Where in the World is The Hearty Serving: Oakland’s Eat Real Festival 2013

So, this post is ridiculously late but a few weeks ago The Hearty Serving went on a magnificent foodventure into the mysterious and faraway city of Oakland (it’s about 5 minutes away from where I live.)

Every year, Oakland puts on this awesome food truck and local restaurant festival right next to the water in the Jack London marina called the Eat Real Festival. It celebrates small town farms, urban ecology, fresh eating, and supporting local restaurants. This is often the chance for young entrepreneur to debut their fresh new food ideas and dishes to the masses for a full weekend (the event grosses somewhere close to 50,000 people every year across the span of the weekend.)

What’s the catch? Every dish has to be only $5. They can offer sides and drinks that might vary in price but the main dishes have to be only $5.

This year’s event was phenomenal. We made sure to partake in the local beers, cocktails, and even attended a bourbon tasting “experience” from veteran brand Four Roses.

Aside from battling the massive crowds, the event is a must for anyone in the area in September/October every year.

Hopefully, I’ll see you there next year.

Thanks and happy eats,

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