Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weekend Eats & Drinks 6/1/11

Welcome June with a slew of food-centric festivals and fairs.

San Francisco's Off the Grid food truck extravaganza expands to the East Bay today, Wednesday. Catch up to 10 mobile food trucks near the intersection of Shattuck and Rose in north Berkeley from 5 to 9 P.M., including Cupkates, Hapa SF and Liba Falafel. The event continues every Wednesday with a rotating lineup of street food vendors.

Updated 6/3/2011: The Chocolate and Chalk Art fest has been postponed to next weekend because of the rain. The annual Berkeley Chocolate and Chalk Art fest along north Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto runs from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday. Sample chocolate-themed food from local vendors like Lo CoCo's savory chocolate ricotta pizza, Juice Bar Collective's chocolate goat cheese truffle and Fertile Grounds's Mexican mocha. Tasting tickets are $1 each, with the most expensive item costing 7 tix (Cioccolata di Vino's noval black port and chocolate port truffle. For a list of full tastings, visit the event website.

Updated 6/3/2011: The Temescal fair has been postponed to next weekend because of the rain. In Oakland, Temescal hosts its annual street fair between 47th and 51st streets on Sunday from noon to 6 P.M. Enjoy two stages of music and food and drinks from local eateries like Lanesplitter pizza, Barlata, SR24, Whole Foods & more.

In the outer reaches of the East Bay, Walnut Creek holds its annual art and wine festival Saturday and Sunday at Heather Farm Park. Enjoy live music while shopping handmade crafts and imbibing award-winning wines and microbrews with traditional food. Admission is free.

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