Here is a recap of a few dining and drinking possibilities from the Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau
Eat Well: Oakland Restaurants
Eating well is a way of life in Oakland, where the restaurant scene is booming with new places and new flavors. Joining Flora Uptown, Pican features tastes of the South and Ozumo brings the East Bay its renowned Japanese cuisine. At Lake Merritt, the NY Times has praised the food and ambiance at Camino. Nearby, former chef/owners of Zax and Zax Tavern have opened a new hotspot called Sidebar. House-made salumi and pate are on the menu at Adesso on Piedmont Ave. Try the tapas at Barlata on Telegraph. Or if you’re drinking your dinner tonight…
Beer lovers, rejoice! Oakland once had more than 40 breweries in town and today the spirit of artisan production lives on with a heady selection of brews on tap and in bottles all around town. Located in Old Oakland, The Trappist specializes in Belgian beers but offers some 15 beers on tap and more than 140 specialty beers by the bottle. Just around the corner, the Pacific Coast Brewing Co offers 24 beers on tap – of which four to 10 are brands of theirs such as Gray Whale Ale and Orca Porter. On Piedmont Avenue, Cato’s Ale House offers live music and more than a dozen brews. Look for Linden Street Brewery’s Common Lager on beer lists around town.