Our 2016 guide to the best body treatments in the Bay Area is perfect for soothing away your winter doldrums, office-ignited stress, or après-gym soreness.
The food courts of yesteryear were defined by their tinny atmospheres, grimy seating, and the smell of pizza dying beneath the heat lamps. Thank heavens that, here in San Francisco, we have the Ferry Building and the Market at Twitter. Now Emeryville is catching up, with the gentrification of Public Market, a civilized food court that aims to capture the East Bay's foodie crowd.
Chef Dominique Crenn has been delighting palates in San Francisco with the artful fare at her two-Michelin-starred restaurant Atelier Crenn and at her newer more casual eatery, Petit Crenn, in Hayes Valley. This winter, she ventured across the Bay Bridge to bring us Antoinette, a French-style brasserie in the newly renovated Claremont Club & Spa.
Home to the original locations of Amoeba and Rasputin, the East Bay is no stranger to reputable record stores. Over the past few years, there’s been an influx of specialty shops offering a niche selection of rarities, reissues, and classics. Take a spin around town and experience these gems in all of their analog glory.
Livermore Valley may not get the same national spotlight as Napa and Sonoma, but its position as viticultural underdog means you can taste world-class wines without crawling through traffic on Highway 12. Whether you prefer tucked away wineries making small-lot vino or relaxing to live music on the patio of the winery, this easy Livermore Valley tasting itinerary offers options to suite every palate.
Just because it's wet outside doesn't mean you have to stay holed up inside your apartment on a Friday night. Oakland is chock full of rad indoor activities to keep you dry and entertained all weekend long. Choose one and off you go.
Piedmont Avenue, with its vibrant mix of locally-owned shops and famous ice cream shops, offers plenty of opportunities for a day of fun. Whether it’s strolling through a graveyard, catching a flick at Oakland’s oldest theater, or sipping scorpions under the watchful eye of an animatronic hula dancer, the stretch of street between Pleasant Valley Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. offers a healthy mix of places to chow down, cut loose, and spend some cash.
In recent years, Berkeley and Oakland have become filled with tasty vegan restaurants. Here are 12 delicious spots you need to try if you're devoted to the meatless movement (or just like veggies a lot).
Few spirits are as divisive as absinthe—the infamous green fairy conjures both sneers from skeptics and delight from devotees. The aromatic, herb-based elixir, which dates back to 18th century Europe, has made a resurgence in the Bay Area in recent years. But, many folks are still too nervous to try the somewhat esoteric drink. Fear not. Here are six local spots that will walk you through it.
All you East Bay Amazon Prime members may now jump with joyousness: Amazon announced today that the company is expanding its one-hour delivery service to homes and offices near you. So what could you possibly need in the next 60 minutes?