Eat + Drink
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
While Oktoberfest may have begun as a royal wedding celebration more than 200 years ago, in the years since, it has morphed into the largest secular celebration on Earth. Its growing popularity is fueled by pork, potato pancakes, the chicken dance, and copious amounts of beer. Here's where to celebrate the season’s festivities around town.
If you haven't tasted from the vast array of culinary offerings that Oakland has to offer, consider this your crash course. From the chilaquiles at Grand Lake Kitchen to Hopscotch's Yonsei Oyster, here are 100 things you need to try in the Town before you die.
While dinner parties can seem great in theory (friends laughing late into the night, sharing stories over delicious bites and free-flowing wine) the reality is that most friend-filled evenings will leave you with too many bags of chips and a sink full of dirty dishes. For those who love to entertain, but are short on time and patience, here's the solution you've been waiting for.
The San Francisco Peninsula is dotted with thriving cities and towns which offer visitors a quiet pace of life. Expansive green spaces, cultural attractions, and plenty of tasty eateries dot the landscape.
Black Sands Brewery, which opened its doors in the Lower Haight just over a month ago, is much, much more than just a brew pub: they serve coffee during the day, offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner service, and have a cocktail program built by the former bar manger of The Hideout in Dalva and Lazy Bear.
Located on the waterfront and once home to large warehouses, canning factories, industrial buildings, shipyards, and wild fennel fields, Dogpatch has turned into a hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just hop on the T-Third to enjoy the assorted retail shop and restaurants, or simply enjoy soaking up some sun on the waterfront.
Gas is actually affordable right now (knock on wood), so take advantage and hit the road for a culinary adventure at these top-notch food and wine events.
Confession time: I drove by Salsipuedes the night before my reservation and was a little surprised to see a small neighborhood restaurant with just one communal table and a bar that puts you basically in the kitchen with the chefs. With all the pre-opening fanfare, I had expected a fancier joint, but this was a restaurant that belonged on the beaches of Ensenada, nestled smack dab in the middle of residential Oakland.