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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 »


yummy yummy in my tummySomehow we wound up as your dedicated go-to people for all the updates on the latest Thai Temple dramz, so we’re kinda thrilled that the Zoning Adjustments Board finally decided in an 8-1 vote this past Thursday to keep the famous Wat Mongkolratanaram Sunday brunch. That, and we just really like Thai food.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, this dispute has kind of become a big deal; this isn’t your average senior magnet Sunday brunch at Coco’s. The Thai Temple brunch has been a favorite weekly pastime of students and residents alike for the past 25 years and the only place that we know of where you can get Thai food in exchange for tokens. The dispute is so big, in fact, that The Wall Street Journal even reported about it.

Apparently people in Berkeley really like their Thai eats, probably because they can consume mass quantities of delicious, greasy food while still looking cultured. Congrats all you Thai connoisseurs, no longer do you have to inconvenience yourself by going all the way to the Asian Ghetto. Looks like you can have your mango sticky rice and eat it too.

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Earlier: It’s Finally Thai(me): End to Thai Temple Dispute May Be in Sight
City’s Zoning Board Allows Thai Temple to Serve Sunday Brunches [Daily Cal]
ZAB Allows Berkeley Thai Temple To Continue Sunday Brunch [Daily Planet]