Chef Kyle Itani adds a Japanese twist to American favorites—soba biscuits and sausage, buttermilk fried chicken with cilantro-sesame slaw—at Hopscotch, a diner with a killer cocktail list.
Some 50 galleries open their doors for Oakland Art Murmur’s weekly Saturday Stroll, an afternoon alternative to the more raucous gallery walk held the first Friday evening of each month. Don’t miss Classic Cars West, a combo art space, vintage car showroom, and beer garden.
Pick up a locally screen-printed tee or hoodie from one of Oaklandish’s two stores. In the Jack London district, Oakland Supply Co. also stocks stylish U.S.-made goods.
Artful Japanese imports from Umami Mart—delicate condiment spoons, spare Hasami mugs, beautiful bottles of sake—make perfect gifts.