Walnut Creek

Crogan’s Bar & Grill Closed until May 7th in Downtown Walnut Creek

1387 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Crogan’s Bar & Grill in downtown Walnut Creek recently had its alcoholic beverage license suspended so they are closed until May 7th. According to the California Department of Beverage Control the reasons for suspension were “created conditions contrary to public welfare and morals” and “disorderly premises”.


Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Festival this Weekend in Downtown Walnut Creek


Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Festival:

N. Main St. & Cypress St, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 26th – Sunday, April 27th, 2014
10:00am – 5:00pm (6pm Sun) | Free

Artists will arrive in Downtown Walnut Creek for a spring celebration during the 36th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. This annual event extends along the sidewalks of North Main between Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Civic Drive and the closed street of Cypress between N. Main and Locust Streets, Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


54 Mint Il Forno Opening May 1st in Walnut Creek

1686 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Last December we learned that 54 Mint would be opening a new location in downtown Walnut Creek and they are now scheduled for a May 1st opening. This will be an Italian style bakery (Pasticceria) and pizzeria serving breakfast and lunch until 7pm.

I checked out a preview of the menu and it includes sweet breakfast items such as “Brioche with pastry cream and fruit”, “Cannoli puff pastry with pastry cream”, savory breakfast items such as “Pizza sfoglia (puff pastry pizza) with ham and cheese” and “Pizza sfoglia eggs and pancetta”. For lunch, rectangular pizza slices will be available based on a focaccia crust with various toppings. I tried a piece of focaccia there and it tasted great, can’t wait to try this place out! Desserts such as tiramisu and “panna cotta with berries” will also be available.

Take a look at a sneak preview inside:

Tesla Showroom Opening in May in Broadway Plaza


Back in January I noted that a Tesla showroom would be opening in the former Lacoste clothing store in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and the signage is now up preparing for a May opening. So even though half of Broadway Plaza is closed for redevelopment it’s good to see a new store especially Tesla opening up here.

Bumblebee Handprints at Wish Walnut Creek this Thursday


Bumblebee Handprints:

Wish Walnut Creek
2333 Boulevard Circle, Walnut Creek
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
11:00am – 1:00pm | from $30

If you missed our last baby handprint event, here is your chance!Bumblebee Ceramic Handprints will be at Wish for 2 hours doing handprints, no appointment needed. Each child usually takes about 10 minutes max. Nice and easy and no mess. 
Here is the link to more info and pricing: 
Call us if you have questions! 925.322.7109

Cha Cha for a Cure Fundraiser at Havana Restaurant in Walnut Creek on Apr 23rd


Cha Cha for a Cure:

Havana Restaurant
1516 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm | $25

Join Contra Costa Oncology at Havana in downtown Walnut Creek for an evening of Cuban cocktails, cuisine, and of course Cha Cha!

Ticket price includes appetizers, a drink, plus a free dance lesson to get your cha cha on!  The evening will also include a raffle, with the opportunity to win some incredible prizes, including a Napa Wine Train Getaway.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community.