Growing up, owner Christos Frangoulis spent his summers in Greece, often in the kitchen learning to cook with his aunts and relatives. These experiences ignited his passion for Greek and Mediterranean food and helped set him on the path to his restaurant career that started more than a decade ago. Christos has held a variety of positions in Bay Area restaurants and bars, honing his attention to detail at every level of the restaurant business. His experience working at some of the East Bay’s longest-standing Italian restaurants and his time in his relatives’ restaurants and home kitchens in Greece has informed his menu at The Park Street Tavern, which emphasizes fresh ingredients and the best flavors from the Mediterranean.
Hotboys in Oakland, renowned for its flavorful spicy chicken, offers a variety of heat levels, including the extreme "Hot One Tender Challenge" for those daring enough to tackle their spiciest sauce.
In the heart of the Laurel District, Everett & Jones BBQ, founded by Dorothy Everett in 1973, stands as an Oakland landmark. With roots tracing back to Westpoint, Alabama, and a dream fueled by determination, this BBQ haven serves dishes steeped in rich history and flavor.
At Korner, they host a dynamic mix of rotating vendors in they're outdoor courtyard, serving up diverse cuisine, along with a bar featuring craft cocktails that won't break the bank.
The Alley stands as one of the city's few remaining piano bars, a vibrant beacon from a rich era that began in 1934. Located near the famed Grand Lake Theatre and the serene Lake Merritt estuary, The Alley boasts an interior that transports you back to the 1920s, part saloon and part vintage alley.
Viridian, a unique Oakland bar and eatery founded by industry veterans, pairs locally-sourced, Asian-inspired plates with sustainable cocktails and eco-conscious wines.
Whether you're a seasoned lover of West African cuisine or new to the flavors, Ruth's Buka is a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic taste of African culinary heritage in Oakland.