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Homebrew in Oakland like it’s 1902

We have Prohibition to thank for the ubiquity of the American Lager (think Miller, think Budweiser) and Jimmy Carter to thank for the relatively recent resurgence in craft beer. Here’s why: only the biggest...
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Sweet treat: PieTisserie gets a storefront

Jaynelle St. Jean and two of her employees (Courtesy of Jasmin Porter) 1605 2nd Ave., Oakland, CA 94606 | 510.859.7437 | mmmpies@pietisserie.com Wednesday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. // Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8...
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5 facts to keep in mind when dining out on the Town this Valentine’s Day

Oakland’s minimum wage increase from $9 an hour to $12.25 was passed this November by an overwhelming 82 percent of the vote. Potentially, this means more money circulating within our local economy, more...
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Minimum Wage and Lift Up Oakland: The Morning After

By Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Cafe & Victory Burger Much has happened since I wrote my original piece in Oakland Local about minimum wage, Lift Up Oakland, and why I supported a higher wage for my...
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Product Review: E-40’s cocktail, Sluricane

You did not have to tell when to go to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of E-40’s new prebottled cocktail, Sluricane. I was already there with bells on. As a long time fan of local rapper E-40’s music,...
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HAVEN OAKLAND: Reopening Set for Friday, January 23

As many of you may be aware, Haven closed immediately after the New Year for a re-working of its menu and dining experience. Oakland Local got the scoop from those in the know as to what diners can anticipate...
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Five Oakland spots to dine with your dog

While many local restaurateurs have long allowed pooches on their patios, now they can do so without fear of being cited. As of January 1, 2015, it's perfectly legal to dine with your dog--providing your...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 food stories

Mmmmmmm... FOOD. A love of food is universal (vital for our survival as a species and all that), and unsurprisingly, food stories have proved very popular with Oakland Local's readership. The dining options...
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Emeryville’s Clif Bar discloses where its cocoa comes from

On December 5th, Emeryville-based Clif Bar, the popular energy and nutrition bar company, finally released the country origins of its cocoa, which can be found here. The Food Empowerment Project (FEP), a...
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When is Cocktail O’Clock?

The concept of the three-martini lunch — that magical moment in the middle of the day when you sit down with your coworkers at a fancy restaurant with a glass full of diluted vodka — is a bygone relic...