May 242013
 

I thoroughly enjoyed great burgers and whiskey at this cool place in Alameda.  Glad it’s back:

American Oak in Alameda has reopened after a “suspicious” fire shut it down for months. The interior has been completely redone, and the East Bay Express reports that the menu has also been completely overhauled by former chef Gabe Cortez, who is consulting. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.2319 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda. (510) 521-5862 or americanoakalameda.com.