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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 »

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There are plenty of reasons to love Venus — the charming atmosphere, the cute waiter who looks like Adrian Grenier, the lemon ricotta hotcakes — so when we went in for a Friday afternoon chat with day-manager Sam Hancock, we already knew we’d be back before the weekend was up.

Sam was in the midst of readying Venus for the dinner crowd as he told us a little bit about the restaurant’s history and how things work at such a bustling little place.

According to our inside man, read more »