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Jul 11, 2011 02:38 PM

Gah! Need last minute catering for small event--20 to 30


Eeep! My sister in law just called desperate for suggestions?

Anyone? Anything?

I was thinking La Med--some platters.

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  1. I'd go with La Med... I love their pomegranate chicken; everything they serve is fresh, tastes good, and is affordable.

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    1. re: CarrieWas218

      Hee hee! I suggested to her the same thing just after I sent this! I *think* she's going for something as simple as Whole Foods, but La Med is so much better in my mind!

    2. Ann's catering (of Rick & Ann's) is quite good. Lots of pasta and grain salads, various meat platters (the flank steak is always popular), a couple of nice portabello mushroom options, etc. Sort of similar to Whole Foods, but with better execution. And they deliver.

      Much better than La Med (though I use them as well because their platters are definitely the cheapest crowd pleaser I know).

      If you decide to go with Ann's, let me know. I'll have specific suggestions.

      Rick & Ann's Restaurant
      2922 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

      1. Just wanted to drop in with a thanks for this thread. La Med was able to accommodate super last-minute catering. I thought I was out of luck after another business fell through, but they were able to take same-day/next-day orders!

        1. The Juice Bar Collective in Berkeley does catering. They've got killer lasagne and black bean polenta that serves 8-10. Check it out: