When: Sun., July 19, 5-10 p.m. 2015
The second season of Charlie Hallowell’s bi-monthly philanthropic Sunday Suppers series kicks off with a dinner at the prolific Oakland restaurateur’s newest restaurant, Penrose (3311 Grand Ave.), with its bright and boldly spiced, North African-inflected California cuisine. Instead of the pre-ticketed, prix-fixe format from the first year of Sunday Suppers, this week’s dinner will be similar to any other night out at Penrose: Customers can make a reservation for the time of their choice (instead of picking between two designated seatings) and order whatever they want off the restaurant’s regular menu. What remains constant is the fact that all of the proceeds from that meal will go toward supporting a worthy local cause. This week’s beneficiary, Hack the Hood, an Oakland-based nonprofit that helps prepare low-income youth of color for careers in tech.