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La Val’s Pizza

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La Val’s Pizza


Laval’s – located in Berkeley – seriously offers the very fresh, very best thin crust – and my favorite is tomato-less pizza, Pesto Veggie Primavera. This place is a student mecca -so the price is incredibly affordable, but mega mega good. They offer dining, take-out and delivery. And they have a comfortable sitting area – outside – perfect for a first date.

Another La Val’s favorite is Shrimp Alfredo pasta which contains sautéed shrimp, mushrooms, and garlic in Alfredo sauce. I’ve also ordered my own custom pizza by mixing two or three or more toppings.

www.lavals.com
1834 Euclid Avenue
(between Hearst Ave & Ridge Rd)
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 540-9333

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Indian Food Made Easy

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Indian Food Made Easy


I’ve heard about Vik’s for ages and stopped by on a Saturday for dinner. The joint was packed with customers.

Indian Food Made Easy from Diiver on Vimeo.

This place reminds me of India…the food tastes like it was COOKED in India and the desserts good (but a bit too sweet for me). Right next door is the grocery where I bought some digestive biscuits…

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VIK’S CHAAT CORNER
726 ALLSTON WAY
BERKELEY, CA 94710
www.vikschaatcorner.com

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Berkeley Honda Yamaha

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Berkeley Honda Yamaha


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I recently got my scooter tuned up at the Berkeley Honda Yamaha (735 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA. 94710 Tel: (510) 525-5525 ). The service was seamless, quick and the boys who work at the body shop know their stuff. Tony, my scooter, not only got a tuneup, but he got brand new tires, a mirror and tail lights.

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Rose Petals

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Rose Petals


At this time of the year I always crave for roses—long stemmed roses from a secret admirer…maybe because summer is soon-to-be gone and fall is beckoning…for what ever reason…I crave to get roses. Since I DON’T have a secret admirer…I got into my touristic mood and paid a visit to the Berkeley Rose Garden to get rid of my craving…

The Berkeley Rose Garden in Berkeley, California is a terraced amphitheater with over a hundred variety of roses that grow along the terraces. It’s free and quite a place to be. Rows and rows of roses each marked with their given names.

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1200 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708

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The Pasta Shop

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The Pasta Shop


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Delicious olive oils from Spain…

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Various types of cured meats…

Rows and rows of aged cheese…
Yummy smoked fish and salmon…
Prepared salads…
Prepared pies…
Prepared desserts…
All kinds of dips (my favorite-salami paste)…

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This is my european eatery. I taste all the samples, fill my basket with goodies and enjoy the treats at home. I love their snack-able size sausages and slices of cheese at the register. The place is like a candy store for adults—specifically ME!

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The Pasta Shop
1786 Fourth Street
(between Hearst Ave & Virginia St)

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Mozzarella Curd Bar

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Mozzarella Curd Bar


Every time I purchase heirloom tomato I feel the need to team it up with mozzarella. Store bought is great…but hey…why not make my own mozzarella…woowie! Um…the direction I got from the Pasta Store looked easy…but creating round mozz cheese balls was a whole different story…how do they get it so perfecto round?

What you’ll need…
Mozzarella curd bar
Salt, Water
Heirloom Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Vinegar

Mozzarella curd
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Cut the curd in cubes
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Soak them in heavily-salted-boiled water
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Remove the curds from container and knead them
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My favorite heirloom tomato
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Perfect with olive oil, vineger and a loaf of bread
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Avoiding Bay Area Traffic

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Avoiding Bay Area Traffic


The view from The Indian Rock is amazing. I stumbled upon the park one day, took the public walkway…used my arm strengths and climbed to the top!

The Indian Rock Park is located in Berkeley tucked in the middle of nowhere. It’s my secret meditation place and just a cool dig to bring a date. You can see the entire Bay Area (a 360 view).

…it’s also a Mecca for rock climbers…

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…a makeshift stairs leads you to the top of the rock..

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Berkeley Dog

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Berkeley Dog


I “coffee” at Berkeley, and today encountered this couple. Check out the dog piggybacking on the back of the guy and look closely at his hind legs…see how he perfectly balances them? Absolutely cute! This scene is oddly Berkeley…the couple chilling…walking their dogs…and not a care in the world!

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