Tag: oakland

  • commis restaurant

    commis restaurant

    As we were seated, we were offered a small bowl of stones with two, small toasted cheese treats covered in ash to look like the small pebbles on which they were arranged. When I asked the server what was put before us, “A bowl of rocks, sir” was the reply. More Amuse than Bouche. We […]

  • Graffiti Zone in West Oakland

    Graffiti Zone in West Oakland

    Ever since I picked up a copy of Subway Art, I’ve always been amazed at the semi-anonymous street art of graffiti artists. On the way back from IKEA in Emeryville I drive thru West Oakland to avoid the 880 freeway and today took a side street on a hunch that there might be some local […]