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West Oakland: Popo's Pizza - Thin crust pizza, chicken stuffed with shitake mushroom rice, chocolate ganache cookies and the BEST bbq rib sandwich ever ($2.50)

rworange | Jun 5, 200907:12 PM     7

The air was headily perfumed with BBQ smoke. The sandwich comes on a hearty artisan garlic roll, The top is sprinkled with very finely chopped garlic though it is difficult to tell if the garlic flavor is coming from the sauce which is layered with flavor.

It is sweet, tangy with light background heat that dances on the the tongue. There were little bits of onion in it It is loaded with chopped, flavorful pork ribs ... a little bit of fat here and there, but not fatty.

There are daily specials such as
http://popospizza.com/specials-popos-...

- Seafood paella (Friday)
- Seafood Fettuccini:with fresh mussels, clams, prawns, fillet rock cod over fettucini noodles cooked with herbs, seafood sauce (Saturday)
- Slow-cooked rotisserie chicken seasoned with fresh herbs and stuffed with shitake mushroom rice (Sunday)

Pizza's might include
- Popo's Prosciutto
- Spicy Buffalo Chicken (with blue cheese)
- Ham & Smoked Gouda
- Hawaiian Mango
- Very Vegetarian (Garlic sauce, sun dried tomato, cilantro, cheese, portobello mushroom, roma tomato)

BBQ ribs come with the salad of the week are are $8.25 small and $13.95 small. Rotisserie chicken is $6.95 half and $10.95 whole.

I don't know if I got some end of the afternoon deal on the sandwich. I asked a number of times if that was the correct price. The menu lists the sandwich of the day at $4.95.

Very casual. Order at the counter. There are about a eight tables. The walls are covered with modern art and the music is contemporary. A stylish skeleton is at the hostess stand by the door. Seat yourself.

They opened Halloween 2008 and there is a video on the website.

Delivery is available Check website for coupons

Oakland Magazine review
http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/media/...

"Pizza dough, muffins and cookies made daily from scratch; virgin olive oil and fresh, natural ingredients: It’s crazy that this should be anything other than the norm. Fortunately there are those who agree. Charles Hopkins, who recently opened Popo’s Pizza in partnership with his wife, Betty Timbers, has put good health on the menu along with deliciousness. "

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Popo's Pizza
1671 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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