In search of the best clubs for Blues & Jazz along the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, we asked Saxophonist Jeff Tauber for his advice and got the whole story. Some clubs are listening rooms and others are bars and lounges. Easy links to their websites will get you to their music calendars. …… Read more
Must Love Dogs These two neighborhood favorites are dog-friendly and both are Italian with different twists – Italian Colors in the Montclair district and Ballanico Restaurant and Wine Bar in the Glenview district of Oakland. Italian Colors Owners Alan Carlson and Steve Montgomery started Italian Colors 23 years ago and many of their staff ha… Read more
Situated on the water’s edge in Richmond on the Bay, Riggers Loft Wine Co. is a wine and music destination in Richmond with views you cannot beat! And dreams that paint the city with optimism in hues of orange and magenta. What was once an empty shipyard building is now transformed into a venue for …… Read more
At a recent Saturday East Brother Beer Co. tasting at Cordial Bottle Shop in San Leandro, one group of tasters held the Bo Pils as ‘worthy.’ Others touted the Red Lager and Red IPA. It is hard to distinguish yourself in the crowded craft beer market these days, but this new beer company keeps it …… Read more
Just in from the Back Room…They are experimenting with Faye Carol performing every Sunday at 5pm. Join them to listen to one of the finest jazz singers who is a great entertainer with warmth and a voice you can’t help but fall in love with. Faye Carol is one of the premier vocalists of her time. …… Read more
Here we are in Oakland - on the estuary to the Bay. We revere that estuary. Many of us in the East Bay learned how to row, kayak and sail on this “calmer” waterway between Oakland and Alameda. Besides a place for water sports, Oakland’s estuary is also a dee...Sail on!
Oakland is on the estuary leading out to San Francisco Bay and has a rich shipping industry history as well as being an important West Coast port and the fifth busiest port in the U.S. Oakland has nine marinas, each offering different terms and amenities. Ce...Sail on!