Beer, Wine & Spirits

Heart and Darkness

There is a zombie on Heart and Dagger's ceiling. Or something resembling one (it's...

Pondering the Patio at Portal

"The patio!," people say, wide-eyed and without fail, as soon as you mention Portal,...

Like Cheers

This year marks the fiftieth that Andy's Bank Club Cafe has been sitting on...

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...

Where Are You Going Tonight?

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When Beans Meet Booze

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

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....

Pappy’s: A Sports Bar with Salads

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