This Sunday will see the San Francisco 49ers pitted against the Baltimore Ravens, so whether you’re a football fan or not, you may want to come out and support our neighbors. San Francisco’s close enough to adopt for cheerleading, right? We’ve scoped out some places around Berkeley you can camp out, cheer for a team you care at least marginally about and — most importantly — scarf down food for hours.

49ers

Pappy’s Grill and Sports Bar. Right here on Telegraph Avenue, it’s an obvious choice for sports viewing. Lots of space, large screens and good ‘ol American/bar food will make for a good football Sunday.

Kip’s Restaurant. Head down Durant for another college bar if you didn’t like Pappy’s. Order pizza, burgers and more while you watch.

Café Durant. If you’re in the mood for Mexican food instead of American, stop by Café Durant. There’s also balcony seating outside if for some reason you need a break. (Especially from the overflow of excessive commercials.)

Brennan’s Bar. For an old-fashioned sports bar complete with darts and hot plates, there’s Brennan’s on University Avenue. Old style with new flatscreens, what could be better?

Bec’s Bar and Bistro. Offering more than just burgers and wings, this restaurant also has seafood and flatbreads to snack on.

La Val’s. Not a place one would immediately think of, but once again there are TV screens and awesome game food like pizza and sandwiches.

read more »


Picture 1

We’re starting to sound like a broken record, what with all of our posts about free stuff and how much we love it, but it seems like our love for bargains trumps just about anything. For reals. When we heard about an opportunity to nab some free ice cream sandwiches earlier in the week, we got so excited that we decided to go straight to the source — the guys behind Munch On Me — to find out what they were all about and why their site was practically throwing free food at us. Not like we’re complaining or anything.

So, for your reading pleasure, we painstakingly transcribed our interview with one of Munch On Me’s co-founders, Jason Wang.

Clog: Let’s start with the basics. Munch On Me has kind of taken off overnight and not a lot of people have heard about it yet. But since Monday or Tuesday it’s made a big splash in Berkeley, so could you tell us a little bit about just what is Munch on Me, and how did you guys get started?

Jason: Sure. Munch On Me is a platform for users to really discover dishes around their neighborhood, and namely in Berkeley, where we target the UC campus, downtown Berkeley, and the Gourmet Ghetto on Northside.

So, we partner with restaurants who want to showcase some of their food and we go in with a photographer to take professional, high-grade photos and a content writer to really write about the food: key ingredients, a review of the dish and about the merchants. read more »