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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

The East Bay artisan bagel-off continues to heat up with another entrant to the race this week, but perfect bagels aren’t the only reason to cross the bridge. This weekend an indie rock concert in the vineyards and a fabulous Barry McGee exhibit are also big draws.

Where Fairy Tales and the Country’s Oldest Wildlife Refuge Meet (in Oakland!)

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Best of Oakland Dining: Rockridge, Piedmont, Montclair

Dopo

In 7x7's July/August issue, Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen gave you a tour of an ideal day in Oakland. Now, we present the definitive dining guide to Oakland.

The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our final installment, we continue with Rockridge, Piedmont, and Montclair.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Looking to get out of the city for the day? You don't need to go all the way to Napa or Point Reyes, there's plenty of entertainment, good eats, and natural beauty just across the bridge in the East Bay. Following are a few of our favorite examples:

Best of Oakland Dining: Grand Lake, Glenview, Dimond

Camino

In 7x7's July/August issue, Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen gave you a tour of an ideal day in Oakland. Now, we present the definitive dining guide to Oakland.

The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our third installment, we continue with Grand Lake, Glenview, and Dimond.

Best of Oakland Dining: East, West, and Temescal

Best of Oakland Dining

In 7x7's July/August issue, Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen gave you a tour of an ideal day in Oakland. Now, we present the definitive dining guide to Oakland.

The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our second installment, we continue with Temescal, East Oakland, and West Oakland. 

Best of Oakland Dining: Uptown, Downtown, Jack London Square

Chop Bar Oakland

In 7x7's July/August issue, Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen gave you a tour of an ideal day in Oakland. Now, we present the definitive dining guide to Oakland.

The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our first installment, we begin with Downtown, Uptown, and Jack London Square.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

It’s supposed to be in the 80s in San Francisco on Saturday, but you know what? That’s almost too hot for SF. No one has air conditioning. If the breeze decides to stop cooperating, even Outside Lands won’t seem like much fun. Instead, c’mon east, where air conditioning reigns and there’s no park big enough to host four stages of music at once.

How to Navigate the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Cluster-F

How to Navigate the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Cluster-F

Dear Parking Guru,
 
Big fan here. You have made me look like I am smarter than I am on a topic that unites San Franciscans of all shapes and sizes!
 
I've never seen this topic covered before, so I thought I'd ask. When I am driving back into the City from Oakland, I can never figure out if I can use the carpool lane. Some signs say "Carpool Lane M-F", other signs only say "3 people required for carpool".  If it is a Saturday, and I have 2 people, can I use the lane? Or do I have to have 3 people? Or am I not charged with 3 people but charged with 2 people? I am sometimes tempted to pull a Larry David and pick up a "friend" on the way back from Oaktown just to speed through the carpool lane and save myself 20 minutes of cluster-f misery.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Sure there’s good weather and more outdoor dining in the East Bay, but the best reasons to head across the bridge are the random, unexpected finds. Following are some of our favorites for this weekend:

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