+
Melanie Wong | Jun 19, 201912:23 PM    

On my way to a morning appointment on Saturday April 13, I passed by what looked like a street fair in progress at Garfield Elementary School (1640 22nd Ave @ Foothill). There were vendor tents along the sidewalk and lots of cars pulling into park. I hurried back once I was free.

The event had two parts. Inside monks were leading chanting and hundreds of celebrants were taking part in what seemed to be a huge potluck with amazing looking food bring passed around. The first photo is the green chicken curry bowl I put together for myself along with some salad-y slaw of herbs and fresh greens. Table after table of plates of food were available to enjoy. I asked if there was a place for me to make a monetary donation and no one had an answer for me.

Outside was a food sale. I bought grilled wings and beef skewers to take home with me.

The curious thing is, when I tried to find out exactly what event I had stumbled upon, I could find no internet trail. There had been other Khmer/Cambodian events for the New Year in Oakland on March 23, April 6, and later on April 27. But no sign of the celebration I found. Anyone have any information about this? I'd love to attend next year when I can spend more time. This is less than two blocks away from Cambodian Street Food's window, maybe I can ask them.

    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party
Entertaining

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party

by Kelsey Butler | Just because rosé season is on its way out doesn’t mean it’s time to stop sipping vino. You already...

How to Host a Fall Dinner Party
Entertaining

How to Host a Fall Dinner Party

by Amy Sowder and Jen Wheeler | Hosting a fall dinner party? We got some autumn entertaining tips from an expert and scoured the web...

Instagram-Worthy Halloween Party Decorations
Entertaining

Instagram-Worthy Halloween Party Decorations

by Amy Sowder | The best Halloween party decorations are elegant yet still atmospheric, and often have a vintage vibe...

Fridge Organizing Photos That Will (Almost) Make You Want to Clean Your Own
How To

Fridge Organizing Photos That Will (Almost) Make You Want to Clean Your Own

by Simone Paget | A quick search on Instagram reveals that there are over 40,000 posts tagged #fridgegoals. Fridge inspiration...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.