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Camel milk and kava: 2 new Berkeley spots mix it up
Berkeleyside NOSH March 31st, 2015

In the Gourmet Ghetto, the Bay Area’s first dedicated grain-free restaurant, Mission: Heirloom, serves coffee with everything from camel’s milk to butter. 

Taste Test: Pastrami By the Pile
SF Magazine May 28, 2013
Our panel of expert judges weigh in on which local deli's pastrami on rye reigns supreme and the
 Winner is Saul’s Delicatessen!

New Sustainable Butcher Shop From a Chez Panisse Alum Opens in Berkeley
New York Times Grub Street 8/26/11

An old-timey butcher shop, selling restaurant-quality, sustainable meat from a bevy of well known local producers, just opened in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley. It's called The Local Butcher Shop (1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 120, entrance on Cedar), and co-owners Aaron and Monica Rocchino plan to take a novel approach to pricing and selling high-quality meat, forgoing the age-old premiums on particular cuts.

Omnivores’ dreamworld
The Boston Globe – August 2010
Across the street a jazz ensemble plays and the line is out the door for Cheeseboard Pizza’s pie of the day featuring locally grown peaches, mozzarella, and Danish blue cheese.

Can the Jewish Deli Be Reformed?
New York Times April 2010
At Saul’s Restaurant and Deli in Berkeley, Calif., the eggs are organic and cage free, and the ground beef in the stuffed cabbage is grass fed. Its owners, Karen Adelman and Peter Levitt, yanked salami from the menu in November, saying that they could no longer in good conscience serve commercial kosher salami.

Berkeley Bites: Lisa Rogovin, Epicurean Concierge
Berkeleyside - July 2010
A former ad sales rep for Gourmet magazine (R.I.P.), Lisa Rogovin had what she calls her Eat, Pray, Love moment in 2005, meaning she left an unhappy marriage, sold the house, and embarked on a food-fueled journey around the world, visiting 14 countries (yes, India was in the mix) in seven months.

Foodie paradise in Berkeley
LA Times - February 2010

Welcome to the city Gourmet Ghetto, where the California food movement got its start. Decades later, it's still an epicurean's Eden. Nosh on some of the neighborhood's best on Lisa Rogovin's walking tour.
Alegio Chocolate: Serious & Whimsical Gourmet Chocolate  
The Nibble - January 2010
CAPSULE REPORT: Alegio Chocolate makes bonbons filled with variously flavored ganaches: cinnamon, grapefruit, habanero, honey, orange, orange & ginger and Scotch.
SFGate Profile: Lisa Rogovin, Culinary Guide  
SFGate - December 2009
Meet our Culinary Walking and Tasting Tour Guide!
A Big Bite of The Gourmet Ghetto
Diablo Magazine - November 2009

Let your food-freak flag fly on this Berkeley walking tour... Read More
SFGate On the Town With Heidi Hill
SFGate - July 2009
When Texas native Heidi Hill moved to San Francisco in 1990, she instantly felt at home. Her life in the city got even better when she got her Siberian husky, Pearl. "Animals have always been a lifelong love of mine, as was natural health," says Hill, who studied homeopathy in the early '90s.
YOU’VE GOT TO admire a restaurant that just puts it out there. Amazing food, beautifully prepared, and if you’re looking for colorful art on the walls, maybe go check out a museum. 
Kid Dynamo: Kids' shop stocks sustainable, local products
SFGate - January 2009
Gourmet Berkeley Walk
Sunset Magazine - October 2006
Berkeley is an ideal place to savor the San Francisco Bay Area's delicious food. Park your car in the Gourmet Ghetto--a food lover's paradise since the 1970s--and load a picnic basket with to-go delicacies.
An Epic-Cure – No spring chicken, North Berkeley’s gourmet ghetto gets a Botox shot of youth and glamour.
Gourmet Ghetto
AAA's Via Magazine - June 2003
Everybody knows something about the legacy of Berkeley from the 1960s—from the Free Speech Movement and People's Park to an uncompromising commitment to dark-roasted coffee and a mania for goat cheese. The peculiarly Berkeley brand of activism that moved seamlessly between civil liberties and the larder still thrives, and nowhere more robustly than on Shattuck Avenue, between Vine and Hearst.


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