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“The Foundry” Food Hall Planned for Downtown Walnut Creek

1250 Locust Street, Walnut Creek

A huge new two story food hall called The Foundry is planned for the empty lot across from the Century Movie Theater in downtown Walnut Creek. According to the Design Review report (meeting tomorrow), the “two-story food hall with three accessory courtyard buildings” will also feature related retail as well as “9,400 square feet of common dining area, a large outdoor patio, and roof top event space.”

The developer, BH Development, last year opened the nearby 1500 Mt. Diablo building that hosts San Francisco-based pizzeria Slice House, Barcelona-based Telefèric, and Rooftop as well as its acclaimed living wall. Stay tuned…


Mr. Green Bubble Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1539 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Back in February we learned that Piedmont-based Mr. Green Bubble would be opening in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now opened. In addition to boba teas and smoothies they will also be offering fried snacks such as popcorn chicken. Check out their menu here. The inside styling looks great, check it out!

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310 Eatery Pops Back into Walnut Creek at Library on Main

1677 N Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to foodhoe for pointing out that the LA style street food restaurant 310 Eatery has moved back to downtown Walnut Creek for the third time in the restaurant Library on Main of all places. Previously they were located within Redux Lounge on Locust St. and before that they were in their own restaurant where Ramen Hiroshi is now. For a close-up of the menu below click here. I think I’m going to have to go back for another Tokyo Po’Boy soon…



Pasta Pomodoro Closes in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Thanks to everyone who sent word that Pasta Pomodoro has closed in the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center on Crescent Drive. Quite a number of new restaurants have opened in this shopping center lately so the competition for diners must be fierce. Also thanks much to the reader who sent in the photo.


Kurumi Sushi & Grill Opening Soon in Downtown Walnut Creek

1552 Locust St, Walnut Creek

In August we learned that the Japanese restaurant Izakaya Jun closed in downtown Walnut Creek, with a replacement coming “one month later”. The new restaurant will be called Kurumi Sushi & Grill, opening the following week, and will serve very similar dishes that were available at the previous restaurant. That’s because the new owner was a chef at Izakaya Jun. I have confirmed that yaki onigiri (grilled rice balls) will still be available which means I’ll be back for sure.


Urban Remedy Opens in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Earlier this month we learned that juice, meal and snack shop Urban Remedy opened in downtown Walnut Creek, and yesterday they also opened in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette. Check out their meals and snacks here and juices here. Drop by the grand opening this Saturday, October 29th from 10am – 2pm and get a free juice, meal or snack. In Walnut Creek I tried the “Vegan Caesar with Cumin Chickpea Croutons” salad and cacao chip bar and thought it tasted great so yay for Lafayette!


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