.Best of the East Bay

Apr 14, 2021

Best of Cannabis 2021

Best Cannabis for Fiddling Around Nobody knows the world of the cannabis dispensary better than Cameron Hattan, though he hasn’t ever owned or operated a dispensary and doesn’t want to. For years, he was a cannabis cultivator. Now he’s a cannabis salesman extraordinaire who works with rural farmers and brings...
Feb 24, 2021

2021 READERS’ PICKS: Recreation

Best Bike Route ⁄ Trail   Bay Trail Best Gym   YMCA Best Health Club   YMCA Best Hiking Trail   Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park Best Horseback Riding   Five Star Equestrian Best Outdoor Adventure Tour   Bay Area Green Tours Best Park   Tilden Regional Park Best Swimming Pool   Mills College Best Virtual Cycling Fundraiser   Bay Day Challenge Best Virtual Pilates...
Feb 24, 2021

There, There

Without a doubt, it’s her most quoted line. Since its publication in the late ’30s, the five-word quasi-mantra has served as both commentary and condemnation of Oakland. I’m referring, of course, to Gertrude Stein’s infamous incantation, “There...
Feb 24, 2021

BEST OF HOME: Building Up Your Home Alone

Admittedly, the best trends in home improvement during 2020 resulted from being locked up like pandemic prisoners in our homes. Even so, shelter-in-place incarceration and the necessity of clean hands gave cause for celebratory, socially distanced shopping...
Feb 24, 2021

2021 READERS’ PICKS: Home Improvement

Best Appliance Store ⁄ Repair   Galvin Appliance Best Architect   Michael Robbins, Studio Robbins Cortina Best Carpet Cleaning   Larry’s Extreme Clean Best Carpeting ⁄ Flooring   The Floor Store Best Consignment Furniture   Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles Best Contractor (Residential)   Hometelligent Best Deck Builders   Robert S. Cruikshank Landscape Construction Best Electrician   Mighetto Electric Best Fence Builders   Jon...
Feb 24, 2021

Best Food and Drink: The Allendale at Donut Savant

Before the recent grand reopening of Donut Savant in the Allendale, the DS website posted a tantalizing video teaser. For several weeks you could click on donutsavant.com to find moving footage of batter frying in baskets of...
Feb 24, 2021

2021 READERS’ PICKS: Food & Drink

Best Bakery   Arizmendi Bakery Best Bar   Hotsy Totsy Club Best Bartender   Den Stephens, North Light Best BBQ   Horn BBQ Best Beer Label   Fieldwork Brewing Company Best Brew Pub   Ghost Town Brewing Best Breakfast   Brown Sugar Kitchen Best Brunch   Sequoia Diner Best Burger   TrueBurger Best Business Lunch   The Trappist Best Butcher Shop   Clove and Hoof Best Cafe ⁄ Coffeehouse   Timeless Best Caterer   Market...

Best Place for Kids

Of all the places available in the Bay Area for young ones to express themselves fully, out-of-the-house still ranks No. 1 with parents. With the dangers of Covid-19 lurking in the air, it may be difficult to...
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