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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Looking to get out of the city for the day? You don't need to go all the way to Napa or Point Reyes, there's plenty of entertainment, good eats, and natural beauty just across the bridge in the East Bay. Following are a few of our favorite examples:

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.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

It’s supposed to be in the 80s in San Francisco on Saturday, but you know what? That’s almost too hot for SF. No one has air conditioning. If the breeze decides to stop cooperating, even Outside Lands won’t seem like much fun. Instead, c’mon east, where air conditioning reigns and there’s no park big enough to host four stages of music at once.

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Sure there’s good weather and more outdoor dining in the East Bay, but the best reasons to head across the bridge are the random, unexpected finds. Following are some of our favorites for this weekend:

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Let’s face it, even with its real summer weather, most of the time the East Bay is the redheaded step brother of San Francisco—occasionally he’ll surprise you with something entertaining, but most of the time you tend to avoid hanging out with him. This  is one of those occasional weekends where the East Bay is equaling if not besting the charms of the city. Following are three of the main reasons why:

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

The allure of the East Bay isn’t just about better summer weather—there are actually cultural happenings worth the trek as well, even for city dwellers spoiled by the big-name museums and galleries. Following are a few of our favorite reasons to cross the bridge this weekend:

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

More perfect sunny days are predicted for the East Bay this weekend, and there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy them. Following are three things luring us eastward at the moment:

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Classic Cars West

In the lead-up to the Fourth, head East for a taste of good old-fashioned American summertime, Bay Area style.

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