Food reflects place.

Posted on Apr 27, 2013
POST“The Takeout Window” is an edible, neighborhood project hosted by artist-chef Maggie Lawson
to be enjoyed one day only in North Oakland. Dishes Generously Shared

Friends and neighbors eat at “The Takeout Window”
on Saturday, May 4, 10am-7pm6149 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA

Menu
10-11:30 Susan’s Refreshing and Invigorating Juice Bar *
11:30-1 Amy  & James’ Savory Pancakes with Spring Vegetables (veggie and non-veggie) *
1-2:30 Lynn’s New Orlean’s Gumbo
2:30-4 Zeida’s Artisanal Chicken & Vegetarian Tamales
4-5:30 Julia’s Raw Vegan Carrot-Avocado Soup and Stuffed Mushrooms*
5:30-7 Chris & Mario’s Thin Crust Cob-Oven Wood-Fired Pizzas with Seasonal Vegetables *

menu subject to change
*vegetarian and vegan options

GUIDED NEIGHBORHOOD JOURNEY
By sharing her family’s story, Chef Ikeena Reed, accompanies us on a historical food Journey of North Oakland

11- coffee & beignets

1-greens & corn bread

5-black-eyed peas & rice


Lawson transforms her home/studio into a site for engaging passersby to partake in the ritual of sharing food in a neighborly fashion. Like following the cartoon curling steam to a pie cooling on the windowsill, Maggie invites locals (and not-so-locals) to approach her window threshold to share and partake in the specialties of the neighborhood. She invites locals to pull up a chair and reflect on the past and dream for the future of this little corner of North Oakland.  The takeout experience is complete with sidewalk-scape transformed with outdoor seating.