There's a request in this week's East Bay Express for restaurant tips for February "hole-in-the-wall" month:
"Forget that vow of secrecy you and your friends swore -- now's the time to e-mail me and get the word out about your favorite hole-in-the-wall.
[A]nywhere in Alameda and Contra Costa counties is fair game. Pho, menudo, smothered pork chops, whatever -- you give me an enticing reason to go there and I'll visit and tell everyone what I find."
It sounds like he should be chowhound if he isn't.