The Three Faces of Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen
Karen Adelman and Peter Levitt pay tribute to their cultural roots at Saul’s by evoking the Jewish delicatessens of days past. That means towering pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, beef brisket, and chopped liver with onions. And to make things even more authentic, they serve cream and celery sodas, matzo brei breakfasts, and complimentary pickles.
Fresh Ingredients and Humane Meats
Though they pride themselves on their old-school deli vibe, you won’t find any Big Apple kitsch or lip service to New York here. You’ll more likely see the names of local farmers and humane butchers. The corned beef and pastrami come courtesy of Niman Ranch, the tuna melt comprises Oregon line-caught fish, and the breads are baked by Acme or Grand Bakery.
Cooks pay the same level of attention to eggs, cheese, veggies, and even those cream and celery sodas, which they make in-house from seasonal ingredients.
Saul’s sits in a spacious arched structure with curved ceiling beams and stainless steel that evokes a train terminal or airplane hangar of yesteryear. But the exposed brick, red accent wall, and wrought-iron light fixtures are decidedly modern. This blending of classic and modern elements makes the location a great spot to enjoy an old-fashioned sandwich while sipping a contemporary craft beer or cocktail. Even the live music reflects this charming dichotomy—Saul’s hosts everything from old-world klezmer music to new, improvisational takes on traditional folksongs.
Swing by Rick and Ann's Restaurant for a quick sandwich and side of chips.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Rick and Ann's Restaurant has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Rick and Ann's Restaurant.
Take advantage of the restaurant's reservation system, and book a table for your party.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Rick and Ann's Restaurant won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Driving to the restaurant is easy as pie, and parking surrounds the area.
Rick and Ann's Restaurant is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Meals at Rick and Ann's Restaurant are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
So now that you know about the amazing sandwiches at Rick and Ann's Restaurant, only one decision remains. Which wich do you try first?
Don't settle for an inferior brew! The java at Makri's Coffee Shop will perk you right up.
This coffee shop is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Makri's Coffee Shop can also cater your next party; call today for details.
For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Makri's Coffee Shop.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the coffee shop.
The breakfast menu at the coffee shop draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
So when you need a morning boost, treat yourself to a cup of Joe from Makri's Coffee Shop.
Foothill Dining Common serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Berkeley's University of California Berkeley district.
Wifi is at your disposal for a token fee.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
Sizzling food designed to keep your wallet full. Dining at Foothill Dining Common means you'll be living full and staying rich.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Foothill Dining Common.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Sam's Log Cabin is a local favorite.
For fresh and healthy meal choices, dine at Sam's Log Cabin.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
At Sam's Log Cabin, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Sam's Log Cabin.
No need to ditch your furry friend when visiting Sam's Log Cabin — dogs are welcome there.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Sam's Log Cabin does not accept reservations.
Take it nice and easy at Sam's Log Cabin, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
You can also serve food from Sam's Log Cabin at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
At Sam's Log Cabin, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Sam's Log Cabin.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Make your way to an ATM before you make your way to the restaurant — Sam's Log Cabin is cash-only.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
Don't look any further, head to Sam's Log Cabin for your next American meal.
When you come to Sam's Log Cabin, you'll be beyond satisfied with a casual American meal.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Sam's Log Cabin.
The Press Box: Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe puts its own spin on the traditional American diner. Co-owned by Mike Dirnt of the band Green Day, the eatery evokes nostalgia for childhood pop culture instead of vintage Americana. The menu features an array of global comfort foods including challah french toast, tofu chilaquiles, banh mi chicken sandwiches. Read on to learn more about this diner with a twist:
“The restaurant, named after a classic Clash song, serves up classic American diner fare with fresh, mostly locally sourced ingredients.” — Rolling Stone
“This edgy E’ville diner—inhabited by a few Barbies, Barrel of Monkeys lookalikes and, on occasion, part-owner Mike Dirnt from Green Day—is très trendy for breakfast, but also does a brisk lunch and dinner business.” — Oakland magazine
“Tables and booths incorporate playful themes (board games, action figures). Good music adds a punk edge, and specials boards above the bar provide entertaining reads.” — Gayot