A place this good needs no sign, apparently. The only hint to its identity is a piece of black paper in the window on which "Bakesale Betty" is scrawled in white chalk.
I had been hearing about their fried chicken sandwich for nearly a year and was pleased to learn that it does not disappoint. The sandwich is enormous - I could only eat half of it though I happily devoured the other half at home a few hours later. They use a slightly spicy batter (we detected both black and cayenne pepper) and the chicken is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It's served on french bread with a vinegary green cabbage, bell pepper, and parsley slaw and sweet pickled red onions. We both thought the sandwich would have been even more delicious with a few more onions to add a tiny bit more sweetness.
They were also selling a very tasty lemon ice which was a good complement to the sandwich's light spice and deep fry. The frosty drink was the perfect mix of sweet and sour.
Oakland, CA 94609