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Comment Archives: stories: Best of the East Bay: Goods & Services

Re: “Best Aspiring Homemade Cheesecake Maker

Victor Harris' is amazing. I just received and inhaled the apple cheesecake and it is the BEST cheesecake I have every had. EVER. you will not regret emailing him and receiving the cheesecake at the door!!!! Amazing. :)

Posted by mgarcia on 02/16/2010 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Best Aspiring Homemade Cheesecake Maker

I live in Oakland, and I only heard about this through Pharyngula. I'll give this place a try the first chance I get.

Posted by Jamie on 01/29/2010 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Best Aspiring Homemade Cheesecake Maker

You're on Pharyngula now, and the way I hear it: PZ loved your cheescake. Be prepared for a TON more orders :-p Congrats!

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Posted by FrankieAvocado on 01/29/2010 at 5:21 AM

Re: “Smallest Cigar Shop Worth Puffing About

Osullivan's in now under new ownership, and completely remodeled. In addition to a great selection of cigars, there is now a lounge/seating area with leather chairs and a 42 inch flat screen TV. It's a great place to hang and enjoy a cigar!

Posted by Puma on 01/14/2010 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Best Bookstore


quintessential Berkeley bookstore.......in Oakland.

Posted by erkle on 12/08/2009 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Best Photo Lab

I absolutely agree!! It's a great store with friendly, knowledgeable and caring staff... Ag Photo can do EVERYTHING photo-related, whether its digital or analog, and if they can't, they'll bend over backwards to help you find a way... I've seen them help old-time professional photographers and people perplexed with their new digital cameras in the same breath. Ag Photo's the best!

Posted by Selina on 08/24/2009 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Best Brewery

Go Linden Street!

Posted by Dan Jewett on 08/11/2009 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Best Bookstore

Congratulations Book Zoo! Go local indie bookstores!

Posted by Mae Chan Frey on 07/27/2009 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Best Aspiring Homemade Cheesecake Maker

Yes you can! Go cousin, the cake was wonderful and I look forward to many more!
Goodluck!

Posted by Sondi on 07/18/2009 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Best Pickup Italian Food

Molino's Ravioli is now accepting Visa, Mastercard and Discover to make purchasing easier!

Posted by Rita on 07/08/2009 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Best Specialty Bookstore

I took a trip to Walnut Creek and you were no longer there. Do you still have a place where we can go to buy special AA products?
Susie Baxter

sueheart101@comcast.net

Thank you and miss you

Posted by Susie Baxter on 05/16/2009 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Best Specialty Bookstore

I took a trip to Walnut Creek and you were no longer there. Do you still have a place where we can go to buy special AA products?
Susie Baxter

sueheart101@comcast.net

Thank you and miss you

Posted by Susie Baxter on 05/16/2009 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Least Likely Spot to Run into Oprah

The Book Shop is amazing! Hank is a sage and Rene is a goddess of books. It's like Moe's Books (in Berkeley), but it's in HAYWARD. How cool is that? The new books they feature on their main shelf show how spiritually and politically enlightened these two are. It's surprising how often they have the used books I want, and at surprisingly fair prices, and they can track down hard-to-find books for you with ease. You can order via e-mail, and anything you can get from Amazon, you can get from The Book Shop. It is such a pleasure to spend time there, and always interesting talking with Hank and Rene. Right next door is the Bistro, where you can get a great glass of beer to enhance your book browsing. I too give The Book Shop and A+.

Jeff Syrop
Hayward

Posted by jeff Syrop on 04/15/2009 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Old-Timey-est Bakery

My children began requesting the Neldam cakes for their birthday parties in the 70's.

As grownups, they are still requesting the Fruitbasket cake.

Thank you for the many years of wonderful memories.

Elaine K.

Posted by Elaine Kelliher on 03/20/2009 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Best Bookstore: A cozy, bookish, community place

I drove by Wilmot’s a hundred times and never stopped, then one day I was walking by and decided to stroll on in. At the time I was reading W.S. Burroughs and wanted to read ‘Naked Lunch’. Sure enough, Wilmot’s had a couple of copies, along with other hard to find ‘Beat’ writers. The bookstore is old-style and has a surprisingly good stock that is constantly changing. Sure, I pop into Borders down at South Shore Plaza more than Wilmot’s, mainly out of laziness, but regular trips to Wilmot’s, especially just to browse and see what turns up, are always rewarding. In fact, I may need to stop by today….

Posted by Rocky Cole on 03/19/2009 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Best Bollywood Video Rental: So you never have to say you're sari


I have been going to Bombay Music for about ten years and have been pleased with their Indian / Bollywood music CDs and video DVDs. They recently moved about half block away to the corner of San Pablo and University (2000 San Pablo ave) in Berkeley.

They also provide parking here. Their new phone number is 510-845-3311. Bombay Music is closed on Mondays.

Posted by Breeze on 03/05/2009 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Best Bollywood Video Rental: So you never have to say you're sari

Bombay Music has moved half a block away at the corner of San Pablo and University (2000 San Pablo Ave). This location is bigger and they seem to have bigger selection. Their new phone number is 510-845-3311. They also provide parking.

Posted by Mohan Ajmani on 02/24/2009 at 12:06 AM

Re: “Best Pharmacy

If they were so customer friendly why did they close the store without paying their teachers or even telling us to collect our store credit. Same shit different big uncaring store.

Posted by starfire on 02/03/2009 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Least Likely Spot to Run into Oprah

Yes, I completely agree! They have a great selection of used books for those on a budget or out to make a great discovery without having to pay full price [while reaching out and taking a chance]...

When I know that I want to buy a new book, I order it through them to support my local independent bookseller. Please do the same; we need to support local gems like this one!

Hank, the owner is a really good guy. Sometimes I hit him up with words or expressions with which I have struggled in my reading. He responds with something humble like, "You know, I'm not all that smart..." then proceeds to help me out with an explanation that totally clicks. Maybe I'm not all that smart either. Then again, The Book Shop may owned by a man who is as humble as he is wise.

Rene works for Hank. She's great! I have yet to see her fail to smile for anyone who walks in the door. She [like Hank} is very knowledgeable on books [both new and classic] and always willing to help in person and over the phone. They've held books for me so long that I've felt guilty. Yet, they've still had that book on hold for me every time. It feels great to get that kind of helpful service without having to spend tons of money.

Overall, I give The Book Shop in Hayward an A plus!

David of Hayward

Posted by David De Leon on 01/26/2009 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Best Discount Bridal Gowns
Couture wedding gowns on the cheap

Cherished Wedding Gowns has moved to Pleasant Hill, ca
In a smaller location, without minimizing the selection of beautiful gowns.
It is a private boutique setting, By appointment only. With lovely ladies that will find or alter the perfect dress for your special day, without making a huge whole in your pocket. You will expect superb customer service with dedicated help.

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Posted by ccwindowtreatments on 01/20/2009 at 3:52 PM

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