Who doesn’t hella heart Oakland?
I for one am delighted to have the opportunity to chronicle what’s happening on the food front in a town that’s attracting attention near and far for its creative fare.
The New York Times dubbed Oakland one of the top 45 places to visit in 2012, noting that “restaurants and bars beckon amid the grit.” Space and San Diego also made that list. So make of that what you will. The same year the Boston Globe told folks to “leave their heart wherever but eat in Oakland.” And just this month some real estate watch group named Oakland the most exciting place to live in America.
Of course, locals don’t need outsiders to tell them that the city’s got a lot of good stuff going on. And while some of us may not reside within its borders, we are lucky enough to live close enough to eat there whenever we want. Find profiles of four of my current favorite Oakland food haunts in the summer edition of Edible East Bay.