Everything You Need to Know About Oakland Restaurant Week
From the 11th to the 20th, Bay Area foodies can take part in the most diverse celebration of restaurants in the region. Dining deals and unique presentations create a one-of-a-kind experience that draw in crowds from all over the bay. With a premier location at your Oakland apartment, you can take full advantage of this spectacular event. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning to attend.
The Fine Details
When: Oakland Restaurant Week takes place from January 11th to the 20th. While restaurants participate all week, most events and meals happen during both of those weekends. There are no specific times to worry about, simply head over to your restaurant of choice during their open hours.
Where: Locations are entirely dependent upon which restaurants are participating, which we’ll cover in the next section. Those that are participating stretch across Oakland, giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy your weekend in-between meals.
Who and Why: Sponsors this year include Dragon Gate, Nido, and BARTable. The Alameda County Community Food Bank are the brains behind this unique event, giving you the chance to help those in need by simply eating a delicious meal.
Participating: Just buying a meal allows you to participate in the event, but you can also post pictures to social media with the hashtag #ORW19 to spread the news. Diners are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to the food bank, but it isn’t a requirement.
Stay: Numerous hotels and motels accommodate out-of-area guests during the week. With so many top-rated stays to choose from, your friends and family can easily find somewhere that suits their tastes.
Getting Around: If you’re unfamiliar with the whole of the Oakland Area, Visit Oakland’s website features extremely helpful maps and directions. It’s an excellent resource to use when planning a fun weekend around the restaurants you want to experience.
A total of 47 restaurants will participate in this year’s Oakland Restaurant Week, giving you plenty of delicious options to choose from. Each will offer a prix fix lunch or dinner menu (some offering both) with price points ranging from $10 to $70.
Numerous locations are also donating a portion of their proceeds to the Alameda County Community Food Bank a non-profit dedicated to providing nutritious food to those in need. The website for the event lists donating restaurants with an Asterix, helping you make the most of your dining experience.
With so many incredible names on the list, there simply isn’t enough room to include them all. So, here are a few major names to consider:
- Z Café Bar
- Luka’s Taproom & Lounge
- Bar Cesar
- The Forge
- Clove & Hoof
- Café 15
- Copper Spoon
- Dosa by Dosa
- Abstract Table
There are two major events taking place over the course of both weekends. The first is the Alameda County Food Bank Benefit Day, which takes place on the 12th. This event features the Edna Brewer Middle School Jazz Band as live entertainment, as well as every restaurant participating that day donating a portion of their proceeds to the non-profit.
Cocktails for a Cause is the second event, which lasts from the 11th through the 20th. Nothing pairs better with these food offerings than a masterfully crafted cocktail, so why not enjoy one with your meal while benefiting the food bank at the same time? Popular cocktails will include a donation with their purchase, giving you even more ways to give back to the community.
About the Alameda County Community Food Bank
For over 30 years running, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has tirelessly worked to deliver millions of healthy meals to those in need. The non-profit organization believes that food is a basic human right, so much so that they have placed themselves on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger.
The organization’s goals aren’t just about placing anything on someone’s plate, either. They place an emphasis on nutritious meals to create a more nourished Alameda County. The group not only provides healthy meals, but advocates for and educates individuals on nutritious dieting. With every dollar donated, the food bank provides $7 worth of food to someone in need.
With numerous advocacy, distribution, and outreach programs, your dining donation is headed towards an outstanding cause that impacts millions. By simply eating a delicious meal, you’re placing food on someone else’s plate.
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