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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:14

Peanuts, Crackerjack and . . . ?

By Dan Clarke

A couple of days ago we came upon a feature in Nation’s Restaurant News highlighting 50 food options available at Major League baseball parks for the 2018 season.

Paella at Dashe Cellars PicmonkeyPreparing just a little paella at Dashe Cellars

TASTE News Service November 1, 2015 - Visit Oakland, the city's destination marketing organization, has announced the debut of the Oakland Urban Wine Trail, showcasing 10 wineries within the city's limits. The wineries cover a 10-mile radius throughout Oakland and the trail is walkable and easily accessible by public transportation.

What makes Oakland's trail unique? Variety in an already different location. Oakland's urban wineries are housed in renovated warehouses and offers visitors tasting rooms in industrial neighborhoods, artist community spaces, and even waterfront locations. Oakland vintners source their grapes from throughout California and bring a unique Oakland flavor to the trail, influenced by their different backgrounds and winemaking experiences.

Monday, 23 December 2013 13:32

Oakland Shines as an Emerging Destination

OAKLAND, CALIF. (December 23, 2013) - Oakland is making national headlines, garnering positive attention for attracting top restaurants and chefs, emerging technology companies and new residents. By the end of the year, Oakland will have received more than 20 positive accolades in 2013, including "Most Exiciting City in America" by Movoto, "6th Best Rising Star Destination by The Huffington Post, and "5th Hippest City in the U.S." by The Thrillist.

“Oakland has always had a rich and diverse culture, great food and amazing music, and now the worldLake Merritt at Sunset PicmonkeyOakland's Lake Merritt at sunset is finally starting to take notice,” said Alison Best, president & CEO of Visit Oakland. “We have three professional sports teams, 19 miles of waterfront, over 100,000 acres of parks and trails, a booming restaurant scene—the offerings in Oakland are endless, and there are still so many opportunities to look forward to. The Oakland International Airport will welcome new direct international flights in 2014, as well as the Airport Connector. Oakland is hot and we're thrilled to see the city receive the attention it deserves."

In 2012, the world recognized Oakland’s travel appeal when the destination was named the “#5 Place to Go in America" by The New York Times. Multiple outlets followed suit, listing Oakland as one of "America's Best Cities on the Rise," "America's 50 Best Cities," and "America's Coolest Cities."According to The Huffington Post, Oakland deserves acclaim as a rising destination due to its “hip” factor, stating that “Brooklyn and Portland had better shuffle over and give Oakland some hipster room.” Walkscore.com recognized Oakland as the 9th most walkable large city in the U.S., proclaiming “Oakland isn’t the Bay Area’s second city anymore. With its stunning location on the shores of Lake Merritt and proximity to Silicon Valley employers, it’s come into its own.” The California Travel Association awarded Oakland chef Tanya Holland "California Chef of the Year" in 2013, based on her success in creating not one, but two, dining establishments that exemplify the best in culinary arts.Additional accolades for Oakland in 2013 included:

"11th Gayest City in America" - The Advocate

"Greenest City in the U.S." - SheKnows.com

"One of America's Top 12 ArtPlaces" - Money Journal

"3rd Highest Hotel Room Demand in the U.S." - Travel Weekly

"4th most Diverse City in America" - NerdWallet

"4th Best Destination For Nature-Lovers" - NerdWallet

"2nd Best California City for Singles" – Movoto

"Top 10 Best Cities to Own a Dog" - NerdWallet

 Editor's note: If you're planning to visit Oakland, check out the San Francisco & the Bay Area section of Taste California Travel's Resource Directory. In it you will find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options, as well as to links of the sites of nearby wineries and craft beer specialists.

Region: SF & Bay Area     City: Oakland     Contact: http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com

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