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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
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
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

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

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