Monday, June 25, 2012

Three Times the Charm

If you pass by the Kabob Central place across the street from the Alameda Theatre, you will notice it is closed for remodeling.  In restaurant terms, remodeling usually implies the owner went out of business. That restaurant has been through two different owners in a short amount of time.  The location is great and I am hoping the next food establishment will have a more long lasting business model.

I think Alamedans enjoy kabobs and mediterrean food in general, but for some reason that place has a difficult time staying afloat. However, when I think about Zeytini, they too recently closed and they served kabobs besides the standard Italian dishes. Is there a pattern here?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Off the Grid Comes to Alameda...Finally!

Last Saturday was the first time ever Off the Grid came to Alameda.  About seven food trucks made an appearance at the Alameda South Shore Parking Lot by PetCo.  When I finally came to the scene at 2 pm, most of the food from over half of the trucks were sold out.  The crowd was still there and the lines were long.  I would definitely come back at an earlier time to taste the curious food options. The event will be every Saturday at the same place from 11 am to 3 pm throughout the entire summer.   I am excited.  At least Alamedans will finally have an opportunity to taste creative, bold, and  not your standard food with fresh ingredients.