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Jun 11, 2020

Blue Bottle Coffee Shuts Shops, Makes Donation, to Support Protests

Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee shut down all of its US stores for two days in solidarity with protests sparked by the death of George...
Jun 4, 2020

Philly’s Best Soon to Open in Oakland

A new Philly's Best restaurant will open near Oakland International Airport this summer. It will be the first Northern California location for the 28-year-old fast-casual...
Jun 3, 2020

Oakland Restaurateurs Seek Pandemic Support

A group of Oakland restaurant owners has composed and sent a letter containing a "Retail Recovery Proposal" to the City of Oakland, expressing their...
Jun 1, 2020

Hangar 1 Vodka Fuels Free-Food-For-Unemployed-Workers Program

The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) and the San Francisco Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) have teamed up...
May 29, 2020

Oakland Restaurateurs Ask City for Post-Pandemic Support

A group of Oakland restaurant owners has composed and sent a "Retail Recovery Proposal" letter this week to the City of Oakland, expressing their...
May 28, 2020

Fremont-Based Pathwater Debuts New Bottle Benefiting Frontline Workers

Fremont-based bottled-water brand Pathwater has just debuted a limited-edition aluminum bottle celebrating American heroes — and is donating a percentage of the sale price...
May 26, 2020

Restaurateurs Request Massive Aid Package

Owners Glenn Kaplan of Make Westing, Brian Crookes of The Kebabery, Shirin Raza of Bar Shiru, Elizabeth Frumusa of Bellanico Restaurant and co-owner Martina...
May 22, 2020

A New Mountain Mike’s Pizza Opens in Oakland

Covid-19 or no Covid-19, Mountain Mike's Pizza has just announced the launch of its newest location — near the Oakland Colisum and Oracle Arena. It's the...