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”.

BZ Grill Asian Kitchen Opens in Danville

202 Sycamore Valley Rd. W, Danville

Diablo Dish recently reported that a new casual, Asian restaurant called BZ Grill Asian Kitchen has opened in the Danville Livery. As you can see on the wall menu below (click to enlarge), step 1 is to choose a protein (grill or wok style), and step 2 is to choose a base like rice, noodles or salad. Each box comes with “Korean style broccoli, bean sprouts, pickled veggies & Asian slaw”.

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Progress on Park Plaza Shops in Downtown Lafayette


The temporary fencing that had been in front of the Park Plaza shops in downtown Lafayette for a while have finally been removed, the Available signs are up, so I look forward to seeing which stores, restaurant and/or cafe will open up in this location. Note the store at the far left in the photo is the Pioneer Store which was built in the 1860s and used as a store, post office and dwelling house.

Check out the developer’s page on the Park Plaza Shops here.


It’s Official, Stelle Bistro Closes in Walnut Creek

1403 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who sent in word that the Italian-Peruvian fusion restaurant Stelle Bistro has closed. Diablo Dish also reported that they “appeared” to have gone out of business. Although the inside shows the table settings still set, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate sign in front is the most public indication that they really have closed for good.