Restaurant Reviews

Pizza mit Fleisch (Emilia’s Pizzeria)

February 17, 2012

Berkeley. It’s a nice place to live and has some pretty good pizza in The Cheese Board, but the problem is that sometimes you get tired of vegetarian pizza, as good as it may be. Plus, they have an obsession with garlic olive oil which they apply liberally to all their pizzas. Not that it’s [...]

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Phil’s Sliders

January 5, 2012

Phil’s Sliders is a new burger place that opened last year here in Berkeley on Shattuck between Addison and University – two doors down from the Half Price Books. It’s a smallish spot, some would call cozy, with a community chalkboard covering the bottom half of the left wall and a bare brick wall on [...]

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De Afghanan Kabob House

August 11, 2010

The De Afghanan Kabob House is one of those little hole-in-the-wall places which boosts my willingness to give other random restaurants a chance. This is a solid kabob place located in a little unassuming space next to a key-cutting place on the south side of University Avenue just east of San Pablo. I drove around [...]

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Poulet

June 16, 2010

When I’m too lazy too cook, I often get takeout so I can eat and watch TV. Poulet is one of the places I frequent. They’re located in the Gourmet Ghetto, the area of North Shattuck near Cedar Street, which is home to a significant concentration of the good food in Berkeley. As the name [...]

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Bui

June 11, 2010

Bui is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant in North Berkeley on Solano Avenue, next to the where the best sushi place in the East Bay, Sushi Sho, was (it’s coming back soon!). That place is now a Nepalese/Indian restaurant. I went for the first time this evening with a friend. The place was mostly empty when [...]

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Henry’s

May 25, 2010

Henry’s is a gastropub in Berkeley, attached to the Hotel Durant a block north of Telegraph on Durant. It consists of a sports bar attached to a dining room. The interior is dark woods and crisp lines – a modern take on a traditional bar. I’ve been there for a number of games of this [...]

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