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Zagat: 10 Island Gems for Food & Drinks in Alameda
Oakland may grab the East Bay dining headlines these days thanks to a surge of restaurant and bar openings. But the adjacent residential island, Alameda, reflects the same growth and is equally rewarding for diners.
Mornings are made brighter with top-tier pastries at Crispian. Black Bull has several enticing taco creations. Diners will be satisfied by honest, straightforward cooking at Pappo. The island's distilleries and breweries alone could fill up your afternoon with beers and craft spirits.
Here are 10 delicious reasons to check out Alameda:
7x7 Magazine: A Modern Guide to Alameda
Alameda's time warp elements — think vintage arcades and a World War II-era aircraft carrier museum — are being paired with more modern spots: a number of art galleries, craft breweries, and waterfront cafes dreamt up by islanders looking to help Alameda grow without selling the soul of the city.
The area is also becoming a food-and-drink destination thanks to downtown restaurants serving authentic fare from as far away as Lithuania and Ethiopia, plus the solidified reputation of Spirits Alley, a popular stretch of former Navy hangars-turned-urban tasting rooms.
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Read about Downtown Alameda's featured businesses in the article "A Modern Guide to Alameda: A Small Island on the Path to Revitalization" posted on the 7x7 website: www.7x7.com