Beer, Wine & Spirits

Destiny, Manifest

Did Downtown Oakland need another nicely appointed, preciously decorated, craft-booze-centric, gourmet-snacks-carrying, upwardly mobile-clientele-having bar?...

Authenticity is Overrated

The best diner in the known universe is a place called the Modern Diner, a wood-paneled,...

Watching the Presidential Debate at Awaken Café

Awaken Café's official capacity is 49 people, so maybe let's not tell the fire...

Building a Better Bar Bite

A couple months ago, Melinda Vaca did something kind of crazy: She put bone...

Thick, Sweet, and Strong

It's a typical weekday morning in the metropolis. Pouring down the foggy hills, thronging...

The Brews of Our Lives

Back in the day, making a good cup of coffee required little more than...

From Grape to Glass

Terroir is a word tossed around somewhat liberally in the wine world. From the...

Drink Your Spice

Oh fall, when cocktails start trending toward nutmeg and cloves and butternut squash infusions....

Where Are You Going Tonight?

Click and zoom below to enlarge. Credits: Brian Kelly

When Beans Meet Booze

He drops a brown-sugar cube into a tall glass, then wets it with Booker's...

Pappy’s: A Sports Bar with Salads

The first thing you should know about Pappy's is that it does not carry...

The Mountain Is Free

There are an awful lot of misconceptions about lederhosen floating around these days, and...

The Great Good Place

Cato's Ale House is not, it should be noted, named after Kato Kaelin, erstwhile...

Freehouse’s Cognitive Dissonance

Freehouse is, depending on whom you ask, a New American restaurant, a pool hall,...
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