Dig in to your favorite American meal at Luka's Taproom and Lounge.
Catch the game at Luka's Taproom and Lounge, a local restaurant with TVs.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Luka's Taproom and Lounge with their complimentary wifi.
The large dining space at Luka's Taproom and Lounge provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Go beyond dinner and enjoy dancing to the restaurant's live DJ as well.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Luka's Taproom and Lounge is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Luka's Taproom and Lounge as well.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Head on over to Luka's Taproom and Lounge first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Luka's Taproom and Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Luka's Taproom and Lounge is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Luka's Taproom and Lounge.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Luka's Taproom and Lounge.
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Chop Bar: A User's Guide
Local Ingredients | Seasonal, Gourmet Menu | Local Wine on Tap | Stylish Design with Reclaimed Materials | Custom Cocktails
Weekday breakfast: housemade gravlax on a bagel with red onion, capers, and cream cheese
Weekend brunch: chorizo scramble
Lunch: grilled-pork bánh mì
Snack: house-pickled vegetables, or Rocky Point oysters
Dinner: charcuterie platter, followed by oxtail poutine or butternut-squash risotto with kale
Cocktail: Ginger Greyhound with Rain organic vodka, grapefruit juice, and a float of ginger beer
Vocab Lesson: Sit and stay a while—"chop bar" is not another term for a steak house, but rather, a West African slang term for the type of roadside eatery that doubles as a neighborhood hangout.
When to Visit: In the summer or fall for the annual pig roast.
The ingredients: From seafood to bread to coffee to wine, everything comes from nearby. At Chop Bar, if it's not housemade, it's from a local farm, creamery, bakery, or roaster.
The artwork: Every piece on the wall is an original, and it comes from the hands of an artist in the community.
The impact: When you purchase an organic cotton Chop Bar T-shirt, all proceeds go to support Oakland schools.
One Check, Please! Bay Area reviewer was initially drawn in by the extensive, local wine list, and raved, "If I lived in a loft around the corner I would probably be at Chop Bar night and day." Another praised the atmosphere and said, "The cocktails are a must," while the final reviewer
described the environment as "cozy" and the cuisine as "comfort food at its best."
SF Gate called Chop Bar "communal," "refined," and "comforting yet casual," lauding the signature burger and the oxtail poutine in particular.
SF Gate, in a review titled "Chop Bar is a Treat in Jack London Square," said, "The wait staff is a combination of laid back and attentive. The chatter and eclectic music layer in a warm vibe. It's inviting. It's comfortable. And it's got style … But the best part is the food is good, too."
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Check out the state's science, history, and art at the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak Street), located just a 10-minute walk away.
After: Catch a new flick at Regal Jack London Stadium 9 (100 Washington Street).
Five Myths Dispelled at Urban Legends Cellars
Urban Legends Cellars operate in a pretty unlikely location for a winery: a former industrial building that sits right on the water. The Oakland winemakers work far from arable soil, but that doesn’t deter them. In fact, it spurs them on in their mission to dispel some of the myths and legends about what good wine is, and where it comes from. Below are five common fallacies about winemaking that the vintners Urban Legends are shattering:
Wine must be made next to the vine its grapes grow on. While there’s something to be said for freshness, local soil can be as limiting as it is liberating. Grapes that grow well in one place may not thrive in another, and vice versa. Working outside the bounds of wine country, Urban Cellars’ team gets their grapes wherever they please, and always from a region that produces particularly fine specimens.
Winemakers should focus on a single grape. It’s true that, given different seasons, soils, and fermentation methods, a single grape can produce a myriad of complex, nuanced flavors. This explains why many winemakers prefer to take a limited focus. That being said, it’s untrue that a broad approach that ropes in multiple grapes diminishes the quality of the winery’s final products. Urban Legends’ producers prove that, working with a variety of grapes seasonally to produce a wide and diverse range of wines that all taste good.
Innovation has no place amongst fine wines. As far as being a wine-producing nation, America is a youngster. That may explain why some U.S. winemakers aren’t as tied to tradition as their European or Spanish counterparts are. That’s certainly the case for the folks at Urban Legends Cellars, who are constantly experimenting. By placing flavor above history, they’re able to produce some truly unusual and exciting wines.
A rose can’t be complex. Oft reviled and dismissed, rose has made quite the comeback in recent years, going from a sickly-sweet soda pop equivalent to something at once dry and refreshing. Part and parcel of this revolution is Urban Legends Cellars’ Rosata di Barbera. It pays homage to its fruity forebears with a sweet nose, but boasts a smooth body with a citristy finish that doesn’t overwhelm the palate.
Rieslings must be sweet. Another varietal known for its sweetness, Rieslings also get a bad rep. The team at Urban Legends seeks to change that, constantly sampling their Rieslings throughout fermentation to catch it at the exact moment when sweetness and acidity come into perfect balance. When they taste what they’re looking for, they immediately chill the whole batch, putting a halt to the fermentation process. The whole operation has to move pretty quickly, and requires confident, experienced hands and palates to pull off.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Cocktail enthusiasts will be happy to know that Farmstead Cheeses and Wines has affordable and tasty liquor and spirit options.
Pick up some noodles from Farmstead Cheeses and Wines and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Farmstead Cheeses and Wines and feel energized all day.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
You'll definitely not want to miss the terrific vinegar and oil deals available at this location. You'll find top notch ingredients to transform your cooking when you stop in here.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Farmstead Cheeses and Wines serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
The best kept dinner secret is available here when you take advantage of the convenience of adding frozen food to your diet.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Farmstead Cheeses and Wines.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Farmstead Cheeses and Wines.
When you have little time to prep lunch or dinner, cook up some canned goods from here and have a meal done in no time.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Spice up your look with a new set of specs — this store has plenty of great glasses whether or not you need them.
Browse a variety of trendy sunglasses here and pick out the perfect pair to match your personal style.
When your eyes start acting up, gain some perspective at this store.
Whether you're near-sighted or far-sighted, this store will prepare the perfect contacts for your eyes.
Have a prescription? Dress up your eyes with a new pair of glasses from this store.
If you prefer to commute by car, take advantage of the many parking options in the area.