Foodie Facility In Jack London Square, More Craft Beers & Fun Things To Do Across The Bay
There’s quite a bit of it happening in Oakland, too, and with a new food market and entertainment complex opening in the summer, it’s going to get even more lively. And, dare we say it, hip.
Here’s a rundown of the Oakland food & drink news at the start of 2020.
Food & Entertainment Mall, Oakland Assembly, To Open In Summer Of 2020
Jack London Square – named for the famous local novelist and just across the Bay Bridge or better yet a ferry ride from San Francisco – is getting a new focal point of food and entertainment this summer. It will feature food hall with a large indoor stage, a second-floor banquet hall and balcony and outdoor dining areas.
At 40,000 square feet it already has attracted several ventures by many of the Bay Area food scene’s most notable names, including Reem Assil, Preeti Mistry, Satoshi and Sachi Kamamae, Anthony Kresge, Matt Horn, Abram Plaut, and Tomoharu Shono, and John McEnery IV and Antonio Crema.
Oakland Assembly, which will be located at 55 Harrison St., will also have live entertainment and community events, This is the largest market concept by the developers who also launched the San Pedro Square Market in San Jose and the Abbott Square Market in Santa Cruz.
San Diego’s Modern Times Beer Opens In Oakland With 34 Taps
The craft beer scene has hardly bypassed Oakland, as evidenced by the opening of this popular San Diego brewery just a few blocks from Lake Merritt. This new brightly-colored brewery has 34 taps, including seasonal and special release beers, house-roasted cold brew coffee, and even non-alcoholic options. Great on those last two items because that means there’s something for your designated driver to drink!
Alcohol-Free Bar Opens In ‘Pill Hill’ Neighborhood
That’s right, an alcohol-free “bar.” Called Bizzy’s Dry Bar, tt serves mocktails, not cocktails.
A Vegan Foodie Tour
Oakland is a vegan hub, from Asian food and soul food to Mexican cuisine and more. On a new tour by Plant-Based Vegan Sistah, guests will sample food from full-vegan menu restaurants, as well as experience non-vegan menus to learn how to eat vegan.
Oakland Museum Of California February Event Features Maps Of Food Trucks, BART & Dating Apps
Mobile technology has made one thing certain: most people will never get lost anymore. The Oakland Museum of California is hosting Feb. 14-28, 2020 an exhibit of Oakland and California-specific maps. In You Are Here: California Stories on the Map, guests can see a diverse range of maps from environmental surroundings and health conditions to community perspectives and creative artworks.