- If being called "honey" or "sweetie" by a near-stranger annoys you, don't go to the Off Broadway Sandwich Board (15th Street between Broadway and Franklin). If that doesn't bother you, the Off Broadway makes good sandwiches at reasonable prices, and the turkey they use in their roast turkey sandwich actually tastes like turkey, not like chopped-pressed-chemicalized faux-turkey-from-a-vat the way most pre-sliced turkey does (IMO). No printed menu available, which is inconvenient.
- The restaurant formerly known as Jimbo's (Franklin at 15th Street) is now Thai Corner. Lunch dishes seem to be in the $5-$7 range, and they have a section of the menu dedicated to vegan items. Their menu is posted prominently by the entrance, but no printed copies available to take away (at least not outside).
- The Oakland branch of Ital Calabash (Franklin at 14th Street) is for sale by owner. Don't know if the Berkeley branch is too.
- Flint's has reopened on Shattuck! Some things never change, though — still no sauce sold separately.
- The Little Bistro (Webster & 15th Street) is still my favorite hole-in-the-wall sandwich joint downtown. Their broccoli soup is still bad, however. Overcooked broccoli, blechhh.
- Given the date, I'm thinking that dinner tonight might be a tostada de ceviche de pescado from Tacos Sinaloa (actually, Mariscos Sinaloa in this case) at International Blvd. & 22nd Ave.
- Given the date and my dislike of crowds and loud noises, I'm thinking that spiritualmonkey might need to go get dinner & bring it home. :-)
brief food-related notes (mostly Oakland)
The squirrels near the Lake Merritt lawn bowling courts are so plump and round they look like little squirrel-koala hybrids. They're also a lot more…
Met Pirate by the lake on the way home — he's got a lot of shifts this week (yay), so if we hadn't gone today he would have had no squirrel…
I stopped by the tree on the way home today — with the days getting shorter, I want to take advantage of it still being light after work as…