Local Services in Castro Valley

Media Transfers to DVD or Digital File at Denevi Digital Imaging (Up to 84% Off). Four Options Available.

Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

Careful professionals convert home-video tapes, film, photos, and slides into DVD format and provide free editing software

$31 for $125 Worth of Photo Printing — Suntech Prints

Suntech Prints

Hayward

$125 $31

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$39 for a Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package at Modern Love Photography ($550 Value)

Modern Love Photography

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

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Inside a sunlit loft, clients pose on beds and furniture for a sultry boudoir shoot, which yields proofs on the same day

Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$119.96 $19.99

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$159 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($535 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$535 $159

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Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

4 Days of Cage-Free Pet Boarding from Kanlove Dogs (60% Off)

Kanlove Dogs

San Leandro

$160 $64

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$385 for $700 Worth of Wedding Photography — Photography By Aizhan

Photography By Aizhan

San Leandro

$700 $385

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$33 for $60 Worth of Life Coaching — natural born psychic

Natural Born Psychic

Union City

$60 $33

Combination reading (palm, tarot, and psychic) or your choice of incense, candles, or oils

In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (58% Off)

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

$59 for Tutoring Package with Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Kims Academy ($350 Value)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$45 for Career Interest and Academic Assessment with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

After assessing career interest, personality, and academics, director creates academic program designed to address needs of K–12 students

Tax Prep for W-2, Schedule A, or Schedule C from Sahota Tax Center (Up to 51% Off)

Sahota Tax Center

Sahota Tax

$100 $49

Financial professionals help taxpayers maximize their returns with W-2, Schedule A, or C filing assistance

Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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Computer Repair for One or Two Computers at eon Technologies (Up to 51% Off)

eon Technologies

Alameda

$100 $50

Computer support professionals with over 20 years experience address system issues, expel viruses, and optimize performance

$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

$147 $59

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

Video or Film Transfer at Cinefone (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Cinefone

Danville

$60 $30

Mail in or drop off film reels and video tapes from nearly any format, while specialists digitally restore and transfer footage to DVD

$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 82% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

2-, 5-, or 10-Day Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space (Up to 61% Off)

Second Work Space

Fremont

$40 $19

Collaborative work environment with high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs and desks, coffee, and a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer

One or Three 45-Minute Life- and Relationship-Coaching Sessions at Hymn Wellness (Up to 76% Off)

Hymn Wellness

Multiple Locations

$165 $59

Life coach helps clients overcome professional and relationship roadblocks and achieve their goals

Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

$275 for a Nine-Week Creative Writing Class for Kids Ages 8–15 at Kids Be Inspired ($630 Value)

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

$88 for $175 Towrd Tax Preparation — eTax Relief

Etax Relief

East Industrial

$175 $88

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$25 for $56 Worth of Pet Care — Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton

Animal Medical Center Of Pleasanton

Pleasanton

$56 $25

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$79 for a Basic Income Tax Package with 1040 and Electronic Filing at Fox & Associates ($400 Value)

Fox & Associates

Pleasanton

$400 $79

Accounting professionals prepare 1040s for filing electronically

Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 53% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

$45 for $100 Worth of Outdoor Furniture — Bay Area Patio

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

$100 $45

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$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off A Package Of 4 Activation Coaching Sessions at The BeautyKween

The BeautyKween

Prescott

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 50% off a package of 4 activation coaching sessions

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$70 for $350 Worth of Services at Marcus Edwards Photography

Marcus Edwards Photography

Fruitvale Station

$350 $70

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Pepper Spray with the Purchase of a Personal Safety Class at The Loss Prevention Group

The Loss Prevention Group

Downtown

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for a bottle of pepper spray with the purchase of a personal safety class at the Loss Prevention Group

One-Hour Family or Headshot Photo Shoot with Five Retouched Digital Images from MooD-ology Photography (Up to 86% Off)

MooD-ology Photography

Oakland

$350 $49

Photographer snaps dramatically lit family portraits or headshots during in-studio sessions that yield five retouched digital images

$75 for $150 Groupon — John R. Edwards, Life Coach

John R. Edwards

Pill Hill

$150 $75

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Two- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from 143 Photo Booth (Up to 58% Off)

143 Photo Booth

Merritt

$695 $299

Party packages include the use of props and a CD of all images; booth attendant takes care of setup and takedown

Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

$162.50 $79

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$10 Buys You a Coupon for $175 For Family, Executive Head Shots, Pets & Senior Portraits at Soleil Portraits

Soleil Portraits

Foster City

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for photography

Shoe Repair and Shines at Foster City Shoe Repair (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Foster City Shoe Repair

Foster City

$30 $15

Longtime cobbler repairs and shines worn-out boots and shoes using high-quality materials

Rossiter System Stretching Class on Sunday, September 21 at Strategic Bodywork (Up to 81% Off). Four Sessions.

Strategic Bodywork

Emeryville

$200 $39

Learn simple, two-person stretches that help relieve chronic pain throughout the body

One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (50% Off)

Play With Clay

Emeryville

$30 $15

Pottery classes teach students of all ages and skill levels how to turn lumps of shapeless clay into exquisite decorative stoneware

Tailoring at The House of Couture (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The House of Couture

Downtown Walnut Creek

$40 $20

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Experienced tailor creates custom, one-of-a-kind designs for both men and women, and can also alter garments

Six-Page Website and One Month of Website Hosting from Gutensite (45% Off)

Gutensite

Walnut Creek

$500 $275

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One or Three Spiritual-Counseling Sessions at Adventure Quests International Counseling Service (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Quests International Counseling Service

Walnut Creek

$99 $49

Sessions designed to give clients a more mystical and magical perspective provide them with tools to bring them greater joy

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $39

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Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$165 $79

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during weekly 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up

Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

One or Three 60-Minute Consulting Sessions at Hermes Consultancy (Up to 51% Off)

Hermes Consultancy

San Mateo

$150 $75

A counselor-coach helps clients understand their subconscious motivation; she seeks to bring balance to their mind and body

$49 for $150 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — GoBeyond Advising

Gobeyond Advising

San Mateo

$150 $49

Danielle, a Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley graduate, gives expert advice and offers edits for your college application

$138 for $475 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Ivy Goal Education

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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One Three-Hour Horse-Assisted Wellness Workshop for One or Two at Change Your Lead (Up to 55% Off)

Change Your Lead

BOK Ranch

$150 $75

Hands-on workshop helps participants connect with their feelings through interaction with friendly horses

$99 for Baby's 1st Year Photo Package with Five Sessions and $375 in Print Credits from ultra-spective ($700 Value)

Ultra-spective

Livermore

$700 $99

Baby's first year is captured with a maternity session, a newborn session, and sessions at 4, 8, and 12 months; $375 in print credits

$100 for $200 Toward Six-Week Dog Obedience Training Class — At Your Bark N Call

At Your Bark N Call

Livermore

$200 $100

Six-week obedience class for dogs six months and older covers basic obedience, manners, and common behavioral issues

$75 for 2-Hour Family Photo Shoot with 10 Prints at Protege Photography Studio ($350 Value)

Protege Photography Studio

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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Pro shutterbugs capture portraiture of families of five or fewer

$75for a Two-Hour Pet Shoot with an Online Gallery and Prints at Animal Stars Photography $350

PROTEGE- Animal Star Photography

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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An outdoor garden or indoor studio serves as a background to pets during a two-hour photo shoot

Two Palm Readings or a Chakra Analysis at The Present Eye (Up to 76% Off)

The Present Eye

Multiple Locations

$155 $69

A psychic offers insights into clients' future through palm readings and chakra analysis

$50 Buys You a Coupon for $150 Off a Move of Over $300

Jackie Movers

Serra Highlands

$150 $50

For $50, receive a coupon for $150 off a move that's over $300

$49 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

$22 for $50 Worth of Pet Care — Animal Hospital of Palo Alto

Animal Hospital Of Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$50 $22

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$89 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Palo Alto

$387 $89

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

$49 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Back to the Picture

Back To The Picture

SoMa

$100 $49

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Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Session Fee & $50 Off Next Session With New Client Referral at Resplendent Photography

Resplendent Photography

The Haight

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for photography deal

$22 for $40 Worth of Photo Printing — Le Boxy

Le Boxy

San Francisco

$40 $22

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

Vacuum or Sewing Machine Services at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

Expert sewing and vacuum technicians clean up or repair hard-working household appliances

$451 for $820 Toward 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes at IBEC

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

$79 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

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The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

$20 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

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Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

Tarot-Card Reading, Aura Reading, or Both at Sf City Psychic (Up to 62% Off)

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

A psychic with 25 years of experience gives insight into finance, romantic relationships, and more during intuitive readings

$165 for $300 Worth of Music Lessons — Lewis Violin Studio

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

One or Three Days of Dog Daycare or One or Three Nights of Dog Boarding at Citipets (Up to 53% Off)

Citipets

San Francisco

$40 $19

CPR- and First Aid-certified staff care for pets, who bunk down in communal sleeping rooms and play in a huge indoor-outdoor facility

Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at Guitar Cities San Francisco (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

$79 for a One-Hour On-Location Photo Shoot with $125 Credit Toward Prints from Checkerbox Photography ($320 Value)

Checkerbox Photography

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

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Lifelong photographer makes sure his clients have fun as he renders their portraits at photogenic locations across the city

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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

3200 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley,
CA
US

There are many businesses that cater to pets, but Redwood Animal Hospital strives to be the only one animals need. Veterinarians Joelle Abrams and Timberly Johnson and their doting staff members—including Isaac the dog, who greets clients up front, and Alex the cat, who roams the clinic freely and helps distract patients during procedures—perform the preventative, surgical, and dental services that owners expect from an animal hospital, then they go a few steps further. The onsite boarding facility lends a private space to dogs and cats when their owners are away, and groomer Cheri shampoos, brushes, and trims fur to bestow clients with fresher-smelling pets. For owners with limited mobility or dogs who don't want to run into their ex-wives, the medical specialists even make house calls.

3762 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley,
CA
US

The Range
  • Live-fire training at San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range, which has indoor and outdoor ranges
  • Laser Shot simulator training with interactive high-definition video scenarios
At a Glance

The backgrounds of Gun Kraft's instructors include the military, law enforcement, executive protection. With these diverse backgrounds, the team can accommodate almost any type of firearm training. They even offer a You Call The Shots class, wherein students drive the day's agenda and curriculum. Of course, the instructors also teach predesigned firearms classes?including NRA FIRST Steps Pistol and Basic Pistol classes.

301 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley,
CA
US

Though Malika and Adeyinka Awobajo's baked goods are decorative and tasty, they are made with more than dessert in mind. The pair, who founded Mika?s Cupcakes in May of 2011, began constructing confections years prior in order to help feed and care for homeless families in the area. Today, they apply a portion of proceeds toward helping the homeless population in the Bay area, as well as set some money aside for a future youth transitional shelter.

Mika's ovens breathe life into a multitude of signature cupcakes, which come in both classic and inventive flavors. Nearly hedonic ingredients such as amaretto and mocha infuse Indulgent Treats cupcakes, whereas sundae cupcakes come with a cherry on top to render them as sweet as a kindergartner's plea to go see CSPAN on Ice. Fondant-coated gourmet cakes serve as personal-sized desserts for giants, and cake pops offer convenient sugar consumption during games of double dutch. Strawberries and pretzel rods doused in chocolate take a dip into chopped almonds or chocolate chips, whereas granny-smith apples submerged in caramel break the surface smothered in chocolate or nuts.

27691 Havana Avenue
Hayward,
CA
US

Dr. Ronald T. Weiland doesn’t “believe in fad diets,” as he notes on his website. Rather, he trusts in simple mathematics: fewer ingested calories plus more burned calories equals weight loss. At Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic, he and his staff put this equation into practice during comprehensive weight-loss programs that rely on healthful foods, aerobic exercise, and prescribed appetite suppressants. This mix of support, services, and tools is readily available at eight clinic locations throughout the Bay Area and one that only appears on leap years.

22539 2nd St
Hayward,
CA
US

Cameron is a guy who was pretty clueless in the kitchen, and though having been a meat-eater his whole life, is becoming more sensitive to animal cruelty issues. Kathy is a woman who, because of religious practices, has to abstain from eating meat and dairy for nearly half the year. Though their impetuses for changing their diets were quite different, the solution to their problems was the same: The Vegan Garden?a meal delivery system that specializes in plant-based cuisine.

The Vegan Garden designs meal plans for a variety of clients, whether they're longtime vegans or people curious about transitioning to an animal-free diet. The Pioneer Meal deal, for instance, lets newbies sample staple vegan dishes by signing up for one week's worth of meals, desserts, and dinner bibs. Committed vegans can opt for more long-term plans, which include two months' worth of custom or preset menus. There are also specialty packages for weight loss and gluten-free diets.

The meals themselves are made using mostly organic ingredients local to The Vegan Garden's home base in San Francisco. For the sake of variety, menu options are inspired by many international and regional cuisines, such as Middle Eastern, Thai, Mexican, French, Caribbean, and Southern. Dishes include everything from huevos con chorizo and veggie chow mein to jambalaya and verde pesto pasta. Meals come fully prepared and only need to be warmed to the diner's desired temperature before they're ready to eat.

26010 Eden Landing Rd. Ste 9
Hayward,
CA
US