Berkeley Journals

Bumming Around Berkeley, CA

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A travel journal to Berkeley by PattieW

Quote: This journal gives you a peek at the byways and gourmet getaways in Berkeley, CA.

Bumming Around Berkeley, CA

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Overview

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You'll love exploring the great outdoors in Tilden Park, people watching on Telegraph Avenue, birdwatching at the Berkeley Marina, and enjoying all the gourmet food that Berkeley has to offer, from Indian snacks to Provencal brunch to vegetarian pizza.

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Best Way To Get Around:

Berkeley is easy to get to by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). Once you're here, you can explore on foot, by bike, or in a car.

Chez Panisse

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Restaurant | "Chez Panisse Cafe"

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Chez Panisse is the birthplace of 'California Cuisine,' which uses the fresh flavors of in season local ingredients, preferably organic. At Chez Panisse, you can choose from the downstairs restaurant, which has a daily fixed-price menu, or the more moderately priced upstairs cafe. Either way you'll be treated to the clean flavors of seasonal produce, meats, pizza, or pasta, prepared without a lot of fuss but with a maximum of flavor.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2000

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94709
510/548-5525

Cheese Board Pizza

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Restaurant

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The Cheese Board Pizza Collective offers a different style of pizza each day for lunch, and dinner on some days. It's a sauceless pizza, always vegetarian, and always delicious. They frequently have live music to listen to as you wait in a fast-moving line. It's a rare day when you don't hear someone in line commenting that the Cheese Board Pizza has the best pizza anywhere.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2000

Cheese Board Pizza
1512 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California
(510) 549-3055

Vik's Chaat House

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Restaurant

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Vik's is the place where the locals go to get Indian 'chaat' -- Indian food often served as roadside snacks. This is a great place to experience new, authentic flavors of Indian cuisine -- from puffy balloon bread with delicious savory mango pickle, to vegetable pakoras, to potato and chickpea samosas. There's always a crowd, and you might have to fight for a table, but I think you'll find it's more than worth it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2000

Vik's Chaat House
724 Allston Way
Berkeley, California 94710
+1 510 644 4412

Berkeley Marina

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Attraction

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This is a great path by the bay -- ideal for running or walking. You'll enjoy clear views of San Francisco as well as beautiful birds and wildflowers. There is a water fountain as well as portable toilets. Occasionally it can be quite windy, but that makes the Berkeley Marina a good choice for a warm weather workout.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2000

Berkeley Marina
160 University Avenue
Berkeley, California 94710
(510) 981-6720

About the Writer

PattieW

PattieW
Berkeley, California