Venture Quality Goods Reopens in Lafayette

Lafayette Clocktower

Venture Quality Goods is now fully open in Lafayette since they stock Patagonia provisions like wild sockeye salmon, smoked mussels, various snack bars and other food in front. While you’re there (limit five people in the store at one time), check out their clothing and other meticulously selected goods. You can also shop online at their website here.


Skin Soup Opens at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Skin Soup opened recently at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette, behind Sugi.

From their website:

Skin Soup was inspired by the idea & concept of blending apothecary & spa, providing remedies and treatments that transform the skin and body, creating ingredients for wellness. We combine exclusive professional grade products, carefully chosen to treat from outside in, with corrective treatments that treat from the inside out.


Social Bird Opens at Lafayette Mercantile in Lafayette

3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette

The highly anticipated restaurant, Social Bird, from the owners of Esin and Revel in Danville, opened this weekend in the former Yankee Pier space at the Lafayette Mercantile shopping plaza. Check out the menu here. As you can see from the photos below, they offer oysters, beer on tap and have a spacious wrap-around bar with plenty of seating. I look forward to checking this place out!

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I would love to know what was going through the mind of the person who made this sign for the Lafayette McCaulou’s. Is this possibly a brand where the “i” is lowercase? What’s the meaning of this!?