I lived in Berkeley how knows god long ago, and I'm wondering if the following two hotspots are still there:
1) Sam Wo in Chinatown. Was the ultimate dump; no windows; broken airconditioning; and rude waiters; but in spite of that (prolly BECAUSE of that) it had cult-like status with the college crowd.
2) Plearn in Berkeley. Superpopular Thai joint. It was my first Thai food, so I can't speak as to the quality, but the wait on Sundays was like 2 to 3 hours.
I did a "find" on both of these on this board, but get no hits on either, so I assume they're both long gone...(?)...
Hey, while we're at it, is Cafe Roma still there??