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900 Grayson | Berkeley, CA

we’re back from the bay area!  for this special weekend, we went up north to see the lions vs. niners game in san francisco with a few friends.  road trip?  norcal?  friends?  2 days of eating and drinking?  detroit vs sf?  best weekend ever?! first stop (literally first stop after a 5.5 hour drive, which started at 2:30am) was 900 grayson in oakland/berkeley.  kyle and i fell in love with this place last time we visited the bay (thank you stell and p for introducing us) and have been talking about it non-stop since then.  SO we decided to spread the love to LB and B.  8am.  we were the first few people to get there.  this place is normally packed with an average wait of 30 -60 minutes for a group.

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we ordered the “demon lover” – fried chicken on top of a delicious waffle, topped with amazing gravy.  the best chicken and waffles ever (and this is coming from a group of people from LA who have roscoe’s chicken and waffles).  since we had a whole agenda planned with regards to food, we decided to split one order per two people.  this was a mistake because we immediately wanted more.

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this is the dish i look forward to when i come to the bay and would highly recommend it.  a few tips:  (i) the restaurant’s policy is that they will not seat you if your whole party isnt present.  (ii) expect long lines during the weekend (esp brunch)…but it is absolutely worth it.  (iii) try their homemade hot sauce…its uber tasty!

900 Grayson
900 Grayson St
(between 7th St & 8th St)
Berkeley, CA 94710
Neighborhood: West Berkeley

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By |September 17th, 2012|California, Food, Restaurants, San Francisco / Oakland, Travel|5 Comments

“We Won in Friendship” Part II | Napa Valley, CA

our napa itinerary:

  • mumm napa – sparkling wine.  since it was memorial day weekend, we actually couldn’t get a full tasting. instead we just enjoyed walking around with a just single flutes.  mumm is beautiful.
  • farmstead – we couldn’t get over how cute this place is!  there is a little winery on the back/side.  we spent quite a bit of time here since they had 2 for 1 tastings! highly recommend.
  • castello di amorosa – this is a castle.  enough said.
  • bouchon – pastries / macaroons! score.

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van, check (oh yeeah, thats how we roll).  wine, check.  awesome weekend, check.  wine is good… but even better when with friends.  a few of the pictures we took on this fabulous day:  (current obsession: benches and shoes!)

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Anniversay in NorCal | Part I

for our anniversary / memorial weekend, we took a trip up to norcal to visit friends, eat at a bucket list restaurant, see the city and spend some time in napa!  bad news:  my 50mm lens broke on sunday…the day we went to napa!  sadness.  good news: we had an amazing time! here are some pictures from our trip.

day one.  we met up with stell to see a’s vs yankees.  even though the a’s lost… we won in friendship.  lol.  which is the theme of the weekend.

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went to 900 grayson for brunch. best chicken and waffles. ever.

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