Last week I noted the progress being made to the inside of Coffee Bean & Tea leaf’s Walnut Creek location in the Sprouts Shopping Center and thanks to a reader for pointing out that the signage went up the next day! It can’t be long now… Of course then there’s the question of parking. Yikes.
3003 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that The Salad Spot has closed in Walnut Creek near the Pleasant Hill BART station. Previously in December I noted that The Salad Spot initially opened.
2035 Salvio St, Concord
Last month Korean Bulgogi House closed in downtown Concord and a new restaurant called Wild Ox featuring hamburgers and sandwiches is expected to open mid-July. This is a block from Todos Santos Plaza across from Naan N Curry.
Back in January I noted that construction on Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf had begun in the Sprouts Shopping Center located on Geary Rd. and N. Main St. in Walnut Creek and judging by the inside it’s getting much closer to opening now. This place has been empty for a really long time so it’s good to see significant progress being made on the inside. Stay tuned…
2230 Oak Grove Rd. Walnut Creek
A couple of weeks ago I noted that a new shaved snow and flavored drink shop called Ice Monster would be opening in the Nob Hill shopping center in Walnut Creek and they have now opened. Their featured offering is called shaved snow (see photo after the jump) and they also offer regular Dreyer’s ice cream as well as flavored iced tea, iced milk tea, milk shakes and smoothies.
I tried the taro flavored shaved snow with lychee jelly, m&ms, and chocolate syrup. I’m not sure how they make the shaved snow but according to a person working there they use less dairy, and no heavy cream from a recipe that comes from Taiwan where this type of ice cream is quite popular. Note that contrary to what I imagined this isn’t shaved ice with syrup aka snow cones that I loved as a kid. You may notice the $7.50 cost of a shaved snow; this is plenty for two people. They are considering adding a smaller size as well.
Click on menu for larger view:
Photos of the inside and a closeup of shaved snow after the jump… Continue reading
1320 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Last month I noted that construction had begun on Veggie Grill in downtown Walnut Creek where the post office used to be on Locust St. and if you look in front you might not realize that it’s completely gutted and doesn’t even have a roof! The photo above is the view from the backside towards Locust St.
“It’s Not a Wine Dinner, It’s a Beer Dinner” Dinner:
Walnut Creek Yacht Club
1555 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
6:00pm | $65
Local Brew from Schubros Brewery in San Ramon
Join us as we welcome Brewmaster Mike Johannsen. Mike will be on hand to talk with us about their brews their brewery, and craft brewing.
Gather on the Aft Deck 6:00
Dinner at 6:30
Cherry Rye Nico
Maine Rock Crab Stuffed Red Potatoes
sierra jack, candied jalapeño, roasted garlic
Bay Shrimp & Sweet Yellow Corn Fritters
spicy cherry onion dip
Moroccan Swordfish Meatballs
nico braised lentils, mint, lemon zest
Las Trampas Pale Ale
King Salmon Pastrami Gravlox Salad
mâche, shaved red onion, pickled fennel
golden tomato, swiss cheese, rye croutons
Meyer Ranch Beef Brisket
ipa braise, red potatoes, cippolini onions
grilled yellow zucchini, balsamic syrup
parmesan, roasted heirloom carrots
chef kev’s horseradish-beer mustard, pretzel rolls
TCHO Chocolate & Toasted Walnut Tart espresso pastry, spiced rum whipped cream
toffee cream anglaise
$65 per person
tax and gratuity are not included
family style seating and service
1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Last month I noted that Sunol Ridge Restaurant and Bar would be opening soon in downtown Walnut Creek and they are now open. Previous posts show the front of the restaurant but as you can see the side entrance to their patio looks amazing as well. Check out their menus below (click the menu for a larger view).
Diablo Dish recently reported that the chef has switched to Frank Jordan, who “worked as chef de partie for Top Chef Season Six–winner Michael Voltaggio at his West Hollywood restaurant, Ink”.
71 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
The rustic, casual eatery American Kitchen is planning on a soft opening next month in July according to their Facebook page. As you can see in the photos their signage is up. Stay tuned…