Explore Modern Vietnamese Fare at Co Nam

Co Nam opened its doors in November with a menu of contemporary, upscale Vietnamese food and a modern space to match. The kitchen dishes out everything from pho to banh mi, as well as a slew of unique street foods. You can even build your own bowl of noodles, rice, or salad with your choice […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Trader Vic’s

A special menu of globally inspired fusion fare and a full bar stocked with rums from all around the world. What could be more romantic? This scene is what awaits you on Valentine’s Day at Trader Vic’s, an island-themed bar and restaurant complete with tiki torches and island cuisine. The three-course Valentine’s Day menu is a […]

Sip German Brews at Bierhaus

The team at Bierhaus is so obsessed with suds that they don’t even call their appetizers “appetizers,” but rather “beer chasers.” That’s because the small bites are specifically designed to complement craft brews. Many of the snacks are globally inspired, like the lángos, a Hungarian fry bread with gruyere cheese and sour cream, and the […]

Find Your Treasure at the Berkeley Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, the Ashby Bart Station parking lot transforms into a fresh-air retail hub, the Berkeley Flea Market. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., vendors from all around the area set up shop in the parking lot with a wide variety of wares for sale. If you haven’t been to the flea market […]

Learn to Screenprint at The Grease Diner

The Grease Diner might sound like an old-school restaurant, but it’s actually an art studio. The independently owned studio focuses on the art of screen-printing. Tuesday through Saturday, The Grease Diner offers open studio time for artists who screen-print with very little oversight. Then on Saturday, it hosts group classes. These classes cover the basics of […]

Enjoy Filipino Fare at FOB Kitchen

FOB Kitchen used to reside in San Francisco, but a couple months ago, the popular eatery made the move to Oakland. Back in November, the restaurant opened with a menu of the same inventive Filipino food that earned the original location so much buzz. The rave reviews are already rolling in for this new spot. Start […]

California Meets Italy at Creekwood, Now Open Near Oak Walk

Creekwood exudes history in every aspect of its setting, both large and small. The building itself dates back to 1977, when it served as a community bike shop. The walls feature repurposed wood from a nearby warehouse. The holophane lamps swinging from a black iron pipe can be traced back to an ammunition factory from Prohibition-era […]

Ring in the New Year With Hornblower Cruises

If you’re still not sure how you’re going to ring in 2019, Hornblower Cruises & Events has a unique option for you. It’s hosting three New Year’s Eve Cruises this year, including two formal sit-down dinners and one more casual cocktail party. So get all gussied up in a glam NYE outfit and board the […]

Don’t Miss ZooLights at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

With its huge roster of resident critters, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens always attracts a crowd. But during the holiday season, you have an extra reason to visit: ZooLights. The ZooLights display encompasses hundreds of twinkling holiday lights and a few festive surprises, too. Now through December 30th, the San Francisco Zoo will be […]

Explore the Flavors of Ethiopian Fare at Shewat in Oakland

If you love the complex flavors of Ethiopian food, you’ll be happy to know that Shewhat opened in Oakland last summer. The eatery specializes in authentic Ethiopian food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even if you’ve never so much as tasted injera (the spongy flatbread that accompanies almost every meal), you’re welcome to come to […]