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!
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?
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.
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
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.