Finally finally finally, moving. I'm generally familiar with the area, but not intimately. (I already get my fish at Tokyo Fish and Monterey Fish, produce at Monterey, pizza at Gioia, bread and lunch @ Acme and Cafe Fanny, and eat on Solano from time to time).
I'd appreciate any pointers, good, or bad, of places to go/avoid, within reasonable walking distance (this covers San Pablo up to Solano and down to University, Solano, 4th St., Monterey, etc.) I'd appreciate any and all comments, including those "closest" places that look interesting, such as Lalimes, Meal Ticket, and Mama Lan. A great taqueria and a great sushi find would be a big plus too. Thanks!