September 2015 | EVENT and DINING
Every other Saturday, 2:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Number of years in Oakland: 2 years
Uptown’s best restaurants, cafes, and bars in this arts-oriented district have helped the area earn its acclaim as “America’s Best Neighborhood.” Learn about the neighborhood’s historic treasures, including the Fox and Paramount theaters, as well as recent additions to the nightlife and gallery landscape as you sample bites and enjoy craft cocktails from some of the hottest establishments in the Bay Area.
Q: What was the inspiration behind the event?
Showcasing Uptown’s booming food district and many culinary offerings. Giving visitors and locals an opportunity to learn about the history of the neighborhood and the continued growth of the area. Helping out of town guests and local Bay Area residents learn about Uptown Oakland and where to enjoy great food and drinks.
Q: Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
A quote from an attendee: “It was one of the best experiences I’ve had in the 15 years I have been living here. I had the opportunity to see Oakland from another perspective and discover great places that I’m sure I will come back to.”
Q: What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
It is the best food destination in the country! This neighborhood is an exciting place not only for dining, but for entertainment, entrepreneurship, culture, history, and much more.
Q: Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?
Yes – Stag’s Lunchette, Bar Dogwood, Oaklandish, Sweet Bar Bakery, Two Mile Wines, Plum Bar, Molcajete, & more.
Q: What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
This particular neighborhood is the top food destination in not just Oakland, but the entire Bay Area. It’s the perfect location for a food tour because there are so many delicious restaurants, top chefs, creative mixologists, and interesting businesses that make up a wonderful destination.
Q: What is the one thing you want everyone to know about this event?
The Uptown Food & Drinks Tour is a great way to get a taste of the area’s best restaurants and bars. You will eat a lot on this tour, so plan for a light dinner/late dinner, if any. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.