Eastside Road, January 23, 2015e—HOME AGAIN. The principle meal of the day was a succulent hamburger, just the way I like it — really good beef, ground on the premises, a nice thick patty griddled rare, on a decent bun, with lots of julienned lettuce, good pickles, an acceptable tomato slice for Janaury, nice sweet raw onion, and a hint of mustard. This was a fine hamburger and we'll be back again.
•Farm Burger, 1313 9th Street #130, Berkeley; (510) 705-1485
On the road north we stopped for a cappuccino at one of my favorite cafés, where the coffee is roasted on the premises and the espresso machine is maintained and operated with care. It doesn't hurt that it's in one of my favorite towns…
•Vertigo Coffee, 81 4th Street, San Juan Bautista, California; (831) 623-9533
☛Restaurants visited in 2015 are listed at Eatingday's Restaurants