Orinda

Restaurants

Cine Cuvée Wine Bar Soft Opens in Orinda

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4 Orinda Theatre Sq, Orinda

Back in October of last year we learned that a new movie-themed wine bar called Cinee Cuvée would be coming to Orinda Theatre Square and they are now having a soft opening according to their Facebook page:

Our soft opening has been going on. Stop by for a glass of wine or two!

Anyone have a chance to check this place out? They have a cool video on their Facebook page of a waterfall effect overlaying the famous movie shower scene from Psycho.

Restaurants

The Fourth Bore Tap Room & Grill Opening on Tuesday in Orinda Theatre Square

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2 Theatre Square, Orinda

Earlier this month we learned that the Mexican restaurant Barbacoa closed in Orinda Theatre Square, to be replaced with a new restaurant called The Fourth Bore Tap Room and Grill and they are opening this Tuesday, November 24th. Check out the food and cocktail menu here and wine/beer menu here. The menu notes, “We proudly server Richard’s grass fed beef from Moraga, CA”. It doesn’t get more local than that! I’m looking forward to trying the Smokehouse BBQ burger (cheddar cheese, bacon, onion strings, lettuce, tomato, bbq sauce, served with Fourth Bore potato chips). The Fourth Bore will feature 30 beers on tap with a pub style menu.

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Events

Holiday Bazaar at Orinda Community Center on Nov. 21st

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Holiday Bazaar:

Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way, Orinda
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Over 50 exhibitors including returning favorites featuring home décor, specialty foods, holiday decorations, accessories and jewelers

Over 20 new exhibitors this year featuring succulents, handmade cards, lotions, women’s clothing, handmade bags, knitwear, decorative trays, candles and paper mache items.

Restaurants

Barbacoa Mexican Comfort Food Closes in Orinda Theatre Square

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Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda

The sign in the window indicates that Barbacoa, the Mexican restaurant in Orinda Theatre Square is, “indefinately closed for remodeling”, and Diablo Dish reports that it will be replaced with a new restaurant called The Fourth Bore Tap Room & Grill, expected to open before Thanksgiving. They also note that Concord-based E.J. Phair Brewing Company will be crafting beer for the new restaurant. Check for updates at The Fourth Bore Facebook page here.

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Daily Life

Sign Confusion at Peet’s Coffee in Orinda

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Over the weekend I decided to drop by for a drink at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Orinda on Moraga Way and as I started waiting in line I noticed this sign. A few people were waiting on the right beans side. Nobody was waiting on the left drinks side. I read it very carefully, at least three times! Then I went up the counter via the left line and asked for a drink from a woman behind the counter. She mentioned the line at right. I replied that I wanted to order a drink, not order beans. She countered that she was busy and that maybe the other customers were also ordering drinks. So I went back in the right line and asked each customer whether they were ordering beans. They all replied that they were indeed ordering beans. So back I went to the left line and told the woman behind the counter that everyone was ordering beans. Ultimately I received my drink but it was certainly awkward. Make sense?

Enjoy this Seinfeld car reservation scene:

Shopping

Sanvitalia Home & Garden Opening Nov. 1st in Orinda Theatre Square

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Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda

A new shop called Sanvitalia Home & Garden is opening on November 1st in Orinda Theatre Square.

From their Facebook page:

So it begins…… we are hard at work, building our new store from the ground up at the Theatre square in Orinda, CA. Our new Home & Garden will feature outdoor living and home décor.
With 25 years of experience in both Industries we simply can’t wait to showcase the best of both worlds. We will bring the outdoors in and take the indoors out with grace, class and a bit of attitude. Stay tuned as we embark in our new adventure.

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Events

Notes4Hope Breast Cancer Prevention Concert featuring LUCE, Jake Johannsen on Oct. 17th in Orinda

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Notes4Hope Breast Cancer Prevention Concert featuring LUCE, Jake Johannsen:

California Shakespeare Theater – Bruns Amphitheater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
7:00pm | $80

Notes4Hope Breast Cancer Prevention Concert – featuring LUCE, Comedian Jake Johannsen and CD4HOPE Artists… at California Shakespeare Theater – Bruns Amphitheater. VIP doors at 3:45, GA Doors at 5:30.