Bonfire Pizzeria’s staff admits that their goal is simple: they just want to make tasty thin-crust pizzas and create a warm environment for family and friends to enjoy it in. The chefs do everything they can to fill their salads, piadinas, and pizzas with local and organic ingredients, some plucked straight from the pages of a Beatrix Potter book. The specialty pizzas verge on the gourmet with medleys of truffle oil, caramelized onions, and yukon gold potatoes. They also assemble classic margherita-style pizzas with Bonfire's marinara, fresh-grated parmesan, and dollops of fresh mozzarella. Piadinas—a type of flatbread with dough made onsite—support housemade meatballs or combinations that include spinach and chicken.
Some restaurants use a cook book; others use the recipes brought to America by their founder’s mother-in-law when she was 16. Village Pizza is one of latter type, its kitchens consistently rich with the smell of Old World Italian family recipes. The cooks serve classics such as fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmigiana, and, of course, pizza. They serve an extensive list of international wines to pair with their eats.
Even with 22 years of teeth-tending experience, Dr. Edward Jang continues to attend workshops to keep up with the latest in dental technology. Opalescence Boost whitening rejuvenates less-than-lustrous teeth in just over an hour without the harsh glow of ultraviolet rays. Instead, a dentist-supervised assistant coats chompers with a chemically activated regiment of fluoride and potassium nitrate to beef up enamel strength and bolster oral security against cavities and malicious ex-retainers. Mouth masters freshly mix Boost's bleach for each session, delivering consistent color to each tooth and lightening hues three–six shades in a single visit.
East Bay Youth Sports' year-round youth football programs strive to build kids' character as well as their passing skills. Kids as young as 4 get their start in the non-competitive, co-ed NFL flag football league, whose high-scoring but contact-free games teach values like teamwork, self-confidence, and sportsmanship. The contact flag-football league takes the game's physicality up a notch, while the tackle football league pits kids in full pads and helmets against others of similar weight, age, and experience. Relaxed, family-friendly schedules help keep practices fun and casual at all levels.
In the summer months, East Bay Youth Sports hosts Bay Area Adventure Camp, where kids aged 5 through 14 enjoy a wide range of activities under the supervision of experienced staff. The younger ones are matched with those leaders in a ratio of four to one, so they're never far from helpful supervision, whether they're playing soccer or learning to skateboard or ride a horse. The camp is partnered with a variety of other companies, which lets them arrange amusement park trips, archery, indoor skydiving, and other activities that require a lot of equipment or any number of roller coasters.
Tomaj Trenda](http://www.salsawithtomaj.com/about.html) has devoted his life to dance. After receiving a Masters degree in dance education, he has been honing the toe-taps of students everywhere from the University of Washington to the National Ballet of Mexico. Tomaj also keeps his skills and stage presence honed by performing internationally throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Not content to accept old traditions as law, he has spent considerable post-graduate time training in how to teach new motor skills to adults. When instructing people through dance, Tomaj works with the brain instead of against it. Using a measured amount of repetition, he ensures his students learn and retain the steps from every class. Each lesson builds off the skills of the last, creating a strong foundation on which students stack a repertoire of moves and their hope of beating the Greasers in any sudden dance-offs. Leaders learn various root moves and how to combine and vary those moves to create complex and stylistic dance routines.
Physical therapist Steve Meagher specializes in makeovers. They aren't the kind that involve makeup or shopping, though. Rather, they involve ergonomics and posture. At his company, Site Solutions, Meagher focuses on revamping offices with the hopes of increasing productivity and minimizing employee discomfort. Through classes and webinars, he teaches office workers the basics of ergonomics, explaining cumulative trauma disorders, the connection between posture and injury, and how to create the best possible workstations. Steve also conducts on-site evaluations, identifying workers at risk for injury and pointing out layouts that don't match worker habits, such as offices where all the keyboards are bolted to the ceiling.