My good friend Tim H. (known round these parts as SushiPowered) took me into Berkeley for a good time pizza crawl and sightseeing festival today. We ate at Zachary’s Pizza (also known as the inspiration for my own well-loved Patxi’s Pizza in Palo Alto) and then moseyed through town to the gourmet ghetto where we were prevented from eating Cheeseboard Pizza by their cursed ‘closed-on-Sundays’ rule.
Zachary’s was really, really good deep dish pizza and I endorse it with my highest recommendation. We got the Zachary’s Special: sausage, green pepper, onion, and mushroom. Terrific in every way.
Once presented with the forlorn closed sign at Cheeseboard, we ambled up a block and hit up the Original Peet’s Coffee & Tea. There’s a small museum in the back with lots of historical Peet’s stuff, and I snapped a few phone pics of the joint. Definitely cool, since I like Peet’s so much.
On the way out of town Tim showed me Indian Rock Park, from where you can see most of the bridges in the bay area (from san mateo up to golden gate). It was super fun, and I got some pictures there too, but without a polarizing lens they will all be shit. Once Tim gets his photos up on Flickr I can try to link them.
Finally, we took the long way out of town due to road construction in the hills, and came back down Claremont Canyon on a way twisty road. Tim told me about some dudes that rode out of the canyon on longboards and suggested I find the video on YouTube/Vimeo. Well holy shit, you’ve gotta see this video:
That is some pretty cool shit right there, son. And I can say that I went down that hill in a CAR and it was a rush.
So, good pizza times, great vistas, and I even got firsthand knowledge of a traditional daredevil hangout. not bad for a Sunday afternoon. Oh, and all the interesting software talk I could ever want. I need to make this a priority every time I’m out in the Bay Area.