A very rare Saturday with no class and no pre-scheduled events calls for a morning of sleeping in and a spontaneous day trip up to Berkeley, which we hadn't visited for a while. Our first stop of the day was Noodle Theory Provisions. This was our first time visiting the Oakland location. Clay ordered a kalua pork ramen with poached eggs, bamboo shoots, & nori, while I ordered my usual go-to, grilled niman ranch beef udon in a coconut lime curry broth. My favorite dish at my favorite restaurant in Berkeley - just looking at the photo makes me crave it all over again! Next stop, we did some work at Au Coquelet, a cafe in downtown Berkeley where I used to study all the time back in college. We then met up with some of our friends from church and walked around to get ice cream from Ici's, potato puffs from Gregoire's, and pizza from Cheeseboard (always a must!). After our friends left, Clay and I managed to squeeze in a visit to Games of Berkeley, where we learned a new board game called Kingdomino. (Love that they set up tables in their back room so that people can borrow board games to play!) Our day ended with a reunion with my college roommate, Hyuna, who I hadn't seen since she moved back to Korea in December 2012. It was so nice to catch up with her at Mr. Dewie's Cashew Creamery over in Albany after not each other for 5+ years!
Just capturing as I go.