Anime over action. Suncoast Video in Hilltop Mall (1118 Hilltop Mall Rd., Richmond) has a good selection.
Beverages over Beanie Babies. You can buy anything at the San Pablo International Market (San Pablo Ave. and El Portal Dr.). I like the coconut drinks.
Christ over cruising. St. Paul's (1845 Church Ln., San Pablo). We go, uh, pretty much every Sunday.
San Rafael over San Pablo. They have a big Salvadoran community over there.
Soup over salad. Yan's Chinese Restaurant [4247 Appian Way #C, El Sobrante] ... I order the combo wor wonton soup.