Walnut Creek


Modern Acupuncture Opens at Ygnacio Plaza – My First Acupuncture Experience

Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

I was checking out Sports Basement at Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek recently when I realized that Modern Acupuncture opened. Find out more about their services here.

I had never tried acupuncture before but since they just opened I was able to try a free 30 minute session. The communal area in back has numerous reclining, heated massage chairs separated by curtains for semi-privacy. It’s quiet with TV screens showing nature scenes with soft music playing in the background. You take your shoes and socks off sitting or lying on the chair and wait for the acupuncturist to come where she asks about problem areas. I mentioned my back and stress and eventually she applied several needles to my hands, feet and head in particular areas to help with these problem areas. Then she left for 20 minutes while I tried to relax with needles sticking out of me. Eventually I got used to it and she came back to remove the needles. Although it’s not like a massage where I get instant relief, I did feel noticeably better later on which pleasantly surprised me. Not sure if this is a placebo affect but I actually feel like it worked better than a massage. If you’re thinking about trying it out I recommend checking this place out!


Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1444 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

In the spring we learned that the Brazilian steakhouse Galpao Gaucho would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Momo’s used to be and they’re now open. The inside looks great and they kept the Big Ass Fan! Check out their Walnut Creek menu here.

From their website:

Our menu is inspired by the Gaucho culture and the authentic dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy – grilled meats and fresh salads. With 17 different cuts of meats, ranging from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, sweet beets, asparagus, imported cheeses, and cured meats are only some of almost 40 items that our gourmet salad bar offers.

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