upscale fast food
Will and I were super hyped to go eat lunch at this iconic Berkeley grub hub this past Friday. We wanted to take a fancy—well, as fancy as we could afford— break from culture's California office. Gregoire is a fancy takeout joint built out of a hole-in-the-wall that serves French-style cuisine. Living in Berkeley, I hear about it all the time, so when we got there, I wasn't surprised to see there was a long line of people waiting out the door. Gregoire has a reputation as one of the best spots to eat in Berkeley's "Gourmet Ghetto," a phrase to describe the slightly more expensive dining experience offered on Berkeley's northside. Will and I took our places in line outside, hungrily eyeing the food from already served Gregoire customers eating their lunch out on the sparse sitting area.