When: Sat., Sept. 19, 11 a.m. 2015
These days, Oakland’s Fruitvale district is practically synonymous with taco trucks and various other manifestations of delicious Mexican cuisine. Jay Porter, the proprietor of The Half Orange (3340 E. 12th St.), loves that part of Fruitvale’s food culture, but he also wanted his restaurant’s newly expanded patio to pay tribute to an earlier period of the neighborhood’s history, in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, when German immigrants opened a slew of lively beer gardens in the area. What Porter has thus dubbed the “Fruitvale Beer Garden at The Half Orange” will have its grand opening this Saturday. Beer lovers will have the opportunity to sample the restaurant’s newly expanded thirteen-tap draft beer selection and to watch sports on a big-screen TV from the forty-seat outdoor patio. To mark the occasion, all beers will be priced at $4.95 all day and night.