Face it. Rockridge, Berkeley or Piedmont we're not.
But when Patch published an item about the new Pizza Hut coming to town it hit a nerve with dozens of comments.
"Too bad that's what we get to replace Pizano's," said Tracie Cearley-Kinser.
Gary Allsebrook came flat out and said: "Face it. Castro Valley is doomed to be a 'foodie wasteland."
Liz Wickham was more even-handed.
"Very nice that a business is bringing a few jobs to Castro Valley," she wrote. "Having said that, why must this town be a haven for every fast food joint in the nation?"
Liz answered her own question in a follow-up article that listed several restaurants among which residents can choose. "Bottom line," she wrote, "Castro Valley is a fast-food Mecca because the residents make it so."
Is that so? How ofter do you eat at upscale, out-of-town restaurants? Or do you prefer good parking, prices and portions? Is Castro Valley a 'foodie wasteland' in your view? Sound off in the comments below.