Brasas Do Brazil Brazilian Steak House Coming Soon to Concord

1631 Willow Pass Rd, Concord

A new Brazilian steak house called Brasas Do Brazil is opening where Mimi’s Cafe used to be on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord near the Park & Shop shopping center. The signage says it’s going to be a churrascaria, which according to Wikipedia is, “place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for ‘barbecue’.” Check for updates on their Facebook page here.


Aung Maylika Burmese Cuisine Opens in Concord

1050 Contra Costa Blvd, Concord

A new Burmese restaurant called Aung Maylika opened recently on the Concord/Pleasant Hill border. As you can see in the photo below the inside has a separate, private dining section, and they’re planning on having a bar as well in the next few months. You may have noticed my latest Insta post of a sweet mocha-flavored Burmese milk tea. According to the server the tea leaves come from Burma and it tasted delicious, as did the Keema Palatha chicken appetizer. Check out their menu here. I look foward to trying more Burmese dishes at this spot!



Spring Brews Festival at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord on March 31st

Spring Brews Festival:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
12:00 – 4:00pm | $40 ($50 at gate)

We are very proud that this year’s event is again a benefit for the TSBA Arts Foundation, which helps fund the summer music program in Todos Santos Park, as well as youth music programs around Concord.

Unlimited tasting from over 60 craft breweries, live music and great food.


Aaron Brothers Closing in Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

These days the Willows shopping center in Concord just can’t catch a break with Aaron Brothers Art & Framing being the latest store to close or move in recent months, possibly in June. According to Pasadena Star News most locations will be folded into Michael’s stores (same owner) with a few remaining open in Texas.