Kaoru Sushi Is Now Open Near The Village at Town Center

From the miso soup to the maki rolls, Kaoru Sushi has been hitting it out of the park since it opened in August. Early reviews highlight specialty sushi rolls like the summer mango roll. It’s wrapped in ribbons of fresh mango and filled with tempura shrimp and cream cheese. Then there are classics, like the […]

Enjoy Fall Festivities at Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Are you ready for a little fall fun? Head to Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch to get your fall fix! This local gem has been a staple for fall fun for 30 years. That’s even more reason to head out and celebrate with them this year, as they celebrate this major anniversary! The obvious draw is the […]

Autumn Cocktails to Sip at Your Next Virtual Happy Hour

It’s time to say goodbye to margaritas and mojitos and make way for cocktails more appropriate for sweater season. These easy-to-make concoctions will warm you up with the flavors of fall. Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned [Country Living]The aromatic addition of thyme transforms a simple Old-Fashioned into something much cozier. In order to make this cocktail, you’ll have […]

Seasonal Produce to Add to Your Fall Menu

The local farmers’ market may be getting ready to wind down for the season, but that doesn’t mean freshly plucked produce is out of stock until spring. These fruits and veggies are being harvested right now, and they all deserve a spot on your autumn menu. Apples. Fall is apple-picking season for a very logical […]

Sip a Craft Cocktail at The Factory Bar in Richmond

When the team behind The Factory Bar started making plans to open in the midst of a pandemic, they knew they were going to have to get creative in order to keep their customers safe. So instead of inviting them inside to enjoy a cocktail, they decided to work with what they had and create […]

How to Update Your Bedroom for Cooler Weather

As the days get shorter, you might find yourself wanting to hop right into bed after dinner to devour a good book or watch your favorite spooky movie. So why not make your bedroom a little more inviting? Get nice and cozy for fall by adding these elements to your existing decor. Start with warmer […]

Slurp the Signature Soup at Kyoto Ramen in El Cerrito

Savory broth swimming with roasted pork, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, green onions, roasted seaweed, a fish cake, and a soft-boiled egg. This is the combination of ingredients that makes up the signature tonkotsu at Kyoto Ramen, just one of many noodle dishes on the menu. The tonkotsu also happens to be the most popular, but it […]

Taking Book Club Online: The Basics

So in-person book club meetings have been postponed indefinitely. That doesn’t mean it’s time to just drop your reading habit. You can still adjourn book club virtually until it’s safe to meet in person again. Follow these steps to host a flawless virtual book club. Pick your book. First things first: decide what you want […]

Dairy-Free Frozen Treats Are on the Menu at Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery

Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery isn’t your average ice cream shop. For one thing, it doesn’t stock any dairy. Instead, Mr. Dewie’s staff uses cashew-based “milk” to make sweet treats. They’re not only dairy-free, but also free of soy and gluten. What’s more, Mr. Dewie’s is committed to using organic and all-natural ingredients whenever possible. Order […]

How to Spend More Time Outdoors (Even If You’re Not Outdoorsy)

Right now, getting outside is one of the safest ways to spend some time away from your apartment. There’s just one problem: not everyone is interested in hiking or going for a run. If you’re more of an indoor person, here are a few traditionally indoorsy activities that you can take outside. Read a book. […]