1 Seasonal & Holidays Your guide to trick-or-treat trails, corn mazes, Day of Dead events, fall fests, haunted houses & more throughout Piedmont & East Bay. Susan C. Schena , Patch Staff Posted Reply PIEDMONT, CA — Halloween and fall festivities are underway in Piedmont and cities and towns throughout the East Bay. So grab your calendars, peruse Patch's annual list of autumn events, and get to planning. Find trick-or-treat trails, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, fall fests, haunted houses, corn mazes, over-the-top pumpkin patches and more extravaganzas near you. Enjoy the season, and Happy Halloween, from Patch! ------------- ALAMEDA: OCT. 1-NOV. 1: Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch, Bouncers & Petting Zoo . With mini train, slides & adult "chill area," too. OCT. 14: Menagerie Oddities Market Peculiar Pop-Up . Shop for seasonal decor or visit the tarot tent. OCT. … [Read more...] about Piedmont Halloween Trick-Or-Treats, Haunts & Pumpkin Patches 2022
0 Community Corner It's your state; It's your shot. This is California in photos. Maggie Fusek , Patch Staff Reply ACROSS CALIFORNIA — From its beaches to its deserts and mountains, from its lakes and forests to its small towns and big cities, there's just so much to see in California! And we got to thinking: Why not share the photos we receive, and see elsewhere, with you? Thanks to several Patch readers who've been very busy lately with their cameras, we're able to share the below photos taken across the state. Take a look at this week's "California In Photos" for glimpses of daily life and scenery up the coast in Northern California and down the coast in Southern California. Photos: 2022 Valley Of The Moon Vintage Festival Rise And Surf: Manhattan Beach Photo Of The Week Artist At Work: Photo Of The Day Petaluma Fire Department, Volunteers Install Smoke Alarms At 37 Homes Chestnut-Backed Chickadee At Bird … [Read more...] about Spooky Decor | Artist At Work | Surfing Manhattan Beach: CA In Photos
0 Restaurants & Bars California Pizza Kitchen co-founder is behind the launch of the pizzeria on Admiralty Way, along with a locale in Pacific Palisades. Susan C. Schena , Patch Staff Posted Reply ROCA Pizza is slated to open two L.A. West Side locations in Marina del Rey and Pacific Palisades. (Courtesy of ROCA Pizza) MARINA DEL REY, CA — Two new ROCA Pizza restaurants — Roman-style pizzerias with salads and sandwiches — are heading to Marina del Rey and Pacific Palisades, with California Pizza Kitchen co-founder Rick Rosenfield and wife, Esther, at the helm. First launched in Glendale, the ROCA chain prides itself on Roman-style pizza “al taglio,” (translation: by-the-cut,), with a honeycomb-texture, artisanal dough. “We are eager to introduce ROCA to LA’s Westside,” said Rosenfield, whose company's name derives from RO (Roman origin) and CA (California-inspired). The … [Read more...] about Roman-Style ROCA Pizza Coming To Marina Del Rey
0 Pets Plenty of adorable animals are up for adoption in the Burr Ridge area. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply If you’re hoping to add a four-legged ball of love and affection to your family, start with these Burr Ridge area shelters for a pet up for adoption. Millions of companion animals are taken in each year by rescue organizations nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all these animals are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Burr Ridge area — are still waiting for their forever homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family. Click on any listing to learn more about a pet or to start … [Read more...] about Burr Ridge Area Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Meet Dixie & More
ASHLAND, Ore. — When she decided to leave Texas, Sarah Cook dreamed of her ideal new home. She shared what she imagined with friends: a small city that offered natural beauty, a slower pace and an audience for the kind of artful, intricate food she made at Kyōten Sushiko, a six-seat omakase restaurant in Austin that closed during the pandemic. “I was describing Ashland before I’d ever even heard of it,” Ms. Cook said. Her dream seemed to be coming true in June, after she became chef at Nama , a 20-seat restaurant in this city of 21,000, which she calls “perfect in a lot of ways.” But, she recalled, “there was a day when it was orange outside, and you could see ash falling.” “It was apocalyptic,” she said. This split screen — paradise on one side, disaster on the other — illustrates an uneasy tension here in the Rogue Valley, one that has pushed its food community into a period of transition and innovation. The vision of turning the region into a … [Read more...] about The Rogue Valley Was Set to Become a Food Paradise. Then It Burned.
The definition of a great wine bar is ever evolving. After scouring Manhattan and Brooklyn this fall, I found six wine bars that are excellent examples of where the genre is now, wonderful places that fit my own rather elastic definition of what a wine bar might be, and five more, which have stood the test of time. Gem Wine Tiny Gem Wine is a singular sort of wine bar with just three small communal tables, a counter and a small outdoor space on the Lower East Side. It has no wine list, and it’s closed on weekends. Flynn McGarry, the proprietor of Gem Wine as well as the chef at Gem , his restaurant around the corner, is intent on Gem Wine being primarily a neighborhood spot. Bottles are displayed on shelves along one wall with prices marked. You’re compelled to wander over to browse. It’s a system that fosters discussion with the servers and rewards exploration. All the wines, most of them natural and not widely known, are fairly priced and … [Read more...] about New York’s Best Wine Bars