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Art & Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek this Weekend


Art & Wine Festival:

Heather Farm Park
301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 – Sunday, May 31st, 2015
11:00am – 7:00pm | Free

Three days until the party starts!! The free family-friendly Festival includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind arts and crafts booths, a premium wine tent, craft beer garden pouring East Bay brews, food booths offering delicious treats and a new game area just for kids. Live entertainment features Bay Area favorites on two music stages with non-stop dancing guaranteed during the two action-packed days of fun for the entire family. Sat-Sun.


1500 Mt. Diablo Lighthouse Restaurant Renamed ROOFTOP and Executive Chef Announced

1500 Mt. Diablo, Walnut Creek

Back in February we learned that a new rooftop restaurant called Lighthouse would be opening at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and N. Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek and now California Home + Design reports that the top floor restaurant will be renamed ROOFTOP with executive chef Justine Kelly, formerly of Slanted Door and The Battery in San Francisco, at the helm.

ROOFTOP is expected to open, “late fall 2015″, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will feature a, “raw bar, multiple fire pits, and plentiful lounge seating”.

Check out the cool rendering of the inside:

Robert Becker / IDF Global

Check out the bricks going up:


David Downie – Bestselling Author of A Passion for Paris at Lafayette Library on May 29th

David Downie – Bestselling Author of A Passion for Paris:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, May 29th, 2015
7:00pm – 8:30pm | $10

Downie moved to Paris in the 1980s and has chronicled his love affair with the City of Light in three books: Paris, Paris, the bestselling Paris to the Pyrenees, and his newest A Passion for Paris in which he skillfully transports readers into the city’s vibrant culture and hidden locations. Downie demonstrates that Paris exudes romance on every corner!

$10 at the door.


Jack’s Taps Signage Up in Pleasant Hill

15 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill

Back in March we learned that Jack’s Taps would be opening early summer in the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center and their signage is now up. The sign notes that 20 taps will be featured including micro, local and organic brews.

From their Facebook page on May 10th:

Jack’s in PH will be closed for construction so we can break open the wall and connect Jack’s Taps to Jack’s restaurant and bar!!!



Something is Amiss at Johnny’s Donuts in Lafayette

3629 Mt Diablo Blvd

Anyone know what’s going on at Johnny’s Donuts in Lafayette? A reader emailed:

Once a month or so, I take my 9 year old there in the morning for a donut.  He’s been going in by himself to buy a donut since he was 6, and he says the people are not the same and they are not nice anymore…that they ignore him.   And the donuts look different.