Monday, September 17, 2012


I've never spent that much time in Oakland but we're staying overnight this weekend in a hotel that was deemed "Cheaper than the hotels in San Francisco" on yelp and tripadvisor. Where do these people stay in San Francisco?  A lot of the reasonable Oakland hotels have bad reviews and are in sketchy neighbourhoods.  Either that or they're $400 a night.

I got a (sort of) good deal at the Marriott near the Fox theater.  We're going to Animal Collective and I don't want to drive back home after the show.  Have you heard their new album? It's so good.  I love it!  It's streaming on their website here

What should we do in Oakland?  Hike? Where should we eat?  The only places I've eaten are Homeroom, and more recently, and unfortunately/desperately, at the Taco Bell that locks its doors at 8 at night, doesn't have bathrooms and has drug deals in the parking lot.


  1. The Eat Real fest is going on at Jack London Square this weekend. I've heard good things. There is also a Blue Bottle Coffee in Jack London area.

    If you are in the mood for pizza, I love Boot & Shoe Service in Lake Merritt area. I also love Southie in Rockridge or Burma Superstar in Temescal or Alameda.

    For hiking, I recommend sandwiches from Ike's Place (closer to where you are staying) or Farmer Joe's (grocery store). I like Redwood Regional Park best for hiking.

    1. Thanks, Katie! Good recommendations!

  2. I think you should say, 'stuff it, oakland!', and go to the beach instead