Where's the best place to grab dinner before an Oakland A's game at the Coliseum? Ruth Lafler puts her money on El Huarache Azteca, with an ice cream pit stop at Nieves Cinco de Mayo on the walk to the Fruitvale BART station. (Nieves was featured in our Oakland CHOW Tour earlier this year.)
Should you root for the team across the Bay, this thread from 2010 recommends a few spots for cocktails and dinner near AT&T Park, home of the Giants.
You can't get closer than Public House, the Traci Des Jardins–helmed bar and restaurant attached to the park, which has what The Dive calls "my favorite onion rings anywhere."
El Huarache Azteca [East Bay]
3842 International Boulevard, Oakland
Nieves Cinco de Mayo [East Bay]
3340 E. 12th Street, Oakland
Public House [SOMA]
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco