Berkeley roads are worse than most other Bay Area cities [Patch]
Chez Panisse’s 40th birthday plans [Inside Scoop]
Parkinson’s patients find rare physical freedom in dance classes [Mercury News]
Anna Deveare Smith returning for encore show at Berkeley Rep [Broadway World]
Opinion: Berkeley public school education pays off [SF Chronicle]
Just Theater’s “Down a Little Dirt Road,” worth catching [Daily Planet]
Benefit tonight for poet Dean Young, a heart transplant recipient [Zyzzyva]
Moaz on Telegraph offers bargain bites [SF Chronicle]

Photo: The hip come to NoBer (that’s north berkeley for you not in the know) by AEssBee/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.

Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel (co-founder) is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California,...

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  1. I always wondered why Maoz calls them Belgian fries rather than French fries.  Then I saw that in Amsterdam, where Maoz was founded, they are called “Vlaamse Frites,” which means Flemish fries.

    I think “Belgian fries” is a bad translation.  They seem to assume that Americans are so dumb that we don’t know what “Flemish” means.  It is like opening a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Europe and calling it American Fried Chicken, because you expect that Europeans don’t know what “Kentucky” means. 

    If a chain of stores uses the name, people will learn what it means.