Bee's Knees Week Returns!

Bee's Knees Week Returns!

From September 24 - September 30, $1 from each delicious Bee's Knees cocktail featuring Barr Hill Gin and freshly harvested local honey from our Marketplace's rooftop hives will go to The Bee Cause Project to fund the installation of beehives at schools and organizations in communities across all 50 states. with the aim to inspire the next generation of beekeepers by offering the opportunity to participate in the secret life of bees.

Last year, over 350 bars and restaurants participated in Bee's Knees Week 2017. Thanks to our amazing customers, we collectively raised over $14,000 for 5 bee and pollinating organizations. Please join us this year so we can raise even more money to help save the bees!

learn more at: 
www.thebeecause.org

FIVE YEARS!!

FIVE YEARS!!

Hard to believe it but East End is turning FIVE! Yep, 5 years of making great food and drinks for really great people and keeping "under the radar" safe for those in the know. LET'S CELEBRATE!

On Wednesday, June 20th we will suspend normal service for a BIG PARTY and hope you will join us. We will be passing delicious bites, pouring some beverages and basically doing our best to have a mighty good time. We might even get Chef Paul to play a song or two!

• $20/person gets you in the door with food for the duration and a complimentary beverage.
• Our bar will be in service for your added enjoyment.

We will be clearing the floor to optimize for mixing & mingling so seating will be limited.

THE PARTY STARTS AT 6pm! 


Entry is first come, first serve, as capacity permits.

Negroni Week is back at East End

Negroni Week is back at East End

We are ready to rock Negroni Week again this year. Our special negronis will take center stage June 4-10. $2 from each delicious cocktail will go to MUTTVILLE Senior Dog Rescue.

To learn more about this year's charity go to: https://negroniweek.com/charity-profile-muttville

Dining for Justice Returns!

Dining for Justice Returns!

Friday 5/4, Saturday 5/5 and Sunday 5/6 we will again offer up a  special menu in support of Dining for Justice - $2 per drink and $4 per dish will go to CENTRO LEGAL DE LA RAZA, the primary legal defense resource for local immigrants. 


learn more at: centrolegal.org

Spring Menu in Full Swing!

Spring Menu in Full Swing!

Favas, asparagus, cauliflower, green garlic and spring TRUFFLES! All ready for you to enjoy are:

Arugula salad with fava beans, preserved lemon, shaved fennel, pecorino, and preserved lemon vinaigrette.

Wood-Oven Roasted Cauliflower with garlic confit and salsa verde

Risotto with green garlic pistou, celery root pureé, bianchetto white spring truffles, shaved val d’aosta fontina

Fresh local squid with pickled goat horn peppers, sea beans, frisée with crostini

Craving a Wild Picnic pizza? It's here.

 

Spring Cocktails!

Spring Cocktails!

Come celebrate the return of the sun. (or coax it back as the case may be...)

For your pleasure, The Urban Farmer, a tasty refresher of vodka, balsamic-strawberry shrub, dry curaçao, lemon, rhubarb bitters and a pink peppercorn/sugar rim.

This one is at the ready along with some scintillating new concoctions and some stalwart favorites.

Cheers!

Last Call for Alameda Restaurant Week

Last Call for Alameda Restaurant Week

It all looks quiet now but today is the final day of Alameda's First Annual Restaurant Week. We've seen a lot of new faces and old friends coming by to check out the doings. If you haven't stopped in to enjoy one of our prix fixe lunch or dinner options, today is the last chance.

Our special menus are viewable at eastendalameda.com under "menus"

Thanks to all who have helped make this a great event. Let's wrap it up with a bang!

Restaurant Week Menus!

Restaurant Week Menus!

You can now peruse our Restaurant Week offerings for both lunch and dinner at www.eastendalameda.com under Menus:

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We will be open on NYE until 9pm for pre-countdown food, drinks & fun. Stop by for a snack or a drink, help us send 2017 off in style.

All of us at East End thank YOU for a great year! Here's to 2018!!!

Holiday Cheers!

Holiday Cheers!

Our holiday cocktails are back! Come enjoy a sparkling Sugarplum, a "terroir-driven" Last Christmas or all the flavors of the season in a Little St. Nic. $2 from each, as always will be donated to Alameda Meals on Wheels.

Cocktail for a Cause - ALL WEEKEND LONG

Cocktail for a Cause - ALL WEEKEND LONG

This weekend, October 27-29 sip a special cocktail and support Wine Country Wildfire Relief.

We will be shaking up The Eastside featuring D. George Benham's Sonoma Dry Gin from Sonoma's Graton Distilling Co., citrus, mint & cucumber. An excellent quencher for these rather warm days of late.

Proceeds will be donated  to benefit local relief organizations: The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund & The Sonoma County Resilience Fund.

More on Graton Distilling Co.:
www.gratondistilling.com

More on where you're donating:
www.napavalleycf.org/napa-valley-community-disaster-relief-fund
http://www.sonomacf.org/sonoma-county-resilience-fund/

 

Raise A Fork - Thank You!!

Raise A Fork - Thank You!!

Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who came out on Wednesday to raise some dollars for North Bay Fire Relief. Your amazing generosity raised over $5000 to help the families affected by the wildfires. We can't say enough about our community's willingness to help whenever a cause is laid before them.  THANK YOU!

As the emergency in Napa and Sonoma is ongoing, so is the need. Stay tuned for more opportunities to help over the coming weeks. 

Raise A Fork - Tonight's the Night

Raise A Fork - Tonight's the Night

Why not enjoy some great food and support a great cause this evening? Join us tonight, October 18th at our Raise A Fork benefit for North Bay Fire Victims.

We at East End, along with our friends at American Oak have joined together to raise funds for our neighbors in need with a $55 multi-course, prix-fixe dinner.

All proceeds to benefit local relief organizations:
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund & The Sonoma County Resilience Fund

See East End's menu at:
https://www.eastendalameda.com/raise-a-fork-benefit-menu/

Details on American Oak's:
www.americanoakalameda.com

This prix fixe menu will offered in conjunction with our regular fare.

Raise A Fork - The Menu

Raise A Fork - The Menu

As you may have heard, we are hosting a prix fixe dinner benefit for North Bay Fire Victims on Wednesday, October 18. 

We will be serving a 3-course menu, all made in-house, by Chef Jacob Alioto. As he was born and raised in Sonoma county, this cause is close to his heart and we are sure you will taste the love in every bite!

FIRST COURSE
Butternut Squash Soup
w/hazelnuts & brown butter
-OR-
Arugula Salad
apple, shaved fennel, radicchio, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, apple cider vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE
Troffiette Pasta
beef & pork sugo
-OR-
Risotto
seasonal mushrooms, caramelized onions, kale, crème fraîche

DESSERT
Bread Pudding
w/tcho chocolate chips, pecans, rye caramel & buttermilk ice cream

The cost is $55 and all proceeds will go to benefit local relief organizations:
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund& The Sonoma County Resilience Fund

Reservations are recommended but not required. Reservations can be made at eastendalameda.com or by calling 510-263-9630. If making a reservation online, please note that you wish to participate in the benefit.
This prix fixe menu will offered in conjunction with our regular fare.

RAISE A FORK - To Benefit North Bay Fire Victims

RAISE A FORK - To Benefit North Bay Fire Victims

Join two of your favorite Alameda restaurants: East End & American Oak on Wednesday, October 18th to raise funds for our neighbors in need with a $55 multi-course, prix-fixe dinner.

All proceeds to benefit local relief organizations:
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund& The Sonoma County Resilience Fund

There will also be opportunity to make additional cash donations at the event.  All donations are tax-deductable.

Each restaurant’s meal will be unique and offered in conjunction with their regular fare.

Find hours, menu details etc. at: 
eastendalameda.com
americanoakalameda.com

Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Our Fall Menu Launches Monday!!

Our Fall Menu Launches Monday!!

A little preview from the fall menu: The Briganti: castelvetrano olives, sweet onions, house cheese blend, red sauce +/- house-made merguez sausage!

Last call for Summer menu...

Last call for Summer menu...

Nature is changing things up which means we'll be launching our fall menu soon. This upcoming week will be your last chance to enjoy your favorites from the summer menu before the sidle off into the sunset for the season.

The Right Drink Can Help Save the Bees.

The Right Drink Can Help Save the Bees.

Barr Hill Gin, the perfect base for the Bee’s Knees cocktail, is partnering with bee and pollinator organizations to help save the bees and East End is excited to participate.

The phrase "bee's knees" was prohibition-era slang for "the best". This classic cocktail born from that era combines gin, lemon & honey.

From September 26 - October 1, $1 from each delicious Bee's Knees cocktail featuring Barr Hill Gin and local honey from the Marketplace's rooftop hives will go to Pollinator.org to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.

Learn more: 
drinkbeesknees.com
pollinator.org
caledoniaspirits.com/spirit/gin/

Why don't you have the brand I always order?

Why don't you have the brand I always order?

Why don't we stock some of the more well-know spirit brands? Well, we like to focus on the smaller-producers for a few reasons: They are passion-driven and hand's on every day (like-minded you might say). We can call on them with questions and they take our calls, some we can even have over for dinner. They are interested in what we are doing with their "babies" and care about how you all are enjoying their efforts. They tend to craft their product responsibly. These are the kind of folks we like to support, especially when what comes out of their bottles is so damn good.

So try an old favorite with a new "juice". We are always at the ready to hook you up with a new friend.