Walnut Creek


Monica + Andy Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The baby and children’s clothing store Monica + Andy opened less than a month after we first learned they would be replacing ivivva/XCVI in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek right on time for the holiday shopping season. All clothing and blankets are made with organic cotton and they can order anything not available in-store and have it shipped to you directly. Beginning in January there will be various programs featuring local artists, musicians etc. hosted in the back of their store. Check out their online collection here.

It’s interesting to see online stores moving into retail locations, I think this is just the beginning…


Wild@Night: Blizzards, Birds and Brews at Lindsay Wildlife in Walnut Creek Dec 8th

Wild@Night: Blizzards, Birds and Brews:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, December 8th, 2017
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)

Dip your beak into wine or beer, nibble some delicacies and flock to play some lively games—including rousing rounds of corn hole! Make it a memorable date night, grab the girls for a WILD night out, or maybe find a special someone who loves wildlife!

Festivities include: Holiday cheer and help us name our newest animal ambassador our white-tailed kite!

And for this holiday edition of Wild@Night wear your ugliest holiday sweater. The audience will judge the best of the worst and the lucky winners will receive a special one of a kind Lindsay surprise!


What’s going on with Kanishka’s in Downtown Walnut Creek?

1518 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who sent word that something’s going on at the Indian restaurant Kanishka’s Gastropub that opened almost four years ago in downtown Walnut Creek. Their storefront is papered over and OpenTable reservation page notes that, “Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.” Their last Instagram photo says:

Kanishka’s Gastropub will be closed for Thanksgiving holidays this week! I believe whatever happens for a reason in life! Not everything is a sweet spice of pumpkin pie however there is something to look forward to! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and I am thankful to many many things in life! – Paramita Roy



Mr. Green Bubble 1 Year Anniversary this Sunday Dec 3rd

1539 Locust St, Walnut Creek

It’s hard to imagine that a little over a year ago downtown Walnut Creek had exactly ZERO boba cafes and now there are four. The first boba cafe to open downtown was Mr. Green Bubble and they are celebrating their one year anniversary with $1.99 drinks this Sunday, Dec. 3rd all day. “Smoothies, juices and snacks are 20% off while supplies last”.


Bounty Hunter Food.Wine.Spirits “Opening 2018” Signage Up in Downtown Walnut Creek

1521 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Over the summer we learned that Napa-based Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits & Smokin’ BBQ would be opening a restaurant and shop called Bounty Hunter Food.Wine.Spirits. and the “opening 2018” signage is up. Note that previously the expected opening date was “March, 2018” so hopefully it’ll open the first half of 2018. Check out their Napa menu here and their wine shop selections here.


Bourbon Highway Soft Opening Later Today in Walnut Creek

1677 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Bourbon Highway, a restaurant and bar featuring Southern comfort food and country music is soft opening today from 4pm – 11pm today. Check out their menu here. In addition to standard country fare such as chicken and waffle sandwiches and baby back ribs they also offer other options such as kale salads and mahi mahi tacos. Complimenting these dishes will be artisanal signature drinks, wine, and craft beer. Live entertainment including top country hits and streaming music will be provided by DJ/remixer/producer Dee Jay Silver.


Textile Makerspace! Sew a Holiday Gift Bag at Walnut Creek Library Dec 7th

Textile Makerspace! Sew a Holiday Gift Bag:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
5:00 – 7:45pm | Free (registration required)

We are continuing our popular Textile Makerspace series with specific projects that will help you learn new skills as well as build upon skills you already have. This month’s project is learn how to sew a Holiday Gift Bag. This workshop is meant for adventurous beginners that have sewn a few projects and are comfortable using a sewing machine. Supplies will be provided.


Poke Bar coming to Plaza Escuela in Downtown Walnut Creek

Plaza Escuela, Walnut Creek

Get ready for another poke restaurant coming to Walnut Creek. According to the latest leasing information a restaurant called Poke Bar is planning to open where Inge’s Footwear used to be. Is this where the frozen yogurt place Red Mango used to be several years ago? Although it’s not clear exactly which Poke Bar will be opening, check out this menu from a Poke Bar which offer franchises. Stay tuned…


Monica + Andy Coming Soon Signage Up – Opening very soon in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

A couple of weeks ago we learned that the baby and children’s clothing store Monica + Andy would be coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and as you can see in the above photo the Coming Soon signage is up with an expected opening timeframe of “Holiday 2017”. Considering it’s almost December this means they are hurrying to open ASAP for the all-important holiday shopping season.