Welcome To Oakland
I'm frequently asked which city had the best food, and I think I’m going to have to give it to Oakland. Everything about it was up my alley, from the flavors and executions to the overall hospitality and up-and-coming mentality and vibe. The food was consistent across the board, with not a single restaurant visited serving less than great plates (can't forget to mention that the party atmosphere was fun, too!).
Where I Ate
Dragon Gate Bar and Grille: The people here were amazing, they definitely won't fail to put you in a great mood! Owner and chef Johnny Chang served great hospitality, and cooked even better food. It was a super fun environment - don't hesitate to check out the karaoke rooms!
Three Cup Chicken: Three Cup Sauce Young Chicken Cooked in Iron Pot Black Pepper Shrimp
My Oakland Tip
Overall, this city has the best of both the historic and modern worlds. Check out it's growing arts and entertainment scenes, or get outside by enjoying recreational activities like hiking, sailing and biking. Definitely stay near the water to get great views of San Francisco and the Bay Area, and make sure to visit Berkeley as well as the surrounding wine country!
My Oakland Anthem
Tupac ft. Snoop Dogg - 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
Oakland Restaurant Week with Dragon Gate is YOUR opportunity to experience the trendy culinary scene everyone is talking about. For 10 days (January 11th - 20th, 2019), we will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40, and $50 prix fixe price points. That’s two weekends of awesome deals to feed your inner foodie with authentic Taiwanese street food!
Dragon Gate partnered with FoodBeast & Hidden Valley Ranch’s Coast to Coast Tour for September 2019 and crafted a ranch infused menu! We featured 3 additional Ranch Inspired dishes. Night Market Roll is an double wrapped egg roll with nori, stuffed with shrimp, applewood bacon, avocado, asparagus, and cream cheese, served with a Yin Yang dipping sauce of Hidden Valley Ranch & mustard. Dragon’s Summer Cup is a cucumber and mango tossed with HVR, served in a iceberg lettuce cup, topped with popcorn shrimp, and sriracha drizzle. Liang Mien Ranch Cold Noods is our chilled egg noods topped with julienned tamago, English cucumbers, carrots, and mushrooms, topped with bonito and nori flakes, green onions, dusted chili powder, finally sauced HVR and dashi soy. Our 5 Spiced Ranch Wings with Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning was the chosen item for the month and is now a resident on our newest menu! #coasttocoastranchtour #HVR #HiddenValleyRanch
In collaboration with FoodBeast & SPAM for August 2018, Dragon Gate created two SPAM infused dishes: Shrimp, Pineapple, Black Pepper SPAM Fried Rice and Garlic SPAM Oyster Omelet #SPAMRestaurantMonth #SPAMBrand #FOODBEASTApprovedv
FOODBEAST's Noods Noods Noods Oakland, presented by Nissin Original Cup Noodles took place at E-Sports Arena. Local restauranteurs from around the Bay Area featured dozens of exclusive and world premiere food items, made exclusively for Noods Oakland. Dragon Gate Bar & Grille’s Pop Up Stations at Marketplace & VIP AYCE featured Spicy Formosa Beef Stew Noods, Cola Sha-Cha Beef Noods, Nood (Nude cuz the shrimp isn’t breaded) Garlicky Shrimp
Oakland celebrated its unique bar heritage and community during Oakland Cocktail Week, September 15-23, 2018. Over 40 participating bars and restaurants from Oakland, Alameda, and Emeryville have crafted cocktails to tell the stories of Oakland, offering them to cocktail enthusiasts inspired by the Town.
One of our four crafted cockails... "Birth of a Dragon" - Martell Blue Swift cognac, Jasmine green tea, dried sour plum, ginger, mint Bruce Lee "Li Xiaolong/Lei Siu Lung" loved to drink tea, which inspired this cocktail and tribute to him and his controversial match with Wong Jack Man in Oakland, 1964, in his martial arts studio, located by Oakland Tech. The Oakland School attracted cross-cultural, racial equity innovation to Bruce Lee, spreading his teachings to non-Asian students, which were denounced with traditional "gung fu" martial arts masters and teachers, ultimately setting up Lee's fight for the right to teach, making it his legacy to this day. Bruce Lee's favorite drink isn't just, "WAATAAAH!! (water)." It's tea!
Eat Real Fest, 9/22-Sunday, 9/24/17. Representing Dragon Gate, featured mixologist, Darlene crafted two signature cocktails, one using Hangar 1 Buddha's Hand Citrus & Mandarin Blossom & second cocktail will feature Suntory Whisky Toki.
“PLZ” in album name is “1 of 1”.
Fans everywhere are celebrating the fact that Ariel’s been part of our world for 30 years. How will you shell-abrate The Little Mermaid’s 30th anniversary?