THE BEST THINGS ABOUT BERKELEY

Just off the top of my head (by request of @samboyd)
  1. 1.
    The riotous at times slovenly lushness of its yards and gardens
  2. 2.
    The scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, wisteria and roses exuded by aforementioned
  3. 3.
    Urban Ore
  4. 4.
    Hidden stairways
  5. 5.
    Greil Marcus
  6. 6.
    Al Lasher's Electronic Supplies
  7. 7.
    Cheeseboard Pizza
  8. 8.
    Dark Carnival Books
  9. 9.
    The beautifully dangerous, ancient concrete cardboard-box-toboggan run in Codornices Park
  10. 10.
    The way there always seem to be enough scraps of cardboard box to go around no matter how many kids are waiting to go down the slide
  11. 11.
    Alice Waters
  12. 12.
    Star Grocery
  13. 13.
    Sideshow Radio and Hard-Knock Radio hip-hop shows on KPFA
  14. 14.
    This dude's yard on Benvenue Street:
  15. 15.
    Mars Vintage
  16. 16.
    Vik's Chaat
  17. 17.
    Hiking in Tilden Park
  18. 18.
    Sunday brunch at Wat Mongkolratanaram aka "the Thai Temple," in particular those little coconut-chive pancakes
  19. 19.
    The Antiquarian section at Moe's Books
    And Moe's Books in general
    Suggested by   @samboyd
  20. 20.
    Sunset at Indian Rock
    Suggested by   @averymonsen
  21. 21.
    This sign.
    Suggested by   @josh
  22. 22.
    Bartavelle
    Suggested by   @seantimberlake