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What You Missed at the Edible Schoolyard Boxed-Lunch Fête in Union Square

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Ms. Waters greeted the crowd, garlic in hand.

A couple hundred Alice Waters fans (and free-lunch fans) lined up at Maiden Lane today for a Chez Panisse-catered boxed lunch, in celebration of the Edible Schoolyard’s partnership with Levi’s and some new limited t-shirts made by the latter to benefit the former. For a donation of $5, attendees got a lovely ratatouille-chicken-salad sandwich, a couple of spears of heirloom cucumber, radishes, grapes, and of course, one ripe fig. Sadly, and despite what was implied on the invitation, guest t-shirt designers Dave Eggers, David Byrne, and Sofia Coppola were not in attendance. But we’re not sure anyone besides the photo-hungry media minded.

Earlier: Alice Waters, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jenna Bush Walk Into a Garden …
The Chron Bows Down Before Alice
Chez Panisse Wallpapers the Restaurant With Vintage Menus
Chez Panisse to Celebrate 40 Years With Events at the Berkeley Art Museum, Edible Schoolyard Dinners Nationwide

What You Missed at the Edible Schoolyard Boxed-Lunch Fête in Union Square