SoCal-based Silverlake Ramen opened recently at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Seating is only available outside but the wraparound patio has quite a lot of sitting room. The Classic ramen I had with tonkotsu broth was better than expected. Check out their ramen selection here.
Thanks to a reader for sending word about a new restaurant called Leisure Dessert opening at Salvio Pacheco Square in Concord where Fusion Bistro used to be. Despite its name, it’s actually a restaurant that serves items besides dessert. Check out their menu on their Facebook page here.
Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar, which we learned would be coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord, is opening early next week Sunday, November 11th right next to the IMAX theater. Check out their Santa Clara menu here.
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Ko Cups, a “Korean bbq place that serves in bowls/ cups that frequents food trucks and antique Fair in Alameda” is coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord next to Poke Bowl. Check out their menu here.
We founded Ko-Cups in 2016 to bring delicious Korean offerings to the food fair and farmer’s market scenes. We believe in quality ingredients and that our food ultimately speaks for itself; there is no success without flavor. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding cities.
Ko-Cups start off with a base of aromatic rice, the best Japchae (Korean noodles) you’ve ever tasted, and some crunchy seasonal vegetables. Choose your protein, then we top it with one of our flavorful sauces: Sweet & Spicy Chili, Hot Gochujang, or Mayo Mustard — your pick!
There is a lotgoing on at the Veranda shopping center in Concord these days and now Walnut Creek based Residual Sugar Wine Bar has opened as well, right next to Coffee Shop. Check out their wine menu here, food menu here and look for updates on their Instagram page here. There is a huge outdoor patio area to the side as well as in front so the next time you find yourself in Concord I recommend dropping by to check this place out! 🍷
The SoCal-based shabu shabu restaurant Shabuya opened recently in the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Like nearby Gen Korean BBQ, they only offer an All You Can Eat (AYCE) menu featuring various meat and seafood options. Check out their menu here and here. Dinner is priced at $25.99 and lunch $17.99 per person.
This broken sign outside Sears at the Sunvalley Valley shopping center in Concord is representative of the decline of one of the most dominant retailers of the 20th century as Sears declared bankruptcy yesterday. Although the Concord Sears is not on the list to close it’s probably only a matter of time before the hammer drops there as well. And it won’t be a Craftsman either as that iconic brand was sold last year to Stanley Black & Decker. Do you think the Concord Sears will survive? If not, how long do you expect them to last? If you’re interested to see how far they’ve fallen I encourage you to check them out and walk around a while before it’s too late. I did that over the summer and was shocked at what happened, especially to the electronics section, where TVs are no longer sold, and it looks dreary throughout.
2001 Diamond Blvd, Concord Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | Free
Vibes at the Veranda will light up Fountain Plaza beginning with Funky Latin Orchestra (FLO) on Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The group has a dynamic sound ranging from salsa, Latin jazz and old school funk, to R&B, pop, and even some oldies. Guests may arrive early on Wednesday to set up their chairs and get comfortable for the performance.