I hadn't been to Pican for at least a year, and had almost forgotten how good it is. Very nicely laid out and designed restaurant, not far from Oakland's 9th street BART station. A sophisticated, well-dressed somewhat older crowd that is fun to watch--a great mix of black, white and "other"--who are enjoying some of the best comfort food in the Bay Area. Not one of the dishes we tried tonight were less than delicious. The southern fried chicken was moist and perfectly fried, with just the right amount of seasoning. The jambalya risotto was amazing....smooth, a little spicy, but loaded with shellfish. I'll come back again soon.