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Oakland’s Jack London District: A Food Desert For The Wealthy?

Oakland’s Jack London District: A Food Desert For The Wealthy?

| July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Jack London District might finally get something it’s been lacking since its booming development: a real grocery store.

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Coastal Italian Fare Comes to Jack London Square with Lungomare

Coastal Italian Fare Comes to Jack London Square with Lungomare

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A first impression of Lungomare, Jack London Square’s new Italian-inspired restaurant from Chop Bar’s Chris Pastena.

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Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

| September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

The 3rd Annual Eat Real Festival kicked off their food extravaganza this past weekend. I’ve attended the event since its inception and have always come away with a full, happy belly.

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Eat Real Festival 2010

Eat Real Festival 2010

Goats, chickens, bees, home coffee roasting, Korean tacos, a paella pan as big as a waterbed: the Eat Real Festival returns to Jack London Square to celebrate the joys of street food and DIY urban living.

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Eat Real Festival

Eat Real Festival

The trick, I realized, was to pick one long line–like the one for Seoul Food’s Korean tacos– and then send your friends out on recon missions to the shorter lines, so you’d have something to eat while you waited in line for something to eat.
Where the recent SF Street Food Festival skipped actual street food for slimmed-down restaurant eats, Eat Real did keep it real, with taco trucks, soul food ribs and the Sexy Soup Lady in a pink apron straddling her three-wheeled soup cart. And the prices were right, too, with nothing over $5.

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