1548 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek
The iconic Hubcaps sign is gone from the Hubcaps diner in downtown Walnut Creek, replaced by the soon-to-open Sacramento restaurant Broaderick Roadhouse and today from 9am – 2pm there is a job fair so it looks like the opening will be happening soon as noted previously. Check out their menu here.
Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek
The frozen yogurt shop Yoppi Yogurt closed recently in Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek, next door to Yalla Mediterranean.
2491 San Ramon Blvd, San Ramon
Diablo Dish reported that Poke Don, a new, “Hawaiian-style seafood in a made-to-order environment” opened last month in Diablo Plaza in San Ramon where Extreme Pita used to be. Check out their menu here.
1524 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Last month we learned that Limon Rotisserie would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and now another restaurant, Pleasanton-based Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar, looks set to open in downtown Walnut Creek as well. Check out their dinner menu here and lunch menu here.
An employee at Lokanta did indicate they would be opening however according to city permit information both restaurants are using the same 1524 Locust St. address. If you look closely at the above photo you may notice that it’s split with an internal wall, however the address at left is 1524 and the address at right is 1520 so we’ll see if this space will be occupied by both restaurants or not. Stay tuned…
From their website:
Lokanta restaurant offers sophisticated menu of Turkish,Greek and Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine.
At Lokanta Grill we stand behind the culinary dishes we create.We take our responsibility of ensuring the origins of our ingredients seriously and pride ourselves on using local, seasonal and organic fare whenever possible
1950 Concord Ave, Concord
Earlier this month Claycord reported that The Old Hangout closed in Concord but according to the latest permit information from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control it looks like there may be a new owner. Anyone know what’s going on?
3116 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek
Last month we learned that Mika’s Japanese Cuisine closed in Walnut Creek and now another Japanese restaurant called Kama Sushi has reopened in this location. Check out their moriawase combo menu below. In addition to sushi dishes they also have a separate vegetarian menu featuring dishes such as agedashi tofu, nasu miso, vegetarian nigiri, and salads.
2914 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word about the sandwich shop Jimmy John’s opening a new location in the former Quiznos spot on N. Main St. in Walnut Creek. Last year we learned about Jimmy John’s opening in Oak Grove Plaza in Concord. Check out their menu here.
1110 Concord Ave, Concord
Blaze Pizza, the pizzeria backed by basketball star LeBron James, is expanding like crazy with a new location opening soon in Concord in the new development that replaced the old Peppermill restaurant on Concord Ave. This development is also home to Habit Burger Grill and Noodles & Company. Focusing on fresh ingredients and customized pies, find out what they offer on their menu here.
1500 Mt Diablo Blvd. (3rd floor), Walnut Creek
Last May we learned about a new restaurant featuring seasonal, American cuisine called ROOFTOP that would be opening on the third floor of the new development at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and N. Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek and they plan on opening next month in April according to their Facebook page. On their website if you scroll around you can get a preview of their menu featuring dishes such as, “banana leaf wrapped black cod, cilantro, kaffir lime” and “grilled short ribs, spicy slaw, hoisin”. There will also be a raw bar as well as hand-crafted cocktails and select wines. The executive chef is Justine Kelly, who competed on Iron Chef and was the Chef de Cuisine at the San Francisco restaurant The Slanted Door.
From their website:
Whether enjoying sunset vistas or star-filled nights, Rooftop offers a stunning backdrop for enjoying world-class cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and carefully selected wines while soaking up unparalleled views of Mt. Diablo. Rooftop is an alluring lounge and outdoor terrace in the center of downtown Walnut Creek, featuring several dining areas surrounded by reclaimed brick, water features, and a lush living wall.
Food and drinks at Rooftop are as distinctive as the space itself. Chef/partner Justine Kelly delivers ingredient-driven, new American classic interpretations prepared using only the freshest ingredients- herbs often plucked from the living wall itself. With its retractable rooftop, fans, mister and extensive heating system- Rain or Shine Rooftop truly is an all season destination.
Located on the second floor of this development is the Spanish pintxos and tapas restaurant Teleferic Barcelona which we had a preview of in January. On the first floor is the clothing store Vineyard Vines and soon to open pizzeria Slice House.
1419 Moraga Way, Moraga
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Terzetto Cuisine has closed in the Safeway shopping center in Moraga.