I work late and I don't have a girlfriend or any friends in this area. This means I need to go to a sit-down restaurant and eat alone, which is depressing. At the same time, I can't cook, so I'm forced to go out.
Are there any late night places in Berkeley/Oakland area that don't make you feel so damn isolated eating by yourself? Brennan's has the atmosphere I'm looking for. Lots of loners there (alcoholic or otherwise). But I don't want to go there every night.
Taco trucks feel less isolating, but I don't want to die in Oakland.
I don't think the concept of late night takeout or delivery exists in Berkeley.
I'm desperate to the point that I'm considering buying strangers meals just to not eat alone.
This city sucks.