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A different kind of brunch at Camino

Open since 2008, Camino Restaurant has come to form a prominent part of Oakland’s Grand Avenue landscape since 2008. “Camino” in Italian means fireplace, the primary cooking method for this hotspot. Camino’s head chef, Chez Panisse alum Russell Moore, presents a simple California-Mediterranean menu featuring what’s fresh (local and organic) that day cooked over an open fire. The large… Read more »

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Meaty morsels at Adesso

This Piedmont Avenue restaurant featuring a wide variety of cured meats is not meant for the herbivore, although a cheese-ivore, would be plenty happy. Adesso is a bustling aperitivo bar led by the same folks who opened Dopo, just down the street. Satisfy the need to nibble and sip with an expanse salumi menu of house cured meats (30+ different kinds)… Read more »

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Make it to Make Westing

Uptown keeps on attracting new and noteworthy spots, Make Westing opened in 2011 going above serving crafty beverages and eats, with an indoor Bocce ball court. Bocce, an Italian ball sport from the same boules family, usually found outdoors, but again, here is why Make Westing is a unique spot. The house cocktails include funky and flavorful concoctions like the… Read more »