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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

How does music affect the dining experience?

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. With music mentioned in a couple posts this week, I started thinking about how it affects the dining experience. I talked to food bloggers and readers who eat out regularly, and to balance it out, I asked people that actually work in restaurants. This is what they

Friday, August 15th, 2014

11 Bay Area music festivals to keep you grooving into fall

Outside Lands is over and the days are getting shorter. It might seem like the Bay Area music festival season is dwindling down. Not so. There are still almost a dozen festivals in the Bay Area that...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

27 things to do in Oakland while it’s still summer, August 15 – 21

This week feels a little like a fall preview. Oh, we’ve got some summer left, but this week, stuff to do on the weekend is outweighed by stuff to do during the week. Not entirely summer-like, Oakland....

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

How to order at Lucky Three Seven Filipino Street Cuisine

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. I first read about Lucky 37 Filipino Street Cuisine in East Bay Express last summer, a few weeks after it opened.  The Filipino take-out spot sounded so good, it immediately went on my...

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Oakland teens take on fast food industry in new video

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

East Bay Vintners’ Urban Wine Xperience

Poor you if you missed this year’s sold-out urban winery extravaganza on August 2. More than twenty wineries in the East Bay represented on a gorgeous day outside at Jack London Square. Along with wine, some of...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

22 festival-heavy things to do in Oakland, August 8 – 14

This week isn’t just festive, it boasts multiple festivals of various kinds, including great food, terrific music, and even one where you can bring your dog to a museum. (No, really.) Enjoy! Friday, August 8 Dancing Under...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Ready for kindergarten? In Oakland, hunger and fatigue play a role

Most kids starting kindergarten in Oakland public schools are not ready for the demands of school. What’s in their way? Hunger. Hunger and tiredness and illness, according to a report released this month. Here in America, in...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Doing barbecue and business right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Carolyn S. Alexander, the co-owner of and chef at Oakland’s The Brick Pig’s House comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her work is a source of abundant pleasure and pride, drawing on nearly 100 years of family...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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 a nonprofit of the same name, which helps communities...

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