11000 Crow Canyon Rd, Danville
Thanks to a reader for sending word the photo and pointing out that a new salad spot called In the Mix has opened in Danville across from Blackhawk Plaza. Check out their menu here.
From their website:
We’re dedicated to creating the freshest gourmet salads, wraps and other healthy foods with the finest ingredients plucked right from local farms. People love our creations because they are made to fit your everyday lifestyle. You can even design every salad and wrap from our menu your own way. When you come to In the Mix, you know you’re getting a good meal because every creation has been designed with a purpose.
Danville Hotel Town Center
Danville Brewing Co. is now open for lunch and dinner in the new Danville Hotel Town Center on Railroad Ave. Check out their food menu here and drinks menu here. Brewed on the premises, they offer beers such as Danville IPA, Danville Coconut Stout, Hartz Wheat and more. I’m looking forward to trying the Mount Diablo burger!
3596 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thanks to everyone for sending word (and photo) that Baja Fresh Mexican Grill has closed in Lafayette. Look for a new restaurant from the owners of Parada Peruvian Kitchen and Bar in Walnut Creek to open in this spot. Stay tuned…
Danville Square, Danville
Last August we learned that the frozen yogurt shop Tutti Frutti closed in Danville Square where Trader Joe’s is located on Railroad Ave. and now a new poke restaurant called Kanpai Poke will be opening in this location. Is anyone noticing a trend?
1110 Concord Ave, Concord
Panda Express is opening soon in Concord in the newish development that replaced the old Peppermill restaurant on Concord Ave. Check out their menu here.
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord
Boba teas are really becoming popular lately with the latest being the Taiwanese-based T4 coming soon to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. Check out their menu here and check for updates on their Facebook page here.
From their website:
“First in Taiwan, Top in the world”, T4 is striding forward each day towards our corporate vision by offering a brand-new touch of the beauty of Taiwanese foods and beverages to the world. Furthermore, T4 would like to bring the happiness and smile to its partners, and to provide them with the world-class support ever.
Pleasant Hill Shopping Center
Starbucks has opened in the former parking lot in front of HomeGoods at the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center with Chipotle opening next door soon.
2151 Salvio St, Concord
A new Hawaiian-style Poke restaurant called Poke Salad is opening their first restaurant in Concord across from Todos Santos Plaza in a few weeks. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
I’ve never actually been to a poke restaurant before, what are the best dishes to get?
1320 Locust St, Walnut Creek
In July we learned that the juice bar Urban Remedy would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek next to Veggie Grill and their signage is now up. Check out their juices here, and meals and snacks here.
2905 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
In July we learned that Forever Yogurt would be opening at the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. in Walnut Creek and according to the signage the “boba tea and bao shop” Bee & Tea will also be opening in this spot. Sounds like a great combination!
From the Bee & Tea website:
Bee & Tea is on a mission to make boba tea mainstream. With a vibrant and urban storefront, we want everyone to experience our top quality Taiwanese boba milk tea beverages by offering a wide variety of flavor, sweetness, and topping options for each guest’s brew. Bee & Tea is modernizing the boba tea world to bring personalized beverage creations, mouthwatering bao and a chic service to you.
Bao are steamed, soft, sweet buns stuffed with only the freshest ingredients like pork, miso steak, BBQ beef and Japanese curry chicken that will leave you wanting more after just one bite.
Bao buns have an ancient legacy in China, dating back more than 2,000 years. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with these delicious on-the-go snacks today. Our handmade bao fillings are cooked exclusively for Bee & Tea stores, rotating featured recipes so you can try something new on every visit!