3422 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
After 15 years in business Bo’s Barbecue is closing in Lafayette on Mt. Diablo Blvd. The lease is up end of July and it’s not being renewed according to this article in the Contra Costa Times. In the article the owner Bo McSwine says he may open a new barbecue restaurant in the China Basin neighborhood of San Francisco where AT&T Park is located.
35 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill
Great news for downtown Pleasant Hill as Danville-based Gotta Eatta Pita is opening their second location in the Pleasant Hill shopping center on Crescent Drive where Mazza Grill used to be. Check out their Pleasant HIll menu here. Their third location will be in Pleasanton so they’re growing fast.
1633 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that a new restaurant has opened in downtown Walnut Creek called (310) Eatery which serves LA style street food. This Bonanza St. downtown Walnut Creek location is where Cafecitos Cafe used to be and is still in soft-opening mode as the Cafecitos Cafe decor is still up temporarily. Check out their menu below. I really want to try The Westside Classic Hot Pastrami Dip as well as the burger of course. They are open Mondays – Thursdays 11am – 9pm and Fridays/Saturday 11am – 3am. Check out their Facebook page here.
The (301) Eatery Story:
(310) is one of the world’s most familiar area codes belonging to the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area. Synonymous with so many things including lifestyles and a way of life, a few of us “foodies” following in that mantra were inspired to create the very first (310) Eatery.
Having worked independently at various Bay Area hot spots and then later at a hip East Bay burger and a tap room combo, Aaron, Karen and Brit, all with a passion for really good, “Krazy” popular L.A. style street food would like to share that same passion now with you all.
Check out photos of the food after the jump… Continue reading
Tender Greens - 1352 Locust St, Walnut Creek
From a press release:
To continue to serve the Walnut Creek and East Bay community with affordable dishes made with high-quality, sustainably farmed ingredients, Tender Greens is introducing Chef Sean Eastwood as the Executive Chef of the Walnut Creek restaurant. Originally from Blackpool, England, Chef Sean is committed to bringing his passion for the culinary arts to Tender Greens and has played a strong role in the kitchens of the Auberge Resorts as well as The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay prior to joining the team at the Walnut Creek restaurant.
Chef Sean presents the Roasted Monterey Squid Salad as a unique menu item only available at Walnut Creek, made with fresh caught squid, frisee, lacinato kale, shaved fennel, heirloom oranges, spiced almonds, olives and a lemon vinaigrette. Keeping with the Tender Greens’ mantra of “slow food done fast” at an affordable price point, the Roasted Monterey Squid Salad is served to guests for just $11.
Check out the menu here.
19 Orinda Way, Orinda
Thanks to a reader for sending word that a new Burmese restaurant called The Refined Palate (the owner helped start Burma Superstar in San Francisco in the 1970s) has opened in Orinda across from the library. Check out their menu here. Any must-try dishes? According to an employee I spoke with they don’t have their liquor license yet so it’s BYOB, no corkage fee.
From their website:
We serve unique Burmese cuisine. This includes dishes from various regions of the Southeast Asian country of Burma (now officially known as Myanmar). The diversity of Myanmar’s cuisine has also been contributed to by the myriad of local ethnic minorities.
Lamorinda Weekly has more information here.
Check out the inside:
1358 North Main St, Walnut Creek
The signs say “Business for Sale” instead of For Lease so it looks like Breads of India in Walnut Creek may be taken over. I wonder if it will remain open or a new restaurant will take its place? Breads of India also has Oakland and Berkeley locations. Check out their menu here.
71 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
American Kitchen’s Coming Soon sign is now up, don’t forget about the yard sale this Saturday!
331 Hartz Ave, Danville
According to the Esin Restaurant & Bar (owners of Revel) Facebook page, Our quiet opening is Monday night for Revel. /sneak preview.
The British pub The Crown closed last August at this Danville location. Check out Diablo Dish for more info here and thanks to a reader for previously sending in this tip. Photos of the inside are below. I can’t wait to try this place out.
American Kitchen Yard Sale:
American Kitchen (formerly the French Bakery)
71 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
8:00am – 3:00pm
1616 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Less than six months later the exterior of the Chinese restaurant OI-C Bowl has been mostly completed as you can see in the above photo. I wonder if that giant picture on the wall will reappear?