Did anyone go to Spice of Life in Berkeley Sunday?
Between St. Vartan's church bazaar, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the Alameda Point Flea Market, I complete forgot about it. I saw their email after the fact and Corso and Bistro Liason, among others, had street stands.
I went. Cheeseboard was open on Sunday. They were selling a porchetta sandwich out of their store front. Mint Leaf was selling a number of rice plates starting at $4 to $8, Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen was selling Jambalaya and muffaletta, Corso was selling a panini pork sandwich, Bistro Liason, Saigon BBQ, Twin Girls, Andy and Cindy's Thai Kitchen, and a number of other stands were there. I had a number of free samples...Andronico's Adult Brownie and Banana Bread, Annie's Cafe cookies and brownies. I ended up just buying a Knish from a non restaurant affiliated stand.
I also went to St. Vartan's on Friday. I went alone as no one i knew wanted to go to oakland with me. I tried the lamb/beef kebab, the koofta, beoreg and imam bayildi. Pretty good!
re: Robert Lauriston
i was surprised as well. i just passed by and didnt check it out, but there was a stand right outside the cheeseboard door (not the pizza portion, but next door) selling pastries and, with a big advertisement, a porchetta sandwich. I thought it was just someone setting up a stand outside cheeseboard, but they were walking in and out of the store restocking items on their stand. Maybe they were just simply using the building to store their goods.