This is as good as it's ever going to get for owners of classic BMW bikes. Dave knows his stuff and is genuinely an enthusiast. His prices are always reasonable and his bedside manner is the best I've seen. He will always take the time to explain what he thinks is best and why. Everyone who owns an older BMW should know A Guy who just takes care of these great old bikes and Dave is That Guy. Look no further.
My daughter did their riding camp in summer 2008 and did enjoy it. The instruction was good and she made friends. She then did lessons on and off for a year. The instruction was of good quality but the school horses are generally overworked and in poor condition from overuse. Several times we had lessons where the animals were visibly lame and were offered excuses of various kinds. The people are very nice and the facility is reasonably good but the management seems to be cutting corners lately. Would not recommend for now.
Oh how my husband and I moaned on and on about the lack of good Indian food in the Bay Area, home to thousands of Indian folks. Where they heck were they eating? We suspected they were staying home and cooking because everything we tried was awful and had a canned curry quality to it. Not so with Aroma. They clearly take pride in their cooking and offer some delicious curries, breads and appetizers. My family are largely vegetarian and Aroma offers a complete menu for us including set menu Thali dinners. I like the Mushroom Mattar and the Mattar Paneer. The garlic Nan and the spicier samosas are also lovely. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is intimate. Prices are higher than usual for Indian but well worth it for real saffron rice served by people who care about flavor and presentation. Highly recommend.
This chain has been around for ages and was never much of a thrill. I'm mostly vegetarian and the number of places I can eat is quite limited but a vegan friend turned me back on to Fresh Choice. They redid their menu and now offer lots of options to vegetarian, vegan and omnivorous folks with a wonderful range of ready-made salads, soups, pizza, pasta and a dessert bar. The ingredients are helpfully posted next to the food. The restaurants are very kid friendly with highchairs, kid-friendly trays, booths and changing tables. Small ones under 2 eat free and all kids eat free on Wednesdays. You get an extra discount if you are a AAA member so flash that sucker and enjoy some good eating for a reasonable price.
We just discovered Aran's and we are digging it. Large, inviting studio with lots of fun stuff to try. Pre-made ceramics you can paint yourself, hand-thrown clay classes, fused glass and more. Drop in and just start working or sign up for a class. We have our daughter in their art day camp this week and she loves it. She's making something new and interesting every day. It runs 9:30 to 1:30 and costs $250 for a week or you can drop in for the day for $50. Staff are friendly and informative. Atmosphere is genial and the facility is child-friendly with a play area and toys so you can work on something while your kids play. Two thumbs up.
Excellent instruction, fun skill-building games and interesting soccer-related activities for a variety of ages and skill levels. Very friendly and professional staff. Excellent communication via email. This camp exceeded our expectations and we would certainly use them again. Our kid had a great time.
Readers of my reviews know I am vegetarian. Most of the time that means a stricken look on the waiter's face or even a joke or two. Not here. With a lively selection of Mediterranean standbys I was all set. The sampler platter of Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tahini, Falafel and pitas was a delicious hit. There were numerous pasta dishes I could try and most importantly, staff were happy to accomodate me by altering any dish. Now that is what dining out is supposed to be about. Good food and good service. Give it a try.
Can't go wrong with this place which is essentially a diner offering American staples like fluffy omelettes and waffles, thick burgers and yummy fries, homemade soups and hearty pastas. The place has been there since at least the mid-90's and has not really changed its approach but why mess with what works? It's located a few short blocks from Jack London Square in the whole-sale produce section of the Oakland waterfront. All that fresh produce clearly makes it into the menu. The service was great too. Worth a trip.
This place is a gem! We had no idea what to expect but having cased the menu first we knew there were several things that looked mighty interesting. When we got there on a Friday night the place was hopping but we only waited about 10 minutes for a table. Staff were friendly and happy to advise us on what to try. The pumpkin appetizer (Borani Kadoo) was delicious as were the eggplant (Vegi Borani Badenjan) and the Afgani ravioli (Vegi Aushak). The breads, the salad. All of it was tasty, fresh and full of interesting flavors like cardamom, garlic and spinach. Even the desserts rock. It's a bit like India meets Russia as far as the flavors and general approach. Unexpected and altogether a nice break from your avereage meal out. The interior is also quite nice. You must go there immediately and you must bring someone you wish to impress.
Impeccable service, cosy atmosphere, a grown-up's wine list and a menu that should please anyone. The lunch menu usually features a soup that is absolutely home-made, a sandwich that combines many flavors and a pasta dish with a unique sauce. The best thing on the menu has got to be the ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. The dinner menu features more sophisticated dishes but all the standbys you require are handled very nicely at either lunch or dinner like pasta pomodoro or puttanesca. They will adjust any dish to suit your needs. We are veggies so they will do any dish without meat for us. This place is not a bargain but the prices are not outrageous either. Lunch for two will come in around 40 and dinner for two around 50. It's worth it for this level of service and attention in the cooking. They have a lovely bar and even the house Pinot Grigio is a treat.