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Quick-serve Taiwanese lunch opens in Uptown Oakland

By now, employees, patrons, and residents of Uptown Oakland have certainly grown accustomed to the unending parade of new lunch spots opening shop beneath their windows. The small area surrounding the...
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Quick-serve Taiwanese lunch opens in Uptown Oakland

By now, employees, patrons, and residents of Uptown Oakland have certainly grown accustomed to the unending parade of new lunch spots opening shop beneath their windows. The small area surrounding the...
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Townie Bar & Restaurant: A change of pace in central Berkeley

Late last month, Townie, an American Bar and Restaurant opened half a mile down University Avenue from Cal’s campus. The space is just getting its wheels off of the ground, but is very roomy, and has a lot...
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National Night Out: Downtown Oakland’s block party and bar crawl

On Tuesday, August 5, thousands of Bay Area residents will flock to Downtown Oakland’s many bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs for Oakland’s National Night Out. The event is partially coordinated by...
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Lost & Found: An oasis in Uptown Oakland

Now that we are positioned squarely in the middle of summer, I thought I’d focus on what’s important to the season: beer. What do all Oaklanders need to complement their summer pints? Picnic tables,...
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Rockridge’s Osmanthus: Classic Asian flavors with creative adornment

Osmanthus sits inconspicuously on the northern border of Rockridge, at the intersection of College and Claremont Avenues. The establishment has little signage, and is recessed several feet off of the sidewalk,...
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Old Oakland’s Galeto Brazilian Grill: Authentic rodízio with Italian roots

On the corner of Clay and 11th street in Old Oakland sits a spacious, clean, and contemporary Brazilian steakhouse. Owner Eli Nascimento, an experienced and hospitable man from Brasilia, already runs two other...