© Randall Michelson / The Fox Theater
Fox Theater Instead of vaudeville acts, this newly restored 1920s theater books indie bands like Vampire Weekend (thefoxoakland.com).
© Ed Anderson / Courtesy of Flora
Flora Across the street from the Fox, Flora combines a Prohibition-style cocktail list with only-in-California dishes like seared dayboat scallops with beets and kumquat relish, above. In June, Flora's owners will open Xolo nearby for taco loyalists (floraoakland.com). About a 10-minute walk from the Fox, Picán is famous for its three-day buttermilk fried chicken and 18-page bourbon list (picanrestaurant.com).
© Daici Ano / Courtesy of New People
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New People For Japanese-pop-culture fiends, this cinema and art gallery serves Blue Bottle Coffee and tasty bento boxes from Delica (newpeopleworld.com).