TGI Friday at Original Pattern

Friday Food in Oakland
Friday Food in Oakland

Friday, August 17, 2018

5pm – 9pm

292 4th St

Join Eat Play Events & Catering alongside Original Pattern Brewery for seven Friday’s of #EPEC food, with a different menu each week featuring a local guest chef. First up is Chef Aaronette who will be serving:
Gumbo served over rice $18
Roasted Seasonal Veggies served over rice with balsamic glaze $10

Eat Play Events & Catering uniquely supports and showcases local businesses and chefs with experimental events at various venues.

Agave Uptown – Free Mole Tasting Event

Agave Uptown Oakland Mole Tasting
Agave Uptown Oakland Mole Tasting

Free Mole Tasting

March 24, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Agave Uptown

Agave Uptown in Oakland is hosting a free tasting event on
Saturday, March 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (an early Saturday opening time instead of the usual 4:00 p.m.)

Agave is celebrating the debut of the restaurant’s in-a-jar retail availability of their acclaimed mole sauce. There is no charge to attend the event and guests are asked to RSVP.

Small bites of appetizers from the current Agave menu will be used to showcase mole sauce that is made with 20-plus fresh ingredients from a secret family recipe (vegan and gluten-free) and the sauce in 16 oz. jars will be available for sale for $9.49 each.

There will also be a tasting of select artisan mezcals from Oaxaca, Mexico. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a mole presentation by Agave Executive Chef and restaurant entrepreneur Octavio Diaz’s mother and father, plus live musical entertainment from local band Alegres Callejeros on the restaurant’s patio.

Diaz grew up near the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and at age 13 moved to Rohnert Park, California and subsequently obtained a degree in hotel and restaurant management. After working at places such as the Sonoma Wine Country Hilton and Petaluma Sheraton, he opened Agave Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Healdsburg serving authentic Oaxacan style food that inspired a second location, Agave Uptown, at the Kapor Center in Oakland. His mother frequently helps make the signature mole negro by hand with imported Oaxacan ingredients. The bright and festive Agave Uptown dining room references the culture and history of Oaxaca. Decor highlights include a color palette of cool blues and earthy reds, yellows and oranges; a teak floor that sets the foundation for wood, copper, porcelain, and braided leather accents; custom translucent porcelain lampshades, planters and votives; wall panels with jicara gourds set in translucent epoxy; banquette seating; and an open kitchen with custom mosaic tile and copper clad columns.

Agave Uptown is located at 2135 Franklin Street, at Broadway, in Oakland, California. Regular dining room hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reservation can be obtained via OpenTable.com. The telephone number is (510) 288-3668 and more information can be found at Agave Uptown.

Foodies vs. Chefs-Afro-Cuban Oakland Brunch Pop-up

Sunday Brunch Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering
Sunday Brunch Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering

Are you ready for
some Afro-Cuban Love?

Parlour Oakland and
Eat Play Events & Catering
bring you another #EPEC Oakland Brunch Pop Up

Eat Play Events & Catering
Amazing Oakland Chef Kenneth Wynn will be delighting you with an Afro-Cuban inspired menu, featuring:
Grilled Ginger Pineapple &Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Grilled Prawn Mini Skewers & Chimichurri Sauce
Cuban French Toast Avocado
Black Eyed Pea Hummus Toast, Poached Egg & Country Potatoes
Chorizo Black Bean Shrimp & Grits

Full bar, drink specials and bottomless mimosas await you! And Sangria too!
Live Music by Mio Flores & the Latin Jazz All Star Timbalero Band
Tickets are $10 each and applied to your final bill, once you purchase your ticket we will call you to confirm parties, and brunch time.
Reservations available through Eventbrite or by calling Parlour at 510.451.1357

Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA

Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA Oakland
Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA Oakland

www.dosabydosa.com

dosa by Dosa

2301 Broadway

Super Bowl Sunday Happy Hour All Day!

February 4, 2018

Surround Sound Big Screen TV
Happy Hour Specials ALL DAY from 9am – 9:30pm
$5 slush cocktails, local beer and wine
Happy Hour Pricing on all Small Plates: Stuffed Lamb, Chicken, Cheese Naan, Chennai Fried Chicken, Idli Fries, Vada Pav, Kale Mung Salad
Open seating, indoor and outside patio
Free sampling of menu favorites throughout the day

It’s an easy walk from BART, 100 inches of TV screen to catch the game, and delicious Indian food!

Foodies vs. Chefs-A Brunch Pop Up

Eat Play Events & Catering Brunch Pop Up
Eat Play Events & Catering Brunch Pop Up

WE’RE BACK! And ready to kick off Restaurant Week with Chef Yaku and Parlour Oakland as Eat Play Events & Catering bring you an #EPEC Brunch Pop Up. Chef Yaku will be servin’ up his D.O.P.E specials plus some new ones too.

Please describe your event and its main purpose.
To showcase new and awesome Chefs in the Bay Area.

Tell us why attendees will love this event.
It’s BART accessible(19th Street) and it’s Restaurant Week!

Reservations available through Eventbrite or by calling Parlour at 510.451.1357

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake Chalet in Oakland

Lake Chalet New Year's Eve
Lake Chalet New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Lake Chalet

1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11am last seating 10pm

For New Year’s Eve, Lake Chalet in Oakland will open at 11:00 AM with the last seating at 10:00 PM serving their regular menus all day.
For dinner, a $65.00 four-course prix fixe with main course choices of
Pan-seared Gulf Grey Flounder with Spaghetti Squash, Walnuts, and
Saffron Beurre Fondue with apple and pumpkin seeds
or
Duck Breast and Confit with Celery Root Purée, Asian Pear, Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts.

Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Lake Chalet 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland CA 94612 510.208.5253 www.thelakechalet.com

The Octopus Literary Salon Oakland

Octopus Literary Salon Oakland
Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland

ARTS & CULTURE

www.oaklandoctopus.org

The Octopus Literary Salon is a café/bookstore/performance space with delicious homemade salads and sandwiches, superb espresso drinks, uplifting house sodas, draft beer and wine. We support local musicians, writers, and performers of all kinds by offering open, nightly local bookings. We are an excellent space to rent for private parties too.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
We wanted the combination: café/bookstore/intimate performance space– because there wasn’t one.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
We genuinely and uniquely support creative expression in Oakland.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The people!

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Plum Bar, Era Art Bar & Lounge , Vamp Records, Starline Social Club.

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The people!

NomNom

DINING

www.nomnom.menu

NomNom is an online community designed to help you discover handcrafted meals from local startup food-makers. Not every aspiring chef has the resources to open their own physical restaurant. Our mission is to help talented food-makers share their passion for cooking with the people around them. All of our meals are made with love by aspiring chefs at certified commercial kitchens.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
The inspiration behind NomNom came from my personal experience. My parents were immigrants from China and are passionate and talented chefs. However, they never had the capital or resources to open their own restaurant. In order to support the family, they both had to work as line-cooks and had no flexibility or creativity in their job. We want to help talented chefs everywhere share their passion through selling authentic, culturally inspired dishes with the people around them

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
Our customers love supporting local food-makers!

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The best thing about doing business in Oakland is the supportive community. We love the vibe, people, and culture in Oakland.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
I absolutely admire these local businesses: Kitchener Oakland, Oaklandish, The Town Kitchen, The Tamale Ladies, The Taco Trucks, and Hack the Hood.

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The culture, diversity, pride, and community!

Red Bay Coffee Grand Opening

DINING

www.redbaycoffee.com

Red Bay Coffee is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting company based in Oakland, California. Our team is building a global community through our commitment to producing high quality, organic, sustainable, and fair trade coffees. Every day we strive to roast excellent coffee, provide outstanding service, and implement a social mission committed to inclusion and diversity.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
Every day we strive to develop beautiful coffees, fair relations, and delicious approaches to living. We focus on creating opportunities within the community at large while fostering single origin, fair trade, direct trade, organic and sustainable coffees.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
We serve Beautiful Coffee to the People.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
At Red Bay, we’re building a community where our employees and customers are reflective of the global coffee culture and the City of Oakland. We come from all walks of life—food heads, artists, community folk, and innovators.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Kosa Arts
Mamacita’s Cafe
Impact Hub Oakland
Donut Savant
Beauty’s Bagel Shop
Kingston 11
Two Jacks Denim

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The Lake, the Hills, and walking trails and the diversity of the people.

James and the Giant Cupcake

DINING

www.jamesandthegiantcupcake.com
We offer gourmet cupcakes (minis, full size, and giant), baby cakes, and cakes for walk-in or custom order. We change our flavors every day and offer at least 2 gluten free/vegan options daily. We are Oakland’s Favorite Cupcakes!

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
Eurydice Manning, the founder of JATGC, wanted to open a small business in her native Oakland, for many years. After a trip to NYC and an (accidental) visit to Magnolia Cupcakes, she realized she could combine her love of baking with her desire to live and work in Oakland to create a company that everyone can be passionate about!

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
Moist, delicious cupcakes you can count on with excellent customer service and some home-town love.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The community! We love that we live and work in this amazingly diverse city. We want to create little moments of happiness for our friends and neighbors, in the form of a sweet, moist, delicious cupcake!

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Oakstop, Oaklandish, Impact Hub, Champion Sound Records, Modern Coffee, Stags Lunchette, Proyecto Diaz Coffee, Rock the Bike, Creative Growth, … there are just so many to choose from!

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
Diversity