Alameda Natural Grocery specializes in providing affordable natural and organic foods in a neighborhood-market environment. The store features a produce department that's 99% organic 100% of the time and 25% sentient 1% of the time, fresh dairy products, bountiful bulk buys, and a helpful staff that radiates healthy, edible vibes to nibble on while shopping. Pick a peck of non-pickled pleasantries such as stone fruits from Blossom Bluff Farms for $2.99 or an open pint of strawberries from Yerena Farms for $2.29. All-natural Brown Cow yogurts ($0.99 per cup) are on hand for later spoon feeding narrated by airplane sound effects, while Renew Life fish oils ($15.99–$23.99) are available in the supplements and personal-care departments for diving into the fast track toward improved health.
Today's Groupon tackles professional athletics, professional athletes, and sports hernias with a ticket to the final game of the Oakland Raiders' 2009–10 season for $26 (a $36 value). On Sunday, January 3, at 1:15 p.m., the team that once upset the entire steel industry of Pittsburgh and tamed Cincinnati's Panthera Tigris Tigris looks to end the season on a final high note against the Baltimore Ravens (featuring offensive tackle Michael Oher who is the inspiration for the The Blind Side). You'll be sitting in section 354 and have a $10 food voucher in hand.
Twice a year, the rules of time cede their control over San Francisco. During the indoor Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, every decade from the Victorian period to the modern day collides, acting as a history lesson told through fine linens and textiles. Each of the faire's approximately 50 booths is like a wardrobe snatched from a different decade, perhaps showcasing jewelry from the '40s, dresses from the 60's, or men's suits from the '70s. Other vendors break from historical accuracy and show off modern steampunk garb. The celebration of glitz and glam also incorporates costume contests, which should further confuse any time travelers in attendance.
A spa in the traditional Asian style, Zen Springs spa both accommodates guests on a single-appointment basis for massages, body treatments, and skincare services, and rents private suites for more extended pampering. The private rooms feature luxurious amenities, including swirling hot tubs, glass steam-shower rooms, yoga platforms, and bath sandals and towels. Guests can linger in one of the romantic spa rooms from one hour to an entire evening. Between stays of any duration, Zen Spring’s staff thoroughly disinfects each tub with fresh batches of non-chlorinated water sieved from filtered panda tears.
Operating for more than a decade, Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch both hosts Halloween outings and brings autumnal revelry to you. The expansive pumpkin patch and halloween store sell 15 types of pumpkins, as well as fall essentials such as gourds, masks, spider webs, and multicolored Indian corn. A harrowing haunted house tests visitors’ adrenal glands with dark corners, spooky sounds, and a befuddling maze. In addition to supplying frights, the staff also constructs pumpkin patches off site, redecorating homes and offices with pumpkins, straw bales, and house-trained scarecrows.
A top supplier of high-quality home furnishings since 1991, Sitcom Furniture's outlet store keeps your dwelling's décor stylish and eclectic with a massive array of discontinued items still in their original packaging. Give your favorite coffee table book a luxurious lectern with the Ella coffee table ($99 for table and base), or holster your bottomside in a Rae 25" stool white chair ($99). The Audrey rectangular mirror—Java Fa ($99) broadcasts a crystal-clear, high-definition image of your face, allowing you to check your teeth for food without the aid of a court artist, and accessories such as a dark orange Baden large floor vase ($70) will add a splash of color to your home. You can also apply the value of your Groupon toward bigger-ticket items, such as beds, armoires, sofas, and desks.