Texas de Brazil Coming to The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

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.

From their website:

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.


Dave & Busters Opening Sept 2nd at The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

The restaurant and a video arcade Dave & Buster’s, which earlier this year we learned would be occupying the former Toys “R” Us spot at The Veranda in Concord is opening next month on September 2nd. Check out their Concord web page here for happy hours, weekday specials and local events. I look forward to checking this place out if I can snag a parking spot. 😬


Milk Tea Lab Opens at The Vineyard in Concord

The Vineyard, Concord

Last December we learned that the cafe Bambu closed at The Vineyard shopping center in Concord and thanks to a reader for sending word (and photo) that Milk Tea Lab has opened there. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Milk Tea Lab presents the utmost modernization of the booming bubble tea culture. We aim to create a space for young kids to enjoy themselves whether it’s to grab a bite, study or hang out with friends. We have a popular collection of board games which are personally collected, from all over Asia for you to enjoy. These games are so exclusive that many are not even sold in the states or available online!


Stars & Stripes 5K Race in Concord July 4th

Stars & Stripes 5K Walk & Run:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Thursday, July 4th, 2019

The race will include special medals for all finishers, custom age group medals for 5-year age group divisions, and more!

Proceeds from this race benefit Shelter, Inc and their efforts to re-build lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, the skills and the resources to live the life they deserve.


East Bay Mudd Powerhouse Tribute to Classic Soul and R&B at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord June 27th

East Bay Mudd Powerhouse Tribute to Classic Soul and R&B:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm | Free

Head to Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday nights the Farmers’ Market and free music concerts in the Park with a great line-up of wonderful Bay Area musicians playing Salsa, jazz, zydeco, blues and more.


Sweethoney Dessert Coming to Clayton Center in Concord

Clayton Center, Concord

Thanks to everyone who sent word that Sweethoney Dessert is coming to Clayton Center in Concord next to Dunkin’. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

We continued to pride ourself in hand crafting the freshest and finest authentic Hong Kong desserts with consistency and integrity. Using high quality natural ingredients and fresh fruits that are available locally. It’s freshness and delicacy taste of nature will ensure you an unforgettable experience.

Things to Do

The Flipper Room Reopens Down the Block in Concord

1033 Shary Cir, Concord

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the pinball parlor The Flipper Room reopened down the block in Concord. Check out their pinball lineup here and leagues page here. As someone who enjoys playing pinball I was impressed a lot by this place. The machines, a mix of both modern and vintage, are in pristine condition and you pay per game. In addition to a merchandise and snack section they also feature an impressive selection of fun prints and pinball artwork. If you enjoy pinball or have kids definitely check this place out!

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Cinnaholic Opens Today at Shops at Todos Santos in Concord

The Shops at Todos Santos, Concord

The cinnamon roll bakery Cinnaholic opened today at The Shops at Todos Santos plaza in Concord. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Cinnaholic is the original, gourmet cinnamon roll bakery. With over 20 unique frosting flavors and a variety of fresh and decadent toppings, we’re not your typical cinnamon roll dessert shop. Visit us at our Cinnaholic Concord Downtown store to experience our award winning, handcrafted cinnamon rolls, brownies, edible cookie dough and baked cookies. We proudly cater small and large gatherings, including holiday parties, office and school events, business meetings, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, and weddings. All our products are made with the highest quality ingredients, and are 100% vegan, dairy & lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free. As seen on ABC’s hit television show, SHARK TANK!


NorCal Parkour Championships in Concord June 22nd – 23rd

NorCal Parkour Championships:

APEX School of Movement
930 Detroit Ave Suite A, Concord
Saturday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Spectator – $10 for 1 Day ($15 for both Days)

We’re back at it again with another top notch event to test your SKILL, SPEED, and STYLE at The NorCal Parkour Championships!

Each event will feature design input from Sqvadron Athletics and SPL officials to ensure the events meet all our athletic tastes within the broad spectrum of parkour movement.

Come through and take your pick of any one, or all of these great events and put your movement to the test!