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Best Cheese pizzas?

yes I read it, sounded familiar, I was at Rotten City today
2 cheese
1Fungi
1 Salumi and red onion
consistantly good

Nov 30, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

no sorry i must have missed it

Nov 28, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

yes it was very tasty and this week I hear they will be doing a duck confiet topping with other tasty goodness

Oct 21, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

2nd trip to Rotten City Wow this place continues to shine
4 slices and a meatball sub
1 Neo cheese
1 daily special ( chippolini and chantrelles)
1 PORCHETTA
1 ACCIUGHE
should take over the # 1 rank

Oct 20, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

Nuraman yes that what I am saying I had a slice of Neo plus 2 whole Neo pies to go plus a slice of calabrian and the other 2 mentioned earlier as wel as a meatball and the dirty pork sandwhich

Oct 14, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

yes Nuraman I had a slice of just plain chees and 2 whole pies of the same thing the other slices which also included a slice of the calabrian

Oct 14, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

So today was my first expirence with Rotten City Pizza in Emeryville and wow these guys got it going on for sure. My pizza eating in the Bay Area started in 1976 with Arinells in Berkeley since then its been many of the usual suspects like Slice of NY and Gioia's which until today was my favorite now after my time at Rotten CIty its now part of my go to spots for out of town family and friends. This place just rocks from their plain cheese to something more adventuresome like the PORCHETTA or ACCIUGHE both very tasty and a well created slice of goodness, the lemon zest in the slsa verde which gets drizzled over the slice was great. The Meatballs are absolutely homemade without any of the typical overly filler taste of breadcrumbs, they were served up in a sweet homemade sauce. my new favorite spot and to think one could eaisly grab a slice or 2 and quickly drive over to the other place for another couple of slices (Gioia,s - Rotten CIty or visa versa )

Oct 12, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

I dont think Gioia's lends its self to use mozzarella di bufala.style cheese since they are not using a coal fired oven but rather the traditional style NYor really Jersey since thats where Will is from and your right Vircabutar it is one of if not the best slice in the bay area

May 21, 2012
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Napa - Spring Mountain Wineries - Recommendations?

Terra Valentine has a very good affordable Cab

Gulliams is a small family I think they only do 2 reds

our fav is Keenan love their host Laura only wish they would do a Port style

Pride is good but expensive great place for the view and picnic lunch

with advanced notice set yourself up at Domain Charbay,Marco is a great host as well they do very interesting things including very high end Whisky which they produce in ukaia I think and rum as well as several really good vodkas but on the property its more ports and other types of wines

enjoy and if you like ports also try Pragers off of Hwy 29

Nov 18, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Cheese pizzas?

Gioia's and Arinell's in Berkeley, Slice of NY in Sunnyvale

Aug 09, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Fremont/ Newark/ Union City Delicatessen?

give City Bistro off of Whipple a try they have some very tasty items
they import Babka from Brooklyn and make french toast with it

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City Bistro
30162 Industrial Pkwy, Hayward, CA

Aug 09, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

A Slice of NY - Now Open 2nd location in Sunnyvale

Michael,

good catch regarding my comments about the Meatball however I was a bit reluctant to say how I knew the meatball was not up to snuff for fear of getting anybody in trouble. so hear is waht I will tell you

during my visit one of the staff members gave me a sample and it was presented to me on a tray with foil they set it up using a garlic knot that was split open with 1 meatball sitting inside with a touch of cheese just like a meatball parm sandwhich and they gave me a small tub of red sauce on the side to dip it in. so I had a chance to taste not only the garilc knot but also the sauce and the meatball. First thing I did was to deconstruct the mini sandwhich so that I could taste as you say the parts. This is where I came to my conclusion regarding the meatball.While you may think the Meatball Parm is a great sandwhich and it very well might be it wont be something I would order now that I know what goes into the sandwhich. If your happy with it then I say enjoy enjoy enjoy. I will stick with what I make at home which is a blend of 3 meats and a variety of other ingredients and they melt in your mouth. And even better the next day. The other thing is I cook mine in the sauce rather than roast them in the oven seperatly from the sauce. Just a personal choice but one I hope to have Kurt give a try.

Jun 13, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

A Slice of NY - Now Open 2nd location in Sunnyvale

Thanks for the Meatball explaination hence my feelings that to much filler is used in the making of them. Go with HOMEMADE - Kurt contact me I will get you hooked up with some of my homemade to try out

Jun 12, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

A Slice of NY - Now Open 2nd location in Sunnyvale

First off let me say I am NY transplant back in 1976 when I moved to Berkekly,Ca. as a kid looking for a slice when I came across Arinells up the street from where I went to school this has been my jumping off point of a slice thats was close to what I remember from growing up in he NY/NJ area. SInce then I have made my way to try anything that looks like something one might find east of Pa. Gioia's in Berkeley also makes one of the tasties slices and or pies you will find in the Bay Area. Taking a reccomedation from a coworker about a NY pizza place in San Jose I figured what the heck I got nothing else to do on my day off. I did a little leg work only to find they had a 2nd spot in Sunnyvale with the same menu and what caught my eye before I read a single review was the fact on their dessert menu they were dishing up Drakes Cakes - I thought Oh God this is to good to be true. I started to think back on snacking down on some Funny Bones wondering if they had any. I decided to invite a family member who lives what I realized was down the street ( good thing this wasnt me )- GAME OVER ya know, So I went in for my first experience to ready to be dazzled and I was. The staff was great and very accomodating to my requests even though it was lunch time on a friday. I waited for my family and decided I needed a taste of something so I started off gazing at the pre-made slices on display knowing all to well the best stuff is fresh out of the oven and the plan was to order a large cheese pie to get the basic taste of what they were dishing up there. I went for 2 slices of what they call the Tomato Pie, which is a bit different than a Plain Cheese Pizza in that the sauce and construction isnt the same. These turned out to be very tasty indeed and made me wonder bout the others I saw too but the Pie was in process and figured this wasnt going to be my only time there. When the pie came I was very impressed with its size and aroma. They asked if I wanted them to dish it out but I asked them to hold off long enough for me to snap a pic or two to tease my kids with who have also turned out to be pizza snobs like dear Old Dad, plus I wanted the pie to cool down just a touch. I hate it when you pull the first slcie out and half the cheese slides off. Wow this stuff was really good. The crust had the perfect level of chew to it. The sauce was sweet without being so heavy it over powers the cheese and in this case it was obvious they use whole milk rather than part skim or some silly combo of cheeses because of the slight oily finish which if your a napkin blotter type Stay Home will ya I dont need you standing in line holding me up to all this glory. Anyway back to the pie as this thing cools it taste even better as you can taste the saltiness of the cheese and crust YUM YUM but after 7 slices I really wanted a Drakes Cake to finish off my first trip only to be enticied by a small canoli which lite up my eyes. My first question was when was this filled, when I got what we call on the east coast " The Look " I knew it was stupid question and Natelie's response was we get the cream filling from Long Island, I told her I was just in NYC in Sept and took my gang to La Ferreras in Little Italy in Manhattan and these where amazingly good so good infact I was so stuffed I had to take 3 large canolis home with my Devil Dogs and Funny Bones in a togo box to share with my wife and daughter. I was so impressed I went back the next day for dinner with my family that lives down the street and my wife just to make sure it wasnt a fluke. Besdies another cheese pie I gave the slice of Pesto a go and again very tasty slice. Other tastes included their Garlic Knots which were also very good. Only Negative would be I didnt think much of the Meatballs themselves as I make my own and would love to sell the owner mine instead of the ones they sell -just being honest here. oh and both times I went they were out of the Gino's Italian Ices. which now casues me to go back another time DAMMITT

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A Slice of New York
1253 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Jun 12, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

2 dinners/2 lunches to convince NY hounds to move to SF?

One of the things I would want o consider coming from NY which I did back in 1976 would be to find eats that remind me of home as well as find eats that speak San Francisco.

With that said good Deli and a good Pizza spot need to be considered as well.

Consider Miller's East Coast Deli on Polk St and for Pizza look at either Arinells on 16th and Valenica in the Mission or Village Pizzeria on Clement St both decent however if your willing to take drive and venture out of the ciity my new fav in the Bay Area for Pizza has to be " A Slice of New York with 2 spots one in San Jose and the other is open in Sunnyvale where I have just eaten at 2 days in a row driving 35 miles each way just to make sure it wasnt a fluke OMG is all I can say - I will send off a review on anoher blog

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Miller's East Coast Deli
1725 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Village Pizzeria
1 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Jun 12, 2011
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

1 Late Night only

wow mexicn food in chicago is better than anything I can find in the Bay Area huh
what have you been smoking ah never mind U will tell me thats better than Northern Calif too so nuff said

Jan 21, 2011
SF Brother in Chicago Area

1 Late Night only

boy I dont know bout that
coming from Calif I am a bit skeptical bout a taco joint in chicago
thats like asking what the fresh fish is and your in St Loius
how far is the nerest ocean ?
I would rather have somethign bit more regional and something other than pizza as coming from NYC pizza just isnt the same and no hot dogs either
thats why I thought the Italian Beef Sandwhich was the way to go

Jan 21, 2011
SF Brother in Chicago Area

1 Late Night only

I think they are open till 3 am
not to worried bout it being latea t night
kinda a big guy with a nasty attitude from NYC
now living in the SF Bay Area
just looking for great eats late at night since my time is limited

Jan 21, 2011
SF Brother in Chicago Area

1 Late Night only

I dont mind traveling to the original spot
but would this be a good choice for a late night taste of Chi-Town

Jan 21, 2011
SF Brother in Chicago Area

1 Late Night only

its a Saturday
wont get settled till at least 10 pm
O'Hare Airport

was thinking Al's # 1

Jan 21, 2011
SF Brother in Chicago Area

1 Late Night only

we will be staying at the airport for early morning convienence
need reccomendation for 1 late night eats
will travel by way of the L
never been to Chicago

Jan 20, 2011
SF Brother in Chicago Area

SF/East Bay Pizza Competition

Pizza My Hheart is very good
Gioia is tops in the bay area the guy from a little town next to where I grew up in NJ
Arinells was good in the 70s and 80s but has since gone downhill but for a fast slice is great
and amiccis is good as well

Mar 25, 2008
SF Brother in San Francisco Bay Area

Cheburechnaya alternative for Saturday Evening?

hey myclawyer if the Lamb fat dosent kill you then your mother will when she finds out how you have been polluting your body

Mar 25, 2008
SF Brother in Outer Boroughs