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Mike, my 11-yo daughter Mika and I, enjoyed a nice family dinner at Tsuru Sushi a few weeks ago.  We hadn’t gone in years, and we had, overall, a very good experience.  It was expensive – very expensive – but we had won several gift cards so most of the dinner was covered.  Good thing, […]

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Four Seasons Cafe & Deli is the latest incarnation of the cafe and sandwich bar that was once Mr. Bagel and, before that, Planet Coffee.  The cafe has been remodeled a little bit and the menu has been updated.  The Middle Eastern owners, for example, have replaced the Vietnamese sandwiches with me Middle Eastern equivalents.  You […]

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This is just an update on what’s going on in San Leandro’s dismal restaurant “scene”.  Please comment if you have any more info. – Smiling Jack Station is a new Filipino restaurant at the old Straw Hat location on Washington Ave.  In addition to Filipino favorites, it offers boiled and fried seafood, BBQ and burgers.  […]

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Update Oct. 2013 Mr. Bagel is no more.  Four Seasons Cafe & Deli has taken over the space. ————————- Mr. Bagel is the cafe that replaced Planet Coffee on East 14th in downtown San Leandro.  The small cafe offers all sorts of coffee drinks, as well as lots of bagels and bagel sandwiches, some pastries […]

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Last night we went to Round Table Pizza on East 14th.  I’d gotten a $24 worth of pizza for $12 gift certificate at Got Daily Deals, and I wanted to put it to use.  We got a large cheese pizza and a medium King Arthur supreme (a meats/veggie combo), a couple of drinks, and it […]

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– I hear Angelina’s has changed ownership. It has significantly declined in recent years and we hadn’t been there for years.  Hopefully the new owners will do something good with it. –Vila Cereja and La Bella Italia are still for sale/lease. -Also for sale: El Amigo (Mexican restaurant), Arby’s. –San Gaspar is undergoing construction after […]

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MyCityCuisine is a wiki project that aims to provide travelers with information about the must try dishes for the particular cities they are visiting.  They are looking for contributors to add information about their city’s great dishes.  It sounds like a fun project, and a pretty useful one.  While most guidebooks will discuss the particular […]

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I have lived in San Leandro for over a decade, and yet I’d never gone to Sabino’s Cofee – even though it’s a San Leandro institution.  This is not terribly  surprising, it’s not within walking distance of my house and I do spend too much time at Zocalo as it is.  I love Zocalo, but […]

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I just stopped by the 88 Supermarket to buy some frozen banana leaves ($1.20), and while I waited for Mike to finish the purchase, I did some quick browsing.  I was happy to find one aisle with a bunch of African items. They had manioc, cassava, semolina and plantain flours, some manioc couscous, flour for […]

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Update: The bakery is closed, a hair salon has opened in its place. Angelina’s Pastries opened a few weeks ago in the space previously occupied by Marita’s Sweet Potato Pie. I’m sad to see Marita’s go, but red velvet cake lovers need notdespair, Angelina’s has it too. Alas, the cakes are more expensive and smaller […]

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