I never appreciated the times he would roll me up into a blanket burrito and then body slam me until I yelled out, "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! Jeremy's being mean again!" Of course my mom never believed me and my clever older brother got away with tormenting me for years. UGH.
Then Jeremy went off to UCLA...and I never saw him again...
I started to miss him.
And the two kids that were always fighting and screaming some how learned to appreciate each other. I think it's our time away, maybe we've just grown out of our selfish ways. In any case, the annoying kid that held me in headlocks and ate my food was no longer an enemy. In fact, I like him. Actually, I like him a lot. And even though he still picks on me, I like him enough to to help him move out of his Mother Cookie Lofts in Oakland.
Now that my brother is sweet and kind. He buys me things like Arizmendi Pizza. Yay for brother.
Arizmendi Bakery, inspired by the success of the famed Cheeseboard in Berkeley, opened up it's doors on Lakeshore Avenue over 10 years ago. Arizmendi Bakery is a worker-owned cooperative specializing in morning pastries, artisan breads and gourmet pizza.
The bakery, named after Father José María Arizmendiarrieta Madariaga, a Catholic priest and founder of the Mondragón cooperative movement in the Basque Country believe that worker ownership and participation in the workplace should be an integral part of a just and democratic society.
Although I'm glad my brother is back here in LA, I'm saddened that I won't get a chance to eat at Arizmendi again. Well, for now.
3265 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610