Author Archives: Beyond the Creek

310 Eatery Re-Opening Next Tuesday within Redux Lounge in Downtown Walnut Creek

1411 Locust St, Walnut Creek

The LA style street food restaurant 310 Eatery that opened in downtown Walnut Creek this April has relocated around the corner to the Redux Lounge on Locust St and will be open beginning next Tuesday, September 23rd. As you can see from the inside photo below, you’ll be able to eat at tables for lunch, dinner or a late night snack. The only difference is that there will be a full bar that offers beer, wine and other drinks. Check their Facebook page here.


Old location (closed):

Athleta Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek Next Month

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s tough being a small retailer in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Take the fashion accessories boutique Bracchiale for example. They have moved two times within the past year in Broadway Plaza and according to an Eventbrite party, GAP owned Athleta will be opening next to Starbucks in Broadway Plaza on October 20th, which means that Bracchiale will need to look once again for a new location either in downtown Walnut Creek or elsewhere in the bay area.

Free Fishing Event at Heather Farm this Weekend

Photo by Flickr user sunsurfr

Free Fishing Event:

Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 – Sunday, September 21st, 2014
7:00am – 11:00am | Free

Fish-In Adventure at Heather Farm is a “FREE FISHING” weekend for all children under the age of 16. The event will supply the fishing poles, bait, and tackle for those who RSVP on website. Please join us for both days!

note: If you are over 16 years old and would like to fish with us, you will also invited to participate. However, please make sure to have a CA Fishing License. You may purchase one at your local sporting goods store.

* The event takes place on September 20-21 from 7:00AM-11:00AM

** A fishing clinic will be offered by our experienced fisherman who will instruct you on what it takes to be successful in catching fish.

*** The Walnut Festival Association will be planting 500lbs of fish into the Heather Farm ponds for this weekend adventure.

Walnut Creek does not typically allow fishing in the Heather Farm ponds. This next weekend is your opportunity to bring the kids down to fish and have a great fun weekend.

Please RSVP here:

Are you Reusable Bag Ready?


Back in February I asked about whether people supported the Walnut Creek plastic bag ban ordinance (with slightly more support for the ban)  and today is the first day this ordinance will be enforced. Read more about the reasoning behind the ban and the rules at the City of Walnut Creek website here.

Are you ready to bring your usable bags to Target and elsewhere in Walnut Creek?

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival this Weekend


Lafayette Art & Wine Festival:

Downtown Lafayette
Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 – Sunday, September 21st, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm (7:00pm Sunday) | Free

Kids Zone: Ticket is $1-$5 for different activities
Drink Tickets: $7 for individual ticket. Individual wine or beer glass is $7. Combination packages available with big discounts!

2014 will be the 19th year of this annual festival. The Lafayette Art, Wine and Music Festival is held the 3rdweekend in September, and is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County.

In 2013, over 80,000 people strolled among the booths of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying quality wines and microbrews, pausing to enjoy continuous music from our two main stages.

La Femme Jewelry and Gifts Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1372 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

A new jewelry store called La Femme Jewelry and Gifts has opened on N. Main St. a few doors down from CREAM in downtown Walnut Creek. They feature handmade beaded as well as silver jewelry and gifts. The owner has been selling at art festivals and decided to open her first store right in downtown.

From their Facebook page:

I design and make each piece of jewelry myself. They are unique and never duplicated. I use mostly Quartz, Agate and Chinese Crystals and sometimes Czech glass beads. I put my heart and soul into every piece I make. I have found my passion at last!!!!


Downtown Walnut Creek Fall Wine Walk Tomorrow Evening


Downtown Walnut Creek Fall Wine Walk:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm | $30

Enjoy a special wine tasting event throughout Downtown Walnut Creek! Receive a complimentary wine glass and map at the starting location
and begin your tour of favorite wineries!

The Fall Wine Walk features wine tastings in downtown shops, restaurants and businesses, live acoustic musicians playing on local plazas and sidewalks, and fun prize drawings. Enjoy the beauty and unique experience of Downtown Walnut Creek, all at your own leisurely pace!

This event will take place rain or shine. You must be 21 years or older to participate.