Restaurants

Burma 2 Opening this May in Downtown Walnut Creek


1616 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last month downtown Walnut Creek had NO Burmese restaurants and by next month there will be two of them as Burma 2 is expected to open next month in May where Siam Fine Thai used to be. The other Burmese restaurant, Burma Unique, opened just this week. Check out their website here. However, I wonder what’s going on in front of the restaurant as that looks like a pretty big hole down there.

Question of the Day

Question of the Day – What’s the “Next Big Thing” you’d Like to See? How about a Dog Kitchen?

A few years ago I wrote how frozen yogurt and juice bars were taking over and how something more interesting like a rice pudding shop should open. After a recent visit to NYC I found a new shop planning to open called JustFoodForDogs, “New York’s first dog kitchen” that will provide, “small-batch, preservative-free meals” using “human-grade food” according to this Dogster article.

With the high-end dog boutique rororiri opening recently in downtown Walnut Creek, can a dog kitchen make it around here?

Restaurants

Goodbye Poke, Hello Japanese Desserts – Boba Hangs On in Downtown Walnut Creek


1385 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The boba/poke restaurant T4 & Poke which opened a couple of years ago in downtown Walnut Creek is switching things up as they get rid of the poke and will be known as Amausaan Uji Matcha / Japanese Cuisine & Lounge. The boba drinks will remain as they offer Japanese desserts such as Matcha Mille Crepe. Check out their menu here. As a fan of Japanese desserts I look forward to trying this place out!

Events

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo at The Gardens May 5th in Walnut Creek


Fiesta Cinco de Mayo:

The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
5:00pm | $75

Get ready to party at The Gardens at Heather Farm! This year’s Fiesta fundraiser hits right on Cinco de Mayo (May 5), and there’s no better way to celebrate the festive day than by hanging outdoors in our beautiful garden enjoying scrumptious tacos, frozen margaritas, beer, live mariachi and more!

Take in the fresh, evening air and walk among thousands of blooming roses. Try samples of several unique tequilas and test your taste buds on our salsa “heat scale” while helping to raise funds to support our community-based public garden and environmental science programs for local school children.

Featuring live performances by the amazing Mariachi Mi Mexico and an array of tasty, Mexican-inspired foods prepared by Elisa’s Catering & Flavors of Cali Food Truck, including tacos, mini empanadas and chimichangas, guacamole, salsa and more!

Ages 21+ only

Restaurants

Fire at Postino Last Night in Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that there was a kitchen/attic fire at the Lafayette restaurant Postino last night. When I dropped by to check it out today the entire area smelled incredibly smoky.

Events

Musical Concert: Vita Voci at Lafayette Library April 18th


Musical Concert: Vita Voci:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
2:00 – 3:30pm | Free

Join us for a captivating and enriching afternoon with Vita Voci, a nine-person vocal ensemble, performing music from 1790 – 1870 America. The Music of Poets, Soldiers, Slaves, Shakers and a Civil War is an a capella journey through wars, escapes, and upheavals; from Adams to Abe. A Q&A session will follow the musical performance.

Restaurants

Happy Lemon Coming to Pleasant Hill


College Park Center, Pleasant Hill

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Shanghai-based boba cafe Happy Lemon is opening in a new spot at College Park Center (Contra Costa Blvd. & Gold Club Rd.) in Pleasant Hill. Check out their drinks menu here.

From their website:

Happylemon is a fresh creative takeaway tea brand. Applying bright colors and simple lines, it creates a happy, energetic, healthy and lovely brand image, becoming one of the most representative tea brands in China. Happy Lemon aims to promote a new tea culture; tea is Chinese culture and Happy Lemon aims to make tea a world’s culture.