Don’t Miss the Signature Dish at Manakish Oven and Grill

The manakish is to Mediterranean cuisine as the Neapolitan pizza is to Italian fare. In lieu of a crust, the manakish features a shallow bowl of freshly baked pita bread, which carries combinations of Middle Eastern ingredients. It’s baked for a mere four minutes in a traditional marsal brick oven. And when Manakish Oven and Grill opened […]

Three Seasonal Recipes to Make Right Now

It may not be farmers’ market season just yet, but there are still plenty of fruits and veggies in season in February. If you want to eat more seasonal produce this month, try one of these mouth-watering recipes. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze [Bon Appetit]Brussels sprouts are actually in season all winter long, […]

Surprise Your Sweetie With Flowers From Pleasant Hill Florist

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, finding the perfect flowers are a pressing priority for many.  Fortunately for locals, Pleasant Hill Florist has floral options for every budget and preference. Same-day delivery is even available for those who might cut it a bit too close to their deadline.   Family owned and operated since 1975, Pleasant Hill […]

Simple Steps Toward a Tidier Closet

When living in an apartment—or any space where square footage is at a premium—the easiest way to combat clutter is to prevent it in the first place. Case in point: your apartment’s closet. With some strategic thinking and organizational know-how, it’s possible to stay one step ahead of those heaps of laundry and tangled messes […]

Stay on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions at Sweet Tomatoes

Chances are, you or someone in your family has a 2020 resolution to eat a bit better. When you want something light and healthy – but don’t want to sacrifice taste – look no further than Sweet Tomatoes. This eatery centers its menu on a bountiful fresh salad bar, but has plenty of other delicious (and […]

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality in 2020

Enlist a friend. Recruit a friend or coworker to join you in your journey to your goal. By buddying up, you’ll have someone holding you accountable and depending on you for companionship and moral support. In the end, you’ll be less likely to throw in the towel. Take baby steps. Break your resolution down into smaller, more […]

Now Open in Pleasant Hill: Jun’s Island Fusion!

Jun’s Island Fusion is a brand-new addition to Pleasant Hill and is the newest venture of the owners of Savannah Thai, which previously occupied the same space in the Oak Park Shopping Center. Jun’s brings a whole new flavor to the table with a unique Asian fusion style, combining their Thai roots with Filippino cuisine. This […]

How to Host an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Party

The fireworks, the drinks, the celebratory ambiance—what’s not to love about New Year’s Eve? If your idea of the perfect Dec. 31 includes all of the above—but not the uncomfortable formalwear and too-crowded bar scene—then consider hosting your own party on New Year’s Eve! Here are a few tips to help you host a party […]

DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Be Excited to Unwrap

Between the shopping and the parties, the hectic holiday season can really start to take its toll on your stamina—and your wallet! This year, keep your wallet full—and your stress level at a minimum—by making your own holiday gifts. Not only will your friends and family enjoy a meaningful gift made just for them, they’ll […]