1. Alinea

9.0
1723 N Halsted St (btwn W North Ave & W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 109 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Don't be a hero if it is your first time - the tasting menu is just enough by itself. I would probably go through that a couple of times before attempting the tour.

2. Hama Sushi

8.2
213 Windward Ave, Venice, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Venice · 84 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: They play surf videos on the wall.

3. Whole Foods Market

8.7
230 Bay Pl (at Harrison St), Oakland, CA
Grocery Store · Adams Point · 82 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Buy an ostrich egg!

4. The Piedmont Tobacconist

17 Glen Ave (at Piedmont), Oakland, CA
Smoke Shop · Piedmont Avenue · 4 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: ask for a cigar recommendation.

5. Tria

9.3
123 S 18th St (Rittenhouse Sq.), Philadelphia, PA
Wine Bar · Center City West · 92 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Have the white bean spread on a rainy day.

6. The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

8.2
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Oakland · 73 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Enjoy a beer at the bar and take in the excellent view of the lake!

7. The Midway SF

6.8
900 Marin St, San Francisco, CA
Music Venue · 7 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: The sound here is awful - bass way overdriven for a space with a crappy metal roof. Everything sounds like mud. Don't bother trying to see anything here.

8. Burrito Express

8.3
588 14th St (btwn Clay St & Jefferson St), Oakland, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Uptown · 17 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: The Al Pastor is amazing, but don't sleep on the on the garlic shrimp.

9. Eureka!

8.4
2068 Center St, Berkeley, CA
Gastropub · Downtown Berkeley · 44 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Not a great spot if you have time constraints. They have some point-of-sale issues they need to work out, and the kitchen takes about 20 minutes on a slow day.

10. Chef Edwards Bar-B-Que

1915 San Pablo Ave (btwn 19th & Jefferson), Oakland, CA
BBQ Joint · Uptown · 5 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Basic barbeque but it is tasty and the price is right!

11. Memphis Minnie's BBQ

8.9
576 Haight St (at Steiner St), San Francisco, CA
BBQ Joint · Lower Haight · 86 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: It is hard not to overeat here - the combos are tempting and the portions are large.

12. BBQ Hut

6.8
6400 Shattuck Ave (Alcatraz), Oakland, CA
BBQ Joint · Bushrod · 7 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Great little spot with a nice patio.

13. Wine on Piedmont

4183 Piedmont Ave (Linda Ave), Oakland, CA
Wine Shop · Piedmont Avenue · 1 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: check out the great wine and liquor selection.

14. La Tortilla

7.2
495 Castro St (at 18th St.), San Francisco, CA
Taco Place · Castro · 29 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: La Tortilla isn't bad, it just isn't very good. Consistently mediocre.

15. T-Rex Barbecue

7.1
1300 10th St (at Gilman St), Berkeley, CA
BBQ Joint · 53 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: On the pricey side but the meat is solid.

16. Pizzaiolo

9.2
5008 Telegraph Ave (at 51st St), Oakland, CA
Pizza Place · Temescal · 71 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Stop in before noon Monday - Saturday and enjoy their donuts and coffee. Make sure you bring cash....

17. Cardiff Seaside Market

8.4
2087 San Elijo Ave (Between Birmingham and Liverpool), Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Supermarket · 40 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Cardiff crack.

18. Tank House BBQ & Bar

8.2
1925 J St, Sacramento, CA
BBQ Joint · Boulevard Park · 31 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Great brisket!

19. Tacos Mi Rancho

9.1
1434 1st Ave (at 1st Av Pl), Oakland, CA
Food Truck · Produce and Waterfront · 51 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Get the carrots and jalepeños and hope the peppers aren't super hot that day.

20. Guns, Fishing, & Other Stuff

5.5
197 Butcher Rd, Vacaville, CA
Gun Shop · 8 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: This place gets a bad rep - i've heard it called "Guns, Fishing, & Assholes" - but the staff was nothing but helpful.

21. Lungomare

7.7
1 Broadway (Embarcadero), Oakland, CA
Italian Restaurant · Jack London Square · 35 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: super-corporate. hard to recommend this place when there are so many other fun, creative, warm spots in Oakland.

22. CatHead's BBQ

9.1
1665 Folsom St (at 12th St), San Francisco, CA
BBQ Joint · SoMa · 69 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Check the website for specials!

23. Tatuyo

1015 Clay St (11th Street), Oakland, CA
Mexican Restaurant · City Center · 3 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Get the beer + taco special for $4

24. 4505 Meats/Chicharrones

9.0
Ferry Building (Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Food Truck · Financial District · 52 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Strawberries aren't as sweet as they used to be, but Ryan Farr has not lost his touch. The guy is a meat genius!

25. Chop Bar

8.7
247 4th St (at Alice St.), Oakland, CA
New American Restaurant · Produce and Waterfront · 116 tips and reviews

jason m.jason moore: Secretly the best burger in Oakland!