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Re: “Icon Ultra Lounge

Amazing and total mix-it-up venue; though you never know what event is going on when you show up, they always deliver, the security is fabulous, the staff is courteous and inviting, and the decor is freakin awesome. The have 2 different rooms you can dance in and one whole bar room all equipt with gold couches and hand painted coffee tables all over (they even have cute stenciled F8 logos in the corners!). Even in the backroom, which is smaller, the DJ is heard completely and without any clash between the the smaller and the larger rooms and it looks like they actually take care of the decor; there's a giant mural on the back wall that is apparently changed seasonally. I would totally recommend going here on a night with the bands (Tuesdays,) or for Housepitality (free champagne from 9-10) or on Saturdays when Trapp City is hosting the evening.

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Posted by F8 on 02/28/2013 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Castro Valley Library

My favorite place to sit and write. Nicely lit, decent chairs, big windows looking out to flowing trees.

Posted by Nancy LaRonda Johnson on 02/16/2013 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Owl & Company Bookshop

The phone number is wrong, it is 510.788.5821. Also, it is NOT a "little" shop but the largest by space and titles on the Avenue and one of the largest used bookshops in the EAST BAY, COVERING ALL SUBJECTS. Also the web page is down now but will be back up soon.

You can see a short video of the shop at:

Posted by Todd Pratum on 02/16/2013 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Porky's Pizza Palace

You have the wrong website for Porky's Pizza Palace, the correct one is
You can connect to our OnLine Ordering from our home page. See you at our Knee Deep Brewing in SF Beer Week Tasting tomorrow.

Posted by Gary Valenziano on 02/11/2013 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Bureau 510

Had a really good time there during happy hour last night.

Posted by Duncan Jones on 01/31/2013 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Portal

Awesome food and atmosphere. The owner is incredibly accommodating and conscientious of the guest. Love the variety of food and multiple beers. The patio on a sunny day is THE place to be!

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Posted by Rebecca3 on 01/23/2013 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Yoshi's Oakland

They made me the best grilled goat cheese sandwich ever! And a Redbull vodka to go with it.

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Posted by Elizabeth de Moya on 01/21/2013 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Sushi Sho

Sushi Sho is the best Sushi in the Bay Area. It is very traditional Japanese, so people unfamiliar with Japanese culture might find it too simple or too austere. Nonetheless the quality is unbeatable. As my Japanese friend says: it's the closest to being in Japan as you can get in the Bay Area.

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Posted by Vince Nocito on 12/20/2012 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Mr. Mopps’ Children’s Books & Gifts

Perfect place for toys and books for all ages A great range of classic and new products that cover all interests and abilities. This is a treasure chest for playthings that are well worthwhile. Easy to find and park and browse to locate that special gift for every child (and adult) on your list. A great store.

Posted by dr toy on 11/28/2012 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Morcom Rose Garden

I hope I,m in the right place, or was. I lived on Piedmont Ave while attending CCAC (Now CCa), in Oakland, and my room-mate & I wandered off and found ourselves in this beautiful Garden of roses. We were looking for Mary B. Best's Ice cream 'hideaway'. We -being art students-were 'lost' for hours. What a wonderful way to lose the day. I believe we tried to find it several more times, only to be successful once. This was in 1978 or 1979, so perhaps we were sniffing too much 'rose dust'. I hope it was real, as this 'roasis' was just a few blocks from several major roadways. One our best college memories!

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Posted by Beth Robinson on 11/28/2012 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Soul's Restaurant

My grandmother passed away a long time ago... but my family and I swear that on Sunday's SOUL'S somehow wakes her from the Grave to cook... SOUL'S is a wonderful place to eat... Awesome food, Great Service and just as SoulFul as Sexual Chocolate...

Make sure you have had nothing before going to the Sunday Brunch. it's pure Gluttony. They have large tables and Chairs that make you feel comfy too... I like that. It's about $20 for the all you can eat sunday brunch... it's SOOOO worth it!!!

Posted by valerie troutt on 11/23/2012 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Donut Savant

This may be the best donut that I've ever eaten. This cute shop, demurely situated between a falafal shop and a junk store, and conveniently at the mouth of a 19th St Bart station entrance, keeps me always wanting another. Firstly, the donut I can only describe as "cake" but it doesn't leave that heavy, "why did I just eat that" feeling in your stomach. It only leaves you wanting more! A sucker for chocolate, the first donut I had was the chocolate glaze. Unlike the Krispy Kreme, or Dunkin' style glaze, Donut Savant has a thick, Julia Child-style dark chocolate ganache spread atop each cake donut. It is unreal how delicious it is! The other styles and flavors I have tried are similarly delicious. I can also attest to the delightfulness of the seasonal pumpkin donut.

Posted by bad_education on 10/17/2012 at 4:52 PM

Re: “EiWear

Friendly and chic... not often do those two qualities share common ground, but at E iWEAR, it's different. Jennifer and Ernst are super sweet and the selection of styles is amazing. Best of all, none of the frames come from the global eye-wear giant that dictates prices and puts small guys out of business. All the frames at E iWEAR come from small manufactures, with one of them being just a few miles away in Hayward, CA. I highly recommend them!

Posted by Kasper Koczab on 10/17/2012 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Cowell Theater

Wonderful musician!

Posted by Leslie Schneider on 10/12/2012 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Oakland Public Library, Lakeview Branch

I attended the first of these discussions a couple of weeks ago. It was very interesting.

Posted by M. Ortega on 10/01/2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Berkeley Rose Garden

The Berkeley Rose Garden is one of the most visited sites in Berkeley and not to be missed any time of the year. The event promises to be one of the most gratifying and fun filled event of the year. Do not miss it.

Posted by Anna Avellar on 09/18/2012 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Saturn Cafe


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Posted by nadine sanchez on 08/24/2012 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Tease Me Boutique

I took my boy friend and picked up some lingerie. They also have stockings and toys. It was such a refreshing experience, the store has a contempo style and everything they sale is current. They have lingerie that I haven't seen anywhere else.

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Posted by Creating My Reality on 08/16/2012 at 9:30 AM

Re: “New Karibbean City

To have been in Oakland all these years and still be here standing tall. Says a lot about the longevity of a good time in the East Bay! Under rated! Should not be over looked! :-o

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Posted by TraceyReneeChissell on 08/02/2012 at 10:03 AM

Check my Swag - Studio A

Posted by Joanne Ludwig - Artist on 07/23/2012 at 2:40 PM

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