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Food, Art, and Music Collide at Oakland's New Duende

There are few better bedfellows than music and food. No meal can be truly complete without a well-paired soundtrack, each bite evoking a symphonic deluge if prepared just so. Oakland’s new maestros of dining—chef Paul Canales (who put in 12 years at Oliveto, mostly under Michael Tusk) and general manager Rocco Somazzi—are plucking the strings at recently opened Duende.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

When you're not busy drinking beer and eating wings this weekend, consider a field trip away from the sea of 49ers fans and head east for a little nature, a little wood-fired pizza, and, oh yeah ... antiques!

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Who knew the East Bay not only had its own Restaurant Week, but boasted TWO of them? That's right. This weekend is a great time to eat in the Beast with Oakland's Restaurant Week just kicking off, while Berkeley's wraps up. And hell, why not take a long walk in between meals?

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Ramen Shop

It's gonna be another cold, wintry weekend, folks. Head across the bridge for three great ways to warm up:

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

The Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley.

In preparation for the year ahead, and for the New Year's Eve celebrations coming our way on Monday, we look to the East (Bay, that is) for ways to celebrate the past, present and future.

Bay Bridge Eye Candy: Unique Perspective

In honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary, we held a photo contest to show SF's second-favorite bridge some much-deserved love. Check out our favorite pictures taken with a unique perspective from the Bay Bridge Photo Contest

Bay Bridge Eye Candy: Just a Peek

In honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary, we held a photo contest to show SF's second-favorite bridge some much-deserved love. Check out our favorite "just-a-peek" pictures from the Bay Bridge Photo Contest

Where to Buy the Perfect Holiday Dessert in the East Bay

With the stress of Holiday shopping and preparing your homes for the scrutiny of your relatives, baking your own Holiday desserts are left on the back burner. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite bakeries in the east bay so you can pick-up and pre-order your holiday favorites and perhaps take credit for baking them-- we won’t tell.

Buche de Noel

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

 New Parkway Theater, Oakland

There are plenty of ways across the Bay to stay out of the rain and avoid the last-minute Christmas shoppers this weekend. Following are three of our favorites.

Bay Bridge Eye Candy: Driving

In honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary, we held a photo contest to show SF's second-favorite bridge some much-deserved love. Check out our favorite pictures taken while driving across the bridge from the Bay Bridge Photo Contest

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