Walnut Creek


Another One Bites the Crust – Take One Pizza Closes in Downtown Walnut Creek

1273 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that after being open less than six months Take One Pizza has closed in downtown Walnut Creek. When I dropped by over the weekend mail was seen piling up right behind the front door. You may recall a few years ago Project Pie closed a short hop away after being open only a few months, replaced by Pizza My Heart so maybe we’ll see a new pizza place open here as well?

In addition to Pizza My Heart there is also Extreme Pizza, CPK, Pancoast Pizza and my favorite, Slice House!


The Egg And I: Backyard Chickens For Everyone in Walnut Creek March 17th

The Egg And I: Backyard Chickens For Everyone:

Private home
Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25

Backyard chickens are easier than ever! You can enjoy fresh eggs and the many benefits for your garden of these peaceful and low maintenance animals. The class will cover starting chicks, coop designs, food, bedding, health, egg birds vs. eggs & meat, and ALL your questions! Coop designs and resource list will be provided.

Location details will be sent upon registration.

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Southern Pacific Rail Car Exposed with Vic Stewart’s Demolition in Walnut Creek

Late last year we learned that Vic Stewart’s would be closing in downtown Walnut Creek and now that the building is getting demolished to make room for new retail space, the Southern Pacific rail car is visible before it gets shipped off to the Martinez Historical Society museum. Thanks to a reader for pointing out this cool historical piece of Walnut Creek!

They note:

I think this is the first time the car has been visible since it was placed there in 1974 when the building was moved here and converted to a restaurant.


Siam Fine Thai Cuisine Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1616 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

OI-C Bowl hasn’t been closed for long and already Siam Fine Thai Cuisine has soft-opened in this downtown Walnut Creek spot. The restaurant, with a Palo Alto location, serves traditional Thai cuisine compared to the more fusion-style Thai dishes you might find around town. Check out their menu here.

Note that the interior will be updated soon.


Makers Market Craft Fair at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek March 10th

Photo from Markes Market

Makers Market Craft Fair:

Broadway Plaza
1320 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

We are kicking off the great weather and our new location at Broadway Plaza (3x bigger!) with an Outdoor Craft Festival!

WHAT: Come shop 20+ local artists (jewelers, candles, organic body, home goods, apparel, artwork, glass, succulents) while listening to live music out in the Plaza and then enjoy spirits and bites (in our new store at 1254 Broadway Plaza)



‘The Calling’ Winemakers Dinner at Rooftop in Walnut Creek March 15th

‘The Calling’ Winemakers Dinner:

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek (3rd floor)
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
6:30 – 9:30pm | $108

Join us as Rooftop presents ‘The Calling’ Winemakers Dinner on Thursday, March 15th at 6:30pm. An evening of elegance and luxury featuring a selection of ‘The Calling’ wines paired with Chef Morales’ intimate four-course dinner. Winemaker James MacPhail will be in attendance and will discuss the winery, pairings and tasting notes at this delicious and educational event. This is the first of the 2018 series of winemaker dinners at Rooftop and we hope you will join us!

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Cruisin’ Downtown Walnut Creek

Check out the above downtown Walnut Creek scene and you’re probably drawn to the sweet looking red convertible at right. However, what caused me to do a double take was the skateboarder behind the white jeep. What was he doing just standing on his board directly behind the car? I tried make sense of it, but it was only when the light turned green and he whizzed by effortlessly crossing Mount Diablo Blvd. that it all made sense. An electric skateboard!


DIY Macrame Planter Workshop with Cactus Hound at Makers Market in Walnut Creek March 13th

DIY Macrame Planter Workshop with Cactus Hound:

Makers Market
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
6:30 – 8:30pm | $90

Join macrame maven Jewel from Cactus Hound for an evening of knotting at Makers Market located in our spacious new Walnut Creek location. Jewel will walk students through the process of creating their own modern macrame plant hanger from start to finish.

Students will walk away with a finished plant hanger and knowledge of all the basic macrame knots and techniques that can be applied to future macrame adventures. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of macrame this is a great place to start, all skill levels are welcomed!

All materials to construct a large (approx. 4’ long) cotton plant hanger will be provided as well as light snacks and sips.

The fee for this workshop is $90 which includes the plant and macrame creation. This workshop allows only 8 spots so reserve yours today!