This Thursday, skip the jet-lag and take your appetite on a stay-cation. Savor locally grown organic produce from People's Grocery artfully prepared by International chef Eddie Blyden of Henry's Gastropub. Eddie blends his West African & Caribbean heritage, Russian upbringing, and Southeast Asian travels with culinary training from restaurants in Germany, Switzerland, Anguilla, & New York. His friend Russ Maclean, formerly of Fleur De Lys will co-chef.
Eddie, Russ and MSF will donate their profits to People's Grocery, a West Oakland grassroots food justice organization that aims to bring everyone access to healthy food by creating a local food system. They grow over 30,000 lbs of organic produce a year at their 3 Oakland gardens & 4 acre Sunol farm, which distributes over 250 CSA Grub boxes a month to low-income families, offers free nutritional cooking classes, provides jobs for West Oakland youth leaders, and provides hands-on urban agriculture training to young people.
Spicy Pickled Crudites - $4
Summer Tomatoes with Pole Bean & Corn Medley, Goat Cheese Fritters, Cilantro-Jalapeno Vinaigrette - $7
West Indian Oxtail and Trotter "Soup", Callaloo, Root Vegetables (aka Ground Provisions) in a rich and spicy broth - $9
"Okro Stew" - a West African Seafood Gumbo - Moonfish, Oysters, Scallops & Wahoo Served Over Jasmine Rice - $10
Eggplant Tostada with soy-mirin glaze, cucumber, tarragon and edamame puree an a crispy tortilla - $6.5
Basil BLT - Benton's bacon, heirloom tomato, romaine, piccolo fino basil and goat sour cream on a griddled acme roll - $6.5
frito misto with crab, chili oil and hollandaise - $10
Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5
Pear, Mango & Chocolate Crisp topped with crushed hazelnuts & bourbon chantilly - $6
Beer donated by 21st Amendment Brewery
$240 to the Haight Ashbury Program