Separated from San Francisco by the 12-mile Bay Bridge, Oakland has long been the commercial and manufacturing hub to San Francisco’s art and culture mecca. Although farm to table goddess Alice Waters is just a few miles away at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, the notion that Oakland might be a dining destination in its own right was downright laughable until a few years ago. But visit Oakland today, and it’s clear that the food scene has exploded all over town.
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