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Solstice Sunglasses Opens in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek now boasts three sunglass stores. Apex and Sunglass Hut, both owned by Luxottica, and now Solstice Sunglasses, owned by Safilo. In addition to brands that I’ve seen everywhere, like Ray-Ban, I noticed brands that I haven’t seen before such as Carrera and Polaroid. Who knew Polaroid has a sunglass brand?!


Preview of True Food Kitchen Opening Tomorrow at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s been a long time coming and finally the health-focused restaurant co-founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen, will be opening tomorrow, October 18th in Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek. Over the weekend I stopped by for a preview and the decor, service and cuisine were solid throughout. I even saw Dr. Weil himself, bushy white beard and all, eating there. The salmon, roasted beet and farro dish tasted incredible, as did the edamame dumplings. I took a ton of photos so be sure to check them out after the jump. Check out the True Food Kitchen Walnut Creek website here.

From True Food Kitchen:

Rooted in a simple set of principles known as the anti-inflammatory diet, True Food Kitchen merges nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu to help people achieve and maintain optimum health, without sacrificing taste. True Food Kitchen emphasizes high-quality, seasonal ingredients with simple preparations to let the freshness and flavor of the food speak for itself. The innovative menu caters to nearly every food preference, offering a wide selection of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian, and vegan options.


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Chalogy / Cornology Opening in November in Downtown Walnut Creek

1349 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Earlier this year we learned that a new Asian boba tea shop called Chalogy as well as the return of Cornology would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and the signage is now up and they are expected to open next month in November. According to their website they’ll also be offering cocktails such as mango soju, chocolate soju martini, and snow ice à la Ice Monster. What a great combination, I remember Cornology when they were in Broadway Plaza over two years ago.


Lemonade Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1348 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Lemonade, the fast casual restaurant from Southern California opens today in downtown Walnut Creek next to Macy’s. The 1,700 square foot dining area offers plenty of light and looks great with a clean decor. Outside are two dining patio sections on each side with heated lamps. (Check out all the photos after the jump). Known for their vegetable-based dishes, I was happy to see plenty of protein being offered, such as Ahi tuna & avocado poke and several braised dishes as well which tasted amazing! Each dish is sold a la carte and it’s ok to request a sample for most offerings which is helpful considering how many choices there are. Appropriately, they offer various lemonade flavors. I tried the blood orange lemonade which was refreshing. Check out their summer menu here with the fall menu coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Highlights from the Fall Menu:

  • Persimmon and Black Tuscan Kale with Hazelnuts
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins and Curry Vinaigrette
  • Ahi Tuna and Avocado Poke with Tangerines, Icicle Radish, and Sesame
  • Lemon Rotisserie Chicken with Pine Nuts, Moroccan Green Olives, and Saffron


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