Basic Research Resources for City & Regional Planning - A selective bibliographic guide to basic city & regional planning reference sources in the Environmental Design Library and selected campus libraries of the UC Berkeley. Although the guide reflects the American emphasis of the collection, international planning sources are listed as well.
East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) - Founded in 1988 by law students at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Provides legal services to the low-income community in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV and health, homelessness and economic development; and hands-on clinical education to law students to make these future lawyers aware of and skilled in addressing the needs of indigent communities.
Almare - 2170 Shattuck Avenue (near Center), Berkeley, (510) 649-1888 [Italian Gelato]. Authentic Itailian Gelato, using farm fresh ingredients that transport you to summer along the coast of Italy. Present your ticket for that day's Berkeley Rep performance and enjoy $1 off your gelato.
Amanda's Feel Good Fresh Food - 2122 Shattuck Avenue (near Center), Berkeley, (510) 548-2122 [Comfort Food; Sustaible; Organic]. Serves fresh, natural meat burgers, our own real veggieburger, baked fries, fresh salads, freshly made sodas and other treats. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen - 2261 Shattuck Avenue (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 548-6900 [New Orleans]. A New Orleans style restaurant, bringing the classic dishes and flavors of the Big Easy to downtown Berkeley. Present Berkeley Rep ticket for that day's performance and enjoy a free order of beignets with lunch and/or dinner.
Berkeley City Club - 2315 Durant Avenue (near Ellsworth), Berkeley, (510) 848-7800. The Berkeley City Club is a private club for both men and women, and a meeting place for Berkeley's arts and culture community. Present Berkeley Rep ticket for that day's performance and enjoy a free dessert with your entree.
Bistro Liaison - 1849 Shattuck Avenue (at Hearst), Berkeley, (510) 849-2155 [French]. Serves traditional French cuisine in a warm and friendly ambience. Its seasonal menu highlights traditional dishes such as bouillabaisse, bœuf Bourguignon, les moules, vegetarian specialties and salads. Open seven days a week, we offer a private dining room, full bar, French and California wines and a new weekend brunch menu. In addition, Chef / Owner Todd Kniess tours with guests to southwest France. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Bobby G's Pizzeria - 2072 University Avenue (near Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 665-8866 [Pizza]. A gourmet pizza, pasta and panini restaurant located in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Serves signature pizzas made with only the freshest possible ingredients, including organic house-made pizza dough, Bobby G's fresh organic tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, fresh whole milk mozzarella and aged parmesan cheese. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Chez Panisse - 1517 Shattuck Ave. (bet. Cedar and Vine Sts.), Berkeley, (510) 548-5525; Cafe, (510) 548-5049. [Prix Fixe Menu] 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Cyprus Restaurant - 81 Shattuck Square (at Addison), Berkeley, (510) 649-9999 [Mediterranean and Persian Cuisine]. Favorites include: pomegranate chicken, khoreshteh bademjan (vegetarian eggplant dish), falafel wrap and gyros plate. Also try a variety of different kabobs: beef shish, lamb shish, chicken, doner and koobideh. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
eVe Restaurant - 1960 University Avenue (near Milvia), Berkeley, (510) 868-0735 [Contemporary]. For the young husband and wife team who own and operate eVe it is the culmination of years of hard work and experience that is now expressed at their 28 seat eatery. At eVe, the mood is light, the style contemporary and the food is traditional flavors mixed with modern technique. From floor to ceiling, everything inside the restaurant has been hand crafted by the chefs; whether it is the poured concrete table tops or the potato bread served between courses, their dedication to their craft shines through in every possible way. It is this passion and attention to detail that illuminates your dining experience at eVe. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Gather Restaurant - 2200 Oxford Street (at Allston), Berkeley, (510) 809-0400 [Seasonal]. Offers peak season farm fare, a West coast wine list and an all organic bar. Sand and honey-hued colors blend with re-used leather and rough-hewn woods to assure a beautiful and comfortable environment. The space is adorned with reclaimed wood and other materials that have literally been "gathered" from around the Bay Area. The innovative menu, delicious options for both vegetarians and omnivores and support of local farmers have earned Gather glowing reviews. Gather is open seven days a week for dinner and drinks from 5pm to 10pm, for full sit down lunch service on weekdays from 11:30am to 2:30pm and for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10am to 2:30pm. Reservations accepted. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza / FIVE - 2086 Allston Way (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 845-7300 [American]. After a multimillion dollar renovation, the Hotel Shattuck Plaza has returned. Berkeley's first hotel is now a 'newly historic,' upscale boutique hotel located across the street from the BART station and two blocks from UC Berkeley. FIVE, a modern American bistro featuring Executive Chef Scott Howard, provides a unique culinary experience. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Ippuku - 2130 Center Street (near Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 665-1969 [Japanese]. Ippuku is a faithful interpretation of a Japanese izakaya, specializing in charcoal grilled jidori chicken and shochu. Designed and built by master temple builder Paul Discoe the dining room features hori-gotatsu seating for parties of up to 12, two bars and cozy booths. Open late, the perfect place for dinner before a show or a drink after. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
La Note - 2377 Shattuck Ave. (near Durant), Berkeley, (510) 843-1535 [French]. This southern French restaurant is known for rustic bistro fare at lunch and dinner, but at breakfast rumpled locals come in droves to relax over inspired egg dishes, toasted brioche with lavender honey and oatmeal raspberry or creme fraiche pancakes accompanied by cafe au lait served in bowls so big it's almost hard to find room for them on the little wooden tables. Charming details-the chunky Provencal pottery, French-country table linens, bowls of jam and brown sugar cubes-make this the next best thing to being in France. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Jazzcaffè - 2087 Addison Street (near Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 883-0231 [Soups, Sandwiches, Dessert]. A changing menu featuring house-made soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as beer, wine, espresso and desserts. Originally intended to serve a quick coffee for students and teachers, the cafe has become a gathering place for the great (and soon-to-be great) of the local jazz scene. Drop by for a great meal and some great music-a stolen moment or an entire afternoon-and you never know who you'll find sitting in for a few numbers on piano, bass or sax. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep ticket holders.
Le Bateau Ivre - 2629 Telegraph Ave. (between Carleton St & Parker St), Berkeley, (510) 849-1100 [French]. Charming and light-filled--and if the weather is gloomy, a welcoming fireplace in the back room. A wonderful place for a long cup of coffee or a romantic meal. Good service, French food carefully prepared, elegant yet somehow light-hearted about it. Patio is great if the weather is cooperative.
La Note - 2377 Shattuck Ave. (between Durant and Channing), Berkeley, (510) 843-1535 [French]. Traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare are combined with rustic Provençal dinners in a warm and charming atmosphere. The restaurant's owner Dororthee Mitrani-Bell, and a graduate from UC Berkeley's Environment design program (1994), won an award in excellence 1998 for "outstanding storefront improvements" and rehabilitation of it's beautiful 1875 building. The stunning interior patio is open April - October.
Lalime's - 1329 Gilman St. (between Neilson St & Northside Ave), Berkeley, (510)527-9838 [California]. Lalime's serves California-inspired Mediterranean fare to a loyal following in a warm, two-level dining room. The occasional prix-fixe menus remain a good value, but the à la carte fare is also worthy of a visit. Look for a light end-of-season grilled tomato soup with garlic toast or a thin-crusted pizzetta with artichoke hearts and rock shrimp---or whatever is organic, sustainable and in-season---from the day's menu. You'll find eclectic entrees such as baby-back ribs, duck confit and a couple of sumptuous fish dishes. Finish with a warm peach-blackberry galette or a butterscotch crème brûlee.
Picante - 1328 6th Street (near Gilman), Berkeley, (510) 525-3121 [Mexican]. A celebration of real Mexican cuisine, not of the imposters that are poured out of cans. Grinds corn daily for its tortillas, imports Mexican herbs, spices and chiles and uses local artisans' craft cheeses that replicate the nuances of fresh Mexican cheeses. Naturally raised meats. Mexican folk art on the walls.
Revival Bar + Kitchen - 2102 Shattuck Ave. (at Addison), Berkeley, (510) 549-9950 [Organic]. A farm-to-table, organic restaurant. Produce is sourced within 100 miles. Everything possible is made in house to Revival's high standards.
Venus - 2327 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, (510) 540-5950 [Seasonal; Organic]. A favorite dinner spot for theater-goers, Venus uses the highest quality seasonal produce to create a unique, healthy and delicious dining experience. The wine list focuses on bio-dynamic and sustainably farmed grapes, and a 'New World' style of winemaking. A recent remodel of Venus' boutique-style dining space is focused towards a chocolate and plum color scheme. A glance through its glass facade reveals a (new) comfortable banquette, which is to be accompanied by acoustic improvements, new artwork and several improvements. All of which compliment a tastefully hip, urban setting. 10% discount to Berkeley Rep and Aurora ticket holders.
Zatar - 1981 Shattuck Ave. (bet. University Ave. and Berkeley Way), Berkeley, (510) 841-1981. [Mediterranean; Organic] At the cultural confluence of the Euphrates River and Berkeley's Strawberry Creek lies the province of Zatar, a land of fragrant cardamom, sumac, coriander, thyme and mint; rosewater and pomegranates; and olives, lemons and sweet dates. Zatar is the ever-present spice mix of the Eastern Mediterranean. With slight variations, cooks from Iraq to Lebanon, Israel and Syria, pound together roasted sesame seeds, sumac and thyme to produce an aromatic, coarse spread that anoints flatbreads and yogurt. Share plates like grilled leg of lamb, fragrant chicken kabobs and vegetarian meze. Andalusian and pomegranate sangrias make for fun sips. The dishes concocted by owners and co-chefs Kelly and Waiel Majid are as politically and nutritionally correct as they are just plain delightful. Zatar is a green business from beginning to end. The Majids grow at least half of the vegetables, herbs and fruit they use on a half-acre hillside plot surrounding their home near the Oakland Zoo. And as the menu informs guests, "All vegetarian food scraps are enjoyed by our happy laying hens; all raw organic waste is composted for our garden."
Zut - 1820 Fourth Street (just off Hwy. 80, bet. Hearst and Delaware Sts.), Berkeley, (510) 644-0444. Mediterranean and New American.
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