Sushi at Joshu-ya Brasserie is worth the wait

It’s easy to get lost in the so-called “Berkeley bubble,” even in a city that gourmands tour for its four-star establishments and specialty cuisines. College dining quickly digresses into the Asian Ghetto, whatever cafes take meal points and a lot of pizza. Students flock to these establishments for many reasons:
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Goodbye ketchup, hello Tzaziki

Do you ever get tired of ketchup and mustard? Does mayonnaise just not cut it anymore for your taste buds? Well, a different kind of side sauce, Tzaziki (also known as Cacik), has satisfied the taste buds of the former Ottoman nations for centuries. Today, it is often served as
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Transform your empty pantry into a feast with Yummly

College students give the term “creativity” a whole new meaning when all they have to eat is a can of corn and a slice of bread. Surviving on a budget often trumps getting nutrition when you’re in college, but one website comes to the rescue for those who want to
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FroYo face-off

Warmer months are ahead of us, and what better way to celebrate than with delicious frozen yogurt? Berkeley’s FroYo scene offers a plethora of choices, making it difficult to decide where to get your next treat. To help you decide, we’ve ranked four popular FroYo destinations by price, taste, and accessibility.
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How to bake quinoa chocolate chip cookies

Quinoa, the super healthy protein-packed grain, is no longer just for dinner. It can also be incorporated into desserts! We have a recipe for what might be the healthiest and most delicious cookie you will ever have: quinoa chocolate chip coconut cookies. We took our inspiration from this recipe, but we
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PSA: International Chocolate Salon on March 15

Chocolate-lovers of the Bay Area will unite Saturday at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The International Chocolate Salon, which will feature 55,000 square feet of chocolate, wine and confections will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Festival Pavilion. This is the eighth year of the
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Republic of V: The first all-vegan store in the East Bay

If you were told that, up until now, Berkeley didn’t have an all-vegan store, would you be shocked? You would probably say, “Come on, no way. With vegans and vegetarians becoming nearly as prevalent as meat-eaters, the beloved food collective on Bancroft, the prominence of the Berkeley Bowl and a
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A recipe for vegetarian jambalaya

Cajun and Creole cuisines include plenty of complex, spicy dishes that provide a kick compared to blander foods. In Berkeley, Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen is probably the most well-known restaurant that serves delicious Cajun and Creole-influenced cuisine.  Jambalaya is a moderately spicy Creole dish that Angeline’s excels at. The restaurant serves
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Tea-tasting at Teance promotes tea culture in Berkeley

Dainty porcelain cups were placed in front of everyone. Hot water of various temperatures was poured into pitchers. At 6:30 p.m., four wine sommeliers — trained professionals in wine-tasting — two professional beer crafters and approximately 40 people, most of whom are Teance regulars and tea enthusiasts, sat down around the
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