Amore Alternative Desserts Has Something for Every Sweet Tooth

The owner and head baker at Amore Alternative Desserts knows how difficult it can be to find treats that accommodate restricted diets because she follows a strictly gluten-free and refined-sugar-free diet herself. That’s part of the reason she decided to pursue a career in cake-making—she also had a long history of baking at home and a […]

Now Open Near The Boulevard: Ramen 101

If you’ve yet to try the trending dish of Japanese ramen, there’s a perfect spot nearby to grab a bowl. Ramen 101 opened its doors to the public about two months ago with a menu of elevated ramen noodle dishes, much different than the microwaveable cup of noodles you might be imagining. This is gourmet cuisine. […]

Must-Know Tips for Styling an Apartment Patio or Balcony

Outdoor space is a hot commodity among renters, so when you’re lucky enough to snag some, you shouldn’t let it go to waste. No matter how small or spacious your balcony is, you can still put it to good use if you’re willing to get creative. Follow these tips to maximize your outdoor space. Pick […]

Treat Yourself to Sweets From Leonida’s Love + Chocolate

Leonida’s Love + Chocolate is a fitting name for the sweet shop in Walnut Creek since the small, family-owned business has truly been a labor of love. Its owners, a married couple, decided to open the business as a way to spend more time together and with their two daughters. They took the leap of […]

Tomorrow Near The Boulevard: The Diablo Valley College Car Show

If you love to see vintage roadsters and cutting-edge cars, you’ll find both at the Diablo Valley College Car Show tomorrow. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Diablo Valley College will invite unique autos and their owners onto campus for a day of fun, one that will help fund the advanced manufacturing programs at Diablo Valley […]

Find a Moment of Zen at Indigo Yoga & Pilates

It doesn’t matter what type of workout you’re into, you’ll find a class that caters to you at Indigo Yoga & Pilates. The studio boasts a massive schedule with more than 50 yoga classes each week, ranging from fast-paced and challenging to slow and stretchy. And in addition to these core classes, the fitness studio also […]

Now Open Near The Boulevard: Ko-Cups

What began as a vendor at local food markets and fairs now has a permanent location in The Veranda. Ko-Cups’ newly debuted walk-up window dishes out the same Korean barbecue that made it so popular in the first place, all in cup form for easy eating. With plenty of outdoor seating just beyond the door, you’ll […]

Order a Custom Cake from Scrumpoptious in Pleasant Hill

Kristine, the owner of Scrumpoptious, first started experimenting with making cake pops at home with her sister almost a decade ago. It was a natural extension of her love for both baking and science. Eventually, the hobby flourished into a full-fledged business, where Kristine can now share her talents with the masses. She delivers creative cake […]

Find Your New Favorite Craft Brew at The Hop Grenade Taproom

The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop exists to bring craft beer to the masses, which is why it always has more than 20 brews on tap and many more by the bottle. The draft list changes on a regular basis, but it always encompasses a solid list of California-brewed beers and others from around the […]