The book, "There Was A Fire Here," about the tragedy and how Nye and her family coped with their losses, has been described as a "searing memoir."
At Bourbon & Beef in Rockridge the food, décor and cocktails all come with a Latin flair. Ia tu salud!
Ms Barstool says sipping a Tipsy Turvy at the Tribune Tavern, an environment rich with local history, is a highly recommended way to spend an evening.
Ms Barstool finds that Prizefighter, located in what used to be known as Butchertown, fits right in with the industrial feel of the neighborhood.
What's in a name? At Build Pizzeria, a lot where cocktails are concerned. Satisfy your curiosity and your thirst.
Good cocktails, great views of Lake Merritt, and owners who are community conscious: Sidebar Oaktown offers a nice mix.
When Ms Barstool and a friend headed to The Paragon to sip cocktails while watching the sun set, it felt like a 'staycation.'
If, like Ms. Barstool, you've missed the bar at the back of pizzeria Boot & Shoe Service, hurry down to Grand Avenue to see creative cocktail making in action.
The menu offerings at Picán are described as “Southern Infused California Cuisine,” and that influence is present behind the bar as well, as Ms Barstool discovers.
In which Ms. Barstool, in an unprecedented move, visited Uptown Oakland's Hopscotch twice in one week.
Ms Barstool treated herself to an early holiday gift by sampling from the Twelve Cocktails of Christmas featured during December at Berkeley's FIVE Bistro & Bar.
The house favorite at Flora is a cocktail called Carter Beats the Devil. But Ms Barstool opted for the Airmail, which moves you from where you are to a mellower place, post haste.