Pelosi Team - Your source for local community events and real estate expertise. 
In this issue...
  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Did You Know?
  • Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale
  • Mother's Day Events Around the Bay Area
  • Recipe of the Month
  • Real Estate News
  • Animals on Broadway
  • Restaurant of the Month
 Happy Mother's Day
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To all of you that are either being celebrated or celebrating someone else, we wish you a wonderful day! Whether you want to relax, eat a great meal, go on a hike or have some alone time, we hope the day is everything you want it to be! You deserve it!
 Did you know?
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"....92 million American adults, or 37 percent of consumers, will dine out this Mother’s Day and 21 million, or 8 percent of consumers, plan to order takeout or delivery"

Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale
The Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale is this Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 am! Register today and join the FUN!! This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets and garage. I know I have plenty of stuff that needs to GO! Hope you will join in!
Mother's Day Events Around the Bay Area
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For those of you that do not have plans for Mother's Day yet, there are some great events going on around the Bay Area. Check out the list below:

ALAMO:

CLAYTON:

CONCORD:

DANVILLE:

DUBLIN:

LAFAYETTE:

LIVERMORE:

MARTINEZ:

ORINDA:

PLEASANTON:

WALNUT CREEK:

Recipe of the Month
If you like tequila, think about making this amazing, adults-only treat. Boozy Cupcakes!! I haven't tried them yet, but think they would be really fun for my next girls night.
Margarita Cupcakes - Adults Only Treat
Ingredients
  • 1 18 1/4 ounce box white cake mix
  • 1 3.4 ounce package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/4 cup silver tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 5 - 6 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons silver tequila
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Lime zest and/or lime wedges

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, butter, water, lemon juice, 1/4 cup tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec, and lime zest. Beat until combined.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers come out clean. Remove muffin pan from oven, let cool on wire rack, 5 minutes. Remove cakes from muffin pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. For the frosting, cream the cream cheese and butter. Beat in the powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add the lime juice, tequila, salt, and vanilla. Spread or pipe the frosting atop the cupcakes as desired. Garnish with lime zest or lime wedges.

Real Estate News
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Amazon's New Headquarters
There has been a ton of speculation about where Amazon is going to build its second headquarters. Concord was in the running at one point but does not appear to be in the Top 20. Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville and Washington DC all still appear to be contenders. Zillow did a write-up analyzing what will happen to the rental market in the cities that are still being considered. The new Amazon headquarters will bring 50,000 jobs to that city, so it is not a surprise that rents in those cities are projected to increase dramatically. Nashville could see the largest impact at a 2.4% increase in rent. However, what they cannot estimate is the long terms effects on that city if other companies start choosing to open offices there as well (i.e. Seattle). In the event that happens, the increases could be astronomical. There will be a lot of people watching this and it is definitely going to be interesting. Stay Tuned for additional updates on Amazon H2 Watch 2018!

Animals on Broadway
We love dogs! They make me smile and they are so much fun!! ARF wants to raise $95,000 to rescue more dogs and cats and SAVE THEIR LIVES!! Below are the event details:

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:30 am - Pet Walk
10 am - 4 pm - Community Festival
Broadway Plaza - Walnut Creek, CA

I've been to this event before and it was really fun. The walk starts at 9:30am and is about one mile long (bring your pet!) The main street downtown (in front of Nordstrom) is closed after for the games, adoptions, etc.. There are so many cute dogs and cats and there are little booths with games for the kids. Get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having and support a great cause!

Restaurant of the Month
This past weekend we went to Sauced in Walnut Creek for lunch. It was amazing. We loved it! I had the sliders trio (One beef and two pulled pork). They have a few sauces on the table to try. I had the Golden Mustard BBQ sauce and it was amazing! The mustard and vinegar combination had just the right amount of spice. My husband had the Party Chick Sandwich and he loved it. The maple reduction on top was fantastic. On the side we had the cornbread that had just the right amount of honey so that it wasn't too sweet. I had the sweet tea, but on Sundays, they have a build your own Bloody Mary bar. I definitely want to try that next time.The atmosphere is casual it has a really large seating area inside and a great patio outside for warm summer evenings. They sat us in a back booth, which was great because then I didn't have to worry our table was too loud ;) There are tons of TV's that are great for watching sports too! I highly recommend it!

If you have topics about our local East Bay scene that you would like to see covered in Beyond the Fence, please send me an email at janel@pelositeam.com and I'll do my best to include your suggestions. 
Janel Pelosi |  Pelosi Team | 925.408.8990 | janel@pelositeam.com