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The East Bay’s BBQ Hall of Fame

Oakland has always had a few good barbecue joints. With the city’s strong African-American community, barbecue restaurants date back at least as far as the Second Great Migration (1940–1970), when 5 million or more black people moved from the southeastern United States to points north and west, including California.
August 31, 2012

Bay Voyager

The writer Jack London would be amazed by the range of vessels docked at the waterfront that carries his name: Sailboats, ferries, kayaks, a historic lightship and a former Presidential yacht.
August 31, 2012

Wild for Wedgewoods

When Laura Mankikar was working in the high-tech field as a technical writer, she never envisioned herself as a shopkeeper, especially not one specializing in stoves built before the age of computers.
August 31, 2012

Art in Nature: The Nature of Art

Imagine strolling down a forest path, inhaling the piney air under a canopy of trees, when suddenly you come upon a troop of costumed troubadours playing violins, flutes and drums, while dancing bodies dart between the towering redwoods.
August 31, 2012

Word On The Street

What type of food truck would you like to see come to Alameda?
August 31, 2012

Ask the Chef

It’s a special type of personality that becomes a chef, but it’s arguable that an even more special type becomes a chef of a breakfast and brunch place.
August 31, 2012

Tagine at Tanjia

A cooking-vessel shaped like a wizard’s hat holds the secret to magically tender lamb chunks, fragrant with spices.
August 31, 2012

Where It's At

Jayn (just Jayn) is an anonymously famous resident of Alameda. You wouldn’t recognize her face, but you might know her voice.
August 31, 2012

Chuck Wagons

We were just starting to feel a little behind the times in the Island City, while other cities around us flaunted their gourmet food trucks and hipster appeal.
August 31, 2012

New to You

From pristine 1920s party dresses to Forever 21 T-shirts circa early-2012, here are some of the best spots around to score sartorial points.
August 31, 2012