You eat them whole, shell and all.

Jan 22, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Indian Buffet

My favorite Indian buffet is at Bombay Garden near El Camino and Lawrence in Santa Clara, but not enough to recommend such a long road trip down from SF.

Jan 20, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area

New in Berkeley - seek advice from local hounds

I like some of the pizza places they have in Berkeley. Cheeseboard Collective, Gioia Pizzeria, Lanesplitter Pub & Pizza, and Zachary's are very much worth trying. It's pizza so they'd be in the Cheap Eats category.

Jan 20, 2009
J T in San Francisco Bay Area