Berkeley Essential Guide by Sutro Media (Universal)
Released: Nov 11, 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Size: 26 MB
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Berkeley Essential Guide

Sutro Media
• Gourmet Ghetto, Culture, and the University •

Berkeley, California, is known primarily for three things--its Gourmet Ghetto food mystique, its liberal and progressive political culture (going back to the 1960s, but continuing today), and its world-class university, UC Berkeley. Lee Foster provides in this app everything you'll want to know to enjoy and experience the City of Berkeley as a traveler or as a local.

This app is organized with several strategies. First, there is an A-Z list of more than 125 entries, sites and experiences that Lee considers the best of Berkeley. If you've heard of the famous Chez Panisse restaurant, founded by Alice Waters, and want to learn more, it's easy to find Chez Panisse in the alphabetical list.

All the entries are also organized by Neighborhood. Berkeley offers several distinctive districts, such as the Gourmet Ghetto of North Shattuck. Other special neighborhoods include the UC Berkeley Area, Downtown/Arts District, Elmwood, Fourth Street, Solano Avenue, Telegraph Avenue, The Hills, and West Berkeley. All the 400-plus photos in the app are by Lee.

Lee Foster knows and loves the city of Berkeley, where he has lived for more than 30 years. He gives you an insider's look at his home town. Although Lee has covered more than 200 worldwide destinations in his travel journalism career (visible at, his home territory of Northern California remains his favorite place.

• About the Author •

Lee Foster is an award-winning Berkeley, CA, travel journalist whose work has won eight Lowell Thomas Awards, the highest prizes in travel journalism. He was named Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year (Silver Winner).

This is Lee's third travel guide app. His first two are San Francisco Travel Photo Guide and Washington DC Travel Photo Guide (both from Sutro Media, $1.99). The full range of Lee's travel journalism, including his 10 books, his 200 worldwide articles, and photos on all the subject he has covered, can be seen at

Lee lives in Berkeley and delights in the city's ongoing evolution. From its distinctive districts to its lovely parks, Lee focuses here on those aspects of the city that he deems "essential" to the traveler or local.

• About Sutro Media •

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you -

What's new in version 2.0.1
Lots of new content and software improvements!
Our verdict: Good
  • + Berkeley Essential Guide is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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