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2505, 2023

The Experience, Emeryville: Trader Vic’s Music

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Get down with this Slack-Key-Guitarist & Mai Tais!

Patrick Landeza is not only a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning slack key guitarist (and caterer, music producer, wine maker, author, teacher, clothing & jewelry designer, activist and more!), but an amazing partner and advocate of Trader Vic’s!

In partnership with Patrick and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Trader Vic’s is thrilled to announce that Patrick Landeza will perform Live at Trader Vic’s at 6pm in the Lounge on Wednesday, May 31st! Seating will be limited and available on a first-come basis, so be sure to arrive early as this is a performance you don’t want to miss!

And while in the Lounge, order up Trader Vic’s original pupu platter Cosmo Tidbits – crispy prawns, char siu pork, crab rangoon & BBQ ribs for two.

Did you know?

Following his history-making creation of The Original Mai Tai® in 1944, Trader Vic created over 200 signature cocktails. Best described as Paradise In A Glass®, each handcrafted cocktail is an experience all its own.

 And then, decades ahead of his time, Trader Vic  chose to offer Chinese dishes alongside the then-contemporary Continental cuisine, creating the original fusion menu!

Hours Wednesday-Sunday:

  • Lunch 12pm-3pm
  • Lounge 12pm-9:30pm
  • Dinner 5pm-9pm

Taste the world!

Taste The World® at Trader Vic’s and enjoy the subtle smoky flavors imparted by their Chinese Wood-fired Ovens, an ancient cooking method dating back to the Han Dynasty, with dishes like Indonesian Rack of Lamb or their fork-tender BBQ Spare Ribs.

Photo/Alex Herrera At Yoshi’s in Oakland


9 Anchor Dr


2505, 2023

The Experience, Richmond: Sailing Goat Restaurant New Menu

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Fish & Chips to die for!

With a new load of wood for their pizza oven, the folks at your local getaway are ready for you Friday-Monday this Memorial Day weekend! They’ll be serving up some delicious options from the new Sailing Goat menu down at the harbor!

Check it out.


  • French Fries (cooked in a dedicated fryer)
  • Fried Calamari with lemon aioli
  • Bachlau com Natas – salt cod, onions, garlic, potatoes, cream, grilled bread
  • Pizzas – Margherita, Mushroom & Apargus and Italian Sausage and Fennel

Potjie Pot

  • Moroccan Spring Vegetable Stew
  • Brazilian Moqueca Seafood Stew

From the Kitchen

  • Shrimp Salad Roll
  • Roasted Peruvian Chicken
  • Fish & Chips


  • Fire Clay Farm Mixed Greens with Dijon vinaigrette
  • Little Gem Caesar with garlic croutons, Grana Padano, anchovy vinaigrette
  • Roasted Asparagus & Radish Salad – tonnato sauce, niçoise olives, soft boiled egg


  • Peace & Plenty Farm Saffron Lemon Bar
  • Chocolate Brownie with whipped cream
  • Black Sesame Basque Cheesecake

What to expect:

Down at Pt San Pablo Harbor, you’ll relax with wonderful vistas and the gentle lapping of water. Items from the sea and land and gardens will guide the menu. Some cooking will be outside. Stews will simmer in large pots on the stove. . And, they’ll be serving up regional small batch craft beer and wines.

There are pathways along the water and houseboats, hiking paths up the hill with fantastic views. So many options for you, your family and friends when you visit the Sailing Goat! Weekend hours: Fri – Mon, 11:30am – 8:30pm.


1900 Stenmark Dr

2505, 2023

The Experience, Emeryville: Ohana Cannabis Co. Terpenes

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A Bouquet of Scents & Flavors!

You are invited to a Terpene Tournament at Ohana Cannabis on June 6 from 6-10pm. “What’s that,” you might ask. Join them and learn about terpenes by participating in a terpene tasting.

Terpenes are highly aromatic compounds that contribute to the scents of many plants and herbs, such as rosemary and lavender. Terpenes also include the primary constituents of essential oils.

With cannabis, these fragrant compounds contribute to the aromas of different strains as well as the entire experience. Here’s what to expect at the terpene tasting tournament:

Step into the aroma arena and take your senses on a ride! You will be able to blind taste some of the finest terpenes California has to offer! Through various consumption forms you will be transported into the wonders of terpenes and be able to savor the flavor. Take this opportunity to gain knowledge and apply it to your daily life –  from cooking in the kitchen to choosing a fragrance.

It will be a fun evening with music, comedy, Carribean Food Truck, Cannabis cocktails and a chance to win great prizes.

Guests who plan to attend must RSVP!

The tasting is inside of Ohana  Cannabis dispensary with the  educational seminar inside Café Rack next door and fun spilling out onto the patio on the Emeryville Greenway.  Attendees will receive a 25% disount on purchases at Café Rack.

The blind tasting is a benefit for Medical Cannabis by Tony Bowles Consulting and Kind Philanthropy. Evening sponsors include Ohana Cannabis, Chiefing (the first Native American-owned cannabis co), Tony Bowles Consulting & Kind Philanthropy.

About Ohana Cannabis

Ohana Cannabis’ storefront is a serene atmosphere with patient and knowledgeable consultants who will help you discover what you may be looking for in their products, plus, give you time to understand dosing for your unique needs. Cannabinoid knowledgeable. Visit them in Emeryville and check out their products. Ohana Cannabis prides itself in providing its customers with quality, clean, and fully tested, medical and/or recreational cannabis combined with caring customer service!

Open daily from 8am- 10pm. Visit their shop or order online or by text for free delivery or curbside pickup. (510) 925-1266 – phone/text.
License #: C10-0000789-LIC


5745 Peladeau St

1805, 2023

The Experience, Emeryville: Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria

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Pizza Schedule is out!

Ready for Pizza? This Emeryville hot spot is the place to go!

Every day, they create a special vegetarian pizza, a vegan version with cashew cheese and a plain cheese-and-marinara pizza. Pizza is sold as quarters of a whole pie (2, 4 or 8 slices), and you can buy it either hot or ‘light bake’ to finish at home!

Please note there’s a quarter pie minimum for hot daily special pizza and cheese pizza with a half pie minimum for vegan pizza.

Here’s this week’s specials (5/18-21):

  • Thursday – Roasted Red Potato, Leek, Gorgonzola, Rosemary Oil, Parsley
  • Friday – Cherry Tomato, Red Onion, Feta, Lemon Vinaigrette, Parsley
  • Saturday – Marinara, Mushroom, Spinach, Parmesan, Parsley, Garlic Oil
  • Sunday – Marinated Artichoke Heart, Spinach, Parmesan, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Hours:  Wed – Sun, 7am – 7pm.  Pizza service starts at 10:30am. 510-547-0550

Arizmendi – Emeryville focuses on Bay Area style sourdough pizza, fresh pastries & baked bread plus coffee. The shop’s vibe is a casual laid-back café with parking, outdoor seating and a skate park in back! This is a 100% worker-owned and worker-run business, plus part of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives.

PS Stay tuned for some new cookie news coming your way!


4301 San Pablo Avenue


1805, 2023

The Experience, Richmond: East Brother Beer Co. Update

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Get ready for summer!

Get ready to conquer the summer heat by raising a glass, with a twist of wit! East Brother Beer Co presents the Helles Lager, a liquid sunshine in a can, dropping this Friday. It’s the ultimate weapon to soak up the sun while keeping your cool. Sip on this crisp and refreshing brew and let the good times flow. Golden moments and malty adventures await you starting Friday, May 19! Their newly released Blonde Ale is still waiting for you also. Pair it with some tasty bites.

Great food happening on Saturday and Sunday (5/20-21) from 11am-9pm. Sitha’s Khmerkitchen is serving up authentic Khmer food. Check it out! They also have a Cambodian Fundraising event for Cambodian School in Cambodia on Saturday 12-4pm

The following weekend (5/27-28) Kim’s Louisiana Kitchen pop-up, run by local Chef Phillip Mitchell, will serve up some great southern food. His May 11th menu offered four turkey sliders for $15, with chips $18, or an all beef hot dog for $3, with chips $5. Stay tuned for his next menu.

Enjoy the clear skies, grab your friends  and get down at EB for the new Helles Lager and tasty bites! They can’t wait to see you.

East Brother Beer Co  Hours:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 3-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am-9pm
  • Sunday: 11am-9pm


1001 Canal Blvd

1005, 2023

The Experience, Emeryville: Best Coast Burritos Hours

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Feeling Creative? Build Your Own Burrito!

Choose your tortilla, pick a protein or veggies, and go ahead—add rice, cheese, beans, guac, salsas, and some of their unique extras to your liking. You can build your own tacos, quesadillas, nachos and even salads. “I built my own burrito, and I kept in vegetarian. I did add the Sriracha sour cream to the burrito for a little razzle dazzle, and  it was good!” ~Shanita F. on Yelp

All their salsas are made daily, in-house and include a range of traditional pico de gallo and salsa verde to their own sriracha cream sauce, BCB’s green sauce and their special house-made queso. If you haven’t tried the Korean Burrito, now is the time! It’s made with Spanish rice, Korean beef bulgogi, kimchee, onions, cilantro and sriracha crema sauce.

Vegans rave about their Beyond Burrito – Vegan Spanish rice, choice of vegan beans, beyond beef, lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa verde. There’s something for every appetite, even a Breakfast Burrito with chorizo.

Inspired by the taquerias along the coastline, Best Coast Burritos was founded on the idea of sourcing fresh, wholesome ingredients to bring you a new take on Mexican favorites you love. Their menu includes the Classic California Burrito, indulgently loaded super fries, fish tacos, house made salsas, refreshing drinks, beer, and more!

Hours: M – F  9am-7pm; Sa 10am- 7pm; Su 10am – 5pm. If you are ordering online, orders cut off 15 min prior to closing. Curbside pickup is easy and fast when you order online.  510- 654-4699


1400 Powell St #C