Spring and summer mean a profusion of fresh vegetables for cooks. Moe’s Books suggests some of the best books on the subject.
Classic or artisan: books for golden age of mixology
The explosion of interest in new and ever more complex cocktails puts us in a golden age of mixology. Moe’s Books suggests some of the best books on the subject.
Three cookbooks to savor, from kimchi to preserving
Stanislaw Sobolewski, cookbook manager at Moe’s Books, gets lost reading three beautiful cookbooks that cover home cooking, kimchi and preserving.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
JEWISH MUSIC MASH-UP How often do you get the chance to see a concert featuring a rabbi and a Christian gospel choir? Sunday sees the kick-off for the fourth Netivot Shalom Music Festival. Previously an annual event, the festival now hosts five monthly Sunday concerts featuring local artists performing a diverse array of Jewish music. It is […]
Snapshot: Doris Moskowitz, owner, Moe’s Books
Doris Moskowitz, owner of Moe’s Books. Photo: Pete Rosos By Pete Rosos Doris Moskowitz was born in 1966, the youngest daughter of Moe and Barb Moskowitz. After graduating from Mills College 1990 with degrees in English and Music, she began working with her dad, Moe, at the legendary Berkeley store he founded in 1959 on […]
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
Shuttering: Video Maniacs VIDEO NO MORE After 22 years in business, Video Maniacs at 1482 University is shuttering its doors at the end of the year. Owner Henry Bhukhan said rentals are half what they were two years ago because of Netflix and online streaming. The closure leaves only two freestanding videos store in Berkeley — Five […]
Shop Telegraph to help it recover from fire
A view of the Sequoia Building from Haste Street. Photo: Ira Serkes Update, 5:18pm: Writing in the Berkeley Voice, Doug Oakley reports that the owner of the Sequoia Building will begin tearing it down Monday, but it remains in danger of collapsing and is a public safety problem until that happens, according to city officials. […]
Photo essay: Edible learning at the Berkeley Art Museum
Guests at the OPENeducation event at BAM have a vantage point over the proceedings. Photos: Tracey Taylor Eating a shoe (center): flashback to 1980 when Alice Waters cooked one of filmmaker's Werner Herzog's shoes — and he ate it — in Berkeley On Saturday, the grounds of the Berkeley Art Museum were transformed into an […]
Were you a winner in our Caltopia raffle?
Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s The two days of Caltopia were quite a whirl for students, faculty and staff, as well as for exhibitors like Berkeleyside. From the […]
Thousands of Cal students, staff flock to Caltopia
Students new and old come out in droves for the community-boosting swag-fest that is Caltopia. Find Berkeleyside at booth E104 UC Berkeley freshmen, some looking dazed, others excited, as well as more blasé seniors, turned out in their thousands on Sunday for Day One of Caltopia, the self-described “two greatest days on the planet”. The […]
UC Berkeley’s Caltopia: The ultimate Town & Gown affair
This weekend, when around 30,000 students and faculty stroll through Caltopia, browsing the booths of more than 100 exhibitors, Berkeley’s two driving forces, the city and its university, will be pitched in perfect harmony. And Berkeleyside will be there to sing along too. Caltopia was launched nine years ago as a way for Berkeley businesses […]
Berkeley is nation’s third best-read city, and buys online
We already knew that Berkeley is one of the nation’s brainiest cities. Today, Amazon.com released data that shows that Berkeley is the third best-read city in the country. Amazon, by far the largest bookseller in the world, looked at its sales data since the beginning of the year for books, magazines and newspapers, in both […]