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Sep 17, 2010 03:43 PM

Scolari's in Alameda

Has anyone been or can report some information on this place?

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  1. Went last week...there's a new burger in town! I had the Bacon burger with Blue Cheese. Beautiful bun, burger was cooked to order, medium rare and the bacon combined with the cheese was absolutely mouth watering. Gotta try this place.


      1303 Park St. (Park at Encinal).

      First Philly cheesesteaks, now stromboli. Alameda, home of retro East Coast food?

      1. My husband and I tried it for lunch approximately 4 weeks ago, and I forgot to post about it. I had the stromboli, which was quite tasty, although really enough for 2 I think. At this point I am sorry to say I don't remember specifics about it though. I do remember the hush puppies we shared however. With fresh corn in them, these were served with some dynamite sweetened butter (maybe maple butter?). A generous portion, and lots of corn flavor made this a hit. Lastly, my husband didn't share a bite of his Bacon, Arugula, and Tomato Sandwich, which appeared to be because he enjoyed it so much.

        My only complaint about the place is that it would be easy to have lunch cost $30-35 for 2, which isn't something I'm generally interested in for a place that is essentially a take-out joint. Having said that, I thought the quality of the food was high, portions generous, and the folks working there quite friendly.

        1. The hamburger here is great, if not a great value at $8 (small patty).

          It comes out rather tall, with a really nice dill pickle, tomato and butter lettuce, and held together by a toothpick, after the removal of which the challah bun held up until the last few bites. Perfect, juicy medium-rare with good char. Thousand island type sauce, though heavier on the mayo than some.

          Closest local comparable would be Trueburger, and Scolari's burger is much, much better than theirs, particularly when paired with a Blind Pig IPA at the Lucky 13 next door. Pinball and well-stocked jukebox are bonuses.

          Lucky 13
          1301 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

          146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

          1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

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          1. re: Pius Avocado III

            Finally got to Lucky 13 for the first time and loved it - totally unpretentious place with an extensive beer list, lots of local brews. I'm only now starting to actively learn about local beer (it was actually that enormous SF vs NY thread that sparked my interest) and so was happy to see Pliny the Elder and Rasputin on tap (looooved the Pliny, found Rasputin too rich to drink as a beverage but imagine it would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert).


            We ordered almost everything off the Scolari menu - I particularly liked the fries with lemon, garlic, and parsley, the excellent fast-food style burger, and the spicy sweet potato empanadas. The stromboli are quite good and make for terrific bar food - less greasy than wings, neater than pizza, I'd love to see a bar stromboli trend.

            Overall, the best beer + bar food combo I've had so far in the US.

            Lucky 13
            1301 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

            1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

          2. tried out the crispy hot dog(5) and buffalo fries special(3), same taste as buffalo wings. wasn't overwhelmed but would rate scolari's higher than the philly cheesesteak down the street.

            scolari's is owed by the same guy who owes lucky 13(the bar). up till 2, you can eat scolar's food next door and you also get $1 off their drafts (remember to bring the placard.

            nice option. lots of interesting items on menu. daily specials.