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Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beginning in January, it will be perfectly legal to dine with your dog–providing your well-mannered Fido is appropriately leashed with you in an outdoor-seating area. Here are five Oakland dining destinations that encourage you and your canine companion to sit and stay awhile.

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Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”

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First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new fast-food bento shop offers a Taiwanese take on the single-portion meal.

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What’s New at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Happening September 19-21

What’s New at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Happening September 19-21

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival is happening September 19-21 in Jack London Square. The festival has been reorganized to reflect the mission of the Food Craft Institute and has some new highlights like communal kimchi-making, an oyster shuck-off and “Drink Real.”

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Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

| September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Bay Area is known as one of the country’s premier dining destinations, unless you keep kosher. For those who observe Jewish dietary laws, it’s not so great. But things are slowly improving.

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How to Make Paella and Where to Get Your Paella Fix Around the Bay Area

How to Make Paella and Where to Get Your Paella Fix Around the Bay Area

| September 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

This traditional Spanish dish is the perfect way to combine fresh seafood and/or meat, delicious spices, and local, seasonal vegetables. You can make it at home on a BBQ, or visit a number of Spanish restaurants around the Bay Area to enjoy a pan with friends.

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Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Long, former cocktail maestra at Forbidden Island, has opened Longitude, which feels like your very own Polynesian living room, with fabulous drinks.

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Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

| September 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.

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Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Situated right next to Bocanova’s waterfront side in Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House offers a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, a great beer and wine list and a menu focusing on classic California seafood with a few interesting twists.

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Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?

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Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carolino Abolio of Miss Arepita / Arepa Mobile discusses her burgeoning North Oakland business and her signature savory Venezuelan flatbreads.

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Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Is it a bar or is it a restaurant? Townie, Berkeley’s newest neighborhood drink-and-dine, is off to a stellar start on both counts.

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Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.

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A Celebration of the Great Outdoors at Oakland Nature Friends

A Celebration of the Great Outdoors at Oakland Nature Friends

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get a taste of Austrian, German and Swiss culture up in the East Bay hills at one of the annual public events hosted by the Oakland Nature Friends.

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