More Than Just a Good Rolling Stones’ Song; Brown Sugar, SF Bay Area Day Trip to Oakland

Brown Sugar Oakland, CA & An Oakland Day-Trip Itinerary

• A Creative Soul Food breakfast joint so good that your old-school grandmother and your hipster cousin from LA can come together and love every minute of it.  A bonus is also the fact that you won’t feel greasy or smell like the fryer when you leave.  The décor is very modern and has an updated tasteful diner feeling with a brown sugar color palette all around you.

Brown Sugar offers such specialties as Cornmeal Waffles and Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Lime Slaw, Black-Eyed Pea Salad, Roast Pork Hash, and the Mac & Cheese.  You WILL wait in line to get a table at Brown Sugar because it is that popular even though it sits nearly by itself (at this point … hint, hint) in West Oakland.  You can watch the chef, Tanya Holland, prepare your food with precision alongside her other cooks in the kitchen.  I look forward to seeing the cook/chef who sports a green mohawk rockin’ out on the cooking channel with his own punk-rock palate show.

An Oakland Day Trip Itinerary – SF Bay Area Day Trip:

(Must go on a first Sunday of the month)

1st Stop Eat breakfast at Brown Sugar @ 8-10am

2nd Stop First Sunday of every month go to the Alameda Flea Market @ 10am-12pm

3rd Stop Go on a tour at Hangar One Distillery Tasting & Tour in Alameda @ 12noon – 6pm

  • Get Directions:
  • Taste Creatively-Crafted Flavored Vodkas, Absinthe, & Whiskey
  • Take a tour with the Vodka Vixen
  • You can bring a picnic lunch or snacks to eat out front on the picnic table and admire the view of SF from across the bay

4th Stop (if you have time and feel up for it) Oakland Museum of California Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

  • Get Directions:
  • Get an overview of CA history in this interactive exhibit
  • See artwork made by CA artists (historical to contemporary)
  • Great Dorothea Lange Archives of photographs from the 1930’s
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