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MEG AND JOHN 'S WEDDING

June, 2008 in Oakland
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Hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott

5555 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA, USA

Hotel:

Club Quarters SF

424 Clay St
San Francisco, CA, United States

Hotel:

Claremont Resort and Spa

41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705, US

Hotel:

Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Hotel:

Downtown Berkeley Inn

2001 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Restaurants / Cafes:

Delancey Street

The Embarcadero at Brannan
san francisco, ca

"Great restaurant for brunch or dinner, located right on the Embarcadero for great views of the Bay Bridge, just a few blocks north of the Giants AT&T Park. Site of the out-of-towner welcome dinner but also serves fabulous brunch. Accessible by the N-Judah or T-Sunnydale Muni streetcar line (coming from Embarcadero Station, take the train in the inbound/3rd Street/Caltrain direction - it should immediately move to above ground after Embarcadero)."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Aziza

5800 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA, United States

"If you happen to be all the way out here and in need of Moroccan food, Aziza is the place to be - get the tasting menu for the full experience. Consistently found on lists of the top restaurants in San Francisco."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Baja Taqueria

4070 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA, United States

"Excellent fish tacos and a variety of other standard (and not-so-standard - lobster, anyone?) tacqueria fare. Also serving margaritas. Take-out or eat-in."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Bakesale Betty

5098 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA, USA

"Fantastic pies, pastries, and fried chicken sandwiches!"

Restaurants / Cafes:

Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto

"The North Shattuck Association has put together a website that includes a map of all the restaurants and shops that make up the famous Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley (including Chez Panisse and the Cheese Board)."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Bittersweet Cafe LLC

5427 College Ave
Oakland, CA, United States

"The name says it all - go here for hot drinks that taste like a melted chocolate bar. Also serving organic drip coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Boogaloos

3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"A place near and dear to our hearts, open 8-3 and serving some of the best breakfast we've had in San Francisco. Can get crowded on weekends, so expect to wait if you get there at prime breakfast time, but it's worth it, and they move quickly. Great coffee too."

Restaurants / Cafes:

El Toro Taqueria

598 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Meg's favorite burritos, and the first burrito Anonymoushad when he moved to San Francisco in 1989 - great chips and great salsa. Watch out for the "spicy" salsa! Take BART to 16th and Mission station - walk one block west and one block south)"

Restaurants / Cafes:

Emery Bay Public Market

5959 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA, USA

"Collection of many food options all in one place!"

Restaurants / Cafes:

Jupiter

2181 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA, United States

"With a HUGE beer selection and a menu of small plates, appetizers, salads, and brick oven pizzas, not to mention a cozy outside patio with fire pit and heat lamps, and a location across the street from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, Jupiter can get quite popular! Open at 11:30am Monday-Friday, noon on Saturdays and 1pm on Sundays."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Lanesplitter Pizza

4799 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609, US

"A possible location for the out-of-towner welcome dinner - as close to NY pizza as I've found in the East Bay"

Restaurants / Cafes:

Louis' Restaurant

902 Point Lobos Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121, US
415-387-6330

"A diner-style restaurant perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean and the ruins of the former Sutro Baths. Lovely view, and especially convenient if you plan to continue on over the Golden Gate Bridge."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Mama's Royal Cafe

4012 Broadway
Oakland, CA, United States

"Open 7am-3pm on weekdays, 8am-3pm on weekends. Tasty breakfast - can get pretty crowded on weekends."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Millers East Coast West Delicatessen

1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"For giant pastrami sandwiches on marble rye, or brisket and cole slaw..."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Nopa

560 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Specializing in "urban rustic" cuisine, expect a juicy pork chop or rotisserie chicken at this panhandle restaurant. See website for sample menus. Can get crowded and noisy - reservations recommended or you can eat at the bar."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Park Chow's Restaurant

1240 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA, United States

"An old standby just off the park - salads, sandwiches, meat dishes, noodles, and pizzas, at affordable prices. Also located in the Castro district, on Church near Market."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Pearl of Siam - Thai Restaurant

5498 College Ave
Oakland, CA, United States
510-420-8600

"A local favorite when we lived in the area - service can be slow (we usually did take-out), but their vegetarian crispy spring rolls, ginger pork, pumpkin tofu curry and chili-paste chicken never disappointed."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

Hollis St & Park Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608, US

"Local diner. Open 7am-1am every day."

Restaurants / Cafes:

San Francisco Shopping Center

845 Market St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"A downtown shopping destination, mentioned here for its extensive food court - if you find yourself in need of quick food downtown, there's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for here, from your typical soup, salad, and sandwich selections, to a combo take-out/sit-down restaurant called Out the Door, a tasty offshoot of the famous Slanted Door Vietnamese restaurant in the Ferry Building."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Speisekammer

2424 Lincoln Ave
Alameda, CA, United States

"Tasty German food in a lesser-known part of the Bay Area, with a lot less noise than Suppenkuche in San Francisco. Great beer selection and excellent potato pancakes."

Restaurants / Cafes:

Tropix Caribbean Restaurant

3814 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA, United States

"A taste of the islands in the foggy Bay Area!"

Restaurants / Cafes:

Zachary's Pizza - Oakland

5801 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618, US

"Fabulous deep dish pizza in the heart of Rockridge, just steps from BART."

East Bay Attractions:

Bay Street

5616 Bay St
Emeryville, CA, USA

"Open air mall, with movie theatre, major chain stores, and multiple restaurant options."

East Bay Attractions:

Berkeley - 4th Street

4th St
Berkeley, CA, US

"Shopping District - lots of cafes, cute boutiques, bookstores, salons, etc."

East Bay Attractions:

Berkeley Farmer's Market

"Saturdays, 10am-3pm"

East Bay Attractions:

Charles Chocolates

6529 Hollis Street
Emeryville, CA, United States

"Local chocolatier offering tours of the factory and a "chocolate bar" for enjoyment of their many treats."

East Bay Attractions:

Grand Lake Farmer's Market

Grand Ave & Lake Park Ave
Oakland, CA, US

"Saturdays from 9am-2pm A nice stop on a visit to Lake Merritt - tasty food from local restaurants, and produce from around the Bay."

East Bay Attractions:

Indian Rock Park

950 Indian Rock Ave
Berkeley, CA, United States

"Known to have some of the best views of the Bay, and a place where people come to practice their rock climbing. Also has a picnic area for those of you who left your rope at home."

East Bay Attractions:

Lake Merritt / Children's Fairyland

"A great place for an early morning stroll or other outdoor activities (tennis, boating), plus Children's Fairyland (http://www.fairyland.org/) for the little ones"

East Bay Attractions:

Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr
Berkeley, CA, USA

"A science museum perched above the town of Berkeley with fantastic views of the Bay!"

East Bay Attractions:

Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St
Oakland, CA 94607, US

East Bay Attractions:

Oakland Zoo

9777 Golf Links Rd
Oakland, CA, United States

East Bay Attractions:

Old Oakland Farmer's Market

"Lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries, nuts, jams, etc. Plus tamales from a truck! Fridays from 8am - 2pm"

East Bay Attractions:

Pixar

1200 Park Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608, US

"Home of the creators of Toy Story, The Incredibles, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, etc. Unfortunately, they do not offer tours or have a store, but it's fun to point it out."

East Bay Attractions:

Telegraph Avenue

"The famous Telegraph Avenue, with historical sites mixed in with chain-store shopping. Still retains its hippie image, with head shops and murals commemorating the People's Park uprising, with a large dose of college campus fast food (pizza, curry houses, burritos) and a few standout restaurants. Try Cafe Intermezzo (look for the line out the door - Telegraph near Haste) for giant customized salads or Unicorn for upscale Asian fusion (Telegraph between Dwight and Blake)."

East Bay Attractions:

Temescal Farmer's Market

5300 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA, US

"In the DMV parking lot, walking distance from Rockridge BART, Sundays from 9am-1pm"

East Bay Attractions:

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley

"Pin placed at the site of Sather Tower, also known as the campanile, the UC Berkeley clock tower that can be seen from far and wide."

East Bay Attractions:

USS Potomac

530 Water St
Oakland, CA, United States

"Otherwise known as FDR's Presidential Yacht - a floating museum located in Jack London Square. Regular dockside tours as well as a cruise tour around the Bay on Thursday 6/5."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

De Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA, United States

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Dolores Park

Between Dolores and Church Streets
Between 18th and 20th Streets
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Large park on the border of San Francisco's Mission and Castro districts. Tasty treats nearby (Dolores Park Cafe at 18th and Dolores, Tartine Bakery at 18th and Guerrero, Bi-Rite Creamery and Bakeshop on 18th between Dolores and Guerrero). Usually one of the warmest parts of the city, this park is popular for its playground, tennis courts, and for just laying on the grass. Get here via BART (walk from 16th and Mission station), or Muni (J-Church to 18th and Church, #22 to 16th and Dolores, #33 to 18th and Dolores)"

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
CA, US

"Click the link above for an interactive map of Golden Gate Park that shows the many different sights and activities (boating on Stow Lake, nature walks, playgrounds, etc.) in this 3-mile long urban oasis. On Sundays, long stretches of road in the park are car-free."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Golden Gate Park - Bison Paddock

"Yes, bison in the middle of a major urban park."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, CA
CA, US

"Founded in 1776, Mission Dolores (otherwise known as Mision San Francisco de Asis) was the first church in San Francisco and is now the oldest building in the city. Made famous in the film "Vertigo". Take BART to 16th and Mission station - walk 2.5 blocks west. Or take any underground Muni that stops at Church Street station (@ Market), walk two blocks south and two blocks east."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Muir Woods National Monument

1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA, United States

"Now in its 101st year as a National Monument, this park is full of towering, ancient redwoods and many other species of plants and animals. Cool and misty, it feels like another world!"

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Nob Hill / Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church

1100 California St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Find your inner peace walking the two labyrinths at this iconic San Francisco cathedral. Perched atop Nob Hill and surrounded by some of the oldest and fanciest hotels in the city (try feeling like a high roller in one of the hotel bars). Great views."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Pier 39 - Fishermans Wharf

Pier 39
San Francisco, CA, US

"Popular destination for out-of-towners, so can get very crowded, but a good location for accessing ferries to locations across the Bay (Alcatraz, Sausalito, etc.)"

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

SF Ferry Building and Farmer's Market

Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA, US

"Beautifully restored building with a selection of artisan food shops and specialty stores (breads, cheese, olive oil, chocolate). Also home to a fabulous Farmer's Market on Tuesdays (10am-2pm) and Saturdays (8am-2pm). From the East Bay, take BART to Embarcadero Station and walk over."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

SF Museum of Modern Art

151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA, United States

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Union Square

Stockton St & Geary St
San Francisco, CA, US

"Both an actual square (surrounded by Geary, Post, Stockton and Powell Streets), and a neighborhood of shopping and restaurants."

San Francisco / North Bay Attractions:

Yerba Buena Gardens

701 Mission St
San Francisco, CA, United States

"Public gardens, a year-round ice skating rink, 100-year-old carousel, playgrounds, movie theater (regular and IMAX), restaurants, an interactive art and technology museum, and a visual arts center in the heart of the South of Market district. Visit the link for details of programs and events."

Entertainment:

Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive

2575 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA, United States

"UC Berkeley's visual arts center known more for the events and showings at the film archive theater than the art museum itself. Visit the link for upcoming events / films."

Drinks:

Broken Rack

6005 Shellmound St # 160
Emeryville, CA, United States

"Pool hall with full bar and grill within walking distance (or quick cab ride) from Emeryville hotels."

Religious Services:

First Unitarian Church of Oakland

685 14th St
Oakland, CA, United States

Religious Services:

St Columba's Church

6401 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA, United States

Sporting Events:

At&t Park

24 Willie Mays Plz
San Francisco, CA, USA

"Home of the SF Giants!"

Sporting Events:

McAfee Coliseum

"Home of the Oakland A's! (for now...)"

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