Raise a Glass to St. Patrick’s Day at Kensington Circus Pub

Good beer and good vibes. That’s what every traditional English pub has to offer its patrons, and that’s what Kensington Circus Pub seeks to emulate. It does just that by pouring a variety of British brews and locally crafted beers, as well as hosting live local bands and performers on a regular basis. If you’re looking for […]

Cleaning Tips for a Spring-Ready Apartment

If you’re already looking forward to spring, then you might be thinking about spring cleaning, too. Make refreshing your home stress-free and easy by following these simple tips. Start by decluttering. Before you break out the vacuum, make sure your space is ready for a deep clean. That means getting rid of everything you don’t use […]

Shop Japanese Imports at Yaoya-San in El Cerrito

Yaoya-San brings authentic Japanese groceries to El Cerrito at the Jay Vee Shopping Center. Its aisles are stocked with all the ingredients you need to make your own fresh sushi, shabu-shabu, or ramen—but you can also let other local businesses do the hard work for you. Yaoya-San offers bento boxes from Berkeley’s Musashi Bento and sits […]

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, […]

Pick Up Your Valentine’s Day Flowers at El Cerrito Florist

Flowers are, of course, a crucial component of the upcoming holiday, and El Cerrito Florist is the perfect spot to pick up yours just in time for Valentine’s Day. El Cerrito Florist offers fresh flowers and arrangements, gourmet baskets, nut trays, chocolates, balloons, and more to create the perfect gift.  Bouquets and floral arrangements start at just […]

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 […]

Queue Up for Tacos at Tacos El Tucan

Get in line! If you judge a good food spot by the line out the door, Tacos El Tucan is one of the best in the Bay Area. You’ll often see folks jostling to get in the door, or waiting patiently outside to get their order. This small eatery is a favorite among locals for its authentic […]

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 […]

Snag Your Tickets Now to the El Cerrito Crab Feed

The fourth annual El Cerrito Crab Feed is scheduled to take place on January 24th. This event offers crab, garlic bread, salad, pasta, & dessert and is all for a good cause; proceeds from the Crab Feed benefit the David Hunter Youth Memorial Scholarship, which helps provide “safe, high quality recreation and childcare programs” to the children […]

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 […]