This year, the Express is keeping it simple. Below, you’ll find 139 of the best things about the East Bay, from delightful pozole to documentary photographers, witchy candles to hip music bloggers. Plus, of course, the winners in our annual Best of the East Bay Readers’ Choice contest. Thanks for reading!
The East Bay’s alt weekly. Published since 1978 on the east shores of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Express features original local news reporting and coverage of events, music, arts and restaurants in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and other parts of the vibrant East Bay, a cultural epicenter of Northern California.