Restaurants

Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1444 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

In the spring we learned that the Brazilian steakhouse Galpao Gaucho would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Momo’s used to be and they’re now open. The inside looks great and they kept the Big Ass Fan! Check out their Walnut Creek menu here.

From their website:

Our menu is inspired by the Gaucho culture and the authentic dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy – grilled meats and fresh salads. With 17 different cuts of meats, ranging from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, sweet beets, asparagus, imported cheeses, and cured meats are only some of almost 40 items that our gourmet salad bar offers.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

Nomad Vintners Coming to Danville this Fall


312 Railroad Ave, Danville

A new wine store called Nomad Vintners is coming to Danville this fall next to the recently opened restaurant Albatross. Check for updates on their website here and Instagram page here.

From their website:

The brainchild of three boutique vintners from Napa Valley, NOMAD seeks to bring the wine country experience out of the walled city of wine country and directly to wine lovers’ back yards. Experience a very carefully curated selection of boutique, vintner owned brands the way typically reserved for a trip to wine country. Taste with the owners. Learn from the farmers. Discover wines largely unavailable outside of Napa Valley.

Events

Craving Chinatown Food Festival in San Francisco July 13th


Craving Chinatown Food Festival:

Chinatown
Waverly Pl. ( btw Sacramento & Washington St), San Francisco
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm | $15

We Are The City: Chinatown takes place at Summer Saturdays on Waverly with Community Youth Center of San Francisco. The theme is Craving Chinatown: a community food festival with delicious dishes from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations and activities for the whole family!

Question of the Day

Question of the Day – BART, Bus or Carpool?

Riding BART is convenient but frustrating at times with packed crowds and various incidents that happen now and then. One person I spoke with recently mentioned how riding the bus is way more convenient. And there’s carpooling. I see the signs at the BART station and wonder how well it works. For those that commute do you prefer BART, bus or carpool?

Events

Ride to End Alzheimer’s at SoulCycle in Walnut Creek July 20th


Ride to End Alzheimer’s:

SoulCycle
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 20th, 2019
1:00pm | $30 – $50

Come “Ride” to End Alzheimer’s at the Walnut Creek SoulCycle studio! A ticket will get you a bike in a 45 minute SoulCycle class, spin shoes, water, and post-class complimenatry Al Pastor Papi tacos!

SoulCycle is providing their space for the ride, so ticket sales (less Eventbrite & SoulCycle fees) will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The ride will BEGIN AT 1:00 pm, but please arrive to the studio by 12:30 to sign your waiver and have your bike properly setup.

Bars

Social-Affair Opens at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon


City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon

The wine and food lounge Social-Affair opened recently at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

As hospitality experts, we believe wining and dining is the truest and easiest way to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of society and life’s consistent stressors. Designed to be that casual oasis, Social-Affair is the Valley’s newest and most inviting lounge, where adults of all ages are invited to enjoy an open social setting where our passions for great wine, artisanal beers, incredible tea, and delectable foods combine to create an unforgettable experience.
Established by Gunjan Madan, Social-Affair offers patrons a space that artfully combines comfort and class while serving fresh, high-quality dishes that prove a commitment and passion for culinary creativity.