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doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 12:37 PM

Would like to get recommendations for DInner tomorrow someplace on Solano Avenue.

We've tried Rivolli already. Thanks for all suggestions!

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    chemchef RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 12:39 PM

    Can you be more specific? Type of food, price range, etc???

    1. Morton the Mousse RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 12:52 PM

      Ajanta is my favorite restaurant on Solano.

      www.ajantarestaurant.com

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        lmnopm RE: Morton the Mousse Mar 7, 2008 01:03 PM

        Vanessa's is my first choice.

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        doxxie lover RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 01:07 PM

        Open to any type of food. Price not an issue, very open to all different types: Asian, other ethnic, seafood,

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          liujenny RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 01:09 PM

          China Village has very good Szechuan Chinese food if you like spicy stuff. Definitely recommended.

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          ML8000 RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 01:22 PM

          You might look into Fonda, Mexican/Latin small plates. It gets good reviews and is consistent. The duck tacos are great.

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            ML8000 RE: ML8000 Mar 7, 2008 01:23 PM

            Here's the link w/ info.

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            Fonda
            1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707

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              lmnopm RE: ML8000 Mar 7, 2008 01:47 PM

              This would be my 2d choice

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              chemchef RE: ML8000 Mar 7, 2008 02:14 PM

              I had lunch at Fonda last week and found it to be just mediocre, especially for the price. Of course I'll give it another chance, but I think there are much better places on Solano Ave.

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                ML8000 RE: chemchef Mar 7, 2008 02:46 PM

                Just curious, what did you order?

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                  chemchef RE: ML8000 Mar 7, 2008 02:53 PM

                  I had the Tostaditas de carnitas with guacamole and chipotle salsa and a limeade that was so strong I had to pour half of my water in it to make it drinkable.

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                    rworange RE: chemchef Mar 7, 2008 06:20 PM

                    Yeah, those tostaditas aren't one of the better selections on the menu. If going for lunch ... the Torta Alambre: Grilled skirt steak and bacon with black beans, cheese and rajas ... is outstanding.

                    Other items to avoid are the tortillas and the tamale. I have no clue why they keep that overpriced tortilla on the menu.

                    I like the peanuts (sometimes pumpkin seeds) quite a lot. The best deals are after 9 pm when they have low cost drinks and plates ... well, low cost for Fonda. Usualy the seasonal short-term dishes are good. I see for dinner they have Vuelve a la vida. I might get over there since I think I might be interested in seafood cocktails this year.

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              doxxie lover RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 04:11 PM

              Morton - Thanks for the tip for Vanessa's. I checked out their website and we're sold! Sounds great. Looking forward to it tomorrow.

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                adrienne156 RE: doxxie lover Mar 7, 2008 04:29 PM

                The shaking beef salad and mango noodles with jumbo shrimp are both very good.

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