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Berkeley Int'l Food Fest, Sun 6/29,Noon-5,Univ Ave & San Pablo,free


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Berkeley Int'l Food Fest, Sun 6/29,Noon-5,Univ Ave & San Pablo,free

zippo | Jun 28, 2008 07:18 AM

Tomorrow, Sunday from 12-5 centering at the corner of University Ave and San Pablo is the third annual Berkeley International Food Festival. I've been to the previous ones and last year's was one of the best street fairs that I've been to. Almost all the booths were local unlike a lot of street fairs that are almost becoming franchises.

The parking lot next to Wells Fargo will be used for cooking demos and last time a local deli, Bombay Spice House was handing out free samples. Many of the nearby Indian, Pakistani, Mexican, Jamaican restaurants either set up tables on the street selling food or offered some type of special inside. Spanish Table usually does a paella demo in a giant pan.

Near Indus Village there was live music and several Mexican bands played on Addison Street near Mi Tierra or Mi Ranchito.

Freight and Salvage, the folk music club on Addison, had free performanaces all afternoon.

The intersection of University and San Pablo might be my favorite ChowCorner in the Bay area - within a six-block radius there's Kabana, Afghan Kabob, Indus Village, Vik's, 4th Street, a couple of spice houses, Casa Latina and Grocery Outlet and more....

here's a link to the festival flyer:



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