Boosted Jook rice porridge with carrots, spinach, mushroom, egg, bacon, scallion, and cherry pepper
I returned to Berkeley Social Club, a relatively new Korean-American brunch spot on University in Downtown Berkeley, to order the Boosted Jook for the second time last weekend.
Both times I ordered the rice porridge, which comes with carrots, spinach, mushroom, egg, bacon, scallion, and cherry pepper, I was very happy with my decision. The porridge base is simple like I like it, while the cherry pepper and bacon add a nice kick of flavor. It's the perfect brunch pick: not too heavy and relatively balanced.
The next time I visit I want to try the Hansang soft tofu soup or the Bulgogi Bowl for dinner.
If you've visited Berkeley Social Club recently, what do you recommend?
Breakfast Sandwich with a poached egg, La Quercia speck, cheese, braised greens, and Calabrian chili butter
This weekend I caught up with a friend over breakfast at Pizzaiolo, an Italian restaurant in Temescal. I ordered a latte and the Breakfast Sandwich made with a poached egg, La Quercia speck, cheese, braised greens, and Calabrian chili butter. Both were pretty good. The egg provided some protein while the chili butter added a nice kick.
I've also tried Pizzaiolo for a dinner of salad and pizza that was also quite good. If you've visited Pizzaiolo recently, what did you try?