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:
This week we learned that Ike’s Sandwich Shop opened in Concord and as it’s been a while since I last asked about a favorite deli, I wonder what people recommend for sandwiches these days. I known Morucci’s in Walnut Creek is a popular spot; One of my favorites is Domenico’s in Danville. What is your favorite spot for a sandwich?
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.
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!!!
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.
Spotted in Danville, this red Ford Mustang looks like it’d be a fun ride.
Willows Shopping Center, Concord
In January we learned that Ike’s Sandwich Shop would be coming to Willows Shopping Center in Concord and they are now open. Unlike their Walnut Creek location, this location makes sandwiches visibly out front.
There has been lots of progress at the new 1500 Mt. Diablo development in downtown Walnut Creek and these may be some of the last days to view the flowerpot from the mural on the wall of La Fogata. If you pass by take a peek between the two walls to see it.