This is really stupid but after living here more than three years I never knew about the pink building with the gold domes located high on the hills in El Sobrante. Googling something else, I came across this.
It is a a Sikh Temple, supposedly one of the larger, if not the largest in the US.
Langar, free vegetarian-only food, is served daily. Here's some info from wikipedia
The only mention of langar I could find on Chowhound.
Sure, I asked about langar on the General Board.
Actually it sounds kind of cool. I don't know anything about Sikh's ... food, religion or culture-wise and this seems like an opportunity where the Sikh's reach out to those of other beliefs to sit down and share bread and veggies ... speaking of which ... the picture in wiki shows people sitting on the floor for this. Does that happen? My knee can't take that.
Here's an article about Nagar Kirtan, a Sikh holiday
Here are photos of the parade in 2006 in El Sobrante from the blog Sikhs R Us ... love that name
I read that this area has one of the larger Sikh commnities in the Bay Area. I wonder how that has impacted local restaurants, if at all. Maybe all the food action is happening at the langer.
Does anyone attend these locally and could give some, uh, feedback?