Cerulean Hart at Penrose, 3311 Grand Ave., Oakland. Made with mezcal, rhum agricole, lime, pineapple gomme, grapefruit, ginger and Peychaud’s bitters

Cerulean Hart at Penrose, 3311 Grand Ave., Oakland. Made with mezcal, rhum agricole, lime, pineapple gomme, grapefruit, ginger and Peychaud’s bitters

White Stag at Penrose, 3311 Grand Ave., Oakland. Made with terroir gin, mezcal, vermouth blanc, lime, celery gomme & absinthe.

White Stag at Penrose, 3311 Grand Ave., Oakland. Made with terroir gin, mezcal, vermouth blanc, lime, celery gomme & absinthe.

Sit down and enjoy a tropical cocktail at Oakland’s newest bar, Longitude. The historic art deco building (and former home of Disco Volante) has been transformed into an exotic locale, with tiki-style accents and art from around the world. Take a trip thru the extensive collection of international rums and whiskeys while dining on assorted small plates, from a pupu platter to British pub fare (vegetarian options, too). Opens at 4pm on Friday, August 15th, 347 14th Street (at Webster). See you there!

Bang-Bang Berlioni cocktail at Bar Fauna, 1900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Made with Beefeater Gin, Cynar, and Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth.

Bang-Bang Berlioni cocktail at Bar Fauna, 1900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Made with Beefeater Gin, Cynar, and Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth.

Tokyo PO’Boy - Fried chicken sandwich with red cabbage slaw and house mayo served with house pickles at FuseBOX, 2311A Magnolia Street, Oakland, CA.

Tokyo PO’Boy - Fried chicken sandwich with red cabbage slaw and house mayo served with house pickles at FuseBOX, 2311A Magnolia Street, Oakland, CA.

Mekong Delta Noodle Soup - Hủ Tiếu Hải Sản at Tay Ho, 344 12th Street, Oakland.

Mekong Delta Noodle Soup - Hủ Tiếu Hải Sản at Tay Ho, 344 12th Street, Oakland.

Sweet Potato Fritters - Bánh tôm chiên khoai at Tay Ho, 344 12th Street, Oakland.

Sweet Potato Fritters - Bánh tôm chiên khoai at Tay Ho, 344 12th Street, Oakland.

A scoop of Citrus-Fennel Scream Sorbet at Eat Real Festival 2012, Oakland, CA.

A scoop of Citrus-Fennel Scream Sorbet at Eat Real Festival 2012, Oakland, CA.

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. Celebrate with a Chop Bar Burger, made with Fiscalini Cheddar, Preferred Meats ground chuck, bacon, avocado, heirloom tomato and aioli on an Acme Kaiser roll.

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. Celebrate with a Chop Bar Burger, made with Fiscalini Cheddar, Preferred Meats ground chuck, bacon, avocado, heirloom tomato and aioli on an Acme Kaiser roll.

It’s National Cheeseburger Day - another Oakland favorite, a Fiveten Burger cheeseburger with truffle fries (and a beer from Linden St. Brewery).

It’s National Cheeseburger Day - another Oakland favorite, a Fiveten Burger cheeseburger with truffle fries (and a beer from Linden St. Brewery).