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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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Black-owned Restaurants in the SF Bay Area, Philly, Los Angeles & NYC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

This evening I've spent a few hours on my social media feeds following the pain and the protests raging across our country. This tweet from Ijeoma Oluo struck a chord, "White people: whatever o...

Genova Delicatessen zucchini torta

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 12 years ago

The Genova Delicatessen in Oakland, CA makes something they call "torta" -- similar to a frittata but somewhat denser. They make two versions, one with zucchini and one with artichoke hearts, and t...

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Home Care Kits by Mama (Oakland)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A restaurant meal kit option for the East Bay . . . Mama Oakland has launched home care kits with payment via Venmo for pick up at the restaurant. Dinner for two including a bottle of wine is $50, ...

March 8, La Cocina's Week of Women in Food Wrap-Up Party, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Six nights of dinners for the La Cocina's Week of Women are already sold out. Tickets still available for the Wrap Up party in Oakland. "Hosted by La Cocina graudate brick-and-mortar, and mother...

Jennifer Colliau's New Cocktail Bar "Here's How" Closing

patsully
by patsully 3 months ago

It's one thing to push back against a chain fast food restaurant moving into a neighborhood, but something entirely different when a locally owned business is forced to close. Having seen shows at ...

Phnom Penh House, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Last week I dropped by Phnom Penh in Oakland Chinatown for a solo lunch after an appointment downtown. It's probabaly been at least 10 years since last visiting this Cambodian outpost. This time ...

Purchase, transport & killing live Dungeness crab?

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by Auggiedog 1 year 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 ...

Can anyone remember the name of this long closed Oakland classic family style restaurant

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by fogcitynative 2 years ago

Anyone remember the name of the Old Oakland Family Style Restaurant in the triangular lot where Telegraph meets Shattuck? (see map) Cabbage Soup for the table, Salad Bowl for the table, a bit of...

Huangcheng Noodle House | Oakland Chinatown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

After hearing good things about Huangcheng Noodle House for a year, I finally had a chance to try it in August, grabbing a quick bite with my brother and sister. None of us enjoyed the food. Grante...

Catering an East Bay engagement party at home with Chinese takeout

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by tummyache 5 months ago

Hi, Looking for advice in throwing an engagement party at home (Piedmont) for about 40 guests. We were thinking of Peking Duck and supplementing with other dishes that would be good without having...

Jewish Christmas at Peony in Oakland Chinatown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Last year our family celebrated Jewish-Christmas at Peony with a traditional Cantonese banquet. Previously I’ve had yum cha here, and this was my first time for dinner. Though the restaurant was fu...

Nyum Bai | Fruitvale - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 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...

Local SF Bay Area Supper Club?

harrydehal
by harrydehal 6 months ago

Hey fellow 'hounders! I've searched the discussions and have found very few threads, mostly several years or decades old -- but have there been any attempts or interest in starting a supper or dini...

Ramen - house-made noodles

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by luvwine4 7 months ago

Is there a Ramen restaurant in the East Bay that makes their own noodles? Fresh made noodles - if they're made right - have a nice, chewy texture. I like Hiroshi's in Walnut Creek okay, but they do...

San Francisco Restaurant Advice

josephml1
by josephml1 9 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 8 months 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...

Preview Party Today: The Lede in Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 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 9 months 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...