Crogan’s Bar & Grill Closing Permanently Jan 23rd in Downtown Walnut Creek

1387 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who sent word that Crogan’s Bar & Grill is closing next week on January 23rd in downtown Walnut Creek after 39 years. In 2014 their alcohol license was suspended for a couple of weeks and over the summer there was a homicide nearby which resulted in their hours being cut by the city as you can see in the sign below.

From the Facebook event page:

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that after 39 years of business, Crogan’s will officially be closing the doors on Monday, January 23.

Many of you have been following the dealings with Crogan’s and the city of Walnut Creek. Unfortunately, the city has made it clear that they have very specific ideas in mind for what Walnut Creek should be and Crogan’s no longer fits into their narrative. Ultimately, we have been forced to close our doors.


Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo by Flickr user Ron Cogswell

From the Martin Luther King Jr. Wikipedia page:

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also renamed for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.


Omochitsuki! at Asian Art Museum on Jan 15th in San Francisco

Photo by Flickr user kenlund

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
11:00am – 2:00pm | Free (with paid admission)

Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes.

As part of the day, paint a Year of the Rooster netsuke (miniature sculptural toggle) and take an omikuji (paper fortune) from our fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity in the new year.

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Chef’s Crab Feast at Tender Greens Jan 19th – 21st in Walnut Creek

Chef’s Crab Feast:

Tender Greens
1352 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Thursday, January 19th – Saturday, January 21st, 2017
$15 per plate

WHAT: Chef’s Crab Feast – Chef Henry Hamilton is serving local California Dungeness Crab and created three different dishes to choose from for $15 per plate. Optional recommend wine or beer pairing for an additional $5.

Choose one from the following menu items:

House-made Dungeness Crab Ravioli with sauteed winter greens, chantrelle mushrooms and crab butter fondue. ($15)

Dungeness Crab Cioppino with 1/4 cracked crab, mussels, rockfish, fennel, potatoes, crab rouille sauce, garlic crostini ($15)

Whole Garlic-Roasted Dungeness Crab with garlic noodles, sauteed winter greens, drawn garlic butter (serves 2 people, $15 per person) Continue Reading