Categories We Didn’t Think Of: Restuarants and Bars

Best Burger
Hopscotch
The Hopscotch First Base Burger comes with griddled beef tongue and you can add house-cured and house-smoked bacon. Yum! — Erin Euser

Best Caribbean Food
Miss Ollie’s
— koneill

Best Cold-Pressed Juice and Smoothie Bar
Oakland Juice & Co.
— Greg Ross

Best Restaurant Host
Tim Nugent of Shakewell
— Rob Kline

Best Restaurant with Great Food, Bar, and Atmosphere
Townhouse Bar and Grill
— Carla Trujillo

Best Tasty Bargain Food
Cactus Taqueria on College Avenue
Not a full-range Mexican restaurant, but the food really is reliably tasty and very inexpensive. We think it’s one of the best bargains in the East Bay. — Diane Winters

Best Spanish Restaurant
Duende Restaurant & Bodega
Paella to die for, as well as some kickass tapas. — Janet Winter

Best Hot Pot
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
Tasty Pot (Taiwanese hot pot) is also great. — Lauren Kawakami

Best French Fries
Barclay’s Restaurant & Pub on College Ave., Oakland
— Stacey Jo

Best Cocktail Hour
Zut! Tavern
Hands down. No drama, all ages, classic decor, timeless menu, and super friendly staff. — aalbini

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