I worked in downtown Oakland (near 12th Street and Broadway) and used to go to this sandwich shop/cafe where the sandwiches had "Sudden" in their name. They had thick bread slices coated with a very light batter and were grilled Monte Cristo style, (but with a variety of fillings). They also had great soups and salads.
I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the restaurant. Does anyone in here remember?