Best book store: Black Oak Books (but Moe's is a close second)
Best Mexican restaurant: Picante Cocina Mexicana (also tied for Best Margarita with Bucci's in Emeryville
Best Burger: Fatapple's
Best Pastry: Fatapple's (Hon. mention to Bucci's muffins)
Best Pie: Keith Rickert's homemade or Fatapple's ollalieberry
Best Thai restaurant: Won Thai (Cha Am also very good)
Best Thai breakfast for charity: Put on by the Buddhists Sunday morning just behind the South Branch library. Arrive early.
Best Produce: The Farmer's Market (Tues afternoon, Sat 10-2).
Best Produce Store: I'm still a Berkeley Bowl loyalist
Best Fish and Chips: Seabreeze Deli (also Best Truck Stop, and Best Place to Rest after Walking Around The Marina)
Best Beer Garden: Raleigh's
Best Brewpub: Pyramid
Best Place to Buy Christmas Ornaments: East Bay Nursery (late Oct on.)
Best Coffeehouse: Cafe Med
The Berkeley City Council for their hostility to late-night/24 hour businesses. (The Rockridge Payless is in Oakland.)
Again to the Council for creating the Berkeley Barricade Zone and forcing traffic onto the major corridors (making crosstown travel difficult).
Most Berkeley restaurants for closing down by 10. This isn't Podunk, dammit.