The Gourmet Ghetto: A Taste of the Neighborhood
Thursday, June 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Berkeley
The JCC East Bay will host, “The Gourmet Ghetto: A Taste of the Neighborhood” on Thursday, June 28, 2012, the first event of our Summer Food Series. This public event includes a discussion with local panelists including Matt Cohen, Founder of Off The Grid, and Monica Ricchino, Co-Owner of the newly opened, Local Butcher Shop.
The Gourmet Ghetto is home to a wide array of innovative food icons, from Chez Panisse, to the Farmer’s Market and food trucks, and is a true playground for taste buds of all palettes. We will hear about how the Gourmet Ghetto gained its reputation and how new businesses are continuing to shape food culture in this neighborhood. The panelists will share evocative stories from their own experiences as business entrepreneurs as well as answering questions about current and past food trends in the Gourmet Ghetto, like why did The Local Butcher Shop recently decided to open its doors on Cedar Street and why did Off The Grid think this area was perfect for its food trucks? The panel will be preceded by time for tasting delicious treats from The Cheese Board Collective and Saul’s Deli.
Thursday, June 28
JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA, 94709
Phone: 510-848-0237 x138
Contact: Andrew Gordon-Kirsch
About JCC of the East Bay:
The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay has provided a Jewish gateway and home to a large community since 1978. People of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to join us as we build community, meet new friends, and celebrate together. Our outstanding programming includes evening arts & culture events, as well as musical performances and holiday celebrations.