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Oakland From Home
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Q. If this were your last day on Earth, where in Oakland would you dine?
A. Grand Lake Kitchen – pastrami benedict is amazing!
Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland?
A. Lunch at Bakesale Betty’s and then across town for a stroll down Lakeshore with Colonial Donuts in hand
Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland?
A. Admiring the beauty of Preservation Park. The fountain in the summer is captivating!
Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
A. Hanging out at the Lake Merritt Famers Market or grabbing a mocha from Boot & Shoe
Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words?
A. Vibrant, Captivating, and Diverse
Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world?
A. Lake Tahoe is a family favorite but I’m saving my dollars for Greece!
Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink?
A. Paper Plane from Oeste Bar.
Q. What do you love about your job?
A. The opportunity to share the amazing and exciting parts of Oakland that I grew up with!
Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less.
Latina born in Oakland, raised in Maxwell Park, danced at Oakland Tech, glowed up and woke up at SJSU and returned home to eat, love and live.
Q. Best place to shop in Oakland?
E14 Gallery for unique art pieces rooted in Oakland culture.