I don’t mean to alarm anyone but the dinosaurs that recently appeared at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek have gone missing. If you spot them roaming around please do not approach them as they are extremely dangerous as they are known carnivores and may attack at any time.
Last month we learned that the fur retailer Maximilian would be opening in downtown Walnut Creek where Z Gallerie used to be and they are now open. According to a person working there this is not a pop up but a permanent location. For more information about Maximilian Furs check out their website here.
Patron Mexican Grill only opened this summer in downtown Walnut Creek, but a new restaurant has just taken over, called De Afghanan “Authentic Kabob House”. Although the main sign says “Now Open” when I stopped by over the weekend a hand written sign in the window said, “opening soon”. Has anyone had a chance to try this place out?
The men’s fashion shop Daskalos, which has been open since 1990 at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, is closing at the beginning of January. I believe this was the only independently owned store within Broadway Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this.
The ambitious young immigrant brohers opened a second Daskalos Brothers in Lafayette, California in 1974 that became a mainstay of the community for 26 years. In 1990 Daskalos Brothers changed direction by opening Daskalos European Fashions in Walnut Creek California within Broadway Plaza. The new store now offered high-end European apparel such as Canali, Zegna & Brioni.
Walnut Creek On Ice is open for another season in downtown Walnut Creek at Civic Park through January 20th. They offer ice skating academy lessons and can host birthday parties. Pricing is $13 weekdays and $15 weekends and Friday nights. Check out their website here.
The Oakland-based German-inspired restaurant and beer hall Bierhaus opens for dinner today in downtown Walnut Creek where Lark Creek used to be. Inside is quite spacious with a warm ambiance highlighted with wood tones and German signage throughout the main area as well as the nearby bar and retail bottle shop. The outdoor patio area is expansive, a perfect, dog-friendly spot to hang out with friends and family.
Food-wise I enjoyed the various sausages as well as warm pretzels with German mustard and Belgian fries. Accompanied with German beers such as a Marzen and Pilsner made for an enjoyable dining experience that will bring me back with my family for sure. Note that they have over, “20 imported, local beers and ciders on tap”. Check out their food menu here and beer menu here.
Bierhaus is open for dinner service only beginning at 5:30 p.m., with lunch and happy hour service commencing on November 25. Be sure to check this place out if you’re in the area!
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek Thursday, November 21st, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)
Join Lindsay for the WILDEST happy hour in the East Bay. Come celebrate the harvest with friends, animals, live music, drinks, crafts, and games. Bring a can of food to donate to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and get a free raffle ticket.