I'm frequently asked which city had the best food, and I think I’m going to have to give it to Oakland. Everything about it was up my alley, from the flavors and executions to the overall hospitality and up-and-coming mentality and vibe. The food was consistent across the board, with not a single restaurant visited serving less than great plates (can't forget to mention that the party atmosphere was fun, too!).
Dragon Gate Bar and Grille: The people here were amazing, they definitely won't fail to put you in a great mood! Owner and chef Johnny Chang served great hospitality, and cooked even better food. It was a super fun environment - don't hesitate to check out the karaoke rooms!
Seawolfe Public House: Safe to say that the fried chicken sandwich here is maybe one of the best things I’ve eaten on my trip! No joke. This is a place where the food and environment is made for the public area surrounding the venue. Seawolfe chef Jason Moniz takes the classics, pays homage, and executes perfectly!
Blind Tiger: Definitely one of the coolest venues I've visited! The restaurant is a speakeasy, and the interior has a club/lounge-like feel. The food is absolutely up to par, with Chef Chris Seyersdahl cooking up some amazing food (and, not to mention, their cocktails are also extremely well-done). It has been dubbed as the best late night food in Oakland, and I'd have to agree that it for sure lives up to the hype!
Overall, this city has the best of both the historic and modern worlds. Check out it's growing arts and entertainment scenes, or get outside by enjoying recreational activities like hiking, sailing and biking. Definitely stay near the water to get great views of San Francisco and the Bay Area, and make sure to visit Berkeley as well as the surrounding wine country!
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