We are so spoiled, used to drive down College Ave and just pick anyplace to eat and it was good. Right now we can't do that. Our home in Rockridge is being remodeled. We are in a house in San Leandro for 2 to 3 months. Where are some good spots to eat? We find mostly chains, and even for chains they are so bad. We found a good Mexican, Titos I think, and a very nice Italian, Paradiso. Both places had good food and good service.
What else is out there? We eat most anything,Philly Cheese Steak to truffles; Korean, Chinese, Thai, Bar B Q. If the food is really good, price is a minor consideration.
There has to be some Chow worthy places. The grocery near us has great produce, deli, meat. They eat well here, but where when they aren't cooking?