"Leave your heart wherever, but eat in Oakland"
Fun article in Boston Globe about Oakland food scene. The usuals are recommended at the end, but I liked the chefs' inputs on Oakland diners. Someone needs to fact check that Bay Bridge span, though....
Yes not the town but her home.
When Stein returned to California on her lecture tour to the United States in the 1930s, she wanted to visit her childhood home in Oakland, CA. She records that she could not find the house. Hence, "there is no there there."
I know how she felt. I googled my address in Detroit and there is an empty lot now between 2 houses where it was.
The Globe article is much better than the NYT article. Due to space, they've cut back on a lot of the good spots they could mention - no mention of Korean or Ethiopian or Chinese or BBQ, focus on what we used to call yuppie food - blue bottle would have made the tie to Brooklyn well. They should have mentioned the jazz at Yoshi's is as good as anywhere in the world, and a perfect room - I've been in a lot of rooms, performer and audience, and yoshi's oakland is the best jazz room anywhere, anytime.
It's hard writing for space. We forget that here on the internet, but when an extra 100 words costs real money, it changes your writing habits.
Maybe I'm biased - I lived in Boston when I was young, and went to college near there. Go sox.