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Oakland Central You’ve landed in the heart of our city – the energy, excitement and beauty of the area that connects Uptown, Downtown and Jack London Square.
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You’ve landed in the heart of our city – the energy, excitement and beauty of the area that connects Uptown, Downtown and Jack London Square. It’s also known as Oakland’s Broadway corridor. We call it “Oakland Central”! The Oakland Central project and this web platform are sponsored by two of Oakland’s largest Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) –Uptown/Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland. While our districts provide important services to our stakeholders there is a bigger story here, one that’s already being told by extraordinary artists, vibrant small businesses, community organizations, residents and the people who work in this area every day. “Oakland Central” is not a specific neighborhood or business district but a brand uniting the area that extends from “Uptown” at 27th St. through “Downtown” and all the way to Jack London Square – and not just on Broadway but extending from Lake Merritt over to the 880 Freeway. Oakland Central isn’t just a destination, it’s a state of mind. It’s the heartbeat of the central business district, Oakland’s hip arts and entertainment hub, the area with the largest concentration of art galleries as well as some of the city (and country’s) best- reviewed restaurants. It’s streets lined with diverse small businesses, big tech companies like Pandora, and tech startups located in innovative co-working spaces. It includes one of the largest urban lakes, our historic waterfront, and the Beaux Arts architecture of City Hall (the nation’s tallest when it opened in 1914). It’s the 10-minute walk that can take you from the historic Fox theater to the spot where you can see rowers skim across the 140-acre Lake Merritt, the nation’s first official wildlife refuge and the largest salt water lake in the country that’s within city limits. Whether you’re the employee on the 15th floor who has never wandered out to Ike’s Place for a sandwich or to Café Van Kleef for a fresh-squeezed Greyhound or the visitor from a neighboring city or even another country who wants to know where to get a great meal or a craft beer, this is the place to share the great stories, events and happenings that the center of our beautiful city has to offer. There’s no place quite like this. Welcome to Oakland Central.

Looking for a little something to bring home for dinner?  Place your order at DUENDE for pick-up this Sunday for their r...
07/16/2020

Looking for a little something to bring home for dinner? Place your order at DUENDE for pick-up this Sunday for their regular FREE Sunday evening deliveries

Here is what is included in your Spanish Summer Chicken Dinner (serves 4) $78
1 Whole chicken, seasoned & roasted
Samfaina (Spanish style ratatouille)
Salmarejo (Spanish style chilled tomato soup w/ allioli)
Assorted cookie plate
1 Sangria pitcher*
*non-alcoholic house-made soda available

This week, for our regular FREE Sunday evening deliveries, we are offering a whole roasted chicken!
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What is included in your Spanish Summer Chicken Dinner (serves 4) $78
1 Whole chicken, seasoned & roasted
Samfaina (Spanish style ratatouille)
Salmarejo (Spanish style chilled tomato soup w/ allioli)
Assorted cookie plate
1 Sangria pitcher*
*non-alcoholic house-made soda available
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How are the chickens prepared?
Chickens are seasoned with our moruño spices & cooked sous vide to perfection at 151F degrees for 4 hours, we then “roast” them in the oven at a high temperature & season them with a drizzle of our aciete de los santos just before delivering them to your door!
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And all other add ons from our menu are still available! Give us a call and reserve yours now!

Who doesn't love a big basket of fresh hot french fries!!!  Today, indulge in a basket since it is National French Fry D...
07/14/2020

Who doesn't love a big basket of fresh hot french fries!!! Today, indulge in a basket since it is National French Fry Day!!

How do you like to top your fries if anything at all?

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oakland, #nationalfrenchfryday, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal.

It is National Piña Colada Day!  Where is your favorite spot to grab this cocktail or mocktail?  The following are open ...
07/10/2020

It is National Piña Colada Day! Where is your favorite spot to grab this cocktail or mocktail? The following are open for take-out and delivery. Sobre Mesa Oakland, Tribune Tavern(open for patio seating and take-out), Agave Uptown, DUENDE, Kingston 11 Cuisine, and Luka's Taproom & Lounge. Support local, small businesses.

#eatinoakland, #oaklandrestaurants, #oakland, #thingstodoinoakland, #downtownoakland, #oakcentral, #oaklandcentral

06/24/2020

myCovidMD is providing FREE COVID-19 Testing in Oakland TODAY in downtown Oakland on 13th Street at 1300 Broadway from 1pm-5pm.

There will be a DJ on-site and other community-centered surprises!

For more information about COVIDmd visit: https://covidmd.org/

Chop Bar in lieu of their annual pig roast, they are cooking up the pig with all the trimmings this Saturday, June 20, 2...
06/18/2020
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Chop Bar in lieu of their annual pig roast, they are cooking up the pig with all the trimmings this Saturday, June 20, 2020 starting at noon.
All orders are available for pick up, delivery or outdoor seating.
For details visit
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#oakland, #thingstodoinoakland, #supportoaklandbusinesses, #supportsmallbusiness, #oaklandcentralm #oakcentral, #chopbaroakland, #oaklandrestaurant

Click here for event details from ChopBar!

06/17/2020

Thank you, Lilly Renee Ayers and Kyrah A Ayers owners of Queen Hippie Gypsy located at 337 14th Street, for being such beacons of light!

What couldn't be truer words, "We are gonna succeed." Yes, Lilly, you and Oakland we are going to succeed!

#supportsmallbusiness, #supportlocalbusiness, #supportblackbusiness, #SBWOakland, #oaklandretailbusiness, #oakland, #oakcentral, #downtownoakland

06/17/2020
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square May 2019 recap

Remember our 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series? So much fun with all the cool music, the good food, the artistic, creative vendors, and most of all the beautiful and soulful community.

What are you ready to get back to doing in the outside world?

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oakland, #thetown, #3rdThursdaysatlathamsquare, #oaklandmusic, #oaklandfood, #oaklandvendors.

Music and art education is a major factor in the world becoming a better place. Proceeds from this Friday’s show will be...
06/17/2020

Music and art education is a major factor in the world becoming a better place. Proceeds from this Friday’s show will be going to @thepeoplesconservatory in Oakland CA.
They have amazing mural programs spreading positivity through visual art through the city, as well as music, art, dance, theater, which we all can use more of right now. Please tune in to the virtual concert cause it will be funky!

In partnership with @ampoakland Streamed from Collectivity's FB page From the amazing Spice Monkey in Oakland with Curbside Cocktails Bottle Shop with to-go cocktails and great food. Steve Snider, @Ananda Neil, Uriah Duffy, @Mike Olmos, @Daniel Casares, @Christian Pepin, @Bryan Atarama, Kevin Wong.

06/16/2020
Make Westing

More of our local businesses are starting to open their doors again and Make Westing is one of those businesses. They are re-opening this Friday, June 19, 4pm-10pm for takeout and outdoor dining only. All orders and payment will take place at the door. So be sure to stop by and say welcome back.

See their post below for further details.

Dear Make Westing family and friends:

Good news, for a change: After three months of uncertainty, social distancing, and separation, we are reopening Friday, June 19th.

It’s not a decision we’ve reached lightly. We mourn for those who have passed or suffered from COVID-19, and we grieve for the daily injustices against African-Americans and other people of color. It feels like our nation is coming apart at the seams. We need healing, both physical and emotional.

We want to contribute to this process as best we can; first, by seeing our dedicated and diverse staff working once again; second, by restoring the sense of community that you have helped us build over the past nine years.

Know that we fully share your concerns about COVID-19. We are committed to doing everything we can to create a safe environment for our staff and guests. We are strictly and meticulously implementing vast precautions and protocols issued by the Alameda County Board of Health. We will make these guidelines freely available to all guests.

For now, we will only be serving guests from 4-10pm (except for the following Monday to start) with takeout orders or outdoor seating on our patio, and adjacent sidewalks. Touchless hand sanitizers will be placed throughout, and groups will be limited and spaced, to facilitate social distancing.

To start, customers will only be allowed inside to use the bathrooms. Anyone entering the bar will have their temperature taken via touchless laser thermometer and must wear a mask. Ordering and payment will take place at the front door. Takeout orders (including Capri Sun packets for cocktails to go!) can be placed by calling 510-251-1400 and picked up at the front door.

Make Westing has always stood against racial injustice and discrimination. We are proud that we are a diverse bar, with a staff and clientele from all walks of life. The tragic death of George Floyd, among too many others, is a stark reminder that we must be even more vigorous in our support of the rights of all groups suffering injustice. It happens that the date set by Alameda Health for our reopening is Juneteenth -- Freedom Day; we hope you'll join us in marking the occasion as we will be creating cocktail specials to raise funds for Black Lives Matter.

We invite you to support our continued efforts to provide a warm, diverse, welcoming, and safe social setting. Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times.

Wow, love how meaningful and beautiful artwork are gracing storefronts in downtown Oakland.  If you have been downtown, ...
06/16/2020
Downtown Oakland Mural by Hungry Ghost Productions

Wow, love how meaningful and beautiful artwork are gracing storefronts in downtown Oakland. If you have been downtown, please list your favorite mural.
https://www.7x7.com/downtown-oakland-murals-black-lives-matter-2646168310/downtown-oakland-mural-by-hungry-ghost-productions

Located on Broadway at Grand, this beauty by Joevic Yeban and Dorias Brannon and David Burke of Hungry Ghost Productions was painted from a photo taken by documentary photographer Kerem Yücel at a vigil for George Floyd in Minneapolis.

June 23 - June 29 is #SBWOAK - Small Business Week - Oakland program,.  Sign-up TODAY for 4 days of keynote speakers, wo...
06/15/2020

June 23 - June 29 is #SBWOAK - Small Business Week - Oakland program,. Sign-up TODAY for 4 days of keynote speakers, workshops, and more. https://oaklandfwd.splashthat.com/

This year's FREE program is designed specifically for local businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Business Sectors to be highlighted during #SBWOAK include but are not limited to:
Restaurants, Food & Beverages
Shopping & Specialty Retail
Creative Services
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Government & Education
Personal Services & Care
Transportation Services
Manufacturing
Health & Wellness
Essential Businesses
Technology

#SBWOAK Presented by: #OaklandSmallBizTaskForce Theme: #OaklandFwd Building
our economy forward, Together. Innovation. Culture. Community.

#oaklandcentral, #SBWOAK #smallbuinessweekoakland #OaklandFwd #economicsupport #communtiybuilding
#supportlocal #smallbusiness #sustainability #coronavirus #communitybasedbusiness #fortheculture
#OaklandBusiness #Townbiz #VisitOakland #Buylocal #CreativePlacemaking #Oakland
#BlackOwned #brownowned #minorityowned #Oaklandallies

Congratulations ! Community Kitchens for making such an impact in people's lives!!!!
06/15/2020

Congratulations ! Community Kitchens for making such an impact in people's lives!!!!

Happy to announce this week our #CommunityKitchens have now served over 🍽🍽🍽 7,500 meals. Last week we launched our newest community partner Love & Justice in the Streets. And this week we have 4 new restaurant partners from #Oakland Chinatown. Help us keep our kitchens cooking for those who need it most. 🤜🏿🤜DONATE ckoakland.org

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Oakland Central Downtown Oakland Association #OakProud #TownBiz #OaklandLove

06/08/2020
Black Lives Matter Street Mural Painting

Have you seen the Oakland Black Lives Matter street painting on 15th Street between Harrison and Broadway? It is awesome to see how #thetown came together to make this happen.
Big Thanks to the following:
Sky High Oakland
Good Mother Gallery
The Town Experience and all who took part — looks incredible!

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06/08/2020

Oakland Central's cover photo

Looking for a few live streaming concerts?  Check out the Fox Theater - Oakland Madness is performing tonight at 8pm.  A...
05/28/2020

Looking for a few live streaming concerts? Check out the Fox Theater - Oakland Madness is performing tonight at 8pm. Also, Yoshi's Oakland will be live streaming smooth jazz great ✓LiveStreαm Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland Norman Brown , #Live. Tune in for whichever is your music of choice.

#oakcentral, #downtownoakland, #oakland, #livestreammusic, #virtualevents. #music

Do you remember Collectivity at one of the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square?  Check them out again virtually this Friday a...
05/28/2020

Do you remember Collectivity at one of the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square? Check them out again virtually this Friday at Spice Monkey, 6pm-9pm. Grab a bite to eat and a cocktail curbside to go.

And the winner is @Tomas Schoenberg!  He won the $50 gift card to Downtown Wine Merchants!! Woohoo congratulations Tomas...
05/27/2020

And the winner is @Tomas Schoenberg! He won the $50 gift card to Downtown Wine Merchants!! Woohoo congratulations Tomas!!!

Are you ready to win a $50 gift card?  Well, today is your chance to win a gift certificate to Downtown Wine Merchants. ...
05/26/2020

Are you ready to win a $50 gift card? Well, today is your chance to win a gift certificate to Downtown Wine Merchants. They have a Food Take-Out Program which is an intimate dinner for two containing a salad, appetizer or side dish, main dish, and a dessert. The owner Susanne will select three wines that pair with the dinner. What a great idea for a night in for two.

How do you enter you ask? It's simple, please 'Like" and comment 'Pick Me' on this Facebook post.
You can also enter to win on Instagram with a 'Like' and tagging 3 friends on the $50 gift card sweepstakes post.
One winner will be randomly selected and announced the following morning after 10am. For details on sweepstakes rules please review the attached document.

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oakland, #supportsmallbusiness, #covid19businesssupport, #downtownoaklandbusiness, #downtownoakland, #dinnerfortwo, #oaklandrestaurant, #giftcardgiveaway, #downtownwinemerchants #shopoaklandlocal, #shopoakland, #oaklandwine,

The Sound Room is keeping us entertained during this quarantine with live streaming music and comedy the two things that...
05/19/2020

The Sound Room is keeping us entertained during this quarantine with live streaming music and comedy the two things that help keep some sanity. Visit their page for the schedule. Tune in Sunday, May 24th at 3pm. Support the artist through donations to a Virtual Tip Jar.
Paypal.me/soundroomstreaming.

Please note the Sound Room is now located at 3022 Broadway.

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05/19/2020

Oakland Central's cover photo

Oakland Central's cover photo
05/15/2020

Oakland Central's cover photo

It is going down tonight (Friday) with one of our favorite AMP Oakland artists Jenn Johns who will be streaming live tom...
05/15/2020

It is going down tonight (Friday) with one of our favorite AMP Oakland artists Jenn Johns who will be streaming live tomorrow at Spice Monkey, on thefunmanifesto.com at 7pm. Be sure to tune in to check out her All Star band.

Also, Spice Monkey is launching its new Curbside Cocktails Bottle Shop offering spirits, wines, beers, hard kombuchas, ciders, bitters, tonics, and freshly made cocktails as well as DIY kits. This is the brainchild of Ananda Neil, owner of Craft Bar Services.

Lastly, Señor Sisig will have a pop-up in front of Spice Monkey, Fri-Sat, 11am -8:30pm and Sun 11am-5pm.

This sounds like the making of a cool Friday night with some great music, nice cocktails, and some good eats all SIP:)

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #jennjohns, #ampoakland #curbsidecocktailsbottleshop, #craftbarservices, #oaklandmusic, #oaklandrestaurantm #oaklandartists, #oakland, #downtownoakland.

The winner is Kamaria Lofton or the $50 gift card at Howden Market!  Congratulations!!  Kamaria Lofton please send an em...
05/14/2020

The winner is Kamaria Lofton or the $50 gift card at Howden Market! Congratulations!!

Kamaria Lofton please send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Today's $50 gift card sweepstakes giveaway drumroll, please... Howden Market! Howden carries organic produce, a wide var...
05/13/2020

Today's $50 gift card sweepstakes giveaway drumroll, please... Howden Market! Howden carries organic produce, a wide variety of healthy foods plus they have the current hard to find items such as flour, baking soda, and even toilet paper:)! The store hours are 12:30pm-8:00pm daily.

See these cool, colorful cans - HELLA by @originalpattern beer, one of the best breweries in the bay area. Twelve different releases, including their “Hella” Lager, a dry-hopped sour, the killer hazy IPAS, all the way up to their new Spaceballs” Black Lager. Stop by to pick up a cold four-pack.

How do you enter you ask? It's simple, please 'Like" and comment 'Pick Me' on this Facebook post.

You can also enter to win on Instagram with a 'Like' and tagging 3 friends on the $50 gift card sweepstakes post.

One winner will be randomly selected and announced the following morning after 10am. For details on sweepstakes rules please review the attached document.

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oakland, #supportsmallbusiness, #covid19businesssupport, #downtownoaklandbusiness, #downtownoakland, #oaklandlunch, #oaklandlocaleatry, #oaklandrestaurant, #giftcardgiveaway, #howdenmarket #spicemonkeyoakland, #shopoaklandlocal, #shopoakland, #localoaklandgrocer

Next up for our $50 COVID-19 Gift Card Sweepstakes is Tribune Tavern!  They are home to comfort food with a British Pub ...
05/12/2020

Next up for our $50 COVID-19 Gift Card Sweepstakes is Tribune Tavern! They are home to comfort food with a British Pub fare. Doesn't this crab and mussels look like a big bowl of comfort? Enter to win to enjoy your own bowl along with a cocktail.

How do you enter you ask? It's simple, please 'Like" and comment 'Pick Me' on this Facebook post.

You can also enter to win on Instagram with a 'Like' and tagging 3 friends on the $50 gift card sweepstakes post.

One winner will be randomly selected and announced the following morning after 10am. For details on sweepstakes rules please review the attached document.

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oakland, #supportsmallbusiness, #covid19businesssupport, #downtownoaklandbusiness, #downtownoakland, #oaklandlunch, #oaklandlocaleatry, #oaklandrestaurant, #giftcardgiveaway, #falafelboyoakland

We would like to say congratulations to @Renee LaFrenz!  You won the $50 gift card to Falafel Boy!!  #oaklandcentral, #o...
05/11/2020

We would like to say congratulations to @Renee LaFrenz! You won the $50 gift card to Falafel Boy!!

#oaklandcentral, #oakcentral, #falafelboy, #supportoaklandbusinesses, #eatlocaloakland, #downtownoakland.

05/11/2020

@joyce Gordan Gallery is hosting a virtual reception and artist talk on Thursday, May 14, 6pm -7pm live from the gallery. @Kevin Woodson presenting his artwork - The Garden of Adornment. He will be interviewed by Mitch Jeserich, host of KPFA's Letters and Politics. Watch via Zoom or on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/KevinsArtandStories page.

Make sure you get notifications so you won't miss it!

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oaklandartist, #artist, #localartist, #oaklandart. .

Don't you love a good falafel?  One of the spots to have on your list is Falafel Boy at 1924 Franklin Street their falaf...
05/08/2020

Don't you love a good falafel? One of the spots to have on your list is Falafel Boy at 1924 Franklin Street their falafels, shawarmas, platters, hummus, baba ganoush all taste so good. How do we know? The line out the door is proof that is is a downtown favorite. Right now they are currently taking orders online for pick-up!

Enter to win a $50 gift card to Falafel Boy great spot for lunch or a snack or early dinner.

How do you enter you ask? It's simple, please 'Like" and comment 'Pick Me' on this Facebook post.

You can also enter to win on Instagram with a 'Like' and tagging 3 friends on the $50 gift card sweepstakes post.

One winner will be randomly selected and announced the following morning after 10am. For details on sweepstakes rules please review the attached document.

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #oakland, #supportsmallbusiness, #covid19businesssupport, #downtownoaklandbusiness, #downtownoakland, #oaklandlunch, #oaklandlocaleatry, #oaklandrestaurant, #giftcardgiveaway, #falafelboyoakland

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388 19th St
Oakland, CA
94612

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(510) 238-1122

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