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 […]

Request a Courtyard Table at MidiCi Italian Kitchen, Now Open in Concord

On a warm day in Concord, there might be no more relaxing spot than the courtyard at MidiCi Italian Kitchen. The large branches of olive trees cast shade across the courtyard, creating a comfortable setting in which to enjoy an authentic Neapolitan pizza and a glass of wine. Many people have done just that since MidiCi […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Painting With a Twist

St. Paddy’s Day is a holiday associated with striking colors—especially shades of emerald—so it’s the perfect time to unleash your inner artist. Celebrate the occasion as part of the St.Patrick’s Day event at Painting With a Twist. The paint-and-sip studio will hold a special class on Sunday, March 17th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in […]

Now Open Near The Boulevard: Koon Thai

Although Koon Thai just opened in December, return customers might notice that a few changes have already been made to the menu. The kitchen team is so dedicated to highlighting the current season’s ingredients that they change the menu on a monthly basis, which allows them to incorporate a wider variety of locally sourced ingredients. So, […]

Shop Gifts For All Occasions at Kait’s Art Vintage Home

Kait Frisk is an artist at heart, and it’s obvious in all of her endeavors—including Kait’s Art Vintage Home. Kait works with her fellow local artists to source unique products for her shop, and she rounds out the inventory with other artsy items made in the United States. The combination makes Kait’s Art Vintage Home the […]

Sip Your Morning Jolt at States Coffee

If you love the artistry behind coffee, you’ll appreciate the view from “The Family Room” at States Coffee. A few designated days each week, an employee fires up the coffee roasting machine in plain view of the main seating area. The scent of gently roasting beans wafts across the space as he works. That space is […]

Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: El Morocco in Pleasant Hill

If you’re still in the process of planning your Valentine’s Day date, consider dinner and a show at El Morocco. The eatery hosts live belly dancers every night of the week, and February 14th will be no different. So get dressed up, grab your significant other, and claim a table at the LIVELY eatery. As you […]

Save Room for Dessert at Torsap Thai Kitchen

The kaffir lime is indigenous to Southeast Asia, so its bright, citrusy flavor typically shows up in cuisines from the same region. A kaffir lime leaf lends its tart sweetness to the TTK Soda at Torsap Thai Kitchen, a signature cocktail of Tito’s Vodka, fresh watermelon, and a splash of lime juice.  The creative cocktail […]

Feb. 9 at Orchard Nursery: Valentine’s Day Terrarium Workshop

Who says Valentine’s Day has to be all about romance? Why not make it about indulging your creative talents and enjoying a bit of self-care? You can do just that at the Valentine’s Day Terrarium Workshop, slated for Saturday, February 9th at the Orchard Nursery in Lafayette. Call ahead to reserve your spot (the last […]

Feel Like a Kid Again at Sky High Sports

If you’re looking for an active way to spend a Friday night that doesn’t involve the gym, Sky High Sports might hold the answer. Its wall-to-wall trampolines provide ample space for bouncing around like you’re a kid again. The only difference? As an adult, you realize you’re also getting a great cardio workout. Come to […]