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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

21 festivals, fancy parties, and other things to do in Oakland, September 19 – 25

There are so many festivals, kickoff parties, galas and soirees this week that they actually outnumber meetings! Oh yeah, Oakland, we know where our priorities are. Throw on something awesome and have a fabulous week! You’re probably supporting something wonderful and uniquely Oakland at the same time. Enjoy! Friday, September 19 Eat Real Festival Begins

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Oakland’s Eat Real Festival is a foodie’s dream (9/19 – 9/21)

This weekend marks one of the quintessential Bay Area foodie events of the year as the 6th annual Eat Real Festival sets up in Jack London Square. With a diverse lineup of mobile food trucks, vendor booths,...

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Learning to pickle with Oakland’s Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co.

Lorena Ramos and Max Cadji want to introduce some legit Oakland culture into your diet, specifically raw pickled vegetables: fermented, sealed and sold by the Phat Beetz Youth Pickling Company (PBYPC). Just how legit? Like many of Oakland’s...

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Five Oakland spots to dine with your dog

While many local restaurateurs have long allowed pooches on their patios, they’ll soon be able to do so without fear of being cited, thanks to a bill recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Beginning in January, it...

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

Along the sidewalks of Oakland’s Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you talk to them, you’ll learn they are also busy establishing...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

23 not-to-be-missed things to do in Oakland, September 12 – 18

This week features tons of things you’ll want to be there for, Oakland! The Crucible is always doing fascinating things with art and fire and “makership” (if that’s a word). There’s Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate. We’ve...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Faced with restrictions, undocumented NYC street vendors push back

Editor’s Note: Oakland Local is partnering with Feet in Two Worlds to explore issues around undocumented workers in the fast food and street food sectors. This is one stories in a series. They sell fast food to...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

It’s 5:30 a.m., dark and cold. Even so, most of the approximately 200 street food vendors who sell in Oakland are already hard at work, shopping for their ingredients or slicing, mixing and cooking what they will...

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Haven Oakland: Finding food that speaks to you

Most of my readers are aware of the comings and goings at Haven Oakland. After a sojourn in SoCal, Chef Charlie Parker is back in the Bay, and has taken the reins of Haven, the restaurant that...

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Oakland’s Giant Burgers: Winners of the cheap-burger awards

When in Doubt: Eat a Hamburger. Having a go-to burger spot may not be the most illustrious of the American privileges, but it is one of the most accessible. Why? Because burgers are cheap. That’s how they...

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