Downtown Berkeley's new burger joint Eureka! brings a variety of locally sourced American dishes, an impressive whiskey collection, and beers brewed here in the Bay Area. After a hearty (and boozy) meal that'll make you feel good about yourself, indulge in the Goldengate Butterscotch Pudding for dessert.
Eureka! is located only a stone's throw from the Bart station on Berkeley's buzzing Shattuck Avenue. The restaurant's first Bay Area location opened last October, joining a chain of Eureka! branches scattered on the West Coast. Joining a cluster of newly opened restaurant-bars in Downtown Berkeley, Eureka! is a place to spend an affordable evening with friends, coworkers or a casual date.
The Goldengate Butterscotch Pudding is the perfect dessert to share. The pudding is a creamy blend of sweet butterscotch with a pleasant surprise of flaky sea salt, topped with a generous dollop of whipping cream drizzled in caramel sauce and garnished with a sprig of mint leaf.
Although the taste is overwhelmingly sweet, it's a succulent way to end a meal of vegetarian fed beef burgers. The consistency is what you'd want from a pudding -- neither runny nor solid, but smooth on the tongue. You'll be racing to the ramekin finish.
2068 Center St., (510) 809-8282