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Restaurants

T4 & Poke Opening Soon in Downtown Walnut Creek


1385 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

We’ve been following the progress of the boba/poke restaurant T4 & Poke opening in downtown Walnut Creek and it looks like they will be opening very soon. Check out the latest updates on their Facebook page here. Poke Salad started in Concord across from Todos Santos Plaza with T4 recently opening a couple of stores down by the same owner. Check out the Poke Salad menu here and T4 menu here. The teardrop lighting in the Walnut Creek restaurant is a nice touch!

Events

Golden Gate Audubon Society Centennial Art Exhibit at Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek Oct 3rd – Jan 2nd


Golden Gate Audubon Society Centennial Art Exhibit:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 – Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

The Golden Gate Audubon Society is celebrating its centennial with a traveling art exhibit ending its run at Lindsay Wildlife Experience Oct. 3 through Jan. 2, 2018.

The exhibit on “100 years of Protecting Bay Area Birds” has been on view at four other Bay Area locations throughout 2017 but will come to Lindsay for its final exhibit and special reception for East Bay birders.

The Golden Gate Audubon exhibit features stunning photos of Bay Area birds, from tiny Chestnut-backed Chickadees to powerful Golden Eagles. The expansive exhibit will be featured in both the upstairs in Lindsay’s Buckeye Room as well as in the larger hall on Lindsay’s lower level in the Manzanita Room. Continue Reading

Shopping

Just Cozy Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Over the summer we learned that the clothing store True Religion would be closing in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have finally closed. In its place is a popup store open until January featuring leggings called Just Cozy.

From their LinkedIn page:

Just Cozy is a fourth quarter retail company. We specialize in fur-lined leggings and winter accessories. Just Cozy has been in 51 locations across Canada in 2016. We are a quickly expanding brand and are constantly looking for new venues.

Events

Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society Public Showing on Sept 29th


Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society Public Showing:

Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, September 29th, 2017
8:00pm – 10:00pm | $3

Join us this coming Friday night for our “Last Friday Night of the Month” train show and open house. Come and see the largest HO scale layout on permanent display in the Bay Area in the only building in the entire state built especially for a model railroad. We have one of the largest layouts in the United States, declared the “Best Man-Cave in the Bay Area” by NBC-11 KNTV. We have over 4,300 feet of track covering an area of 1,800 square feet, climbing to an elevation of 4 feet. We are located in Larkey Park opposite the newly renovated Larkey Pool and near the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. Check our website for more information and see pictures of our incredible layout with its mountain scenery and the meticulous attention to detail.

Restaurants

Patra Indian Grill Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that Patra Indian Grill would be replacing Pancheros in the Orchards shopping center at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Oak Grove Rd in Walnut Creek and they are now open, thanks to a reader for sending photos. Check out menu after the jump as well. Looks nice, I’m going to check this place out!

More photos after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

Saje Natural Wellness Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

In May we learned that the Canadian skincare company Saje Natural Wellness would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now opened where Michael Stars used to be. Find out more about the Saje story here and check out their best sellers here.

Another skincare company, Kiehl’s, opened a couple of years ago down the block, also in Broadway Plaza. How do they compare?

Restaurants

Take One Pizza Soft Opens in Walnut Creek


1273 Locust St, Walnut Creek

According to a sign in the window over the weekend Take One Pizza soft opened today for lunch in downtown Walnut Creek next to the Century movie theater. Check out their website here. It’s been almost two years since this was announced and quite a bit has changed in the downtown Walnut Creek pizza scene with Slice House and Pizza My Heart open nearby.

Events

Smuin Ballet Dance Series 01 at Lesher Center Sept 22nd & 23rd in Walnut Creek


Smuin Ballet Dance Series 01:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, September 22nd, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Smuin’s Dance Series 01 features Michael Smuin’s classic Frank Sinatra tribute Fly Me to the Moon; the West Coast premiere of internationally acclaimed artist Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s magnificent Requiem for a Rose; and the return of Garrett Ammon’s playful and quirky Serenade for Strings, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score.

Restaurants

Heritage Eats Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out this Napa Valley Register article stating that the Napa-based fast casual restaurant Heritage Eats is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Check out their menu here and find about the Heritage Eats story here. This looks to be opening next to Boudin Bakery. Stay tuned…

Considering how crowded True Food Kitchen is all the time I’m not surprised another restaurant is opening here.

From their website:

Heritage Eats is a globally inspired, fast-fine restaurant concept serving sandwiches, salads, wraps, rice bowls, tacos & more with a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and beyond.