This oyster po’ boy from Brown Sugar Kitchen, in West Oakland, is going to give Bakesale Betty’s fried chicken sandwich a run for her money. You watch.
There’s Flora Restaruant, B Restaurant, and some new restaurant that just opened up near Jack London Square (folks from San Francisco) that I can’t seem to find, that I want to try. Flora is in my favorite building (blue Art deco across from the Fox Theatre) in Oakland, that I’d love to own one day. We tried Sura restaurant, a relatively new Korean restaurant on “kimchee row” on Telegraph, and it was pretty good. Good soondobu.
The (household) consensus is that the best restaurant in the East Bay is Rivoli.
Went for a stroll to The Wine Mine, which is just a block away. Wine Mine is an alternative to Paul Marcus wines in Rockridge, cozier and cooler than BevMo, and is another one of those “yeah, this is Oakland…people just don’t know” type of places (good, substantive, real deal).
They have $1 wine tastings and really good and nicely priced wine from all over.
Across the street is Casper’s hot dogs (really good old school hot dogs and milk shakes). Next door to Wine Mine is Cafe Mariposa, this gluten-free bakery. They sell their food to a lot of places including Whole Foods.
People we’ve worked with and recommend.
Michael Stabile (day to day stuff)
Pelican Plumbers (big stuff, copper pipe replacement, etc)
Heating/Cooling and Plumbing
Harry Clark Plumbing (even bigger stuff)
Early Light Electric
Reed Brothers Security
Favorite Places to Snowboard
- Northstar – (nice looking website too) really fun, long rides, quick lifts
- Sugarbowl – quickest access to snow from the Bay Area
- Kirkwood – great for learning
Other resorts that look cool
Colorado and Utah