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SF Chronicle: Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Restaurants 2015

Michael Bauer’s list of the top 100 restaurants of 2015 just came out and Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service are on the list! Bauer says, “For wood-fired pizza in the East Bay — or really anywhere in the Bay Area — Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service are at the top of the list.”

 

Thank you Michael and the SF Chronicle for including us and we hope to see you all for brunch, lunch or dinner soon!

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The squid pizza at Boot & Shoe Service. The Chronicle

We are Michael Bauer’s Favorite Pizza in the East Bay!

When asked what his favorite pizza in the East Bay is, Michael Bauer mentioned Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service!

 

From a reader: I am looking for a great pizza place in the East Bay/Oakland area. Which is your favorite?

 

Two places come quickly to mind: Pizziaolo and Boot & Shoe Service, both owned by Charlie Hallowell, who worked many years at Chez Panisse and uses the same keen sensibilities. Both locations have similar menus that go beyond the excellent pizza. Not only do I love the pizza but they have some of the best salads I’ve had, and at Boot & Shoe Service the cocktails are also first rate.

(P.S. He went to Boot & Shoe and wrote me back: “Best pizza since the pizza I had in Naples.”)

 

Photo above: The squid pizza at Boot & Shoe Service via The Chronicle.

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