Claro’s Italian Market is the closest I can get to Bay Cities from Claremont. The sandwich above is Kobe Beef, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles, italian dressing, mayo and mustard. The market is in Upland and is actually a surprising little Italian oasis among strip malls and strip clubs. They have a great imported prosciutto and their market serves up a lot of authentic, imported Italian goods. Just don’t go there asking for pesto on your sandwich (sorry Monica) because you might get a dirty look. Just get the sandwich with everything and you should be happy. There are a few locations but here is the one I go to:
1655 North Mountain Ave.
Upland, CA, 91786
Mmmm…my favorite burger place in Claremont (where I go to school) is The Back Abbey. Their burgers are so filling and flavorful. The Back Abbey Burger is topped with aged gouda, mustard aioli, carmelized onion, Niman Ranch bacon and micro greens all between the best Brioche bun in the Inland Empire. The Vegetable Burger is loaded with a grilled portobello mushroom, zucchini, red bell peppers and eggplant with feta cheese and herbed verde complete with a Brioche bun. Not only are the burgers amazing but their beer selection is impressive, with a lot to choose from. Some of my favorites that they have on tap include Kwak and Delirium Tremens. If you ever happen to find yourself in the Inland Empire (I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy) I’d definitely make your trip worth it by heading to the Back Abbey in the charming Claremont Village.
128 North Oberlin Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711