I was complaining to Karen about the inevitability of having to wait in line for brunch at my goddaughter's favorite spot, Bette's Oceanview Diner (1807 Fourth St., Berkeley, 510/644-3230) -- we had just given up an amazing parking space practically in front of the place the Sunday before when we were told it would be an hour before we could be seated, and Anna's hunger pangs were too intense for us to stick around. Karen replied, crisply, "I won't wait in line for anything," but she relented almost immediately: "Except for breakfast... More >>>