Best Of 2005

BEST OVERACHIEVING GAS STATION: Hess Express

Sad but true, we sometimes pick up dinner at the nearest gas station. We’re busy, so sue us. Funyuns and Diet Coke will do in a pinch, but if we’re really lucky, we’ll pass a Hess Express in our travels, where we stand a chance of eating something a bit more substantial. The biggest Hess Express shops boast a Blimpie, Godfather’s Pizza and “TCBY” Treats. We can get a semi-healthy sandwich, or an unhealthy but tasty pepperoni pie; and some guilt-free frozen yogurt for desert. It’s not a home-cooked meal, but it’s not a 7-Eleven Taquito, either. And that’s a good thing. Locations throughout the Bay area. Visit www.hess.com.