It's all about food and shoes this week—plus a little piece of local history that might could make a pretty cool conversation piece in your living room.
What? 31¢ Ice Cream Cones? I kid you not. will be dishing up 31¢ servings of ice cream next Wednesday night, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. ( I'm telling you this week so you can put it on your calendar.)
Street Pitas—Cheap: , in , offers $1.25 street pitas every Wednesday from 3 p.m. 'til closing. Street pitas, for the not-yet-initiated, are small pitas, filled with tomatoes, cucumber, a creamy sauce, feta cheese and your choice of gyros, chicken or falafel.
is having a 50 percent off sale on all its boots for women and kids. Plus they've got some Element and Nike 6.0 T-shirts on sale, if, by chance, there's a skateboarder in your life. While supplies last.
Do Good, No Cost: If you've got extra soccer cleats in your closets (or in your garage, or under the couch, or by the back door, or wherever outgrown cleats loiter in your home), you can drop them off at the in . Local coach Robert Sackey, who is from Ghana and visits there twice a year, will pick them up and deliver them to Ghanian youth.
Local History Buffs might want to take a look at this 1907 ad for Fruitvale (then considered a suburb of San Francisco and Oakland) on eBay. Just $5.75 (deal!), it describes the "queen city" of the Bay Area, one that boasts a "delightful" climate and "magnificent" schools, a place where a "tired toiler" can rest his weary bones and his wife and kids can live protected from "congested" city life. Buy it quick or I might get it myself.