What You Missed at Eat Real 2011 in Jack London Square

Sometimes really fun stuff happens in Oaktown, you guys.

This year's Eat Real fest once again drew (approximately) hundreds of thousands out to the Oakland waterfront for a street food feast featuring dozens of food trucks, much craft-beer tasting, DIY urban homesteading demos, and, newly to this years fest, cocktails! (Rye on the Road bar guy Greg Lindgren taught people how to make their own bitters during a Friday seminar, and 15 Romolo's Aaron Smith instructed people in the art of making the trendy, vinegar-based cocktail syrups known as shrubs.) Oakland North has given us a nicely narrated slideshow of the weekend's happenings, with a number of man/woman-on-the-street interviews in which Oakland residents talk defensively about how awesome their city really is. No really.

Eat Real Festival serving up cheap, fresh, local food
[Oakland North]
Earlier: What You Missed at the 2010 Eat Real Festival
Eat Real Fest Founder Anya Fernald Can’t Stand the ‘Bullsh*t and Pretense’ Around Fancy Food