WIAW: Eating Out

May 25, 2011

Since I’m in Sedona this week, I’m switching the focus of What I Ate Wednesday to What I Ate Out Wednesday. Except this post isn’t about what I’m eating in Arizona, it’s about what I ate a few weeks ago in Berkeley with my friend, Matt. We took a trip to Berkeley to taste some amazing eats. And Amazing they were.

The day in Berkeley started with pizza. And not just any pizza, the highly rated Yelp-suggested, Cheese Board Pizza.

Each day the to-go part of Cheese Board serves one type of pizza, one type of salad (already packaged in a large or small container), and one type of dessert.

Pretty great idea, if you ask me. The line was out the door the whole time we were there and by the taste of everything, I can see why.

The pizza of the day was

  • Asparagus
  • Mozzarella
  • Montaban cheese
  • Garlic (loooooots)
  • Olive oil
  • Gemelata

Possibly one of the best things ever? Possibly…



And there was pie. Blueberry Rubarb Pie.



Next stop, Cinnaholic! You may have seen this incredible VEGAN cinnamon roll shop (omg, omg, O.M.G.) from Amber‘s trip to Berkeley a few months ago. Trust me, if you’re in the Northern California area you must try and stop here. Vegan or not, you’ll die live eating one of these.



There are so many choices. Too many choices. I went with a simple one: Regular cinnamon roll, coffee frosting topped with fresh blackberries.

Absolutely out of this world. Warm, gooey, WONDERFUL.

I’m wiping the drool from the side of my mouth as I type this… what about you? Last, but not least, is a huge piece of coffee cake a friend of mine ordered when we went to brunch a few weekends back. Hobee’s, a local chain in the bay area, hosts incredible breakfasts, many come with a side of coffee cake. With a giant glob of butter on top, melting into every cinnamon crumbled crevice.

I may have had a tiny bite. It was yummy. Too rich for me, but still good.

And there you have it, the Eating Out edition of WIAW. I didn’t eat any of this on a Wednesday but rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they?

Are you a rule breaker?

What rules are definitely meant to be broken?

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sam May 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM

That pizza place sounds awesome! If the pizza’s of the day are like that one, who needs choices?! And a vegan cinnamon roll shop sounds pretty amazinhg too.


Gina May 26, 2011 at 3:52 PM

That cinnamon roll looks INSANE! I want one 🙂


Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons May 26, 2011 at 5:59 AM

My rules are totally meant to be broken =) Technically only a few of us photograph wednesday eats =) I break it all the tiiime! <3 For some reason my computer wont load the pictures to go with the yummy descriptions so i'll be back later to stalk! mwah!

happy wiaw!


Pure2raw twins May 26, 2011 at 5:33 AM

we have heard about Cinnaholic, looks so good!

oh yes love breaking the rules


Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Omg I am in shock right now at all the plethora of noms you have in this post. That pizza has my mouth watering and I just ate! I can’t even remember the last time I had a cinnamon roll, I would totally tear one up right now. So much ooey gooey deliciousness. Yes rules are definitely meant to be broken. Whoever made up that rule of no eating after 6pm should be shunned. I eat at whatever time I want! ;D


McKayla @ Green Groats May 25, 2011 at 4:40 PM

There are just too many delicious things to comment about, I don’t even know where to being…although I’m pretty partial to pie – especially blueberry rubarb!


tea-bag May 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM

oh yum! i went to berkeley for undergrad but haven’t been back in a few years – some things change but cheese board will always stay the same! they have a great cookbook, too!
rules are meant to be broken – especially the “no eating after 8 pm” – my favorite snacks are right before bed! 🙂


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan May 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Aaahh, you went to Cinnaholic! Yay!
It absolutely kills me that your pictures won’t show up in my browser, but I’m sure your cinny roll was to die for!


Ela May 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

So, what is gemelata?

I’m amazed at all these new places since I left Berkeley. But I barely ever ate out there anyway. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

I’m just preparing a post about breaking rules and why it’s healthy at times!


Shanna, Like Banana May 25, 2011 at 7:53 AM

I.Love.Hobbees. Their coffee cake is beyond to die far. Nom nom nom.

And blueberry rhubarb cobbler? Really? Be still my heart.

Pizza looks delish!

Have you ever been to a Menchis for froyo? I hear there is one in Livermore…


Alisa Fleming May 25, 2011 at 6:15 AM

HOLY DESSERT! You are one evil lady Lori. Rules schmools.


Katie May 25, 2011 at 6:07 AM

My no gluten rule may have to be broken for the cinnamon roll with COFFEE frosting!! Are you kidding me?!?!

FYI – I just make carob cherry cookies. 😀 I’ll bring some tomorrow. I can’t believe we didn’t do dessert yesterday!


Lauren @ WWoB May 25, 2011 at 5:58 AM

Holy SHI*T. That roll looks so so so good. I will definitely be eating that next time I get anywhere near SF. I am so sad you already left! I didnt realize you werent there for very long 🙁 Merh!


Sable@SquatLikeALady May 25, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Ohhhh this all looks so good!!! That cinnamon bun — omg. I want to go to Cali JUST for that.


Alexandra May 25, 2011 at 3:24 AM

That pizza looks ridiculously good! What a fun trip of eats!! 😛
hope you have a great time in sedona, you’ll have to fill us in on it! I just looooovvveee that town 🙂


Leashieloo May 25, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Oh how I heart pizza. And that cinnamon roll isn’t too shabby either!


salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 25, 2011 at 2:27 AM

omg all that food looks amazing! And girl, that vegan cinnamon roll has me salivating! I bet you could make one with some sort of date frosting 🙂 yum!


Lindsay Cotter May 25, 2011 at 2:13 AM

i’d break the rules for that!!


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