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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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10 Hella Local Food Gift Ideas

Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday may have passed, but the shopping season is far from over. If you’re hard-pressed for gift ideas, look no further than Oakland’s own home-grown food artisans. Food...
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Why Cocktails?

In the land of the liquor store, where smashed bottles litter the streets and the promise of high class intoxication is brought to you by Napa wines, you might be wondering: why cocktails? Why not a shot of...
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Plum Bar + Restaurant Expands in Uptown

Plum Bar has been open for business in Uptown Oakland for two years now, and within that time it has been attached to Plum, a fine dining restaurant that has undergone many changes since first opening. Daniel...
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Oakland Alcohol: A Native’s Guide to Getting Drunk in Oakland

Or, not necessarily getting drunk, but maybe having a few drinks after work. Going out late at night to meet up with friends. Finding something to sip on while you explore our wonderful city. Or, fuck it,...
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Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Almost once a week, after a particularly long day on the grind, when the stress starts to overwhelm me, I get a serious craving for oysters. It’s become my way of hitting the reset and regrouping. I’ll...
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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...
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20 things to do in Oakland that are riddled with unapologetic fun, August 1 – 7

You know what, Oakland? I'm really glad to see you getting out and having fun. Sure, there are a couple of meetings this week, but when aren't there? This is about as close to an events calendar of pure...
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Urban Legend Cellars in Oakland: Jingletown running low, Temescal wine blend coming up!

Pretty sure there’s wine for you at Urban Legend Cellars. The tasting notes are double-sided, starting with a crispy Sauvignon Blanc and ending (16 wines later) with a lesser-known Italian beauty, Teroldego,...
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A record 39 things to do in Oakland, most of which would make Mom proud, May 9 – 15

It is a wholesome Mother's Day week in Oakland, boy howdy! There are tons of incredibly community-oriented and mom-honoring things to do. Of course, if your mom is kinda rowdy and boozy, you already know where...