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East Bay Eats: Elixirs, Italian, and B-Side Baking

Funny how even a "slow" week on the eastern side of the Bay translates to a hot new cocktail destination, Cal-Italian cuisine, and more Tanya Holland in the form of B-Side Baking Company. 

East Bay Eats: Paleo Dining, Holi Celebration, and a New Pub

Another week, another spurt of great new restaurants and bars in the East Bay. Celebrate with a pint in Emeryville, or, better ye, with an all-out Holi bash in Temescal.

East Bay Foodie Update: Pie and Cocktails for All

On this gorgeous Friday, we're thrilled to bring you news about two of your favorite things—cocktails and pie.

Escape From SF: Anthony Chabot Regional Park

For this week's Escape from SF, we head to nearby Anthony Chabot Park. Just 20 minutes outside of Oakland, the 5,067-acre park offers year-round camping and miles upon miles of hiking and riding trails (horses and bikes).

Escape From SF: Mount Diablo's Rock City

For this week's Escape from SF, we headed east of the Bay toward Mount Diablo (reaching almost 4,000 feet!) to Rock City in Mount Diablo State Park. If you didn't get enough flowers on Valentine's Day, this is a great time of year to see the wildflowers in bloom. Also, you can explore Rock City's noted sandstone formations carved by wind, rain, and time.

Oakland Eats: Family Style at Haven, Last-Minute Valentine's Day, & More

It's one of those months — if you've managed to survive Beer Week, Valentine's Day is creeping up on you, immediately followed by the amazing madness of Chinese New Year. Exhale. We've got any last minute Valentine's Day plans covered, plus a couple of exciting new dining destinations to keep you well fed. 

3 Secret Menu Items to Order at Fentons Creamery

Oh, Fentons. The Oakland staple has been serving up decadent homemade ice cream to loyal fans for over 100 years and even won a cameo appearance in Pixar's UP. But in all that time, I bet you never knew you could order these secret off-the-menu items:

Property Porn: A Futuristic Oakland Abode for $21M

Sitting high above the Town in Oakland's Claremont hills, this futuristic abode is asking a whopping $21M. 

Enjoy Oakland's Bacon & Beer Festival

There’s people to see, guilty pleasures to enjoy, and good times to be had this Sunday at Oakland’s Bacon & Beer Festival. Get in on the action and pack your day with some of these East Bay favorites.

7 New Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge for Dinner (or Drinks)

If your East Bay pals haven't already drilled this into you, you should know that there are plenty of reasons to head to Oakland and Berkeley to eat these days, and/or plenty of reasons to be happy with your dinner once you've been dragged over there for a baby shower, or similar. Check out seven fairly recent additions to the drinking and dining landscape over there, should you find yourself on the other side of the bridge after nightfall.

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