Thursday, October 25, 2012

scolari's...oakland burger club hits the spot

Nestled on the island of Alameda, nest to Lucky 13, Scolari's offers an array of burgers, dogs, pizza and such. The menu is huge and the restaurant is tiny. I can honestly say that any place that only takes three people and the line is out the door is my kinda place. The sassy service is kind enough to serve any order to you next door at the bar and the cook on the grill are friendly and funny.

Scolari's was recommended to the Oakland Burger Club by many sources, the meeting was initiated with full verve. The menu is extensive, well at least the specials menu is, the main menu is simple enough, but take your time reading over everything or research before you head over.
Everyone who ordered the special burger was ecstatic and glowed with satisfaction, unfortunately for myself and two others who ordered the regular cheese burger were hit with a slight musky taste in the meat? The bun was excellent, the baby lettuce crisp and the tomatoes perfect, but something was just off with my burger.
Highlights off the sides was the buffalo fries, christ almighty they were delicious! The regular fries were crispy and delicious too.

Although my burger seemed off I definitely will return for some other tasty bites. The experience was most enjoyable.

For the full review please check out the oaklandburgerclub on tumblr.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

geta sushi

If your hankering for some Japanese food or sushi, Piedmont Ave. has my favorite spot for inexpensive Japanese deliciousness. This tiny restaurant is the size of three cubicles, but is full of charm, warm and detectible bites for a wonderful dining experience. It fills up quick so show early or be ready to wait for table. The servers are sweet and as show have some talent drawing homemade signs. They also have a fancier version up the street called B-dama, which serves up more traditional dishes, plus awesome skewers from the grill. Either way you want to spend your night grubbing Japanese you won't go wrong. Some of my faves are: ton katsu, sahimi salad(lunch only,) tempura udon, saba.