Source: Nido Kitchen & Bar
Nido's resume includes a SF Chronicle Top 100 nod and mentions among Travel + Leisure's Best Mexican Restaurants and SF mag's Hottest Mexican spots.
Sept. 30, 2014 - Dec. 18, 2014; Tuesday-Saturday
"Bocanova offers a lively warehouse-elegant ambience, killer cocktails and an appetizing pan-American menu," raves Oakland magazine.
Oct. 8, 2014 - April 8, 2015
Source: Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
Take in the sweeping harbor views at Pasta Pelican in Alameda. Save 50% on a three-course dinner with wine at this neighborhood gem in Mariner Square.
Aug. 13, 2014 - Dec. 11, 2014
Source: The Rellik Tavern
Benicia Magazine praises The Rellik Tavern as "the Holy Grail and by far the best beer bar in town," adding that it "demands return visits.”
Aug. 25, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014
Source: The Star on Grand
SFGate names The Star on Grand a "bright spot for pizza, cocktails" calling it "hip, yet still warm and neighborhoody."
Through April 28, 2015
"Waterfront views, patio dining, a multitude of menus, and live shows in the lounge give [Lungomare] a hint of something-for-everybody vibe" (Oakland Magazine).
Sept. 29, 2014 - March 29, 2015
Source: El Gusano
"Walking into El Gusano ... is like teleporting south of the border [to a] hacienda-inspired vacation spot," says the SJ Mercury News of this Oakland hot spot.
Monday-Friday through April 16, 2015
Source: Little Star Pizza
Pick up "heavenly deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas" (Zagat) that "blow the competition out of the water" (East Bay Express) at Little Star Pizza in Albany.
Through May 3, 2015
Source: Tambo Peruvian Restaurant
Tambo has become one of the East Bay's hottest new restaurants (Nosh); it's perfect for "those hankering for Latin American fare."
Aug. 12, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014; dinner Monday-Saturday, lunch Monday-Friday
Source: Galeto Brazilian Grill
Indulge in a "never-ending parade of spit-grilled meats" at Galeto, a "gleaming new" Brazilian-Italian restaurant in Old Oakland (East Bay Express).
Sept. 2, 2014 - Nov. 25, 2014