71 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
American Kitchen opened last Monday in downtown Lafayette and when I stopped by this weekend it was packed both inside and out with lots of people checking out what’s turning out to be a flourishing of newly opened eateries within downtown Lafayette. Although I was tempted to go with my usual burger, being a fan of fried chicken thanks to Oakland’s Bakesale Betty I decided to go with a fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw on a bun. Pickled beets and carrots were included as a side. I loved the cornmeal polenta crust on the juicy Mary’s chicken tenders and look forward to trying the burger next time. Actually, there’s a lot on the menu I want to try out. Has anyone tried this place out yet? What do you recommend? Check out American Kitchen on Facebook here.
Photos of the fried chicken sandwich and the inside after the jump… Continue reading
1631 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
In March we learned that Beal Bank was looking to open a branch in the Mercer Apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek and that’s definitely happening as you can see by the signage in the above photo. A few blocks away BBVA Compass Bank is close to opening a larger branch at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and S. California Blvd.
Photo by Flickr user jweiss3
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day holiday weekend!
1273 Locust St, Walnut Creek
The frozen yogurt shop Coco Swirl has joined the ice cream bandwagon in downtown Walnut Creek with new ice cream doughnut sandwiches, just in time for the end of the dog days of summer. Interestingly, I just learned that Coco Swirl only has two locations, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. I always thought they were a big franchise.
3422 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
With word that Bonehead’s Texas BBQ is coming to Lafayette, replacing beloved Bo’s Barbecue, I’ve been wondering where is the best place to get bbq in this area. What is your favorite bbq spot? What about if Oakland/Berkeley/San Francisco is included?
1930 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
Last month we learned that Noah’s Bagels would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek on Mt. Diablo Blvd. and their signage is now up. In the meantime you can check out their other Walnut Creek location in the Countrywood Shopping Center at the corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd. or their Lafayette location in the Whole Foods/Safeway shopping center on Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Spotted next to Havana Cuban restaurant on Bonanza St. in Walnut. Check out the previous posters here. Find out more about San Francisco native Charles Joseph Carter here.