Are Oakland's 2014 Mayoral Candidates "Staying Honest"?

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Happy 2014, Oakland! 2013 was a full of exciting happenings and has set the city up for a spectacular 2014.

While most of the events were positive, Oakland did have its fair share of negative instances and publicity. And with 2014 as an election year for the city's Mayor, the candidates will have to be very clear about what they bring to the table and how they will continue to help Oakland in its positive direction.

As a newcomer to the community, I have a lot to learn about Oakland. I am very vested in the success of Oakland and how its political landscape affects my business. Needless to say I've been doing a lot of research on previous elections and the upcoming race.  And where do I go first?

Social media. Of course. And before I check others' commentary and blogs, I want to know a little bit about the politicians' and their respective stances. I'm a millennial, so websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages are my preferred sources of content. And apparently, this isn't as uncommon as you may (or may not) think.

According to the Social Politician, Kevin L. Nichols, taking the time to create your online presence is crucial to a politician's success.

Social media marketing, branding, strategy, and messaging (“social politics”) are indispensable components of running a successful campaign.  Social politics allow you to interact with potential voters, engage with supporters, publicize events that you will either attend or host, and raise money like never before.- Kevin L. Nichols

Kevin L. Nichols, The Politician Social 

Kevin L. Nichols, The Politician Social 

And that's what Nichols does. He helps politicians with their branding and "keeping them honest" to their supporters. He has worked with President Obama, Senator Cory A. Booker (New Jersey) and Mayor Kasim Reed (Atlanta). After I checked out Oakland's candidates social media presence, I had the opportunity to catch up with Nichols about his advice to the candidates and any individual running for political office. His #1 piece of advice is to take the time and necessary front end investment to develop your social media presence.

Candidates don't always have to to be in the fore front. A lot of it can be done on the social media side. Hashtagging and being responsive is key to generating support and to keep the conversation going. As well as addressing any misconceptions or issues. Its a way for supporters, and potential supporters, to remain informed. And all it takes is a clear and thoughtful approach on the front end. 

So, Oakland. What do you think of our candidates presence online? Do you feel like you know what they stand for and can hold them accountable? Are they responsive and accessible on Facebook and Twitter? Check out the candidates' links below and let me know!

Mayor Jean Quan: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Libby Schaaf: Website,  Facebook, Twitter

Bryan Parker: Website, Facebook, Twitter

Joe Tuman:  Website, Facebook, Twitter

Dan Siegel: Website, Facebook

 

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

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Oakland Restaurant Week

I.AM.SO.FREAKIN.EXCITED.

Oakland has hands down the BEST selection of restaurants and this week, you'll be able to try many of their fabulous dishes at a fraction of the price.

The annual event is in its fourth year and hosted by Visit Oakland. For more information and a list of locations, visit their site HERE.

I would definitely recommend visiting Spice Monkey, Forge, Lungomare, Nido, Pican, Mua...ok, basically everywhere.

Oh, and check below for what my two fave foodie bloggers had to say about their top picks. 

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East Bay Dish

It’s that time again… With over 50 restaurants offering $20, $30 and $40 prix fixe menus, there are lots of opportunities for discounted deliciousness during Oakland Restaurant Week.  It’s the perfect time to go back to your favorite restaurant or check out the new place you’ve had your eye on. Some deals are good and some are really good. The restaurants that caught my eye includeJuhu Beach Club (4 courses, including Chicken Curry for $30), Bellanico (4 courses, including Grana Padano Sformato for $30), Marzano on Park (3 courses, including Tuscan Kale Pizza for $20). @eastbaydish

Fri, 1/17 – Sun, 1/26

 

Diablo Magazine

Oakland Restaurant Week is kicking off Friday, January 17. It’ll last for ten days, bringing special prix fixe dinners and lunches for $20, $30, and $40 at more than 50 restaurants in Oak-town’s hopping dining scene. A few items that caught my eye: salad, small deep dish, and a brownie sundae at The Star on Grand for $30; a cocktail and salumi platter for $20 at Adesso on Piedmont Avenue; chicken tortilla soup, enchiladas mole, and churros at Rumbo al Sur in Glenview for $30. @diablodish

 

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). 

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Hot Oakland Spots to Catch the NFL Playoffs

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Well, one of the most wonderful times. The NFL Playoff season kicked off last weekend and I CAN.NOT.WAIT for this weekend's games.

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Living in the Bay Area, I am happy to support the 49ers. But as a former Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader, I will ALWAYS BLEED BLUE!

If you're in Oakland and looking for a hot spot to catch the game, check out these fabulous places to get drinks, food and watch the game on the big screen!

 

Peach Cobbler Martini- Halftime Sports Bar

Peach Cobbler Martini- Halftime Sports Bar

Halftime Sports Bar- 316 14th Street. First of all, they have a Peach Cobbler Martini.  Need I say more? With nearly 10 flatscreens, tasty and affordable food and drinks, and A+ service, Halftime is one of my fave places to check out the game with a few friends. Warning- be sure to get there at least 30 minutes early to make sure you get a seat!

 

 

The New Parkway- 474 24th Street. By far, one of the chillest pubs I have ever been to. It's a community-centered cinema/pub in Uptown full with comfy couches and tables for seating. On game day, they sell tickets for $6. No cocktails :( But, they do have a fabulous housemade sangria, popcorn and the friendliest staff.

Popcorn, beer and Sangria at The New Parkway. My boyfriend was all smiles at the beginning. Sorry Packers fans!

Popcorn, beer and Sangria at The New Parkway. My boyfriend was all smiles at the beginning. Sorry Packers fans!

George & Walt's- 5445 College Ave. Ok, so this is a Packers bar. BUT, everyone in the Rockridge area seems to love it. You can't go wrong with a juke box and full bar! I haven't visited yet, but will check it out during this playoff season. If you go, let me know what you think!

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). 

For feature opportunities contact [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

Shop Local for New Year's Eve!

Parties, champagne, sparkly dresses,stunning jewelry...

Black Dress. $40. Sway Boutique. 3359 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA.

Black Dress. $40. Sway Boutique. 3359 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA.

 

 

 

Sounds like New Year's Eve is right around the corner! Before you hit the big box stores across the Bay for your shopping needs, be sure to check out your local merchants this weekend. They have some fabulous options for you to look your very best.

 

Check out some options below and be sure to hover over the image to see where you can buy it!

 

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). Want to know more about Oakland happenings? Sign up for my newsletter, HERE!

 

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Oakland Chamber's Annual Holiday Party

2013 was an amazing year for Oakland. And the anticipation for 2014 is undeniable. The Oakland Chamber has been a major part of the city's success and hundreds came out to the Oakland Chamber's Annual Holiday Mixer in support. CFO and Board Member of the Prescott Joseph Center, Chadwick Spell,  former Councilmember  Ignacio De La Fuente, Aurice Guyton of Aurice Guyton Events were all in attendance for the grand affair that attracts 250+ members of the Oakland business community.

The event was held at the fabulous Claremont Resort this past Thursday evening. Ivette Torres and Nikki Mendez, the Chamber's Marketing and Membership Director respectively, worked tirelessly to put together a spectacular event and graciously hosted each and every guest who attended.

 

Me with Chadwick Spell, Oakland Chamber Ambassador and CFO-Board Member of Prescott Joseph Center of Community Enhancement

Me with Chadwick Spell, Oakland Chamber Ambassador and CFO-Board Member of Prescott Joseph Center of Community Enhancement

The yearly event is always the biggest and best After 5 Reception for Oakland's business community, but this year was even more special as it was also a Retirement Celebration for the Chamber's CEO, Joseph J. Haraburda.  After serving 17 years with the Chamber, Mr. Haraburda announced that he will be pursuing other passions beginning in 2014. The poignant speech shared with the crowd exemplified his love for Oakland and the hugely positive impact he has had upon the community.

Joseph J. Harabuda, CEO of the Oakland Chamber for 17 years

Joseph J. Harabuda, CEO of the Oakland Chamber for 17 years

Oakland Chamber Holiday Party 2013

Oakland Chamber Holiday Party 2013

Once the toast and speeches had concluded, the spirit that is oh so true to Oakland sparkled! The music was turned up, the dance floor opened, the photo booth was brought out and people began to gather and exchange ideas, goals and dreams. Shannon Predder, Oakland Board Director and CEO of Brand Creative , Tara Johnson, CEO of  DIVAS with SOL, and Rene Sanchez, principal of Ellenberger Sanchez Architects all shared their respective company's focus for 2014 and their excitement for Oakland's future. 

Board of Directors- Stanley P. Herbert III and Shannon Pedder (Chair of the Board)

Board of Directors- Stanley P. Herbert III and Shannon Pedder (Chair of the Board)

Tara Johnson, Oakland Chamber Ambassador and CEO of DIVAS with SOL, with her husband

Tara Johnson, Oakland Chamber Ambassador and CEO of DIVAS with SOL, with her husband

Then the delectable desserts came out and another round of bubbly was served. Dale Marie Golden MacDonald, the fabulous Vice President of Torrey Pines Bank, promptly hit the dance floor with her husband, the lovely ladies of Visit Oakland posed for photos and people lined up to take goofy pics at the photo booth.

Because that's what we do in Oakland. We eat. We play. We work. Together.

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). 

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Oakland's Plans for 2014 Revealed at Private Event

J Lohr Chardonnay. Decadent gumbo. Light laughter. Sparkling energy.

 

The high energy in the room was undeniable as the attendees gathered into the posh, yet inclusive,  Picán Restaurant. Picán never ceases to impress its guests; and with the movers and shakers of the Oakland business world in attendance, yesterday's private event was no exception.

Gumbo at Pican Restaurant

Gumbo at Pican Restaurant

Politicians and policy influencers, Mayor Jean Quan, District 3 Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland Business Development Center's (OBDC) President Jacob Singer, Lake Merritt/Uptown District Manager Steve Snider. Business owners, Cortt Dunlap of Awaken Cafe, the founders of HUB Oakland, Amy and Chris Hillyard of Farley's Coffee, and other key players in the development of Oakland's economy, came out to hear  the results of OBDC's research about the Broadway Corridor.

OBDC Board Member, Wendell Jones II, moderated the event as policy makers and entrepreneurs took to the stage to announce the exciting opportunities on the horizon for one of Oakland's most profitable areas.

The Broadway Corridor

The Broadway Corridor

The Broadway Corridor is the commercial and cultural heart of the East Bay. It spans 3.25 miles from Jack London Square to the base of the Oakland Hills. The area has experienced a resurgence of activity, largely due in part to a $200,000 contribution from the Citi Community Development Center. In partnership with OBDC, HUD Section 108 Business Loans, and the SBA Community Advantage Loan program, the area has seen the creation of 300 new jobs and 30 new businesses.

Over the past 18 months, $4 million in small business loans have been originated. Another $11 million will be available for the continuation of the program over the next two years.

OBDC shared the results of their research to determine which steps should be taken in order to take the area to the next step. The influx of "young urbanites," between the ages of 20-30, with a love for fabulous food establishments and engaging cultural entertainment options, has helped to propel the businesses to wild success. The area is also home to one of the largest Auto Rows in the city, which has aided the increase in revenues.

However, there is still a lot of work to do. While the official unemployment rate for Oakland stands at 14.4%, the rate for low-to-moderate income community members is a troubling 30%. With the lack of major retailers in the area, local businesses and families seeking employment suffer. And although the auto dealerships have rebounded back from the recession, their lack of visibility from the freeway continues to hinder their earning potential.  OBDC and the District addressed their plans to help change these current situations.

Lynette Gibson McElhaney- Councilmember District 3, Oakland

Lynette Gibson McElhaney- Councilmember District 3, Oakland

The dynamic District 3 Councilmember, Lynette Gibson McElhaney, spoke about how she is proud of the success of the Broadway Corridor and is excited for its future. A place where people of all walks of life can feel comfortable, welcomed and a part of the prosperous community.

OBDC, which has successfully funded hundreds of loans over the last decade, will be at the forefront of this renaissance. Continuing to work with policy makers, OBDC is known for making the dreams of entrepreneurs come true.

In fact, the very resturant that hosted the affair benefitted from OBDC. The always dapper and exceptionally gracious, Micheal Leblanc, was a "corporate guy" with "no restaurant experience and no chef" when he dreamt up the idea of Picán; an upscale California infused Southern restaurant. OBDC took a risk and assisted Leblanc with securing the funds needed to launch the establishment.

Five years later, Picán is now the highlight of the Broadway Corridor's Uptown cultural district and a trendy spot for power lunches and fine dining. And the location chosen to host the announcement of BIG news for Oakland's bright future.

The results from OBDC's research can be found HERE

Broadway Corridor at Pican

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

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20 Things to Do in Oakland During the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And Oakland has plenty of events for the young, the young at heart, the athletic and the grown and sexy. Read below for 20 fun activities to do this holiday season in one of America's hippest neighborhoods.  (Huffington Post

*Please note events are from December 6-30.*

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  1. December 6th- First Friday. A monthly event full of interactive art, music and culture attracted over 10,000 people in November. Held along Telegraph from West Grand Ave to 27th, this month's festivities is sure to have some holiday flair.
  2. December 6th- Holiday Tree Lighting in Jack London. To kick off the following day's parade, Radio Disney will host the annual tree lighting in Jack London from 5:00-7:30p.
  3. December 6th- Holiday Pop Up. Sponsored by Nneka, In the Black and Oakland Grown, the 4th Annual Holiday Pop Up is a great spot to shop locally for the holiday season.
  4. December 7th- Annual Holiday Parade. It's the highly anticipated 14th annual America's Children's Holiday Parade! Beginning at 2:00p, the March will begin at 11th and Clay.  Featuring pop artist Veronica Powers, 40 children's characters, over 20 high school bands, it's an event that the whole family can enjoy.
  5. December 7th- Dimond Winterfest. From 10a-4p, there will be tap dance and singing performances, free arts and crafts, a visit from Santa and plenty of shopping to be had. Visit www.shopdimond.com  for more information.
  6. December 7th and 8th- Annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk. The 8th annual open studio event features 50 artists and food trucks. Visit www.jingletown.org for more information.
  7. December 7th- Holiday HulaHoopland. Get Your Hula Hoop dance ON at Hipline's Studio from 3-5p. No experience needed. Click HERE for more information. 
  8. Holiday Lights by the Bay- December 13th at 7p and December 15th at 1p. For $10 (general, children and seniors are $5), you can see a fabulous 90 minute ice skating performance by elite competitors at the Oakland Ice Center. 
  9. December 13- Pirates vs. Ninjas Bike Ride. Join the East Bay Bike Coalition and over 1000 bikers for their monthly ride. It starts at 7:30p at Rockridge BART. Click HERE for deets.
  10. December 14th and 15th -The Crucible's Gifty at 6p. FREE. Fiery performances and an awesome maze of vendors to further indulge your holiday shopping at the Bay Area's most unusual holiday event. Visit thecrucible.org/events.
  11. Oakland Ice Center Sessions- Caught the show and now want to try your hand ice skating? The Ice Center will be hosting Ice Sessions through January 4th for under $10/session. Visit their website for more information. 
  12. Zoolights- for the young, and young at heart, head over to the Zoo for a fun lightshow at the Oakland Zoo. For $8 (general admission, $7 for children/seniors),  you can enjoy candy themed rides and a nighttime adventure on the Outback Express train. 
  13. The Nutcracker- Head over to the Paramount Theater for an amazing performance by the Oakland Ballet. Tickets range from $20-$59.50. For dates and times, click HERE.
  14. George Lopez- Looking for a night of laughs? Also at the Paramount, George Lopez will hit the stage on 12/28. Tickets range from $42.50-$66.50.
  15. Tony! Toni! Toné!- Get your Grown and Sexy on at Yoshi's with a performance that is guaranteed to be amazing. Tickets range from $34-$39. Click HERE for more info. 
  16. Friday Nights at Oakland Museum- every Friday this month, visit the Oakland Museum from 5-9p to enjoy tasty cuisine from Off the Grid and delicious California Beer. 
  17. December 21- Oakland Holiday Lights Ride. Another fabulous ride put on by the EBBC in partnership with the Original Scraper Bike Team. Meet at El ColectiVelo Bike Shop at 5p. Click HERE for more info.
  18. Holiday Caroling at Lake Merritt- grab some hot cider and cookies, and take a voyage around Lake Merritt on your water sleigh. Visit their website for more information.  
  19. California Revels Performance- celebrate joy and good cheer at the 28th annual performance at the Scottish Rite Theater. Tickets range from $20-$55. http://californiarevels.org/
  20. Volunteer at the Alameda County Food Bank- The holidays are a time to enjoy festivities with loved ones and to give back to the community. Consider starting a virtual food drive to help our Food Bank serve those in our community. For every $1 donated, $4 worth of food is given to a neighbor in need. Click HERE for more information. 

For more events and activities, be sure to check out Visit Oakland.

*MUAH*

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Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). 

For feature opportunities contact [email protected] 

Ideas for Thanksgiving & Hanukkah in Oakland

I had the pleasure of catching up with the fabulous Christina Mitchell, the brains, beauty and foodie genius behind East Bay Dish. Below are her suggestions for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in Oakland. For the full post, click HERE.

Last week, I gave you seven ideas for Thanksgivukkah dinner at home. But what if you don’t feel like cooking? There are still plenty of restaurants taking reservations on Open Table, but you should start making plans now. Here are some options for different budgets:

 

Grand Lake Kitchen. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

Grand Lake Kitchen. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

I was invited to Hanukkah Dinner last year at Grand Lake Kitchen and it was both delicious and satisfying. A few of the same dishes will be served along with some surprises on the a la carte menu: Matzoh Ball Soup, Latkes with Creme Fraiche and Jean’s Applesauce, Arctic Char Crudo (with Arugula, Fried Sweet Potato, Capers, Truffle), Roasted Bone Marrow (Castelvetrano Olives, Preserved Lemon, Parsley, Crostini), Artichokes (Gribiche, Crispy Fish Skin) and Brisket (with Mashed Potatoes, Root Vegetables, Horseradish).

576 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

510-922-9582

Wed, 11/28, Fri, 11/28 – Mon, 12/2, Wed, 12/4, 5pm

 

Souley Vegan. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

Souley Vegan. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

Souley Vegan is hosting a Champagne Brunch Holiday Buffet on Thanksgiving. I am definitely an omnivore, but when Tina Tamale introduced me to her favorites last summer, the food was flavorful, comforting and satisfying. The buffet sounds like a great opportunity to taste lots of different dishes: Southern Fried Tofu, Mom’s Dressing, Herb Mashed potatoes, Blueberry Waffles, Baked Mac n Cheesezzz, Bomb Black Eyed Pea Salad, Pumpkin cheesecake topped with warm caramel sauce, Chocolate Pudding Topped with Cinnamon Glazed Apples and Mimosas

301 Broadway, Oakland

510-922-1615

Thurs, 11/28, 11am – 5pm

$30

Lungomare’s chef Craig DiFonzo is offering an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving menu, which features House-Smoked Turkey Breast with Confit of Leg and Dry Aged Rib Eye. Sides like Chanterelle, Hazelnut and Green Apple Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter, Almonds and Marsala, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tessa and Fresh Cranberry Sauce will be served family style. Chocolate Budino and Quince and Apple Crostada are offered for dessert.

1 Broadway, Oakland

510-444-7171

Thurs, 11/28, 12 – 8pm

$45, $20 for kids under 12

Lungomare. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

Lungomare. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

You can check out Pican‘s 4 course “Thanksgiving with a Drawl.” They’ll have traditional dishes with a Southern twist including Cornmeal Fried Oysters, Bayou Classic Turkey Roulade and Banana Puddin’.

2295 Broadway, Oakland

510-834-1000

Pican. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

Pican. Photo by Christina Mitchell (East Bay Dish)

Thurs, 11/28, 1 – 4:30pm

$65, $25 for children 12 and under

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). 

For feature opportunities contact [email protected] 

Moroccan Spices and Love: This Year's Day of Giving Inspiration at Spice Monkey

Thanksgiving. A day of giving thanks over delicious food and with family. But for so many that have relocated to Oakland, family may be far far away and your community is now your group of loved ones to break bread. 

That's why Kanitha Matoury, originally from Cambodia and owner of the fabulous Spice Monkey, developed the "Day of Giving" at her restaurant. 

Spice Monkey Restaurant

Spice Monkey Restaurant

Patrons bring 14 cans/food items to donate to the Alameda County Community Food Bank in exchange for a mouth watering cuisine made with love and Kanitha's exquisite homemade spices.

Last year, Spice Monkey raised 1,300 pounds of food and their goal this year is 1,500 pounds. 

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Every year, the tables are set family style and everything is volunteer based. From the chefs, to the meat carvers to the bussers. Everyone pitches in to share their love with the community. Last year was Spanish themed and this year's inspiration will be the Moroccan culture and food. Showcasing colorful signature spices like cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.

Moroccan Inspired Dishes (dishes are not from Spice Monkey)

Moroccan Inspired Dishes (dishes are not from Spice Monkey)

Vibrant and beautiful. A night full of love, community, giving and amazing food. 

Because that's how we do it in Oakland.

Join the fun and RSVP for a spot. The deadline is Tuesday, November 26. Click HERE for details. If you're looking to volunteer, email: [email protected]

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is an Oakland Socialite and the Director of Publicity for the Oakland Chamber's Young Professionals Committee. She is the founder of EmeryCloud, a global financial management consultancy based in Oakland and committed to seeing Oakland's businesses succeed.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@MissDanetha) and Instagram (@MissDanetha). 

For feature opportunities contact [email protected]