The reason I am blogging about this is because I am originally from Oakland, California… which is not a huge city and is frequently ignored because of our more “famous” and popular neighbor… but this is a review of the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill by the NYTimes. The Lake Chalet is on Lake Merritt. I lived a good part of my life walking distance from the Lake and have many childhood memories of walking around the Lake and going to Fairyland and the bird sanctuary. Last I knew, the bird sanctuary was the largest inner city sanctuary in the country. So hooray to Oakland for catching some great press!