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Redux Lounge Open for Lunch in Walnut Creek

1411 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Last week we learned that the nightclub Redux Lounge had their alcohol license suspended indefinitely in downtown Walnut Creek, however they are still open during the day as a restaurant serving lamb kabobs and pizza. Check out their menu here.

From the Redux Lounge website:

We are still open!

In order to be compliant: the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control required us to suspend nightlife activity and to refrain from serving alcoholic beverages due to a requirement in our license to serve alcoholic beverages.

Many have seen the big white “Notice of Suspension” sign in our window. Yes, the words “suspended indefinitely” sounds permanent however we want everyone to know that Redux is not going anywhere.

Redux is not only open at night — we are also open during the day as a restaurant. We lost our last restaurant partnership which put us in violation of our license to serve alcoholic beverages. It’s been long awaited but we now have a new restaurant team with a menu featuring signature lamb kababs and pizzas.

The restaurant is open through the suspension; restaurant hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, Noon-11pm and closed on Sunday and Monday.



Farm Creek Brewing Company Opens in Walnut Creek

1415 Pine St, Walnut Creek

It’s been a long time coming but the Walnut Creek brewery Farm Creek Brewing Company finally opened over the weekend. An American lager, pale ale and amber ale are currently available including a 32 ounce take home crowler can. (Check the photos after the jump for the crowler-making process). The amber ale “Favorite Daughter” I tried has a bold yet smooth flavor that tasted amazing. The inside has various seating and standing areas including a couple of rocking chairs which is a nice touch. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and their website here.


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Genuine Goodness Opens in Orinda

21 Orinda Way, Orinda

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that a new cafe called Genuine Goodness, featuring baked goods, salads, soups and smoothies opened this week in Orinda where Village Pizza is located across from the Orinda library. The owners of the cafe previously used a commercial kitchen in Lafayette making food and smoothies for local Lamorinda schools. They will still make food and smoothies for schools but now have a space of their own to showcase their dishes. The gingerbread cake with lemon icing and apricot bars (see photos after the jump) were delicious! Check out their smoothies here. Their menu changes daily so check out their latest offerings on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

Genuine Goodness provides delicious, fresh and handcrafted Smoothies, Soups, Salads and Goodies made from all-natural, high-quality products. We seek organic, local and seasonal ingredients and provide gluten-free options when possible.


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Andy Sushi Opening Soon in Downtown Walnut Creek

1690 Locust St, Walnut Creek

A few years ago we learned that Hiro Sushi opened in downtown Walnut Creek where C U Sushi used to be and according to a public notice a new sushi joint called Andy Sushi will be taking over. As you can see it has been painted red and according to this Craigslist post, they are planning to open, “late August/early September” and are hiring.

From the post:

We are a family owned restaurant seeking people who are enthusiastic, organized, and excited about the restaurant opening. Our goal is to create a welcoming atmosphere for customers and of course, delicious japanese food.


BlooGrape Organic Sworls Coming Soon to Danville

370 Hartz Ave, Danville

A new ice cream spot featuring healthy and organic options called BlooGrape Organic Sworls is coming to Hartz Ave. in Danville. According to their website, you can choose a base from ice cream, yogurt, coconut milk, or fruit mix, along with a flavor, toppings and a “drizzle”.

From their website:

We at bloo grape provide completely customized healthy and organic ice cream with a fun twist. You choose what goes in your sworls without being worried about chemicals or preservatives. Options and combinations are endless, put your creative mind to work and create a masterpiece!!