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Oct 21, 2008 06:24 PM

100 top items to eat in bay area!

It would be preferable if it was a restaurant item rather than just a food item from a produce market but I'd love to know what you all think is the top 100 food items!

There used to be a list for the bay area that had the top 100 but I can't seem to locate it.

It included the morning buns from La Farine, lavender pork chops from Chez Nous...

but I'd love to know where an updated list might be!

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  1. My votes:
    Pizza from Cheeseboard. (or anything else)
    Chicken sandwich from Bakesale Betty
    Pliny the Elder beer from Russian River

    1. Caramel, Palet d'Or, Japanese Yuzu or Peanut Butter & Jelly chocolates from Chocolatier Blue (he starts his new fall/winter line of chocolates today so that might change - egg nog, roasted pumpkin. . .OH MY!!).

      Duck Liver Mousse with Madeira gelee from the charcuterie plate at Spruce

      Caramel Pudding at Flora

      Gin & Tonic from Pizzaiolo - they make their own tonic and it takes that simple drink to a whole new level.

      1. My current candidates, East Bay centric:
        - Green beans with kaffir lime curry and any protein at Champa Garden (Oakland)
        - Chicken pot pie at Bakesale Betty (Oakland)
        - Kohada sushi at Hana Zen (Orinda)
        - Shanghai rice cake w/ pork and cabbage -- two different but both great versions at Lily's House (Lafayette) and Shanghai (Oakland)
        - Fried turnip cake, black version, at Kopitiam (Lafayette)
        - Many pizzas but esp squid and aioli at Pizzaiolo (Oakland)
        - Fries at A Cote (Oakland)

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        1. re: jmarek

          Can't stop thinking about this. Add:
          - Mateos Grenados's rabbit hash with duck egg (various North Bay farmers markets)
          - Smoked salmon from the guy at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market
          - Lobster app at Cyrus (Healdsburg)
          - Duck or pork rillettes from Fatted Calf

        2. I'd include tuna heart pasta at Incanto, the buffalo burgers at Bullshead Restaurant in West Portal, and the pork chop at NOPA.

          1. here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:

            -dolsot kimchee bibimbap from wonmi bbq on fillmore
            -morning bun or almond croissant from tartine
            -salted caramel ice cream from bi rite creamery (honey lavendar is good too)
            -prather ranch burger at slow club
            -pizza from cheesboard
            -fresh tofu from eiji
            -corn vegetable ramen from sapporo ya
            -cobb salad from chow
            -pork sugo from la ciccia
            -meatloaf at blue plate
            -salted caramels from recchuiti
            -sottocenere from cowgirl creamery
            -bread from acme
            -jager schnitzel at walzwerk
            -meatball sandwich from pasta gina
            -clam chowder from weird fish
            -huevos rancheros at los jarritos
            -roasted chicken at zuni
            -french macarons and cauliflower tartlet at boulangerie
            -cauliflower uttapam at udipi palace
            -sweet potato gnocchi at da flora
            -chicken mole at panchita's 3