iridian, co-founded by Bay Area natives William Tsui, Raymond Gee, Jeremy Chiu, and Alison Kwan, unites Asian-American heritage with a passion for hospitality. Their farm-to-glass cocktails and Asian-inspired share plates and desserts are served in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner. Wine selections, curated by Master Sommelier Andrey Ivanov, support small, environmentally responsible producers, and rotate seasonally.
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.
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.
Experience flavor sensations that will elevate your taste buds at Trap Kitchen, where soul food classics meet innovative culinary twists. Delight in their delectable creations and immerse yourself in Oakland's vibrant food scene.