Forget burgers and brats. Lost & Found, a lively beer garden in Oakland’s booming Uptown District, aims for something a little more sophisticated than the standard brewpub grub. To complement a lengthy list of lagers and stouts, the kitchen turns out playful beer-friendly dishes like kimchi deviled eggs, crispy pig’s ears with sambal aioli, and braised beef with charred onion dip, cupped in butter lettuce leaves. Substantial sandwiches (like the soy miso braised pork with giardiniera) are also available inside, by the bar, or out back on the patio. No matter where you sit, don’t look for silverware. Everything, from the fried ramen funnel cakes to the skewers of roasted beets, is meant to be eaten with your hands.
2040 Telegraph Ave.