My parents are getting into town tonight, and will be tired, so want to eat in, but I will be getting home late as well, and therefore will not have time to cook.
My dad is pretty chowish, so I would like to get a meal to impress him. I work in Downtown Oakland so my first thought was Chinese - the places I get takeout from are usually Shan Dong or Shanghai restaurant. However, I was hoping to find something more California style. One idea I had was Gregoire, but that is waaay out of the way from downtown Oakland to Lake Merritt(home).
However, I am somewhat flexible on where it is - are there any good take-out places closer than North Berkeley? Is Market Hall worth it?