With the holidays fast approaching, take advantage of a couple local events today for gift ideas.
From 5 to 7 p.m., head to Amanda's Feel Good Fresh Food Restaurant in downtown Berkeley for an eco-local preholiday party. Sample select Amanda's food and drink (including season catering options and local, organic beer and wine) while perusing displays by Bay Area eco-friendly retailers. For the eco-conscious, shop Convert eco-fashion, GIANNA fair-trade fashion and home decor, and PACT organic cotton underwear. The event is cohosted by Buy Local Berkeley, which will raffle gift certificates donated by local businesses.
For the tequila lovers, try the Terrace Room's $1 tequila tasting featuring Paqui from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy specially paired appetizers and cocktails lakeside at the Lake Merritt Hotel eatery. If you like it, gift it.
2122 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
The Terrace Room
1800 Madison St., Oakland