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Swig Series Dinner – Corners Tavern + Altamont Beer Works in Walnut Creek on May 15th

Via Corners Tavern Facebook

From an email:

Have you joined us for one of our Swig Series dinners yet?

Our second dinner of the season is coming up soon and you won’t want to miss it! We’ve partnered with Altamont Beer Works from Livermore and will be offering a special four-course menu of paired dishes from Chef Adam Carpenter.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 — 6pm

Tavern grilled cheese
Salt cod corn dog
Crab and corn fritter
Chef selection table snacks
Undersized iPA Session Ale

1st course
Local Asparagus, 60 minute egg, chorizo vinaigrette, county line greens
Undersized iPA Session Ale

2nd course
Crispy Tuna “Fish and Chips,” tempura tuna, purple potatoes, piquillo aioli
Rich Mahogany American Red Ale

3rd course
Grilled Quail, corn polenta cake, coriander crust, maple glaze
Hop Arsenal IPA (seasonal new release)

4th course
“Baked Livermore”
Almond Cake, house made vanilla ice cream, blueberry jus
Berry White Summer wheat/cream ale


Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen & Coffee Bar Opening May 16th in Lafayette

Park Plaza, Lafayette

The wait is almost over as Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen & Coffee Bar is opening this Monday, May 16th in Lafayette in the newly redeveloped Park Plaza according to Diablo Dish, and will be “open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, offering hand-roasted coffee and New American comfort food made with local, organic ingredients.” Check out their Danville morning menu here, lunch menu here, dinner menu here, and beverage menu here. I know where I going for brunch!



Slice House Opening Soon in Downtown Walnut Creek

1800 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

The highly rated San Francisco-based pizzeria Slice House is getting ready to opening soon in downtown Walnut Creek. This is the final spot to open at the new development on the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Main St. Previously, ROOFTOP, Teleferic Barcelona and the clothing store Vineyard Vines opened over the past several months. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. As a huge pizza fan I can’t wait to try this place out!



MoMo’s Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1444 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

The iconic baseball bat door handles may be gone, but according to the Bay Area Newsgroup the restaurant MoMo’s, located next to AT&T Park in San Francisco is opening a second location in downtown Walnut Creek where McCovey’s used to be. Slater’s 50/50 was supposed to open here but that obviously fell through. Check out MoMo’s menus here.

From their website:

MoMo’s opened in 1998 and was so named in memory of our proprietor’s grandmother and mentor, whom he affectionately called MoMo. Located on the lively South of Market waterfront, we pride ourselves on offering a true San Francisco experience.

From an abundance of outdoor seating to a privileged view of AT&T Ballpark, we enjoy unique and distinct features that set us apart. Whether you choose to eat in our comfortable yet sophisticated dining room, outside on the patio or sitting at our famous bar, we provide high quality food and service throughout.

Come see for yourself why MoMo’s has become a San Francisco icon. MoMo’s is part of the Golden Bear Restaurant Corporation.


Starbucks Opens at Agora Apartment Complex in Walnut Creek

1496 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek

Starbucks is the first store to open in the new Agora apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek on Newell Ave. Around the corner California Pizza Kitchen will eventually be opening and located diagonally across is Pacific Bay Coffee Co.

The first person who lists all downtown Walnut Creek Starbucks locations (including those within other stores) gets a free BtC t-shirt.


Progress on Buffalo Wild Wings in Concord

2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord

In January we learned that Buffalo Wild Wings, the Ohio-based restaurant featuring wings, beer and sports was coming to Concord and there has been plenty of progress as you can see in the above photo with the iconic signage up. There will be dedicated takeout parking spots as well which should be convenient for quick pickups.  Check out their menu here. Stay tuned to see what else will open in this new shopping center.



Beer, Wine and Food Service coming to Brenden Theatres in Concord in May

1985 Willow Pass Rd, Concord

Next month you’ll be able to enjoy beer and wine along with burgers and other dishes while watching a movie at Brenden Theatres in Concord as a redesigned dining area near the entrance opens. According to an employee, look for around six or seven beers plus around six more on tap as well as wine and various food items eventually including burgers that you can eat there or better yet, bring with you to enjoy while watching a movie. Note that this doesn’t apply to “G” rated movies.