Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Eat in Berkeley: Guerilla Cafe


Smoked Salmon and Eggs made with two organic poached eggs, smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers, and crème fraîche




Eggs Mediterranean made with two organic poached eggs, tomato, cucumbers, feta, and olives


Latte

I'm not sure why it took me so long but I finally visited Guerilla Cafe for breakfast this past weekend. Located in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck between Lincoln and Cedar, this adorable self-described art cafe serves a breakfast selection of mostly toast, poached eggs, waffles, and polenta.

When we visited, I tried the Smoked Salmon and Eggs plate made with two organic poached eggs, smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers, and crème fraîche. My dining companion had the Eggs Mediterranean made with two organic poached eggs, tomato, cucumbers, feta, and olives. We ordered two perfectly prepared lattes with our meals. My dish was very good. I layered my toast with the sliced poached egg, smoked salmon, a few capers, cucumber slices, and some crème fraîche. It was a healthy yet filling breakfast I wouldn't mind repeating.

Guerilla Cafe is also known for their adorable interior reminiscent of a funky diner you might find in Portland or Seattle. They have a diner counter, beautiful wood tables, and art pieces displayed throughout. The clientele dresses the part.

If you've visited Guerilla Cafe recently, what did you try?

Guerilla Cafe
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1620 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Open: Monday 7 - 2, Tuesday - Friday 7 - 4:30, Saturday - Sunday 8 - 4:30

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Eat in Berkeley: Udupi Palace


Spinach Masala Dosa made with a thin rice crepe, spinach, and spiced potatoes

This past week I tried Udupi Palace on University and MLK with a friend. Since this was my first time visiting, I ordered what my friend recommended: the Spinach Masala Dosa made with a thin rice crepe, spinach, and spiced potatoes.

The dosa came with coconut chutney, a spicy sauce, and sambar vegetable stew on the side. The crepe was perfectly cooked with crispy ends you can tear off and dip in the chutney. The spinach and potato filling has a mild taste I liked. Overall, I would definitely stop by again for a relatively light Indian meal.

If you've visited Udupi Palace, what did you try?

Udupi Palace
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1901 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Open: Sunday - Thursday 11:30 - 9:30, Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 10

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Portfolio Building: Brittany Interviews


My first new interview for Brittany Interviews: Andres Chirino on Video Games

I'm very excited to share a project I've been working on since January: Brittany Interviews. It's a blog dedicated to sharing interviews I've conducted in the past as well as ones I'm hoping to have in the future. 

I just published my first new interview in which I discuss video games with Andres Chirino. A video game novice myself, I learned about Andy's favorite games he grew up with, what he's playing currently, and what he's excited about. We took a lot of time to interview, transcribe, edit, and prepare this post so I hope you can follow along and tell me what you think.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Eat in Oakland: Cock-A-Doodle Cafe


Blanca's Fried Egg Sandwich with Applewood-smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, mozzarella, lettuce, and tomato

Cock-A-Doodle Cafe is an excellent brunch spot located on Washington Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Old Oakland. 

When visiting this weekend I tried Blanca's Fried Egg Sandwich with Applewood-smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, mozzarella, lettuce, and tomato. It was quite good. The egg was perfectly fried and the ingredients were fresh. The chipotle aioli gave the sandwich a nice flavor that tied everything together.

It's surrounded by the beautiful old Victorians the neighborhood is known for. There's The Bookmark bookshop next door and a sleek new Cookiebar ice cream shop around the corner.

If you've visited Cock-A-Doodle Cafe recently, what did you try?

Cock-A-Doodle Cafe
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719 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94607
Open: Monday - Friday 8 - 2:30, Saturday - Sunday 8 - 3

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Work It, San Francisco: Sahi


Sahi is wearing a shirt and overalls from Forever 21, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, and Skechers sneakers. You can follow her on Instagram.

Spotted at Urban Air Market at Octavia and Hayes.
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