There are other options. Roundtrip: BART ($18), Uber ($70) and taxi ($140). While BART took me one hour and 40 minutes, Uber and taxi modes are in the range of half an hour, depending on the traffic, and in San Francisco, this could be formidable. There is no tipping for BART, while there is no need to tip on Uber. Can you see the writing on the wall for traditional taxis?
The walk uphill for 9.5 blocks took another 15 minutes. And I got the wrong information so had to backtrack twice. I shouldn't have worried, as Chez Panisse Cafe serves until 3:30PM on Fridays. To my surprise, waiting for me was Jim Seger, my freshman roommate, who lives here. He said he first came to this restaurant when it opened 41 years ago because a close friend of his lived next door. The restaurant was once a home. He could only stay for a drink, and drove on to Oregon. I neglected to take a photo, but here is Jim with Kathy Ray during our Stanford days. Kathy now lives in Napa Valley.
I might add that, according to Forbes, Stanford is the #2 university in the nation, next to Williams, while Cal-Berkeley is #37. However, U.S. News and World Report indicates that Princeton is #1 and Stanford is #4, while Berkeley is #20. Interesting that this same USNaWR, in world rankings, has Harvard as #1, with Cal-Berkeley at #3 and Stanford at #4. Oxford and Cambridge are at #5 and #6.
epsom salts, chemically known as Magnesium Sulfate. I'm might try that.