Berkeley: random news and notes


#162

3 review posts were split to a new topic: [Berkeley] Berkeley Burgers


#163

The Mexican restaurant at the bottom of Solano (where Eugene used to be) is gone. It didn’t last long. I had dinner there once and we agreed that Talavera’s mole was better.


#164

The French “traiteur” La Bedaine has reopened. The owner/chef had a stroke last June, and he’s going to ease back into full production.


#165

Not very appetizing to me, but this is the brain cake from Itty Bitty Bakerry.

Photo from Yelp.


(Jeane) #166

Methinks it’s a cake only sculptor Clayton Bailey* could love, LOL!

* Local ceramic artist Clayton Bailey has long been famous for his extremely…er, eccentric sense of humor in his work: http://www.claytonbailey.com/maddoctors.htm


#167

Bangladesh and various harder to find Indian and Pakistani dishes at Munch India. They even got a murgh Hakka noodle. I’d love to eat there if I live closer. Anyone been?

‘the menu, which rotates every two weeks, will also include dishes from Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu, Lucknow, Mumbai, and more’


#168

Saw a “change of ownership” sign on Lalime’s window yesterday.


(Jeane) #169

Re Lalime - according to long-time owners, an investor has joined them, necessitating the legal notice. No changes are planned in menu or kitchen.


#170

Oh, good to know. I thought he might be retiring.


#171

Which reminds me: they started (or restarted?) weekend brunches. I had a pretty good shakshuka on Sunday, and other menu items looked good as well. Prices are reasonable.