Explore the Flavors of Ethiopian Fare at Shewat in Oakland

If you love the complex flavors of Ethiopian food, you’ll be happy to know that Shewhat opened in Oakland last summer. The eatery specializes in authentic Ethiopian food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even if you’ve never so much as tasted injera (the spongy flatbread that accompanies almost every meal), you’re welcome to come to […]

Happening Now: Live Jazz and Holiday Festivities at Bay Street Emeryville

If your itinerary of holiday activities doesn’t include some live jazz, the city of Emeryville can remedy that situation. Now through December 23rd, the city hosts a series of free jazz concerts and family-friendly holiday events. Live Jazz and Holiday Festivities at Bay Street Emeryville unfold in Central Plaza on various dates throughout late November […]

Sip a Winter Specialty Drink at Berkeley’s Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea’s founder hails from a multi-generational line of pineapple farmers, so the foray into fruit tea was a natural step. Equipped with the pineapple jam recipe of the family’s matriarch, the innovator created the pineapple green tea, just one of the many fruit-infused beverages on the menu at Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea. […]

Share a Specialty Pie at Sliver Pizzeria in Berkeley

Even on those rare chilly days in Berkeley, the patio at the new Sliver Pizzeria remains open. Heat lamps provide extra warmth, so you can still opt to sit outside or snag a table indoors. Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy live music and the day’s specialty pizza, which changes each morning when the […]

Lace Up Your Sneakers for a Good Cause During the Oakland Turkey Trot 5K

Thanksgiving isn’t just a day to give thanks, it’s also a day to give back. So before you gather around a table decorated with your own Thanksgiving feast, ensure that everyone in your community has the same opportunity by taking part in the Oakland Turkey Trot 5K. The run on Thanksgiving morning contributes to many local […]

Upgrade Your Look at Solé Salon and Spa

Solé Salon and Spa’s pairing of skilled beautifiers and high-quality beauty products proves to be a winning combination for the men and women of Emeryville. From simple cuts and styles to facials and brow tinting, the team delivers a diverse array of services to suit every client’s specific needs. The hairstylists enlist the help of […]

Order the Amazonian Bowl at Palm Açai Café

The sun-drenched, whitewashed interior of Palm Açai Café stands in stark contrast to its colorful acai bowls and smoothies. Their hues are anything but neutral. Packed with powerful antioxidants—which typically make themselves known with bright colors—each of the dishes and drinks looks almost as good as it tastes. Palm Açai Café opened in August with […]

Channel Your Inner Detective at the Newly Opened Escape Oakland

If you’ve always daydreamed about being a private investigator, Escape Oakland offers you a unique chance to embrace your inner sleuth. It opened in August with a lineup of four distinct scenarios that require guests to work together, using their critical thinking skills, and solve a mystery in order to find the key that allows […]