Cardenas Supermarket Opens in Concord

2250 Monument Blvd, Concord

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.

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Doppio Zero Southern Italian Coming to The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

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.

From their website:

Welcome to Doppio Zero, where you’ll find comfort, conversation, and the best Neapolitan pizza and Southern Italian cuisine Mountain View, Cupertino, and San Francisco has to offer.

Enjoy the taste of fresh, top-notch ingredients brought together in traditional Campania recipes, from polipetti pulled straight from the Mediterranean Sea to pizzas pulled from our wood-fired oven.

If you’re looking for pizza that is 100% autentica, Doppio Zero is the best you’ll find outside of Naples.


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.