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Enjoy Oakland's Bacon & Beer Festival

Photo via of SF Weekly

There’s people to see, guilty pleasures to enjoy, and good times to be had this Sunday at Oakland’s Bacon & Beer Festival. Get in on the action and pack your day with some of these East Bay favorites.

How to Get There:

San Francisco Bay Ferry

TIP: Weekend service from San Francisco to Oakland is back in business, effective March 1.  

Downtown Oakland BART

TIP: With record-high ridership these days, BART is now offering the Crowded Car Survival Guide to make life easier and a little less congested.

Where to Grab Food & Drinks:

The 2014 Oakland Bacon & Beer Festival is a fundraising event for Oakland Grown, who’s partnering with Bison Organic Beer and Eat Boston to marry bacon and beer, bringing you free samplings from local restaurants and breweries.

For the Bacon: Get high on the hog with testers from Grease Box, Bacon Bacon, Sweet Bar Bakery, Plum, Grand Lake Kitchen, The Whole Beast, and more.

For the Beer: Wet those taste buds with brew samplings from 21st Amendment, Golden Road, Sierra Nevada, Uncommon Brewers, Calicraft, and Lagunitas, among others.

Also, nearby: Jack London Square, Oakland’s prized seaside oasis, is known for its diverse scene of restaurants that cater to the tastes of every visitor. Try Bocanova if you’re in the mood for Pan-American cuisines. Scott’s Seafood Bar & Grill sets the mood for waterfront adventures with savory seafood entrees. And, Yoshi’s Jazz Club offers Japanese-style platters coupled with live music.

Where to Shop:

Memorable travels with bacon and beer is just the beginning. 

Jack London Farmer’s Market – Open every Sunday from 9am-2pm, the center for shopping sustainable foods is a vibrant place that offers delights for every kind of visitor. Find fruits, vegetables, freshly baked breads, flowers, and specialty foods made available by the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Association.  

Runway Style House is a radiant boutique promoting grassroots fashions in the heart of the Oakland. Perched above Telegraph Avenue, with colossal glass windows overlooking downtown, the 2nd floor retail space is a powerhouse of contemporary designers and eclectic brands. Features range from hand-printed fabrics and lavish scarves to blouses with Ugandan-inspired patterns, chic knitwear, and home accessories.