Mendocino Farms Brings Seasonal Fare to San Ramon

Mendocino Farms lives up to its name thanks to the help of local farmers, who provide the fresh ingredients that go into each sandwich, salad, and entree. With an ever-changing selection of seasonal bites and a wide range of vegan options, there’s something for everyone at Mendocino Farms. And since a location just opened open […]

Tartan Day Scottish Faire Arrives in Fremont on April 6

Whether your ancestors hail from Scotland or you just love the sound of the bagpipes, come out to the Tartan Day Scottish Faire this Saturday. Ardenwood Historic Farm hosts the lively event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrating every aspect of Scottish culture via local vendors and entertainers. Dress up in your finest Scottish garb—bonus […]

Replenish Your Spring Wardrobe at the Stoneridge Mall

When you want to pick up a new workout outfit, grab a bite to eat, or find a fresh piece of home decor, there’s one spot nearby that can help with all three, the Stoneridge Mall. This sprawling shopping center plays host to more than 165 shops and restaurants, so it has everything you need for […]

Bite Into Gourmet Burgers at Roam Artisan Burgers in San Ramon

Local farmers, ranchers, and artisans collaborate with Roam Artisan Burgers to create gourmet-quality meals modeled after classic fast food. A new branch of the eatery just opened in San Ramon last month, so now you can easily swing by to grab a burger and fries (or a zucchini-onion haystack) for dinner. Roam allows guests to build […]

Pour Your Own Pint at Thirsty Bay, Now Open in Dublin

If you love to try new craft brews, you should check out Thirsty Bay Tap ‘N Pour. It opened in January with a novel way to sample artisan suds, a self-serve beer wall. Once you register your name and credit or debit card, you receive a bracelet with that information attached to it. Simply tap your […]

Don’t Miss iLuminate at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

Holding a dance performance in the dark might seem counter-intuitive, but you’ll quickly understand the reasoning behind the pitch black when dance troop iLuminate begins to perform at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. The dancers actually rely on the darkness for visibility since they’re dressed in dark costumes embellished with bright lights. On Saturday, March […]

The Slanted Door Is a New Date-Night Restaurant in San Ramon

If you’ve walked by The Slanted Door since it opened last month, you’ll notice right away that it doesn’t look like your average restaurant. That’s because it occupies a cornerstone space in the upscale City Center Bishop Ranch plaza that’s wrapped almost entirely in glass. The transparent walls put the interior of the restaurant on […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Gianni’s Italian Bistro

Gianni Bartoletti hails from Italy, so he’s uniquely qualified to craft authentic Italian cuisine. That’s what he and his restaurant team do on a daily basis, and Valentine’s Day at Gianni’s Italian Bistro is no exception. In honor of the holiday, Chef Gianni will offer a special prix fixe menu ($69 per person) on February […]

Modern Indian Fare Is Served at Jalsa Kitchen

Jalsa Kitchen opened in November with a menu that celebrates the rich tradition of Indian cuisine, but with a contemporary twist. The chef works with a colorful medley of fresh herbs and spices to create both creative and classic Indian bites, from the small plates and signature breads to the grilled dishes and entrees. Invite along […]