Yes, I turned 30 on Monday, but my birthday didn't feel complete without a celebration with my friends in Berkeley. We started in the median (yes, the middle of the road) eating slice after slice of Cheeseboard pizza.
Then we moved inside to have some tea and warm up at the Imperial Tea Court in the back of the Epicurious Garden.
The crowd thinned but the party carried on at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater in Oakland. This place has couches and serves pizza and beer, so we snuggled up and watched Jack Black's Be Kind Rewind.