Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Stuffed, a new pierogi restaurant in the Mission district, promises a uniquely Midwestern take on bar food. Can it compete with the countless other cheap eats in the neighborhood? Kate Williams investigates.