One of the room parents has made a rez. for the Chinese banquet here in mid-June. It's $45 per kid. There will be 34 of them. I'd love to find an alternative. While the view is nice, I really don't think the kids would enjoy a big sit-down Chinese banquet. It's pricey, too.
Last year we rented the space above Epicurious Gardens for several hours one evening. There was room for tables, dancing, and a nice outdoor deck for kids who wanted to get away from the music to talk and sign yearbooks. The only problem was that the food was some rather nasty Chinese take out. If I can persuade the room parents to rent the space again, can anyone recommend good, not-to-expensive take out from a fairly nearby restaurant? Doesn't need to be Chinese, but not pizza, either.
On the other hand, if anyone can think of a different restaurant or a space for rent in or near Berkeley that could handle that many kids and be safe and fun, I would be very grateful. Room for dancing would be great, too. Parking isn't an issue, since the kids will be dropped off. Thanks!