This year's Eat Real Fest at Jack London Square in Oakland kicked off a few minutes ago and continues through Sunday. Chowhounds will be there in force, so I wanted to start off this topic so that we can swap tips and reports. Please chime in with your top picks and pans.
An earlier advice thread for tackling the weekend, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728691.
The link to the festival site map that "betterbeheaven" provided shows which vendors are participating each day and how to find them.
Chow's suggestions, http://www.chow.com/digest/57666/what...
Tonight's Lit Fest features chowpals David Boyk, Chez Pim, and others talking about street food experiences from 7 to 9pm.
The organizers' twitterfeed is posting updates, http://twitter.com/eatrealfest. E.g., 51st State and Le Truc will not be there today but will show up on Saturday and Sunday. And the twitterverse is using the hash tag #erf2010 to track tweets.
Ok, I'm off to Oakland, see you there!
Jack London Square
70 Washington St # 207, Oakland, CA
, San Francisco, CA