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2202, 2024

The Experience, Alameda: C’era Una Volta Kitchen + Catering Feb 27th Menu

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The Experience:

A taste of Tuscany this week!

Check out Chef Rudy’s menu for Tuesday, February 27th. Fill your week with a bit of Tuscany!

Choose 3 entrées, each including 2 portions plus 1 Salad & 1 Focaccia per entrée. Package Price: only $80 (or $13.33 per meal) Order by Friday 2/23 and pick it up on Tuesday 2/27 or have it delivered to you and you are set!

TUTTI A TAVOLA  ~ all at the table ~ A variety of menu styles with traditional, vegetarian and vegan options.

Menu for February 27th:


  1. Orto Salad – Organic mixed baby greens, carrots, radishes, olives, tomatoes and a side of balsamic vinaigrette
  2. Spinach Salad – Organic baby spinach, carrots, walnuts, caramelized red onions
  3. Cali-Italia Salad – Organic mixed greens, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries and side of vinaigrette (vegan upon request)


  1. Ravioli Carciofi- Artichoke Ravioli & Meat Sauce (beef). Garnish: parmigiano/black pepper
  2. Pasta Salsiccia – Pasta & Olive Oil with our house sausage & broccoli. Garnish: parmigiano/chili flake
  3. Rigatoni al Gorgonzola – Pasta & gorgonzola cream sauce. Garnish: parmigiano/black pepper
  4. Pizza Mushrooms & Olives *Vegan on request
  5. Eggplant Parmigiana with mozzarella & their walnut basil pesto
  6. Risotto Saffron “Paella” (Saffron Rice with Chicken & Sausage)- Saffron/Onion/Peas & Carrots sautéed rice*Vegetarian or Vegan on request
  7. Risotto Boscaiola – zesty tomato sauce with mushrooms & olives

Order by Friday, February 23, 5pm. Pickup or Delivery on Tuesday, February 27 between 11am and 6pm.

Sound good? C’era Una Volta has all your Italian favorites and Chef Rudy’s specials represent historic Tuscany flavors. They also have meal packages and family meals. Questions or to place your order: [email protected] or  510.769.4828. A tavola non s’invecchia mai – “At the table, we never grow old.”


800 W Tower Ave. inside The Hub Sports Club, formerly the Bladium


2202, 2024

The Experience, Emeryville: Wondrous Brewing New Release

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The Experience:

Getting HAZY in Emeryville!

The sun is out. The rain has stopped. It’s time to come together again on the patio at Wondrous! Try their first batch of true Hazy IPA! They brought Flightwave back into the world of Haze – Flightwave – Hazy IPA 7.0% abv.

Hopped with Citra, El Dorado Cryo, Motueka & Mosaic. Officially the haze has came to Wondrous! They strived to make the softest, fluffiest beer they could with a restrained bitterness and maximized as much hop flavor as possible. Brewed with floor malted Pilsner, then fermented with a true expressive yeast strain, they went for a full lean into the mysterious world of thiols (derived from hops, yielding a fruity flavor). BIG juicy stone fruit, citrus and tropical aromatics, with a hefty yet balanced mouthfeel and some lingering hop resin! Cans were officially released on Valentine’s Day in Emeryville!

A full board of 16 different beers on tap –  8 Lagers, 8 Ales + 7 Different available Can options To-Go await you! Hungry? Explore the corner of 65th & Hollis! They are surrounded by a handful of amazing eateries! Good to Eat Dumplings, Los Moles, Rotten City Pizza (will deliver!), Secrets of Tiger, KYU2 Sushi, to name a few.


Wondrous Brewing Company is a dream project of owner and brewer Wynn Whisenhunt. He grew up in the East Bay and has been brewing beer professionally in Northern California for over ten years. Wynn is well respected in the craft beer industry for his award-winning beer. Wondrous Brewing Company opened its doors in Emeryville in May of 2021 with a focus on Lagerbiers, stainless/barrel-aged beers and hoppy beers.

Taproom Hours:
Mon – Thu: 2pm – 9pm
Friday: 1pm – 9pm
Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

Wondrous Brewing Company Brewery. Creating thoughtful beers to inspire wonder.


1306 65th St


2202, 2024

The Experience, Richmond: Riggers Loft Wine Co Music

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The Experience:

Opera on the Dock of the Bay!

Be moved by the power of the human voice and preview the 2024 season with vocal performances by your favorite Festival Opera artists. Treat yourself to an afternoon of wine, bites, music and celebration to support Festival Opera! Saturday, March 16, 3-6pm.

Tucked away on the shore of Point Richmond, Riggers Loft offers stunning front-row views of the San Francisco Bay. A working winery, the vibe is casual and cool, with a grand piano and great acoustics for singing (the owners are musicians themselves!).

Enjoy bubbly from R&B Cellars, and a sumptuous buffet of savory bites and desserts curated by Chef Frank Miller. Bid on a selection of art, wine, jewelry, experiences and more, in their live and silent auctions.

Featured Artists:

  • Kristen Campbell, soprano
  • Carrie Hennessey, soprano
  • Sara Couden, contralto
  • Taylor Thompson, tenor
  • Philip Skinner, bass-baritone
  • Robert Mollicone, pianist
  • Zachary Gordin, host

Raise a glass with  all of them and support their future of bringing opera to the East Bay.

Tickets and tables are selling fast! Join Festival Operat on March 16th at Riggers Loft for a special afternoon of celebration and music!


About Festival Opera

Festival Opera strives to advance the operatic art form, and to build community by producing culturally rich and diverse programming to enlighten, educate, and entertain at the highest artistic standard.

About Riggers Loft

The beauty about Riggers Loft Wine Co is that you can treat yourself to a wine tasting on the weekend and relax to some great jazz.and blues. Wood-fired pizzas and tasty salads on the menu to accompany the wine or cider of your choice. Chill and enjoy as you sip, eat and vibe!

Riggers Loft is situated right next to the water on San Francisco Bay in an industrial chic building with absolutely amazing views. It is a tasting room and wine bar, with a beautiful event space.Riggers Loft is home to owners R&B Cellars, with guest wineries: Carica Wines, Wachira Wines, Barrel + Ink, Prima Materia, and Far West Cider Company. Great outdoor patio on the water.


  • Thursdays: 5-8pm
  • Fridays: 5-9pm (Closed Friday, October 15 due to a wedding)
  • Saturdays: 1-9pm
  • Sundays: 1-7pm.


1325 Canal Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804

802, 2024

The Experience, Emeryville: Trader Vic’s Tiki Mugs

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The Experience:

Happy 90th Birthday, Trader Vic’s!

If you have ever been to Trader Vic’s, it is definitely a different world with all the carved statues of the ancestors (tiki) and elaborate carved mugs lining up the bar. And the Chinese Wood-fired Ovens  add an ancient cooking method dating back to the Han Dynasty, with dishes like yum Indonesian Rack of Lamb.

How did this all start? Vic ‘The Trader’ Bergeron opened up Hinky Dinks on San Pablo in 1934. The Trader’s global travels led him to transform the saloon into an island-inspired bar. After inventing and popularizing the rum-based Mai Tai, Trader Vic’s opened on the waterfront in the Emeryville Marina and engaged the world in global delights adding Chinese dishes to the their contemporary Continental Cuisine. Maybe the first fusion menu! Today there’s an ever-evolving menu featuring dishes from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia and Japan.

So, here’s to 90 years of iconic Tiki madness! Trader Vic’s has a definite Tiki Mug following. Discover what it is about the mugs and meet the Mug Makers. Join the crew on Saturday, February 24 at 6pm for a spirited discussion and a sneak preview of the movie Cabali & the Mug Obsession with Director Josh Dragotta. If you are a collector of tiki mugs, you will want to be there for the two new Trader Vic’s mug releases.

Did you know?

Following his history-making creation of The Original Mai Tai® in 1944, Trader Vic created over 200 signature cocktails. Best described as Paradise In A Glass®, each handcrafted cocktail is an experience all its own.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday:

  • Lunch 12pm-3pm
  • Lounge 12pm-9:30pm
  • Dinner 5pm-9pm

Taste the world!


9 Anchor Dr


802, 2024

The Experience, Richmond: Mom + Pop Art Shop Sale

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The Experience:

Second Sundays Kickoff Sunday at noon!

Shopping is definitely alive in Pt Richmond. Mom & Pop Art Shop is one business launching Second Sundays in the Point this Sunday, February 11 from 12-4pm. And yes, it happens to be Superbowl Sunday. It’s the Super Bowl LVIII/Valentine’s edition.

You have time to get out to Pt Richmond before the game starts at 3:30pm and get some goodies for Valentine’s!

Here’s the lineup of specials:

  • Mom & Pop Art Shop and Ghostlight Vintage  – will feature sidewalk vendors/sales and a 10 % in-store discount – 24 W. Richmond Ave
  • Up & Under Pub –$5 Specialty Super Bowl shot –  2 W. Richmond Ave
  • Pt Richmond Gallery – pouring bubbly at the Diane Epstein exhibition – 45 W. Richmond Ave
  • Extreme Pizza  – buy-a-slice & get-a-slice deal – 151 Park Pl.,
  • Kaleidoscope Coffee – spin the giveaway wheel with a purchase; 109 Park Place
  • Guillermina – sidewalk sale 50% off !101 W. Richmond Ave
  • Little Louie’s Café -free madeleine with a drink purchase – 49 Washington Ave
  • Black Star BBQ serving free cornbread with a bowl purchase – 78 Railroad Ave
  • Support Local Point Richmond Businesses! Every month, every second Sunday!

About Mom + Pop Art Shop

Mom and Pop Art Shop is a little shop located in the artsy community of Point Richmond featuring rotating artists from all around the world, one-of-a-kind toys, jewelry and creative activities, like puzzles and assorted toys that help expand a child’s imagination. Throughout the shop you can find vintage items as well as custom furniture for sale. The Antiques add a sense of nostalgia to an ever-changing inventory of well-made crafty items only sold there.


24 W Richmond Ave
Pt Richmond

102, 2024

The Experience, Richmond: Richmond Art Center Exhibit

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The Experience:

Art of the African Diaspora 2024

Fill your weekend with art. Now in its 27th year, Art of the African Diaspora continues to express and celebrate the creative achievements of artists of African descent. Over 150 artists showcase their work at Richmond Art Center, as well as in open studios and satellite exhibitions at different venues around the Bay Area. The exhibit runs through March 16, 2024.

Artistic Achievement Award Winners from 2023/2024 and featured artists in the exhibition are John Broussard, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Stacy Mootoo, Deborah Butler, Kim Champion and Carrie Lee McClish.

The exhibition also includes a special tribute to the late Hilda Robinson, a beloved artist whose vivid pastels captured joy, love of family, and community in celebrations of life.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Closing Party: Saturday, March 16, 2-4pm
  • Open Studios: Feb 24-25, Mar 2-3, Mar 9-10, 2024
  • Satellite Exhibitions: Throughout February, March and April

Featured Image: Artwork by Stacy Mootoo


2540 Barrett Ave.