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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Thursday: Pecha Kucha Oakland and The Estria Foundation at The New Parkway

This Thursday, October 10, some of Oakland’s most dynamic youth, arts, and social justice visionaries and organizations will gather for a unique event at The New Parkway Theater. Pecha Kucha Night in Oakland is part of The Estria Foundation’s event series highlighting the role public art plays in both community building and social change making.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

New on College Ave: Bourbon and Beef

We recently visited Bourbon and Beef as guests of the restaurant and enjoyed a dinner comprised of both small and large plates. Chef and Owner Munther Massarweh was born in El Salvador, raised in San Francisco, and...

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

“What’s your go-to restaurant?” I love hearing the answer to this question and thought it would be a fun feature to explore in the column. I’ll share mine, but I’ll also be asking other folks where they...

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

When I first arrived in the Bay Area to run an arts organization, I took each member of my small team to the restaurant of their choice to get to hear their vision for our work together....

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

First Look: Desco’s regional Italian arrives in Old Oakland

We have a deep sentimental attachment to the restaurant space at 499 9th Street that housed B Restaurant for many years. B was one of the very first places we enjoyed fresh and delicious California food. The...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Tribune Tavern Opens for Brunch: A Sneak Peek

I love a good brunch.  At home, out or at a friend’s house, I love sharing a weekend meal when the whole day is ahead of me. Already a huge success at lunch and in the post-work...

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Oakland’s Eat Real Festival: Call for vendors! (Community Voices)

Each year, Oakland’s Eat Real Festival brings together food lovers, food justice organizations, food crafters and a great group of performers and presenters. I look forward to this event every year because it builds a massive weekend of fun,...