Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek
Last month we learned that Taiwan-based T4 Boba Tea Shop would be coming to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and now we know that T4 will also be opening in Ygnacio Plaza where Yoppi Yogurt used to be. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. Check out their menu here and check for updates on their Facebook page here.
405 Railroad Ave, Danville
Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo that Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches is coming to Danville where La Boulange Cafe used to be. In July we learned that Homegrown would be coming to Lafayette, also in a former La Boulange location. Check out their menu here.
190 Hartz Ave, Danville
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Vitality Bowls, a dining spot featuring Acai bowls, is coming to Hartz Ave. in Danville where the bakery A Sweet Affair used to be. Check out their menu here.
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?!
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.
Plenty more photos after the jump…
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.
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
Plenty photos after the jump…
1225 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Elephant Bar Restaurant has closed in Concord. You’ll have to go to Hayward or Fremont for their nearest locations.
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
Another day, another Starbucks opens in Walnut Creek, this time in the Orchards shopping center where of course a Starbucks inside Safeway exists a couple of doors down.
Blackhawk Plaza, Danville
Blackhawk Burger opened early last year in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville but they have now closed. What’s the best place to get a burger in Danville?