Bakesale Betty, Roots in Chez Panisse

Alison Barakat, and her husband Michael Camp run Bakesale Betty, a highly regarded sandwich shop in Oakland. Her gimmick is that she wears a blue wig. Although it sounds like they are local folks who stumbled onto the big-time, the very last paragraph contains this golden nugget: She’s (Alison Barakat) honed her craft for years and worked at Chez Panisse, one of the Bay Area’s swankiest dinner spots. Chez Panisse is consistently ranked as one of the top restaurants in the United States. I’d eat there. (There being Chez Panisse or Bakesale Betty. . .)