Category Archives: Restaurants

La France

I spent the last week in October in St. Jeannet, about half an hour out of Nice, with my fellow adventurous eater Philip. The eating was memorable. Aphrodite, David Faure’s restaurant in Nice, is serving an insect menu. Note the … Continue reading

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Ethnic spots I frequent in North Berkeley

Everest Cafe or Aangan  Nepali  Kirin** or Renees  Shanghai Ajanta*** or Cafe Raj  Indian  Rendezvous  French Jupiter  pub Christopher’s Nothing Fancy Mexican $$$$$ set up Allspace or Pinterest of some sort of site posting thing

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Little Star Pizza and It’s time for TED.

Little Star Pizza 1175 Solano Ave (between Stannage Ave & Cornell Ave) Albany, CA 94706 (510) 526-7827 http://www.littlestarpizza.com Sylvia and I had lunch today at Little Star Pizza in Albany. It’s a block up from the movie theater. Nice place. Yummy pizza, … Continue reading

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Cafe at Chez Panisse

My friend Ellen Wagner and I just had a great lunch at the Cafe at Chez Panisse. We were seated in the “tree house,” the room on the second floor in front that’s surrounded by trees and vines. Chez Panisse … Continue reading

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Sea Salt

Sea Salt Restaurant Berkeley (I’m going to stop listing addresses, hours, and other stuff you can easier find on Google.) Today is my birthday so I had my pick of East Bay restaurants. I chose Sea Salt, a quirky fish … Continue reading

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Zagat + Google = winner

About a month ago, Google bought Zagat, the restaurant guides that rely on user-generated content. I’ve subscribed for years. Now that Google is offering the content for free, Zagat sent me a free paperback guide to close out my subscription. … Continue reading

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Origen, a farm to fork restaurant

Origen 2826 Telegraph Ave (between Oregon St & Stuart St) Berkeley, CA 94705 Neighborhood: South Berkeley (510) 848-9200 Tuesday through Friday 11am to 11pm lunch 11 to 3pm: dinner from 5:30pm on with a midday menu in-between and Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm … Continue reading

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New Thai in Town

Ta Krai Hom 1453 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94702 Mon-Sun 5 pm – 10 pm (510) 649-9315 Ta Krai Hom is a charming little Thai restaurant on Dwight just off Sacramento in Berkeley in the space formerly occupied by Digs. … Continue reading

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Kitchen serendipity

Two days ago, the sun came out! A rare event in Carmel in August, so we hopped in the car and drove south to Big Sur, ending up at a magical spot, the Post Ranch Inn. Deluxe accommodations have been … Continue reading

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Best Thai in Berkeley

Cha-Am 1543 Shattuck Ave (between Cedar St & Vine St) Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 848-9664 Menu 1 & 2 Born and bred in Berkeley, my son has been a vegetarian for two decades. He’s eaten at many a Thai restaurant, … Continue reading

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