Just moved to the Bay Area from New England and going through some food shock.
I live in Alameda and work in the Castro.
Have access to a car, and can get around the Bay Area.
I need some suggestions for:
1. A deli. A real one. Not someplace where my pickle is floppy and my reuben has the "option" of kraut.
2. Do fried clams exist in this area?
3. Cuban, Dominican and Russian food? Obviously not all in the same place. As cool as that concept would be...
4. Any and all suggestions for learning Northern California cuisine. Especially the seafood. Where do we go to get things from the sea?