- New Year's Eve Dining: East Bay restaurants offering special New Year's Eve menus include Ajanta in Berkeley (www.ajantarestaurant.com); Borgo Italia in Oakland (www.borgoitaliaoakland.com); District in Oakland (www.districtoak.com); Gather in Berkeley (www.gatherrestaurant.com); the Joshu-ya Brasserie, also in Berkeley. (www.joshu-ya.com); and Lake Chalet on the shores of Oakland's Lake Merritt (www.thelakechalet.com) [from Mercury News]
- 1/18 to 1/27,Oakland, 3rd Annual Restaurant Week, about 43 restaurants
- Saturdays, Oakland, 2-6 pm. Wine tastings at Two Miles Wines, 477 25th St.