Categories for Local business

Best Doughnuts in The Bay?

Looking for a tasty, classic treat? Everyone loves a doughnut, or not. But, with all the vegan options and original choices, the variety is wide. Check it out: Read more

Truly Local

Another great spot just opened on Piedmont Avenue. Mago, an eatery with clean cuisine and a crisp interior, has a mission to make its mark on the neighborhood. Chef Mark Liberman hopes to encourage locals to stroll in anytime and try a sandwich, small plate, pasta or a cocktail. With a snazzy little bar and a breezy vibe, this may just be your new favorite neighborhood hang-out. Read More

3 Hot Spots

With all the real estate activity in Oakland over the last few years, more residents mean many new places to eat! Here in Oakland three izakayas have popped-up. An izakaya is a staple in Japan. Like a pub, it’s a local spot for people in the neighborhood to swing by after work for a drink and a snack. Maybe one of these is near you. So, get out and have a bite! Read More

Think Circular Fashion

We love the idea of sustainability. We recycle paper and plastic, bring our reusable tote to the grocery and ride a bicycle to work. But, do we think about the environment when it comes to our clothing? A local company is promoting “circular fashion.” The idea is to create fashion from materials that already exist, as opposed to making clothes from pristine, virgin fabrics – which can be highly polluting. Perhaps after reading, you’ll rethink what you’re wearing, and buying. Read More

La Grana!

The location of La Grana is not the destination. The amazing tacos ARE, however. Go, eat and enjoy. Just try to not spill it on your pants or in your car. I dare you! Have a great weekend. And, good luck to those running in the Oakland Marathon! Read More

Books & Beer

Ever have the urge for a beer while reading your favorite novel? It may seem like an odd mix for a brew pub to house shelves of books for customer’s reading pleasure, but that’s just what Novel Brewing has done. Run by a husband-wife duo whom love beer and books, this quaint spot nails-it. New beer recipes are crafted on a regular basis, literary gems line the walls and the space is designated kid friendly. So, why not check out this so-totally-local new spot and bring the kids while you’re at it! Read More

The Death of Our Local Bicycle Shops

Oy! This one hurts. I am so sorry to see Manifesto bikes go. I am sad for the neighborhood and bike community at large. I am sad that some think less people are riding bikes. I am just bummed. Glad its Friday. Read More