The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop Opens in Concord

2151 Salvio St, Concord

A couple of weeks ago we learned that The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop would be opening very soon in Concord across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and they are now open. The recording studio is in back with a large window you can peer into while they’re recording. Check out their bar menu here and their current beer menu here.

Papyrus Closing Today in Walnut Creek

1376 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the stationery store Papyrus is closing today in downtown Walnut Creek. When I dropped by this weekend their remaining greeting cards were $1 with 90% off everything else. According to a store employee they will be eventually relocating to Broadway Plaza after the redevelopment is finished.

Friday Question of the Day – Favorite Bagel Spot

Photo by Flickr user djwtwo

Since we learned recently that Noah’s Bagels is coming to Walnut Creek, I’ve been wondering where people go for their bagels. Lafayette also has a Noah’s Bagels, downtown Walnut Creek has House of Bagels. When I’m in New York I usually go to H&H. Is it possible to find a New York quality bagel in the East Bay? Or is it something in the water that makes this an impossible task?

Mona’s Burgers & Shakes Opening Soon in Walnut Creek

1574 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek

Back in April I noted that Mona’s Burgers and Shakes would be opening in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek this summer and they are progressing with their signage up now and a Craigslist post looking for servers, cooks and cashiers. Their Facebook page is subtitled, “burger restaurant, hot dog joint, salad bar”.