Tuesday, May 18 | 5-9pm | Telegraph Ave, 40th to 51st | $50 per ticket (includes 23 tastes)
Taste of Temescal returns in 2021 as a socially distanced and COVID-safe culinary crawl, on Tuesday, May 18th, 5 – 9pm! Eat your way through Temescal with this culinary crawl (like farm-to-table trick or treat), while giving back to amazing Oakland schools and nonprofits: Oakland Tech, Emerson Elementary, Claremont Middle School, Sankofa United Elementary, and La Clínica de La Raza. Enjoy 20+ tastes from your favorite Temescal restaurants, bars and breweries along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 51st Streets, Claremont Ave, and in Temescal Alley. *New this year*: Telegraph Ave will be closed to cars to allow sufficient social distancing, and strict COVID safety protocols will be enforced. Review the complete COVID safety protocols at tasteoftemescal.org
Thank you to our amazing sponsors, Square, Keep Oakland Alive, Yelp Bay Area, The Oaklandside, and Veo Scooters for supporting this event and helping us raise funds for local schools and nonprofits, as well as showcasing local restaurants! Square revolutionized payments in 2009 with Square Reader, making it possible for anyone to accept card payments using a smartphone or tablet. Today, Square builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Keep Oakland Alive was born out of a deep and pervasive feeling that comes with buying things online while our neighborhood shops were shut down and starving for business. Everything you purchase from keepoaklandalive.com comes from a local retail store!
The 2021 Taste of Temescal Menu is here:
Red lentils w/ berbere sauce; yellow split peas; mustard greens simmered in Asmara spices
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Pizza with Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Cream Sauce, Mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano Cheese. Also, meatballs!
Aunt Mary’s Cafe:
Squares of buttermilk pie
Popcorn chicken with your choice of spicy mayo, hot & sweet, or soy garlic
Vegetarian combo: Misir Wat, Ater Kik Alicha, Gomen, Atakilt, Azifa & Buticha
Deviled eggs with traditional filling made with mayonnaise, egg yolk, mustard, paprika, and lemon zest, topped with cayenne pepper
Bird & Buffalo:
Turnip cakes, egg, chives, bean sprouts, Sriracha sauce & Crispy Thai basil ‘gai gra prow’ chicken, tom-yum aioli.
Tofu pockets, Japchae, and vegetables pancake
Popcorn Chicken (Tender bites of fried chicken seasoned with Burmese spices served Tea Aioli, a savory aioli made with organic fermented tea leaves) GF
Tea leaf salad & samusa soup
Grilled 5-spice chicken, pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro, cucumber, Thai chili on a bun, Or Garlic Herb noodle, w/ umami sauce, parmesan, fried shallots, Thai basil
Kimchi Bokkeumbap: Kimchi fried rice with vegetables with an egg
Pancit Sotanghon (stir fried glass noodles with carrots, red cabbage, green beans, garlic, scallion, & soy)
Shabu Shabu hotpot sampler with your choice of broth, meat, seafood, and sides. Broths are water-based and vegetarian friendly
I Scream Donuts:
Scoops of ice cream, featuring both dairy and vegan flavors
Ginger Mint Lemonade (fresh ginger, lemon, mint, and soda), Basil Watermelon Cooler (watermelon, lime, basil, and habanero). Non-alcoholic. Guests over 21 will have the option to add a spirit.
Imperial polenta with ancient Roman meatballs
Pyeong Chang Tofu House:
Original Beef Tofu Soup (Soft Tofu stew with Beef and onion) or Vegetarian Tofu Soup (Soft stew with onion, zucchini, shitake mushrooms & dried seaweed)
Red Sea Restaurant:
Injera bread with Zigni (beef) simmered in red pepper sauce, Birsin (lentil) w/red pepper, garlic & ginger, and Hamli (Collard greens) cooked in onion & garlic sauce
Sample pours of Palm Psalm (tropical hazy IPA) and Horchata y Churros (barrel-aged Porter)
Smoked meatballs with coleslaw and catfish bites
The Cro Cafe: