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What is always in your refrigerator?
Laura Chenel Goat Cheese.
What do you cook up for a late night snack?
Spicy sautéed spinach.
Where/what do you eat on your day off?
Vietnamese take out from Hu’o'ng Trà.
Do you have a secret ‘junk food’ vice?
Movie theater nachos with extra extra jalapeños.
Any food you can’t stand?
Any junk food (nachos notwithstanding).
UC Berkeley freshmen, some looking dazed, others excited, as well as more blasé seniors, turned out in their thousands on Sunday for Day One of Caltopia, the self-described “two greatest days on the planet”.
The event, held at the UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility at 2301 Bancroft Way, sees more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their wares and services to the Cal community, including the university’s staff and faculty.
It’s a combination of freebie-fest — with giveaways galore, be it bites of Clif Bars, T-shirts, pens and mouse pads and the chance to win covetable prizes like Kindles from big brand names like Pepsi – and social mixer.
Berkeleyside made its debut at Calopia yesterday and we will be there again today. Find us at booth E104.
This weekend, when around 30,000 students and faculty stroll through Caltopia, browsing the booths of more than 100 exhibitors, Berkeley’s two driving forces, the city and its university, will be pitched in perfect harmony. And Berkeleyside will be there to sing along too.
Caltopia was launched nine years ago as a way for Berkeley businesses to welcome Cal students, both current and new, back to school. The event runs on Sunday and Monday this year, and classes start up … Continue reading »
No need to trek to North Beach to enjoy music, vino and Venetian-style nibbles for a couple of carefree hours. Berkeley’s own Cioccolata Di Vino, on Shattuck in the Gourmet Ghetto, now serves up live local jazz and cicchetti snacks on weekend afternoons.
Rebecca Bernstein, Cioccolata Di Vino’s executive chef and co-owner, has always wanted to create a place for people to come relax and enjoy the experience. “In my very initial business plan,” she said, “I wrote that I wanted people to feel like they were in their own living room, except they could order food and a glass of wine.”
Cioccolata Di Vino’s living room experience has only gotten richer. Cicchetti, or bite-sized Italian snacks, debuted Saturday afternoon, ranging from baccala mantecato (whipped salt cod served on crostini) to fried stuffed olives with herb ricotta. And the delizioso offerings came paired with the new summer jazz series, kicked off by JetBlacq, an Oakland-based group that prides itself on being the show — not background music. … Continue reading »