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Weekend Outing: Oakland's Temescal Alley

A row of former horse stables just off Oakland’s 49th street has become a destination micro community for Bay Area 
artisans and designers. Here's what not to miss.

Heating Up: SF Filmmakers Head to SXSW

For two weeks (March 8th-18th), a strange sort of gravity created by SXSW brings Texas and San Francisco a whole lot closer. We lose some of our best musicians, filmmakers and party people (with expense accounts, naturally) to a head-spinning array of screenings, parties, and–if they play their cards right–some of the best barbecue they'll ever have. 

First Bite: Yonsei Ramen Shop at Hopscotch

Pork Chashu Ramen

Ever get that all-too-common, late-night craving for a hot bowl of ramen?  Maybe you’ve been out drinking, maybe you’ve just been working late, but nothing says midnight snack like steaming ramen. Well, it's your lucky day:  Hopscotch, a Japanese-American fusion restaurant and one of Oakland’s newest bragging rights, has been wowing ravenous late-night eaters with their Friday night pop-up, Yonsei Ramen Shop.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

 New Parkway Theater, Oakland

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.

Get Ready For Oakland's Eat Real Fest

Now that Oakland's biggest festival of all things food, drink and DIY is in its fourth year, most food-conscious types know that Eat Real Fest is a big deal. Proof positive: 150,000 enthusiasts are expected to attend this weekend, starting at 1 pm on Friday and going until the last keg is drained on Sunday at 5 pm. Admission is free, but bring cash for all the vendors, and invest in a pair of elastic waistband pants for maximum benefits.  Here now, our guide to the madness. 

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.

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.

Hipline Fitness & Belly Dance: Fight Club For Women

There is a place in Berkeley where women congregate and dance their asses off. What began as a belly dancing studio three years ago, is now a thumping, sweating, smiling mecca for women who want to let loose and get down. Hipline takes the fear out of exercise and puts the fun back in. Weekend classes book a week in advance, evening classes are illuminated by a disco ball and glow jewelry and Shimmy Pop Ninjas teach their hearts out.

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