Golden Gate Park (Sharon Meadows/Hippie Hill)
Saturday, April 20th, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free
4/20 at Hippie Hill is a San Francisco tradition said to date back to the 1970’s. Each year, tens of thousands of people arrive from all over the world to celebrate the glorious Cannabis plant.
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.
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?
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!
The “high-end clothing and lifestyle boutique” Luck that opened last December at Lafayette Forge is relocating to the Lafayette Clocktower where Radio Shack used to be. Check out the clothing, shoes, jewelry and lifestyle brands they carry here. They are scheduled to open in their new spot by the end of May.
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
1375 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Burma Unique is having a grand opening tomorrow from 6 – 8pm, April 18th with a “free entree with drink purchase”. Check out their menu here.
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.
Con Fire remains on scene of restaurant fire in Lafayette tonight. Currently in overhaul, which is expected to last several hours. Fire not suspicious and was limited to kitchen and attic areas, with extensive smoke & water damage throughout. Mt. Diablo open in both directions.
— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) April 17, 2019
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.
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.