Local Shoutout: Bar Dogwood

Hear ye, hear ye: looking for quality cured meats, delicious cocktails and spirits, and gourmet cheeses? Surprisingly, I found all three hidden in a little gem in Oakland: Bar Dogwood.

Right off of the busy streets Broadway and Telegraph, this little spot is worth the visit. Luckily, my friend and I made it over for a visit earlier in the evening so we managed to chat a bit with the bartender, but Yelp has it for a record that it gets pretty slammed as evenings go on and even worse to standing-room-only-sardine-squished-status on weekends. The Oaklanders like their cured meats!

We tried their combined meat and cheese plate, and although I’d wish the portions were bigger, it was enough to split nicely between two people. Next time you’re looking for a nice change of scene with a downtown, gourmet vibe, try this place out. You and your meat-enjoying tastebuds won’t regret it.

Thanks and happy eats,