North Oakland Now: 05.27.09

on May 27, 2009

oaknorthtree4Oaklanders: If you haven’t been, and even if you have, today would be a perfect day to stop by Fenton’s on Piedmont, a 114-year-old ice creamery/restaurant generating some local buzz because of a prominent shout-out in Pixar’s new film ‘Up’ – coming to theaters Friday.  Nothing says summer like vats of home-made ice cream and movies.  Make an evening of it.

Speaking of eating, for those of you who make the trek to Berkeley for the produce and end up lingering in the mind-numbing lines, a new (bigger) sister store is opening up on Anthony and North streets, a block from Ashby, on June 4.

And, despite the recent news about the necessity of slashing funding for libraries and human services to the bone, the city of Oakland is taking steps to implement a city-wide ID card program.  Check out the article in the Chronicle today and see what bloggers are saying here.

Finally, if you’re planning a summer dinner party and are sick of the ubiquitous summer microbrews, here’s an article on cheap(er) quality red wines for people whose wallets are a little lighter than usual.  Oakland North will also be offering restaurant reviews of North Oakland eateries soon, so stay on the look out.

Now get outside and enjoy the sun!

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