Berkeley author Mac Barnett knows how to tickle the funny bone of a 4-year-old. He also knows how to write picture books that are fun for a parent, teacher or grandparent to read aloud. In fact, he takes great care to consider both the “performer” who reads, and the audience who listens to his stories. Once I learned that he wrote Battle Bunny—and that he’s a local guy—I had to set up a meeting.
The décor is “dark and comfortable," and that's how Honor's many patrons love it, whether they are there for a cocktail or more.
A new project aims to learn more about the history of the West Coast cocktail while exploring themes that have played a part in its evolution.
The Hotsy Totsy is a 75-year old institution, but new owners are introducing gentle tweaks to suit contemporary tastes.
How do you write a play about Berkeley? First, which Berkeley are we talking about: Berkeley in the heyday of the Free Speech Movement and student strikes, or the way things were back in the day of trolley tracks and a bustling Hink’s department store? What about the Berkeley of today, with neighborhoods in transition, a vibrant theater scene, and a second Berkeley Bowl?
The East Bay Spice Company, a stone's throw from the Cal campus, takes you back to the days when spices were a treasured commodity.
At Bourbon & Beef in Rockridge the food, décor and cocktails all come with a Latin flair. Ia tu salud!
Ms Barstool "gratified her senses" over a a citrus and herb infused Rum Grundy at the always festive Penrose on Grand Avenue.
A plea to grocery stores: please don't lump Passover, Hanukkah and "generic Jewish stuff" all together with some outlier tea biscuits.
At the Gather bar in downtown Berkeley you can take the classic route, or go improv with a drink mixed specially for you.
Ms Barstool says sipping a Tipsy Turvy at the Tribune Tavern, an environment rich with local history, is a highly recommended way to spend an evening.
Ms Barstool finds that Prizefighter, located in what used to be known as Butchertown, fits right in with the industrial feel of the neighborhood.