Hey folks... chowhound from Seattle here...
Looking for options for dining with coworkers in Hayward/Oakland.
They seem to be stuck on Horatio's in San Leandro and Scott's in J.L. Square.... it's one or the other every business trip. While these are both addiquit (but boring) establishments, I want desperately want to break them from their mold and force them to branch out a little. Personally, I want to experience something local that I can't find in Seattle.
Zachary's Pizza comes to mind, but it might be too far from Hayward to convince my coworkers to go to a pizza joint (granted the pizza could potentially be mind blowing).
Switching topics here... I grew up in the East Bay... does anybody remember Bartola's (closed now) located across the street from Hooper's Chocolates and Casper's Hot Dogs in that weird in between of Oakland and Berkeley? Gawsh, I miss their soup! This is the kind of place I have in mind.