I can't believe a search did not turn up some kind of "chocolate chip cookie showdown" in the Bay Area.
So, in the interests of research (and my own selfish cravings), I ask everyone what their favorite bakery chocolate chip cookie is.
Alas, I don't currently have a bakery favorite, but I do love the ones at Michael Mina. Too bad they don't sell them in to go bags.
Edit: opinions will vary, but to me the perfect chocolate chip cookie is chewy, but crispy around the edges, preferably with walnuts and smallish chocolate chips.