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The Arlington, Café and catering

269 arlington ave
kensington, ca 94707
CAFE: 510-525-3900
CATERING: 510-525-2757

KENSINGTON, CA – November 20, 2007 – Local husband and wife team Marc LaJoie and Trish McDermott announced the grand opening of “The Arlington” – an EastBay neighborhood cafe/catering featuring fresh, local and organic food and drinks. Located at 269 Arlington Avenue in Kensington, formerly Shai’s, The Arlington officially opened doors for business in November 2007 and has become a favorite neighborhood hang out and hot spot.

A place to eat-in, take-home and cater your events, The Arlington offers a great, mouth-watering menu created by Chef Marc LaJoie. Marc, with a passion for organic foods, he has created a menu featuring a wide variety of dishes made from local, organic, and sustainable ingredients, while retaining some of Shai’s old favorites. Marc’s recipes combine a healthy mix of ingredients that taste great and feature fresh, seasonal produce. Also being offered are locally produced beverages including wine, beer, and soft drinks.

“Our concept is “eat where you live” which doesn’t mean you have to live nearby to enjoy our food, our goal is to support and utilize local vendors and suppliers in a green environment”, says Marc. Trish adds “We wanted to create a place for people to gather and feel comfortable in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy their meal with family and friends”.

The Arlington menu features a range of breakfast dishes including organic coffees, fresh baked goods and mouth-watering quiche and breakfast burritos. The lunch menu features a full deli, hot sandwich specials, piping hot soups, inventive salads and seasonal side dishes. The dinner menu consists of all the lunch time favorites plus hot entrée daily specials such as vegetarian and meat lasagnas, lemon pepper chicken, fish tacos and more. A kids’ menu offers  a range of healthy items for kids to choose from.

Lajoie and McDermett want The Arlington to give local residents a great way to enjoy delicious meals in a casual and laid-back environment or to take out/cater to share with family and friends in the comfort of their own homes. They have been hosting a variety of events including local, live music on Friday nights, Sports viewing on the flat screen tv, Karaoke, outdoor movies for kids and other entertainment. The cafe is available for private parties.

The Arlington caters a range of events including weddings, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, bridal or baby showers, graduations, dinner parties and corporate events. Venues for catering include The Brazilian Room, Lake Temescal Beach House, Hillside Club, Piedmont Community Center, Juaquin Miller Park, Sequoia Lodge, Fern Cottage, Shoreline Center, Berkeley Yacht Club, El Cerrito Community Center, Fort Mason and other locations.

The Arlington is open 7 days a week- Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 5 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. For more information about The Arlington please call the cafe at 510 525 3900 and catering at 510 525 2757 or email at:  269thearlington@ix.netcom.com