I am in the Lake Merritt area until the 24th (I bet you are all sick of hearing this disclaimer. Feel like I am on match.com or something)
For those of you familiar with S. Cal, we have a chowhound approved institution called Zankou Chicken. Its Armenian chicken that is rotisseried and served with a garlic sauce. 1/2 a chicken with pita and those pink pickles runs under $5.00. You order at a counter and sit down.
Is there anything like this in the Oakland/Merritt area? Want the same type of thing (very casual...not a sit down take your order restaurant)
PS. Observation: Asian food seems to be a lot better in S. Cal along with Mexican Food. People are a lot nicer in N Cal than in S Cal. I cant believe all the people that stop for you when you are walking and let you by and the people that let you by in cars when you are driving. its really wierd! However, the beautiful babies in Newport Beach still can not be beat! And before all the girls say "but those are fake" I will give you the answer all guys feel "So what" ;)