Comida Mobile (Part 1 of 3) Share

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/PxPeL-W2484 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old Miguel Montiel...
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Neighborhood gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

Nick Yapor-Cox, owner of Nick's Pizza. Photo courtesy of Nick's. Nick’s Pizza owner Nick Yapor-Cox has an easy smile, an infectious enthusiasm for his hometown and a childlike zeal for sourdough. The...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
Barlago's Dog-Friendly Patio Overlooks Lake Merritt Share

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...
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Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

http://youtu.be/Xw3ej5wCKfA 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...
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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...
Heleodora Vivar started selling tamales to immigrant workers in The Bronx in 1987. Photo by Maria Villasenor Share

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...
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Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

http://youtu.be/T1CZPPZ_Tfw 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...