The Veranda, Concord
Peet’s Coffee opened today in the new Veranda shopping center in Concord. The spacious inside looks great and there is plenty of outdoor seating at their patio. Check out their menu here.
More photos after the jump…
Back in September we learned that Caroline’s Salon would be be expanding from their La Fiesta Square location a few blocks away to Lafayette Mercantile with a new salon called Caroline’s Blowdrys & Base Color and they have now opened. Check out their services here.
Lyric, Walnut Creek
Over four years ago we first learned of a little public parklet within a new apartment and retail complex (now known as Lyric) coming to downtown Walnut Creek and the Water Light Public Plaza is now open to the public. As you can see in the photo below there is a new cool-looking work of art along the back wall.
Photo by Flickr user rpavich
Having a pressure cooker was never high up on my wishlist of kitchen appliances. Then I read this NY Times article about the pressure cooker Instant Pot and decided to get one. All I have to say is wow. It can cook fall-off-the-bone meats in less than an hour. Steel cut oats in 20 minutes. Real mac and cheese in 5 minutes. I’m really amazed by it. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? Do you have an electric pressure cooker? If so, what are you going to make with it for Thanksgiving?
125 Hartz Ave, Danville
A new Japanese sushi restaurant called Kibo Sushi is opening where Kane Sushi used to be on Hartz Ave. in Danville. Stay tuned…
Orinda Theatre Square
A new popup shop featuring Moraga-based Hofssi Chocolates and Hollie’s Homegrown farm-to-table food & gifts opened recently in the wine bar Cine Cuvée next to the Orinda movie theater. They are open every day from 11am to 5pm through December 23rd and the wine bar is still open after 5pm. You can also find Hollie’s at the Moraga and Walnut Creek Shadelands farmers market. Hofssi Chocolates will be offering their chocolates at various events which are listed here and can also be found at Diablo Foods.
From the Hollie’s Homegrown website:
Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California. We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and medicinal herbs for bath & body products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.
From the Hofssi Chocolates website:
Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County. We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.
More photos of the inside after the jump…
Pre-Holiday Bash at Makers Market:
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
12:00 – 5:00pm | Free
YOU’RE INVITED TO MAKERS MARKET’S PRE-HOLIDAY BASH
1198 Broadway Plaza on Sunday, November 19th from 12 – 5pm
Come sip and browse while you meet local makers at Makers Market’s Pre-Holiday Craft Fair. Discover a wide variety of American handcrafted goods in this nostalgic general store. Ring in the holidays while you mingle with local Makers outside our store, as well as the 100 Makers represented inside!
Stock up for the holidays! Receive 20% off all purchases greater than $100 by RSVPing on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/makers-market-pre-holiday-bash-in-broadway-plaza-tickets-39859462726