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Issue #2638 :: Thursday, April 14, 2011
SPECIAL ISSUE: Best of Berkeley 2011

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Best of Berkeley: Campus
Best Library: C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Best of Berkeley: More Campus
What's the best part about Alex Filippenko? Is it the unwavering commitment to learn his students' names, even when he has close to a thousand of them? Maybe it's his rare ability to explain complicated, technical scientific concepts to the layperson. Or the handfuls of candy he throws into the crowd at Halloween for his Astronomy C10 class, with the occasional camera for good measure. Or - no, it's definitely the fact that he's the Snoop Dogg of science.

Best of Berkeley: Lifestyle and Entertainment
Best Architectural Design: East Asian Library

Best of Berkeley: Restaurants
Though last year's award belonged to Chez Panisse, the selection was ultimately misguided for a town of college students living on a shoestring budget. 2011 invites a more reasonable guest to the table: Gregoire, a cramped French bistro take-out situated within the Gourmet Ghetto.

Arts & Entertainment

Best of Berkeley: Campus
Best Library: C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Best of Berkeley: Dishes
Close your eyes and try to imagine all the classic scenarios that typically unfold over breakfast - you know, the sloppy still-kinda-drunk-but-not-hungover-yet meals meant to get you through the day, the quasi-confrontational talks with your parents about life direction or maybe just the simple Saturday morning paper read over some flapjacks.

Best of Berkeley: Lifestyle and Entertainment
Best Architectural Design: East Asian Library

Best of Berkeley: Restaurants
Though last year's award belonged to Chez Panisse, the selection was ultimately misguided for a town of college students living on a shoestring budget. 2011 invites a more reasonable guest to the table: Gregoire, a cramped French bistro take-out situated within the Gourmet Ghetto.

Best of Berkeley: More Campus
What's the best part about Alex Filippenko? Is it the unwavering commitment to learn his students' names, even when he has close to a thousand of them? Maybe it's his rare ability to explain complicated, technical scientific concepts to the layperson. Or the handfuls of candy he throws into the crowd at Halloween for his Astronomy C10 class, with the occasional camera for good measure. Or - no, it's definitely the fact that he's the Snoop Dogg of science.

Best of Berkeley: Shopping
Much ink has been spilled over historic Moe's Books on Telegraph Avenue. You're likely already aware it had a cameo in "The Graduate" and has been stationed on Telegraph Avenue since it moved there in the '60s. Founded by Moe and Barbara Moskowitz in 1959 and currently owned by their daughter Doris, the store has grown into an iconic Berkeley institution. Today, it's Telegraph's only comprehensive, general-interest new and used bookstore, and one of very few in the campus area.


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