Sip a Pisco Sour at Paradita Eatery

Highly regarded local chef Carlos Altamirano brings his signature flair to the menu of Peruvian plates and cocktails at Paradita Eatery. Case in point: the specialty pisco sours. His mixologists start with the traditional ingredients—pisco, fresh lime, simple syrup, egg whites, and a dash of cinnamon—then add unexpected extras like passion fruit or a Peruvian […]

The Best Ways to Exercise Outside This Summer

Now that summer has officially arrived, you can count on it being nice enough to get outside on a regular basis. That’s good news for your fitness routine, especially since you probably haven’t been able to hit the gym lately. Make the world your gym by exercising outside! Here are a few ideas about how […]

How to Host the Ultimate At-Home Date Night

Spending so much time at home with your significant other might make you think every night is date night, but just because you’re together doesn’t mean you’re really connecting. In order to do that, it’s important to set aside time to specifically be together. Plan a special date night to let your SO know you […]

Doyle Hollis Park: An Oasis Near Oak Walk Apartments

For families, the main draw of Doyle Hollis Park is probably its over-the-top playground. The colorful equipment was specifically designed to accommodate kids of all abilities. But you don’t need to bring an entire brood along to appreciate what Doyle Hollis Park has to offer. Anyone can enjoy the small enclave of nature in the heart of […]

How to Redecorate Your Apartment—for Free!

You don’t need to wait for a new season or a holiday to do a bit of decorating—nor do you need to break the bank! Revamp your decor any time of year without spending a single cent using these pro tips. Rearrange your furniture. Something as simple as swapping the sofa and loveseat will make […]

Start Your Sunday With Takeout Brunch From Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe

It’s never too late for breakfast at Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café. The breakfast menu is fair game all day long. Challah French toast, cheese-loaded omelets, and fresh fruit and granola are just a few of the classic eats on that menu. But Rudy’s is better known for its more unique options, like tofu rancheros—a vegetarian […]

Offering Contactless Delivery: Emeryville Black Bear Diner

Thick, crispy strips of bacon. Fluffy sweet cream pancakes. Freshly scrambled eggs. These are the makings of a delicious breakfast spread, and Emeryville Black Bear Diner is currently delivering them right to your door. The diner is dishing out its classic American food via contactless delivery and pickup, and it’s offering meals for the whole […]

3 Mocktails to Make With Your Homegrown Herbs

Has your windowsill garden been flourishing this spring? If you have some herbs that are ripe for the plucking, toss them into these sweet summer mocktails—which can easily be made boozy if that’s your preference! Mint-Berry Splash [Tasty]How does your crop of mint look right now? Trim a few leaves and muddle them with raspberries […]

Save Room for Dessert at Viridian

If you’ve looked at images of the Earth from space, you’ll notice the vibrant shades of blue and green. That’s where Viridian, named after a lovely shade of green-blue, gets its name. Its team’s mission focuses on sustainability and community, with a cool, chill vibe that you’ll want to experience again and again.  Open Monday through Saturday, […]

Spring-Inspired Baked Goods to Sweeten Your Season

In the mood to do a bit of baking this spring? Take advantage of everything the season has to offer and skip the boxed brownies! Try these recipes instead, which feature ingredients that are in-season this time of year. Lemon Blueberry Bread [Taste of Home]This treat lands somewhere right between bread and pound cake, and […]