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Oakland

Find the best food in Oakland: Chowhounds tell us where they love to eat and drink, from excellent street food to great weekday lunch places to the best fare at the Oakland Coliseum.

What Are Corn Nuts, and Where Did They Come From?

Some snacks are fairly universally beloved, like trail mix and cheese crackers. Even beef jerky has more fans than not. Then there are the less popular nibbles, like Combos, which inspire fervent devotion...
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San Francisco Restaurant Advice

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by josephml1 2 months ago

Hello everyone... I am looking for an advice about where to eat in San Francisco I am going to stay in the Fisherman's wharf area. My personal preferences: One good Chinese... A good bu...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

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by seefoo 10 days ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

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Preview Party Today: The Lede in Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The new restaurant, The Lede, from Chef Cal Peternell previews today, Sept 1, 2 to 6pm. The Lede 906 Washington St. Oakland, CA https://sf.eater.com/2019/5/31/18638789/the-lede-cal-peterne...

Baia Pasta Mostaccioli – Dried Pasta from Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

The weekend before Christmas was the December New Tastemarket at St. Gregory’s Episcopal on Potrero Hill, basically an updated, hipper version of a church bazaar with home cooks and underground foo...

Baia Pasta equipment for sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In another post, the news that Baia Pasta of Oakland is shutting down. https://www.chowhound.com/post/baia-pasta-mostaccioli-dried-pasta-oakland-756571?commentId=10212671 Via private communicati...

Does anyone remember Chez Goldberg in Oakland

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by Cecelia 14 years ago

In the early 90's there was this absolutely wonderful restaurant on MacArthur Blvd (right across the street from the Old Cine 7 for you old timers) in Oakland called Chez Goldberg. It was owned an...

Sugarsweet bakery in Oakland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Any 'hound intell on this bakery? No reviews on its google or yelp pages. I was given this beautifully decorated cookie by a friend, but it went missing before I could taste it! Sugarsweet Oa...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's? "Hi, My name is Tony, from Sacramento. I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what ...

Community Foods Market - West Oakland

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by ML8000 3 months ago

Community Foods Market opened at 3105 San Pablo Ave. I don’t know the exact open day, but article says May. I noticed it a few days back, so I stopped by and have to say it’s a nice compact full ...

Aug 1, Dine out to raise $40K for Planned Parenthood

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The Bay Area is joining communities across the country to raise funds for Planned Parenthood on August 1. Drink and dine TONIGHT at participating restaurants that are donating a portion of their pr...

Guanciale in Oakland/berkeley

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by craeg 4 months ago

Does anyone know of a butcher/meat market which has guanciale in oakland or berkeley? Discussions on this are all > 5 years old and most locations suggested are long gone.

La Farine on Fruitvale in Dimond District (Oakland)

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by milklady 12 years ago

Stopping by Farmer Joe's today, I noticed that a La Farine had opened in the Dimon District on Fruitvale, right across the street from the new Farmer Joe's (and two doors down from the new Pete's)....

Cambodian New Year in Oakland - 2019 Pix

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

On my way to a morning appointment on Saturday April 13, I passed by what looked like a street fair in progress at Garfield Elementary School (1640 22nd Ave @ Foothill). There were vendor tents alo...

Nyum Bai | Fruitvale - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Nyum Bai, the tiny Cambodian restaurant opened last year in Fruitvale and has been earning accolades from the get-go. 'hounds have been following La Cocina alum, Nite Yun, from her early pop-up day...

Vegetarian High Dining Restaurant

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by Mastove 6 months ago

My mother's birthday is coming up and she's a vegetarian. Due to her diet she sort of eats the same thing all the time (some variation of salad). How she lives with this diet I don't know. It would...

wild mountain brand honey

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by jasmurph 14 years ago

I'm a bereft ex-bay area person; i became addicted to wild mountain brand honey, which as far as I can tell is from Oakland and isn't available outside the Bay Area. Does anyone have an email addr...

Enormous lobster claws at Costco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Anyone spotted these ginormous lobster claws at Costco or elsewhere? The ones cited were found in Newport Beach and Oakland, CA.

Queer Soup Night, Oakland, March 10, 6:30-8:30p

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"Oakland were coming for you!! This Sunday 3/10 chefs @eatbanhmi @omiomi_kitchen and @chefpmistry will be cooking up soups and raising money at @redbaycoffee baycoffee. Proceeds go to BLOOM a trans...

Live crab in Oakland

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by MaryCath 10 months ago

Anyone know about availability, size and prices for live crab in Oakland? Any suggestions for where to shop?

Purchase, transport & killing live Dungeness crab?

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by Auggiedog 10 months ago

Hi! Haven’t been on Chowhound for more than a decade since first moving to Bay Area. Chowhound sure looks different :-) I live part-time in Oakland, part-time in foothills near Yosemite. I want to ...