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Mod Pizza Signage Up in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

We learned in May that Mod Pizza would be coming to the new Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Oak Grove Rd. and their signage is now up. In fact this is the very first signage to appear on any of the new stores coming to the shopping center. Check out their menu here. To see what else is opening at the Orchards, click here.


Dos Coyotes Border Cafe Opening Later this Week in Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

The wait is almost over as the Sacramento-based restaurant Dos Coyotes Border Cafe is set to open later this week in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord. They offer a variety of southwestern cuisine and also do catering. Check out their menu here and find out more about the backstory to the restaurant here. I was able to get a preview so check out photos of the inside (after the jump) to see what it’s like. As you can see in the photo below they offer plenty of seating as well as an outdoor dining area.


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Mona’s Burgers & Shakes Opening Late September in Oak Grove Plaza in Concord

Oak Grove Plaza, Concord

Thanks to everyone who sent word about 54 Mint Ristorante closing their Oak Grove Plaza Concord location recently. (The are still open in downtown Walnut Creek). Mona’s Burgers & Shakes, which opened in the Palos Verdes Mall back in 2014 in Walnut Creek will be opening their second location here sometime in late September. Check out their menu here.


Original Mels Diner Opening Sept. 7th in Concord

Photos provided by Original Mels Diner
4391 Treat Blvd, Concord

Late last year we learned that Original Mels Diner would be opening in Concord where Coco’s Bakery Restaurant used to be on Treat Ave. According to the owner it is set for a September 7th opening at 10am. “Training starts this weekend and will go on until opening.” Check out the complete menu here. They also plan on opening in the old Hurricane Grill and Wings/Chicago Unos Grill location later this year.


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Basque Boulangerie Cafe Opens in Danville

Danville Hotel, Danville

Last year we learned that Sonoma-based Basque Boulangerie Cafe would be opening a new location in the historic Danville Hotel on Hartz Ave. and they have now opened. According to an employee the baked goods are delivered from their Sonoma location every morning. I tried the blueberry cake and it was delicious. The inside looks great and is very comfy to hang out while enjoying the food. Check out their pastry menu here and their website with their other menus here.