As we look forward to our third summer on Fortieth Street, we can’t help but note that some things here have stayed the same, while others continue to change. You can still drink your Subrosa coffee and window shop for toilets at Moran Supply across the street, while electric riffs ring out from Broken Guitars next door. Just like previous summers, our rosé section is overflowing with goodies, and the liters of Austrian Gruner are flying from the refrigerator. And the punk kids of 1-2-3-4 GO Records are keeping it real, ensuring there’s never a dull moment on the block, maintaining the edge. Again, I’ve got my tomato plants on the roof, and we’re planning an outdoor Artisan Flea market for June 22nd and a rocking Block Party in July.
Tacos Oscar has hit their stride, serving up fresh tacos and tortas Thursdays through Mondays from 5 to 10pm; any denizen will tell you - the seasonal veggie specials are never disappointing and often downright revelatory. We were sad to say goodbye to Manifesto Bicycles, but happy to welcome Jaime of Dandelion Post, with her stylish selection of goods from local, socially conscious, and independent designers. And our friends at Umami Mart have moved from Old Oakland to their new spot on Broadway, just around the corner from another great addition to the neighborhood, Bernal Cutlery, where you can get a sharp new tool, or have your own sharpened.
And of course, we’ve got the same old Daniel, Max, and Jessie here at Oakland Yard, but you’ll also notice a few new faces behind the bar and on the sales floor in the coming weeks, and we hope you’ll welcome Meredith, Anna and Monique with the same smiles, jokes, digs, laughter and kindness that you’ve reliably brought to the rest of us every day for the last two and a half years. Here’s to many more!
TONIGHT: Thursday Night Flights: Argentine reds and French whites. Malbec, Mission, Bonarda, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Melon de Bourgogne. Flights $12 from 5-9 and wines by the glass until 9pm.
SATURDAY 6/1: PINOT NOIR ROSÉ Flights: All Dry and delicious, pink wines from France & Germany. $15 tasting flights from 2-6 and wines by the glass until 9pm.
SUNDAY 6/2: MARITIME Tasting Flights - Red, White, & Rosé - with special guest Megan Hughes, and WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY. Flights $15 from 2-6 and wines by the glass until 8pm.