rain date June 8
North Shattuck Ave.
It's that time of year again to celebrate Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival in the Gourmet Ghetto.
Held just before summer when the sidewalks are hot and chocolate melts, the annual Berkeley event combines America's (and Berkeley's) love of chocolate with art expression, taking it to the streets. Several chocolate manufacturers hail from Berkeley where chocolate is considered a food for connoisseurs, and you'll find chocolate foods and desserts on the menus of restaurants and cafes along Shattuck
Chocolate Treats can be purchased when you buy tickets and trade them for food. The tickets are $1 each and the average item is around $4.
Cocoa-Mint Hot Chocolat, Dark Chocolate Tiramisu, Savory Chocolate Ricotta Pizza, Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffle, Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans, Walnut Nutella Crepe, Walnut Ultimate Chocolate Mini Cupcake, Chocolate Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffle, Mexican Organic Chocolate Gelato, Organic Chocolate Orange Sorbetto, Habanero Chocolate Chunks Gelato, Caribbean Black Bean Chocolate Soup, Chocolate Chicken Tikka Kabob, Chocolate 'Gem' Truffle, Chocolate Mousse, Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Covered Marshmallow on a Stick, Mocha Tesora, Hot or Iced, Oreo Shake, Poulet Chicken Mole, Chocolate Ganache Cupcake, Raw Chocolate Coconut Macaroon, Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream, Mexican Mocha, 'Black' Port & Chocolate Port Truffle
Entertainment includes: Frank Beau Davis Flugel Horn Strolling, The Serotonins, Dana Smith Juggler, Sadza Marimba, Adrian West Trio, Steve Laciak Guitar, Coventry & Colusa Circus Arts Strolling, Isaac Schwartz Jazz Trio, The Blondies
Art contest and artwork will appear along North Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street in the Gourmet Ghetto.