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It’s Sunday, everyone. Many of us are likely hung over. Some of us might be pulling all nighters for midterms. Others might be on the way home from San Francisco; a walk of shame in progress. But either way, it’s morning and we’re all hungry. And that can only mean one thing: BRUNCH. Brunch seems to be Berkeley’s specialty. There are endless options, and even the seniors here at the Clog are finding new places to eat every day. Today, however, we’re going to focus on some of Berkeley’s brunch basics, featuring some of the cheapest and most accessible late morning eats that the East Bay has to offer. read more »


3254358374_e112df3cbbDo you remember reading for fun? That was nice, wasn’t it? Relive the better days of your life this week at Litquake.

What is Litquake, you ask? No it is not a literal earthquake or a natural disaster of any sort (disappointed?). It is the West Coast’s largest independent literary festival. What co-director Jane Ganahl says started as 20 authors doing 10 minute readings in Golden Gate Park, is now 850 authors at 150 events all over San Francisco and the Bay Area. The festival started last Friday but there is still plenty to go.

What does that mean, exactly? read more »


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As a brilliant advertiser once said, “Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at suppertime … ” Well, with all the pizza available in Berkeley, you can eat pizza any time. In fact, there’s so much pizza in Berkeley that we had to limit our pizza crawl to a certain type of slice–New York style. (Sorry, but that means Zachary’s and Cheeseboard are out.)

Our pizza odyssey begins at Fat Slice. We decide that a slice of pepperoni will be our standard. We also come up with a system for measuring the “grease factor” that consists of us counting the number of napkins through which the grease on a chunk of the given slice permeates. It’s fool-proof–or so we think… read more »