Get ready for Half Price Books to reopen at Willows shopping center in Concord on November 21st. They were previously located across from Todos Santos Plaza before closing in May. Books can be sold beginning November 11th.
Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, November 21 Sunday, November 24 at 1975 Diamond Blvd. in The Willows shopping center, next to REI. The first 100 people through the door at 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Concord HPB location get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card!* One tote bag each day will contain a $100 gift card!
*Limit one tote bag per person 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 11/21/19 11/24/19 at Concord location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday Sunday.
Last month the giant entertainment center Dave & Buster’s opened in the Veranda shopping center where Toys “R” Us used to be. It’s very similar to Round 1 in the Sunvalley mall, also in Concord. The dining section is much bigger, there are pool tables but no ping pong nor karaoke rooms. I noticed they have a VR section with chairs that move in rhythm to the experiences which looks interesting. Bring your eag plugs because it’s loud, just like Round 1. And good luck with parking! One time I had to park on the street due to the parking situation.
Yesterday we learned that BurgerIM opened at The Shops at Todos Santos in Concord and Fire Wings opened as well, right next door. Check out their menu here. There is a wraparound patio out front and to the side, with plenty of outdoor seating.
Thanks to a reader for emailing that Cardenas opened in a former Safeway supermarket in Concord. This was my first time visiting a Cardenas and found it very spacious with lots of Hispanic foods available. Check out their weekly ad here. They have a cafe where I tried a coctel de frutas which was reasonably priced and delicious! The baked goods were great as well. Be sure to check this place out if you’re in the area.
Last week we learned that a new Brazilian steakhouse, Texas de Brasil, will be coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord and another restaurant called Doppio Zero will be opening there as well. Check out their San Francisco menu here.
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that another Brazilian steakhouse is coming to Concord, this time to The Veranda. It’s called Texas de Brazil and their menu is here. Note the above photo is not necessarily the actual restaurant location.
Texas de Brazil began with a dream in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Enjoying the rancher’s life and feasting in the rodizio style native to the region, one of our partners had visions of bringing churrasco culture north to the United States. He wanted to share this unique way of dining where guests indulge in a parade of meats and extravagant seasonal salad area.
The destination for this restaurant was none other than cattle country…Texas. After all, the traditional steakhouse of Brazil blends perfectly with the service and class of the Lone Star State.