Pleasant Hill

Events

Introduction to Aquaponics at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill July 19th


Introduction to Aquaponics:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, July 19th, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25

Are you curious about aquaponics? Learn about this home-scaled method of growing fish and plants in one integrated system. Samanntha will introduce aquaponics through Power Point presentation and a discussion of common questions. Components from a variety of systems will be on hand for a greater understanding of the equipment. We will cover fish choices, which plants do best, and system size requirements for small scale food production.

Events

Best Irrigation Methods for our Climate Workshop at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill June 21st


Best Irrigation Methods for our Climate Workshop:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25

We’ve had another dry winter, and water conservation is crucial, but irrigation choices can be overwhelming. Samanntha demystifies various methods of irrigation that can save a great deal of water, including PVC, drip, wicking or self watering, olla pots, and gravity feed from barrels. You’ll have opportunities for hands-on exploration of the equipment, and get answers to all your questions.

Shopping

Kids N Cribs Opens in Pleasant Hill


1741 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo that the baby and kids furniture store Kids N Cribs opened in Pleasant Hill. They also have a Dublin location.

From their website:

Our Pleasant Hill Baby & Kids Furniture Store has over 4,000 sq ft of the best quality baby & kids furniture to be found in Northern California. With more than 30 baby cribs and a large selection of popular kids furniture including twin beds, full beds, bunk beds, loft beds on display with coordinating dressers, you’re likely to find a style or design to meet your family’s needs.

Restaurants

Black Angus Steakhouse Reopens in Pleasant Hill


3195 N. Main St, Pleasant Hill

Black Angus Steakhouse, which closed last July in Pleasant Hill after a small electrical fire damaged the building exterior, has reopened with a similar interior and slightly revamped menu. Check out their menu here. I had a chance to try the prime rib steak, which are aged at least 21 days, and it was super-tasty.

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Restaurants

Fat Maddie’s Opens in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Last February we learned that the San Ramon-based restaurant Fat Maddie’s would be opening in the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center where Pasta Pomodoro used to be and they have now opened. Based on the planters in front it looks like there will be front and side patio seating. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Since 2010, Fat Maddie’s Grille in San Ramon has offered artisan, farmhouse inspired sandwiches, burgers, salads, and entrees – All made with the freshest local ingredients in a casual, family-friendly setting.

Named for our family’s favorite goat, FAT MADDIE’S rustic menu incorporates local, sustainable, and organic ingredients. The family is committed to serving only free-range and antibiotic free chicken as well as hormone and antibiotic free beef. FAT MADDIE’S eggs come from chickens on the family’s personal working farm and food waste is recycled to pigs on a neighboring ranch. As for the goat cheese, let’s just say that Maddie has her sources.