Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day (Revisited) – Favorite Deli?

In a FQotD post over five years ago I first asked about favorite delis and now that Brass Bear and Main Street Deli have closed in downtown Walnut Creek I think now is a good time to see what favorite delis are out there these days. I still prefer Domenico’s in Danville.

One reader wrote in the Main Street Deli post:

Over processed Boar’s Head meat, no interesting menu choices and the bread is grocery store quality… no thanks… My rule is this: if I can make it at home with Safeway products, then I’m not interested.

What is your favorite East Bay deli?


What happened to Crafts Creamery in Danville?

100 Railroad Ave, Danville

Crafts Creamery, which opened a few years ago in Danville has been closed since late last year, however this sign has been posted ever since:


Crafts will be closing due to remodeling and we will be doing a re-grand opening in 2018. Please come back and join us on our new adventure…

Their website is here, and Instagram page is here. Anyone know whether they’ll really be back?


ThredUp Relocating within Downtown Walnut Creek

1366 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The online thrift store ThredUp, which opened last summer in downtown Walnut Creek, is relocating a couple of blocks away where Five Little Monkeys used to be. According to a sign posted on their door they expect to open “early May”. Interestingly, it mistakenly says that they are currently at “Broadway Plaza”. They are actually at the Broadway Pointe shopping center, across the street from Broadway Plaza.


The Woman Who Smashed Codes at Lafayette Library April 19th

The Woman Who Smashed Codes:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Jason Fagone, an author and journalist who covers science, technology, and culture. He was named one of “Ten Young Writers on the Rise” by the Columbia Journalism Review. His latest book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, reads like a thriller. Fagone brings to light a brilliant, unsung woman, Elizebeth Friedman, who helped shape modern espionage and intelligence gathering while paying tribute to her historical contributions.


Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Signage Spotted at Lyric in Downtown Walnut Creek

Lyric, Walnut Creek

Last September we learned about Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to the Lyric apartments in downtown Walnut Creek and the window signage is now up. It looks like there is going to be a nice sized patio area in front. I look forward to checking this place out. Check out their menu here and learn more about the founders here.


Bark Avenue Coming to Alamo Plaza this Summer

Alamo Plaza

The pet supply and grooming store Bark Avenue is coming to Alamo Plaza where Loard’s Ice Cream used to be (as well as the spot next door) this summer, possibly opening by the end of June. With three stores near Sacramento, this will be there first Bay Area location. Check out their services here. Information about their DIY dog washes can be found here.

From their website:

Bark Avenue is dedicated to bringing you and your pets high quality products and services. We carry a complete line of all natural, healthy and safe foods and treats. All of our complete diets are free of corn, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, food dyes, and by-products. Our foods are made with wholesome ingredients and are fed to our own pets every day! We also carry vitamins and supplements, raw food, herbal remedies, shampoos and conditioners, fun collars and leashes, comfy beds and a wide selection of toys!

Our staff is specially trained in holistic pet nutrition, proper fitting of harnesses and collars, training techniques, and other helpful tips and tricks. We will help you one-on-one in figuring out what food or product is best for your pet because proper pet nutrition is our priority!