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Walnut Creek Restaurant Week April 21st – 27th


Walnut Creek Restaurant Week:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Monday, April 21st – Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Lunch/dinner | $10 – $40

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week is a culinary celebration of spectacular cuisine at incredible prices. Entice your appetite and delight your palate with prix-fixe menus offered at over 2 dozen restaurants. With cuisines that encompass American, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Mexican (just to name a few), experience why our delicious community has been called, “The East Bay’s most popular dining destination.”

View participating restaurants here.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Opens in Todos Santos Plaza in Concord

1975 Mt. Diablo St, Concord

Last Monday the first Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opened in Northen California right next to Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord. Check out their menu here. They are known for “The Bobbie” turkey sandwich with, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo. Plans are in the works for additional locations in Hayward and Pleasanton.

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Spring Free Family Fun Day at Orinda Theatre Square this Saturday


Spring Free Family Fun Day:

Orinda Theatre Square
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Free

Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day’s memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School’s a cappella groups

Sabores del Sur South American Cafe Opens in Walnut Creek

3003 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek

With the eagerly anticipated opening of the South American restaurant Sabores del Sur in Walnut Creek near the Pleasant Hill BART station this week, I checked out a preview party last week and as expected the food was delicious. The high ceilings and cheery decor make for a great spot to stop by for a bite to eat. I am not kidding when I say those alfajores cookies are delicious, not to mention the empanadas and pastel de choclo (Chliean casserole). I will definitely be back ASAP for more!

From their Facebook page:

Sabores del Sur (Spanish for “Flavors from the South”) is a Bay Area company specializing in catering for any event. Specialties include South American Empanadas and Alfajores.

Chef-owned and oper­ated, Sabores del Sur uses only the fresh­est ingre­di­ents in all of our recipes. We emphasize organic, free trade and locally grown products. We take great pride in ensur­ing each dish is “made with love”—a philos­phy Chef Guisell H. Oso­rio inher­ited while cook­ing side by side with her grand­mother dur­ing her child­hood in Chile.


Plenty more photos of the inside and food (including the signature alfajores cookies) after the jump… Continue reading

Pelican Rock Moving to Danville Mid May

1378 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The men’s clothing store Pelican Rock that opened a couple of years ago in Walnut Creek is moving to Danville and plans on re-opening mid May. Check out their Facebook page here. They will be located downtown at 178 East Prospect, a street with quite a few clothing boutiques so they’ll fit right in.

Future Danville home:
178 East Prospect, Danville

Spring Opening & Plant Sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden Tomorrow in Walnut Creek


Spring Opening & Plant Sale:

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

Visit our largest plant sale of the year for…
The Bay Area’s best selection of drought tolerant plants
Dry garden advice from knowledgeable staff and volunteers
Heirloom bearded irises from Ruth Bancroft’s private collection
Garden gifts, succulent arrangements, locally made art, and hard-to-find books

Members Only Pre-Sale and Silent Auction: 9am-11am
Entry granted to members of The Ruth Bancroft only! No reciprocal members or guest passes. Memberships may be purchased at the door. Bagels and Peet’s coffee will be served – Thank you to Noah’s Bagels and Peet’s Coffee!

Public Sale: 11am-3pm
The Garden will be open until 4pm, but the sale wraps up at 3.

Free Admission All Day
Docent-Led Tours at 11am and 1pm

Buon Vino Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1545 Locust St, Walnut Creek

The long anticipated wine tasting room Buon Vino opened in downtown Walnut Creek yesterday and right now they’re offering a selection of eight different Napa and Sonoma wines (six ounces for $10) for their grand opening. Those six ounces can be split any way so you could try three two ounce wines, or one six ounce glass of wine. You can buy bottles of wine there and no bottle is over $20.

Check out the choices below:

There are standing areas around the front of the store and in the back there is a gigantic table that’s available for hourly rentals that includes a couple of bottles of wine, and there’s a TV as well so according to the owner if you’re looking for a place to host a Bachelor/Bachelorette viewing party look no farther.


Plenty more photos after the jump… Continue reading