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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:35 PM

Visiting berkeley for a couple days

Any suggestions by anyone?
Edit to add am in berkeley now and it is gorgeous weather - was pouring buckets in Seattle when I left.

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Reply Visiting berkeley for a couple days (Original post)
suffragette Jun 2012 OP
villager Jun 2012 #1
suffragette Jun 2012 #3
Webster Green Jun 2012 #2
suffragette Jun 2012 #4
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #6
Webster Green Jun 2012 #7
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #9
Webster Green Jun 2012 #12
FirstLight Jun 2012 #17
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #5
suffragette Jun 2012 #8
villager Jun 2012 #13
suffragette Jun 2012 #14
villager Jun 2012 #15
suffragette Jun 2012 #16
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #10
PufPuf23 Jun 2012 #11

Response to suffragette (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. King Tsin restaurant on Solano Avenue, knocking around 4th street

...probably a walk down Telegraph Avenue, to bask in its former glories.

And if you get up into the hills, there are some nice paths to trod in Tilden Park, too...! (You could grab some bread and cheese at the Cheese Board, and have a picnic!)

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:54 PM

3. Thanks am at Berkeley marina with friend attending conference

4th street looks nearby
Will need cigs at some point. Nearby options?

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:47 PM

2. Jackie Greene & his band at The Greek Theater tonight.

Highly recommended!

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:55 PM

4. Going to dinner with friends tonight or I would do this!

Looking forward to good Mexican food.

Anything on tomorrow night?

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:03 PM

6. The Avettt Bros are the headliners tonight...

 

Will be a great show.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:09 PM

7. Oops. I thought jackie was headlining.

He's on a roll right now. Should be a good show, in any case.

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:28 PM

9. I don't get the Avetts myself..

 

But they are what is happening. Jackie in the SF is a Fillmore guy nothing bigger right now (and probably forever due to the amount of shows he plays every year). Love him. But he plays around here all the time in various variousnesses.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:47 PM

12. Lol!

"Various variousnesses" is indeed an accurate appraisal of his many projects.

I agree with you, but I think he's on his way to a much larger following. We'll see.

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 06:13 PM

17. two of my faves!

sigh, Jackie! ...and the greek is awesome, too!

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:57 PM

5. Some ideas.

 

Beer: Triple Rock has great beer and great food. Shattuck Avenue about a block North of University.

The Berkeley Bowl is an amazing store. even if you don't buy anything you will see what food SHOULD look like.

On Telegraph, go farther down (South) from the street vendor area.... to Berkeley Hats store. BEST HAT STORE EVER!

Tilden Park has some great views, some great hiking trails and an old school carousel that is pretty amazing.

The view from the road above the Greek Theater is one of the best you can get. (Hearst)

There is a Brazilian place at Shattuck and University that is pretty good, Kitchy as all get out.

Chez Pannise of course. Try upstairs for more moderate pricing. There are tons of great restaurants right there. Spenger's, while not what it once was (Whatever that is) is still pretty good if pricier. (The cooking on some dishes is way more inventive). I go to Brennans all the time, I love Hof brau food and there's is really good.

Outsdie of Berkely a bit:

Rudy's Can't fail Cafe (Emeryville) The place is a gas (the original). Good food fun place. Diner food, once on DDD. Sassy servers, great coffee.

The Public Market, across the Railroad Tracks from the AMTRAK station in Emeryville. About 50 Mom and Pop restaurants under one roof. Not the best, but decent cheap food, Love to lunch here. Great place to people watch.

Emeryville has a free shoppers bus.

Go out to the Marina in Emeryville. Shipyards, some very nice boas and an incredible view of SF and the Golden gate. Sunset is amazing if not foggy here.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. Thanks. Lots of great ideas

We're way at at the Berkeley marina. Apparently the hotel has a shuttle to get us into Berkeley prper which we'll likely take tomorrow.
Where's the Berkeley bowl? Sounds great.
Also -hats. I want to go there!
If not an issue for you (know it is for some) best place to buy cigs?

Thanks so much for your suggestions benny!

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Response to suffragette (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:50 PM

13. There are two Berkeley Bowl locales now

http://www.berkeleybowl.com/

The Heinz st. locale might be easier if you're down at the Marina -- depending how you're getting around.

Can grab some good chow for lunch, take-out, etc. there...!

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Response to villager (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:54 PM

14. No car but there's a shuttle we can take to Bart stop and back

Which bowl is easiest to walk to from Bart stop?

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Response to suffragette (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:57 PM

15. Probably the Oregon St. "original," from the Ashby Bart station

...which will put you south of the "main part" of downtown Berkeley....

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Response to villager (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 04:41 PM

16. Thanks!

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:30 PM

10. Berkeley Bowl is on San Pablo right of University.

 

On the left. (East) Next to a Walgreens I think. Don't know about Cigs.

Aslo the Berkeley Flea market is fun.

And not kidding about the Hat store. really incredible.

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:40 PM

11. Go to the UC Botanical Garden in Strawberry Canyon.

One takes the road between the Greek Theatre and Memorial Stadium and can't miss it. If you get to Lawrence Hall of Science, you've gone too far.

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