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Old Oakland was the central depot for the first Transcontinental railway linking California to the eastern states in the late 1860s. This area was where visitors stayed when they traveled on the railroad, and it offered hotels, restaurants, barber shops, drug stores and other services for travelers.

Piedmont Avenue offers great restaurants, unique shopping and historic attractions to visitors and locals. From designer vintage clothing, to home antiques, the neighborhood is filled with one-of-akind shops and boutiques. 

Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood is in the northeast area of Lake Merritt, named after the communities of Grand and Lakeshore Avenues. There is plenty of shopping and restaurants in the area for visitors and families. With great outdoor space around Lake Merritt, the neighborhood is perfect for weekend gatherings and activities. 

For the first time ever, Foodbeast's ultimate noodle festival Noods Noods Noods presented by NISSIN Original Cup Noodles, is hitting the Bay Area on April 7, 2018. Hosted at the all-new Esports Arena Oakland in Jack London Square, this food-lovers event will feature some of the craziest, Asian-inspired eats, alongside competitive video game action.

The inspired dishes at Noods are promised to be nothing short of Instagram-worthy and mind-blowing. The event will host a variety of Bay Area restaurant vendors, each supplying exclusive Asian-inspired and/or noodle-filled comfort-food items. Now, without further ado, here are three of the craziest dishes you'll find using noodles, all created by Oakland restaurants participating in Noods... 

Women in Oakland are making moves! Women's History Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs, listed in alphabetical order, have inspired women from Oakland and beyond, by being an example of excellence in the business industry. 

Another Oakland Restaurant Week has been and gone with thousands of meals devoured at Oakland restaurants. From seafood, to Arab street food, to California favorites, to Mexican mole and margaritas, to Thai soul food, to spicy Indian fusion, to Italian classics and more! We asked diners to post their favorite feasts on Instagram, and here's some of the dishes we found.