Last summer we learned that the SoCal-based restaurant chain Yard House would be coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord and they are now set to open in two weeks on April 29th. Check out their menu here. There will be, “over 100 American-style dishes made from scratch daily, and the world’s largest selection of draft beer with 130 taps”.
As you can see from the above photo the Barnes & Noble signage is up at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Although the property manager mentioned a scheduled April opening this month, when I looked inside they’re still working on the flooring and it’s completely empty inside so they’re going to have to hurry up to get this open this month. With Yard House restaurant opening at the end of the month I shudder to thinking about the parking situation in this area…
Ramen 101 provides a variety of fresh ramen that is made with chicken and pork bone broth boiled daily and cooked in front of you every day ( We also provide a Vegetarian option ) If you’re not a ramen fan, try our poke bowls made with raw fish. If you’re still hungry for more, try our starters like chicken kara-age and gyoza.
Last fall we learned that the Korean bbq place in a cup, Ko Cups would be opening in the Veranda shopping center in Concord and they will be officially opening this Saturday, March 16th. On that opening day they, “will offer a free regular fountain beverage on March 16 with every entrée cup purchase.”
From a PR:
From the start, their goal has been to make tasty yet reasonably priced Korean food, served in a bowl. Each Ko-Cup starts off with a base of rice, crispy lettuce, japchae noodles and a protein selection. Next comes a topping of extra-sweet corn, slices of sweet pickled yellow radish and black sesame seeds. The final touch is a choice of several homemade sauces, such as mayo-mustard, mayo-gochujang (hot pepper) and hot gochujang.
Any Mountain is closing next month on April 22nd in the Willows shopping center in Concord. When I visited over the weekend everything was at least 20% off as far as I could tell. This will leave Willows with one outdoor recreation store, REI. Any Mountain will also be closing their Roseville location.
The Italian restaurant MidiCi opened recently at the Willows shopping center in Concord. Check out their pizza menu here and appetizer menu here. Interestingly, there is a living tree in the middle of the restaurant, “a symbol of tradition and a witness of eras gone by”.
Last fall we learned that the vegetarian restaurant Lettuce Inn would be relocating around the block in Concord and they have now reopened still right near Todos Santos Plaza. As you can see from the photo below the inside is a lot more spacious and looks great. Check out the Lettuce Inn menu here and find out more about The Lettuce Inn here.