Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Weekend Eats & Drinks 5/11/11

Start your morning with free waffles at the downtown Berkeley bike station Thursday. As part of Bike to Work Day, the station will offer free waffles and toppings to the first couple hundred people who park their bikes there. The station opens at 7 A.M., and parking is free until 8 P.M.

If you commute via ferry, stop by the energizer station in Jack London Square for a free gift bag and refreshments.

On Friday, wash away the bad luck of the 13th with a free wine tasting by R&B Cellars at Miss Pearl's Jam House in Jack London Square from 5 to 6 P.M.

If wine's not your thing, head to Trumer brewery in Berkeley for bike-in movie night Friday at 7:30 P.M. $5 gets you free brewery tours, popcorn, beer tastings, raffle tickets and an outdoor screening of bike-centric movies, With My Own Two Wheels and a couple short films. Proceeds go to the East Bay Bike Coalition. Don't forget the FM radio if you want to hear the films.

From Friday through Sunday, head to the Oakland Hills for the annual Greek festival. Enjoy Greek treats made by local Greek families while perusing crafts or listening to live Greek bands. Admission is $6, but get $1 off from the website. Children under 12 are free.

Also Sunday, Oakland's Chop Bar holds its monthly whole pig roast from 5 to 8 P.M. Tickets are $20 and include sides, usually veggies and salads, with $3 beer specials.

Bike to Work Day
2208 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(510) 548-7433

Miss Pearl's Jam House
1 Broadway, Oakland
(510) 444-7171

Trumer Brauerei
1404 4th St., Berkeley
(510) 526-1160

Greek festival
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension
4700 Lincoln Ave, Oakland
(510) 531-3400

Chop Bar
247 4th St # 111, Oakland
(510) 834-2467

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