1961 Diamond Blvd, Concord
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is planning to open their first Northern California location next month at the Willows Shopping Center where El Torito used to be. Check out their menu here.
From an email:
The restaurant, Lazy Dog’s first location in Northern California, marks a milestone for the family-run restaurant that celebrated its 10th anniversary in August. With its serious bar program and forward-thinking menu that blends comforting classics with globally-inspired fare, the ambitious family-friendly restaurant has become a fixture in the Southern California communities where they were founded. Simms hopes to continue that local community focus in Concord, starting with a pre-opening fundraiser to benefit the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation during the restaurant’s invite-only preview events.
Local breweries such as Drake’s Brewing Company, 21st Amendment, North Coast, and Anchor Brewing Company will be among the extensive selection of craft beers on tap, and the restaurant will also be working with local vendors like Laura Chanel Goat Cheese in Sonoma County and General Produce, a third generation family-run company in Sacramento.