Old Oakland

We made a fun little discovery last weekend. We decided to try a gastropub in Oakland that specializes in our favorite, Belgian beers. It’s called The Trappist, and if you are a beer snob, a foodie, or both, you will love it.

I had a Rodenbach grand cru, which I can never remember the name of, and a tasty pastrami sandwich. Mike tried the sausages with potato salad and red cabbage. My favorite part, though, was the sampling of pickled green beans. Usually when people make their own pickles I find them kind of meh, but these were phenomenal.

Actually, the best part of going there was discovering the neighborhood of Old Oakland.

It is just the cutest shopping and restaurant district. I can’t believe we didn’t even know it was there. And I can’t wait to go back and try some of the other restaurants there.