Thursday, July 9, 2009

best of the East Bay

Illustration by
Bo Lundberg

Diablo Magazine touts itself as 'the Magazine of the East Bay', but it tends to focus east of the hills in Contra Costa county. That's no great surprise given the name and the fact they're based in Walnut Creek.

Regardless, quite a few Oakland businesses showed up in their 'Best of the East Bay' issue. Some are because they have locations in both Contra Costa county and in Oakland, but quite a few are unique to our city. I've listed the ones I saw below, and quite a few are new to me so I'm happy.

Chocolate
Sôcôla (from the Vietnamese word for chocolate)
(sold in various locations)
socolachocolates.com

European Breakfast
Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave.
pizzaiolooakland.com

Bottomless Sake
Coach Sushi
532 Grand Ave.
coachsushi.com

Pizza Parlor
Zachary's
5801 College Ave.
www.zacharys.com

Way to Help Two Causes at the Same Time
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
4695 Telegraph
www.east-bay-depot.org

Vitamin C in a Cocktail
Cafe Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph
cafevankleef.com

Summer Festival
Fire Arts Festival @ The Crucible, July 15-18, 2009
1260 7th Street
thecrucible.org

East Bay Museum
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street @ 10th
museumca.org

Venue for Live Music
Yoshi’s
510 Embarcadero West @ Jack London Square
yoshis.com

Way to Water Your Yard
Hyphae Design Lab
hyphae.net
(see also greywaterguerrillas.com)

Magazine Heaven
Issues
20 Glen Avenue @ Piedmont
issuesshop.com

Chocolate Shop
Bittersweet Cafe
5427 College Avenue
bittersweetcafe.com

Service to Go Green
J. B. Turner and Sons
1866 Pleasant Valley
jbturnerkitchens.com

Shop that Sells Green Products
Whole Foods
230 Bay Pl., Oakland
wholefoodsmarket.com

Dress Designer
Bernadette Reiss - Biscotti
biscottiinc.com

And besides the numerous businesses, they also hightlighted a number of East Bay people including Rickey Henderson, who will be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame later this month.

Hall of Fame Spotlight
Rickey Henderson
@ Wikipedia

2 comments:

Rachel said...

i've noticed they focus on WC, Lafayette, Danville, etc a lot too. they need someone scoping out our neck of the woods, too. thanks for the highlights!

Cultural Connections said...

Oakland Museum of California to Close Temporarily Sunday, August 23

The Oakland Museum of California will temporarily close to the public Sunday, August 23, at 5 p.m. to complete its ambitious renovation. We will be ready to welcome back visitors in May 2010 with a grand reopening celebration. The transformed museum promises an entirely new look at the California experience, telling stories through the many diverse voices of Californians.

Visitors can look forward to more inclusive and interactive features in our expanded Art and History galleries, a dramatic and accessible Oak Street entrance, and new public spaces.
During the break the Museum will offer off-site and online programs.

www.museumca.org