Cest si bon

As if local recognition were not enough, the Elmwood’s Mrs Dalloway’s has also won a national contest for the best Julia Child window display. The prize is round trip tickets to New York, a two-night stay in a hotel, and dinner with Julie & Julia director Nora Ephron. According to co-owner Ann Leyhe a date for the trip has not yet been set.

Publishers Knopf Doubleday said the store’s display “wowed us the most”. The display is still in the windows on College Avenue, supplemented by “Julia’s” hand-lettered sign (above).

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...