Our biggest stories of the year included Berkeley wine crime, a rash of restaurant closures, the release of the Nosh Guide, and more.
A crowd turned out for the send-off of Caffe Med, the storied Telegraph Avenue café that is referred to as the "home of the latte," and, famously, was featured in the movie 'The Graduate.'
Over a dozen new food businesses are headed to Berkeley's Southside neighborhood.
The new owners will give the café space an extensive remodel, including the addition of wheelchair-accessible restrooms and an upgraded kitchen.
A man facing arrest on Telegraph Avenue smashed out the rear window of a police cruiser with his head after first breaking the glass door of a nearby business, authorities said.
Whether a new owner will keep the famous coffee shop as is, or bring change to Telegraph Avenue, remains to be seen.
A local coffee shop owner on Telegraph Avenue fought back after three teens with a gun tried to rob him in late September. The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged the young men with robbery this week.
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The second annual Berkeley Coffee & Tea Festival took place on Saturday morning at the Hotel Shattuck and, if you attended, you’re probably only now coming down from the caffeine- and sugar-induced buzz it induced.
Sina Carroll is a committed tea enthusiast. She travels to China twice a year to source high-end tea from local farmers and sells a wide selection through her online store Red Circle Tea. Carroll has no employees and acts as the company’s owner, accountant, and buyer; her favorite part of the job, however, is teaching others about the craft of tea making.
Time for a confession: until two weeks ago—shortly after creating the Berkeleyside Berkeley film quiz—I’d never seen The Graduate in its entirety. Though I’d somehow made time in my life for thousands of other films, including all three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle epics, assorted entries in the Police Academy series, and Plan 9 From Outer Space, I hadn’t bothered to watch director Mike Nichol’s Oscar-winning film, which currently resides at #162 on the Internet Movie Database’s Top 250 list.
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