Daily Life

Enjoying a $2 Ice Cream Cone

In a world of organic, nitrogen-churned, hand-crafted $6 ice cream cones, it’s good to know simple $2 ice cream cones are out there. On a hot summer day in Concord I really enjoyed this $2.19 chocolate fudge cone. No hiding of kid sizes like I’ve seen elsewhere. It may not be fancy-shmancy ice cream with a story, but it sure did taste good on a hot summer day… 🙂


Fusion Bistro Opening End of July across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord

Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Earlier this week we learned that the boba cafe T4 opened in Salvio Pacheco Square across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and it turns out the owner (who also owns Sushi Delight in San Leandro) also plans on opening the restaurant Fusion Bistro next door by the end of July which will feature Chinese style fusion dishes. I was able to get some photos of the inside since it’s directly connected to T4 via the hallway in back. They also share bathrooms.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Daily Life

Now THAT’s a Street Sign!

Check out these new street signs in downtown Concord; they’re GIGANTIC! Props to whoever was responsible for getting these put up, other cities should follow suit, or at least make sure there are street signs. Sometimes I’ll be on a corner trying to figure out what’s the cross street without any visible sign, even on the other three corners. Very annoying!


T4 Opens in Concord

Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Last September we learned that the boba cafe T4 would be coming to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and they have now opened. According to an employee, for their grand opening all drinks will be $2.50 Monday through Wednesday. Check out their menu here.

There was some confusion because a new restaurant called Fusion Bistro is also opening on the corner and that’s still happening. T4 is located next to Fusion Bistro and in fact are connected and share bathrooms since it’s the same owner.


Progress on Veranda Shopping Center in Concord

Veranda Shopping Center, Concord

The look of the new Veranda Shopping Center in Concord next to WIllows Shopping Center is starting to take shape with the first buildings that looks similar to Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival architecture. So far we know of the following shops which will be opening here:


Fusion Bistro Opening Soon across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord

Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

A new Asian fusion restaurant called Fusion Bistro is opening soon in Salvio Pacheco Square across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. This corner sport has been empty for as long as I remember so it’s good to finally see something opening up there. As you can see from the inside photo it looks finished to me. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.


Just 40 Fitness Coming to Concord

2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord

A new fitness gym called Just 40 Fitness is coming to the Concord shopping center where Buffalo Wild Wings is located on Diamond Blvd. across the street from where the new Veranda shopping center will be. They will also be opening in Pleasant Hill next to T.J. Maxx.

From their website:

No more rushing to reserve a spot at a class. There are no class times at Just 40 Fitness. A new circuit begins every 5 minutes. Come in at your convenience.

8 Stations. Multiple Exercises. We are going to keep you moving and sweating through the stations in our 40-minute circuit. Our workout changes everyday to keep you refreshed, challenged, and eager for more. Your body needs constant stimulation to avoid plateauing.


STIX Soft Opening Very Soon in Park ‘N’ Shop in Concord

Park ‘N’ Shop, Concord

STIX Eatery, a new restaurant featuring Southeast Asian cooking from Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam is soft opening very soon, possibly this week in the Park ‘N’ Shop center where McDonald’s used to be. Check out their menu here and check for updates on their Facebook page here. This place looks intriguing, I look forward to trying this place out! I’ve had plenty of Thai and Vietnamese food but I don’t believe I’ve ever tried Singaporean cuisine before. What are some recommended dishes to try?

From their website:

Walk through the bustling streets of many a Southeast Asian-city and you’ll find your senses bombarded by the aromas, vibrancy, and the variety of food available. Southeast Asian countries are known for their spiced-infused flavors, perfectly balanced by the use of brighter ingredients like ginger or lime. The use of chili for heat and tamarind for tartness bring a pleasant tang to the cuisine and leaves you wanting more.

The STIX Eatery menu composition: 40% skewers, 60% non-skewer deliciousness, and 100% delectable. As our name suggests, we focus heavily on grilling succulent, well-seasoned meat on sticks. However, in no way does that mean we neglect the quality of the other 60% of our cuisine. We simply want to give our customers as many options as possible–because who doesn’t like variety when it comes to food?