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Spice of Life This Weekend, Bottarga Bonanza, More!

BERKELEY - The 8th Annual Spice of Life festival will take over five blocks of North Berkeley this Sunday with food trucks, pop-up vendors and even some old-school favorites. This will also be one of the first appearances of gourmet shaved ice purveyor Skylite Snowballs. Find out more here. [EaterWire]

SOMA - Since David Bazirgan left Chez Papa Resto for Fifth Floor, they've announced the new chef, Steven Rojas. Prior gigs include work at Rick Tramonto's Chicago restaurant TRU, several Michelin-starred spots in Spain and California and, most recently, as Chef de Cuisine at El Bizcocho in San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION - Mission Street Italian restaurant Specchio will serve special dishes with bottarga for the next four upcoming Thursdays: spelt spaghetti with cherry tomato, garlic, olive oil and bottarga; risotto, asparagus and bottarga; farfalle, zucchini and bottarga and Cannellini bean, greens, celery and bottarga. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION EXTRA - If you like big-talking food personalities and eating the "lesser cuts," hit up Off the Grid this Saturday whilst Andrew Zimmerman and Chris Cosentino foist offal on the masses for a good four hours. [EaterWire]

[Photo: Berkeley Homes]