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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Kearny Street Workshop’s Dumpling Wars II: The Hungry Games

Let’s be honest. What could be better than sampling half a dozen different kinds of dumplings for a good cause? Kearny Street Workshop’s Dumpling Wars II: The Hungry Games, where six courageous teams of amateur chefs entered the arena at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center… but only one survived… was a delicious delight. Competition was

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

27 things to do in Oakland, only 3 of which definitely involve Easter eggs, April 18 – 24

Sunday is, of course, Easter. That means there are some Easter-y things to do this week. If you like decorating eggs, or even Easter hats, knock yourself out! If not, enjoy films, art and exhibit openings and...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Duende: A Dream Is a Wish Your Mouth Makes

The Name: A duende is a fairy- or goblin-like mythological creature in Spanish folklore. Duendes are believed to be of a small stature wearing big hats, whistling a mystical tune, while walking in the forest where they...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Oakulture: Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan village party; Mara Hruby’s therapeutic journey into torch

Bryant Terry’s recent book-release party for his newest cookbook, “Afro Vegan,” wasn’t just a personal triumph. It was a community celebration, an affirmation of the hard-working folks in the food justice movement, and a reminder that, sometimes,...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Ninh Tran’s Trucksome: Oakland app tracks food trucks

By Alyssa Tomfohrde Ninh Tran, CEO and founder of Trucksome.com, is a twenty-four-year-old, self-proclaimed foodie who recalls his relatives in Vietnam “pushing food carts to make their rice money and feed the family.” These childhood recollections grew...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bar Dogwood launches crowd-funding campaign after car hits bar

What happens when a bar get hit by a car? And the car goes right through the window? If you spend time downtown, you’ve probably noticed that Bar Dogwood is closed and that there’s a missing plate...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

27 artful things to do in Oakland, April 11 – 17

So much art this week, Oakland! Visual art gallery openings, music, maker events, culinary art, expression promoting community healing, fashion, films: you name it, we’ve got it. We’re hoping that even the meetings this week will be...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Heading East: Part 2

In part 2 of our series dedicated to East Oakland (read part 1 here), we visit an artist enclave in Jingletown, an Oakland staple in Knowland Park, and a family-run bakery near Mills College, in addition to...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Camber Oakland: Re-living a perfect sense memory

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all got them. Dishes that grabbed us deep in our food-psyche at very first bite, making it clear that they would never let go. Maybe it...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

29 things to do in Oakland where you will by-golly learn things and you will like it, April 4 – 10

Did you think you were going to get through this week and not learn a dang thing, Oakland? Pah! The odds are decidedly against it. Just try not to learn how to make paper or bee condos,...

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