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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Eat Hyperlocal in Oakland


4. Insider’s Tip

Gorge on complimentary cured meats, fresh pasta, and cheese at Adesso's happy hour.  

While Oakland's new restaurant scene can be pricey, high-end Italian spot Adesso offers the best happy-hour deal in the city. Order wine, beer, or a cocktail—the black lager from Oakland's Linden Street Brewery is a popular pick ($5)—and gorge on the free, unlimited smorgasbord of housemade salumi, locally sourced cheeses, deep-fried croquettes, and fresh pasta. It happens twice a day, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, then again from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 p.m. to midnight Thursday to Saturday.

Published on Sep 23, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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