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Luka’s Taproom is heads above the rest.”
San Francisco Chronicle, February 11, 2005


Best Sports Bar in Which to Hide from the Raider Nation
Kim’s Backyard
East Bay Express Best of 2005


Trendiest Dance Spot
Oasis Restaurant & Bar
East Bay Express Best of 2005


Best Fried Chicken
The House of Chicken ‘n Waffles
SF Weekly Best of 2005


City’s Best – “The dim sum is beyond compare”
Restaurant Peony
AOL CityGuide 2005


Liveliest Live Seafood
Gourmet Delight Seafood Restaurant
East Bay Express Best of 2005


Mother of All Invention
The Crucible
Oakland Tribune, January 24, 2005


Stiffest Drinks
Café Van Kleef
East Bay Express Best of 2005


Most Elegant Brown Bag Lunch
Caffe 817
East Bay Express Best of 2005


Swimmingest Peruvian Restaurant
La Furia Chalaca Peruvian Seafood
East Bay Express Best of 2005


Best Places for Live Music
Paramount Theatre
AOL CityGuide 2005


Best Places for Live Music
Yoshi’s
AOL CityGuide 2005


First Gallery Exhibition at Sundance Film Festival (2005)
Joyce Gordon Gallery


City’s Best
Sushi Zone
AOL CityGuide 2005


No. 8 Reason We Love Oakland
The Crucible
Oakland Magazine, December 2004


Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants
Chef Edwards
Sunset, July 2004


Reader’s Choice Best Noodles/Pho
Pho 84 Restaurant
East Bay Express 2004


Best Farmers’ Market in the East Bay
Jack London Square Farmers’ Market
ANG Newspaper Group Reader Poll, 2004


Best Birthday Party
Children’s Fairyland
Oakland Tribune 2004
Diablo Magazine 2003


Best Seafood Restaurant
Scott’s Seafood Restaurant
ANG Newspapers Readers Awards 2004


Best Ethnic Market
La Borinquena Mex-icatessen & Specialty Shop
Best of the East Bay, Diablo Magazine 2003


Best Gallery in the East Bay
Ardency
East Bay Express Best of 2003


#1 Night Spot in the Bay Area 2002 & 2003
Parkway Theater
Zagat Nightlight Guide, San Francisco Bay Area


Best Amusement Park
Best Children’s Theater

Children’s Fairyland
Bay Area Parent 2003


Best Place to Park Your Kid
Children’s Fairyland
East Bay Express 2003


Downtown’s RADIO signals a new style for nightspots in this East Bay Hub.”
Southwest Airlines Spirit, January 2002
RADIO


Best of the Bay Area
Oakland Ice Center
San Francisco Magazine 2002


Best East Bay Theater
Grand Lake Theater
San Francisco Chronicle


Best Dance Club in the East Bay
Kimball’s Carnival
Oakland Tribune


Best Local Favorite Restaurant
Shan Dong Mandarin Restaurant
Tribe.net


11 Medals at the Great American Beer Festival
Pacific Coast Brewing Company


The Oldest Storybook Theme Park in America
Children’s Fairyland


29th Literary Landmark in U.S.
Heinold’s First & Last Chance Saloon
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


Art Deco Society Award for Historic Preservation
Historic Sweet’s Ballroom
Oakland Heritage Alliance