5 Berkeley restaurants to avoid if you don’t have cash

Whether you frequent the Asian Ghetto or the Gourmet Ghetto, you’ve probably had at least a brush with the cash-only policy that many of Berkeley’s restaurants impose. You go to give your card to the cashier but are denied, with the cashier pointing out the restaurant’s “Cash Only” sign and
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Four Taiwanese pastries to look for

Going through old photos of friends and family celebrating the Chinese New Year, I yearn to go back to Taiwan more and more everyday. I crave Taiwanese pastries and breads, and since many cannot be found fresh here in Berkeley, I decided that writing about them would help. 1. Black
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Purple Kow: threatening the ‘Boba Trifecta’

The most well-known boba places — Quickly, Sweetheart and Moccacino Cafe — constitute what we call the “Boba Trifecta,” whose ideal locations near campus and in the Asian Ghetto have brought them flocks of sugar-slurping, penny-pinching college students through the years. Then, Sheng Kee Bakery broke up the little fiesta earlier this
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