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Vallejo Vittles? Italian beef and hot dogs?

Krys Stanley | Nov 17, 200403:56 AM

Sorry for so many posts, but I may not be able to get back on the board for a while after tommorrow.

I have had the unfortunate experiance of being located in the vicinity of Vallejo recently. I have found every bad food joint in the city.

Nunjos ... bad Italian and .... this should have tipped me off ... an Italian place that also has BBQ.

I nominate the BBQ at Nunjos for the scary food segment on Fear Factor. Think of hot dog vendors who keep their dogs in greasy water. Well that seems to be the origin of the links and pork ribs. Greasy boiled, inedible meat. I'm thinking the fatty chicken was boiled first before being slightly broiled. Drowning the stuff in BBQ sauce does not mean BBQ. The cat wouldn't eat the stuff either. This is a cat that has tried to eat rodents.

Anyhoo, decent taco trucks as noted on this board.

There's an Italian place on Tenessee that claims to have Italian Beef Sandwiches and Chicago Dogs. Anyone tried them? I'm kind of burnt on trying new stuff in this city.

The pizza places I've tried have turned me to ordering from Domino's. Palace Pizza .... blech.

I've tried the pie and Breakfast at B%W. Good deal. Better than Denny's. You can get grits. The little sausages with breakfast are really tasty/spicy. You can get tiny pancakes instead of home fries that are interesting. Sort of have a rice flour taste to them.
The $3.99 mini breakfast has egg, 2 saugsages or bacon and 4 mini pancakes. The pie, as noted needs a little sweetening. The pumpkin was spicy with a lard based crust.

Been to Liled's homemade candy and ice cream. Not crazy about the candy, but the zillion flavors of ice cream are nice. Lots of penny candy. At Halloween time they sold caramel apples. Located on Tenessee as well.

Sun Shine Bakery on Sonoma has decent Chinese bakery items but damn awful Vietnamese sandwiches. They have swan shapped cream puffs which I haven't tried.

D's BBQ on Sonoma (take out only) was no Memphis Minnies but pretty good. I would say if rates favorably to some of the Oakland/Berkely joints. The baked beans were very good ... sort of a Campbels in looks but with a pleasant sweet taste. The meat, even the chicken was moist and juicy. The homemade links were like a good kielbasa with a snappy casing. There's a big old brick oven int the middle of the place. The mild sauce which had a burgandy tinge (a touch of ketchup?) was pleasantly vinegary and smokey.

Anyone tried Earl's BBQ?

A number of people at the Sardine Can were loudly proclaiming they had the best Bloody Mary's in the state of California. I didn't try these which were adorned with whole peppers instead of a celery stick. The breakdfast was abysmal ... cold hard and yet still greasy home fries. Everything was eggs and ... it was too too horrible. I've blocked it all out.

Anyone tried the Waterbarge located next door?

I've yet to get to the farmer's market on Saturday. Anyone been? Any tips?

There MUST be something else good in Vallejo. Not into Japanese restaurants that much which I saw a posting for. Oasaka something.

Will read the pho/Vietnamese tips.

Anyone tried Chris's Club or Maggies which is near by?

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