July 2015 | DINING
247 4th Street
Number of years in Oakland: 10
Our newest restaurant, Calavera, will be offering regional Mexican food, utilizing the great ingredients of the Bay Area. We will also feature one of the largest Mezcal and Tequila selections in Oakland.
From Chris Pastena
Q: What inspired you to start your business?
My love of food!!
Q: Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business.
My thought is that we are not afraid to take chances and do things in an authentic manner.
Q: What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The people and the community support.
Q: What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Oaklandish, Brown Sugar Kitchen, The Hub, Numi Tea, Show and Tell, Dogwood, Boot and Shoe, Mad Oak, Lake Merritt Kitchen, Side Bar, Oaktown Spice.
Q: What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The lake and a diverse community!!