Thanksgiving week is here, which means Black Friday is also upon us. For many, that means dragging your overstuffed body out of bed while it's still dark out and hunting for insane shopping deals. It's a marathon day, and shoppers will surely need sustenance afterwards in the form of food and drink (preferably with booze, of course).
This year, Oakland restaurants and shops are coming out particularly strong with food and drink deals in the name of Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday — the indie, shop-local versions, essentially. From discounts on wine to one-off specials to freebies, one of these 20 Black Friday deals will satisfy your needs. (And we won’t tell if you go without doing some shopping before.)
Looking for a place to sit down for lunch during all that shopping? If you’re going the traditional Black Friday route, you’ll likely be in the SoMa area, so consider one of these restaurants in the neighborhood, or one of these around Union Square.Read More