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17 June, 2019

Take a Wine Walk in Jack London Square!

Take a Wine Walk in Jack London Square!
Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Events, Mead, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Last summer, I was invited to take part in Jack London Square’s first Wine Walk. As two more Wine Walks are coming up on July 27 and September 28, I thought this a great time to write up the event and encourage y’all to check it out! Obligatory disclaimer: As a media member, I did
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2 August, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine Now Open in Oakland!

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine Now Open in Oakland!
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine 336 Webster Street Jack London Square Oakland, CA Fill ‘er up from $12 to $24 Website Last week, I attended the celebration party for the soft opening of Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine in Oakland, the newest restaurant from chef and owner Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang. Obligatory disclaimer: That means everything I’m writing
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17 August, 2015

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square
Posted in : Bars in Oakland - CA, Publication News, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA, Travel Guide for Oakland - CA, Wine on by : becca
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My second post for Localwise’s blog went up last week. This one draws a fair bit from my recent visits to urban wineries Urban Legend and Jeff Cohn Cellars, with fellow wine writer Peter Nowack of Bung R. Cooper. Knowing there were a few other urban wineries in easy walking distance of the Jack London
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28 July, 2015

Urban Legend Cellars Tasting

Urban Legend Cellars Tasting
Comments : 2 Posted in : Barbera, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Chardonnay, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA, White Wine, Wine on by : becca
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A few weekends ago, I hit up my first urban tasting room in Oakland–Jeff Cohn Cellars. I assure you, my guide, Peter of Bung R. Cooper’s wine blog, was not going to let me stop after just one location! We meandered over a few Jack London Square blocks to Urban Legend Cellars (621 4th Street),
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16 July, 2015

Jeff Cohn Cellars – *MOVED to Napa*

Jeff Cohn Cellars – *MOVED to Napa*
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Cabernet Sauvignon, GSM Rose, Pinot Noir, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA on by : becca
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out Jeff Cohn Cellars’ tasting room in Oakland along with my friend Peter, the man behind Bung R. Cooper’s wine blog. Jeff Cohn, a renowned winemaker, spent a decade learning from and crafting Rosenblum wines before starting his own winery in 2006.  He’s also a genuinely nice
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13 May, 2014

Chop Bar

Chop Bar
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Because it blends in so well with its surroundings, Chop Bar is easy to miss in Oakland’s Warehouse district, just a few short blocks from Jack London Square.  Its sage green exterior and distinctive awnings paint it as something special, though, and my brunch experience definitely confirmed that. I love that sourcing ingredients locally and
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