Yelp East Bay’s Grand Olde Time

Last night amid a perfect, crisp evening, East Bay elites gathered for the classy, casual soiree at Oakland's Grand Tavern. In the outdoor patio, the famed local Linden Street Brewery served up pours of their ever popular Common Lager and roasty, light bodied black beer, the Burning Oak Black Lager. At the indoor bar, Frank, Temoor and Matt got shakey with their tins as they craftfully concocted Pisco Portón mixtures. The pineapple infused pisco punch hugged one end of the bar while elites got tipsy on the Pisco Flower, an elderflower, lemon juice and Rosé cocoction and the Lima Lima, a minty beverage that packed a Peruvian punch.

Guests also noshed on snacks including shots of asparagus and cauliflower soup, homemade potato chips, shrimp skewers and what might quite possibly be the most decadent dessert of all time: deep fried beer battered chocolate cake.
What better way to work off all of that delicious food and drink than to enjoy the crisp spring air on the outdoor patio while listening to a live band? Graham Patzner and Maddy wooed the crowd with their fiddle and ukelale skills.

Elites also played the scavenger hunt art card game, which had them searching for new friends in the crowd and asking them scintillating questions. Plus, a lucky winner took home a pair of tickets to the Jamaican Jerk Cook Off, benefiting the My Yute Soccer nonprofit. Read all the reviews here and make sure to check out the CatalepsicFox photos as well!

Until the Sunset Showdown,

Monica S