Stand on Solano Avenue, the main drag that runs through the East Bay city of Albany, and you could be in any quaint Northern California town. There’s the art deco Landmark Albany Twin theater and rows of stucco salons, cafes, and gift stores. Then you pop into bite-size Le Bedaine, and you’re in Paris.
It's no question that San Francisco is full of amazing spots, whether you’re a foodie, love the outdoors, or live for a great happy hour. Still, it can sometimes feel like our favorite spots turn into what feels like a rut. Luckily, we have your back; we’ve taken a few of our SF faves and matched them up with their East Bay equivalents.
May is sho’ nuff off to a steamy start, but don’t let the heat sour your intentions of getting out and having a good time. Let some East Bay vibes cool you down this weekend. As always, there’s plenty to see and do.
There are certain blocks in this city that seem like mini-universes. Each week, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. Next up? Telegraph and 51st Street in Oakland.
Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life.