Plaza Escuela, Walnut Creek
1506 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Boba café Sinceretea, which opened a couple of years ago in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. Their San Jose location remains open. I enjoyed their red velvet flavored egg puffs.
Next month on September 14th, the California gubernatorial recall special election will take place to decide whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. More details can be found out on the Wikipedia page here. Do you plan on voting in this special election? Should Governor Newsom be recalled or is this all a bunch of hullabaloo over French Laundry?
Willows Shopping Center, Concord
As autumn approaches, Spirit Halloweens begin to sprout all over empty storefronts. They recently opened (again), at Willows shopping center in Concord. Check out their Halloween costumes here.
1375 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Burma Unique, which opened a couple of years ago in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. You can still get Burmese food in downtown Walnut Creek a few blocks away at Burma 2.
1948 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
Back in December, 2019 we learned that an escape room called Diablo Escapes would be coming to Walnut Creek and they have now opened. They feature five virtual reality challenge games which can be played with up to six players at once. Look for two live escape rooms to open by year end.
I had a chance to demo the VR challenges, which use HTC Vive Pro headsets, and they are truly mesmerizing, combining escape room-like challenges with out of this world scenes not available in live escape rooms, like getting a space station up and running, escaping from a deep sea platform surrounded by shark infested waters, or battling dragons. Words don’t do justice to how incredible the experience is. Check out all five VR challenges here.
The lobby has a steampunk vibe with drinks, snacks and escape room in-a-box games for sale, including my favorite EXIT games which I highly recommend. Note that their rooms have a UV filtration system which is especially nice in these times. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends or family, definitely book a session and try out one of their VR escape room games!
More photos, including the VR arena after the jump…
I’m not sure whether this Kevin’s Noodle House Parking Only sign at their Walnut Creek location is meant to be serious or not, but I’m pretty sure if you were to park there and have it towed, it wouldn’t actually be sold for scrap. I guess that’s the point, not that it would actually be sold for scrap, but to scare people from parking there, so it make sense after all?
Main Street Plaza, Walnut Creek
In May, we learned that Third Culture Bakery, makers of the famous Mochi Muffin, would be opening a new location in downtown Walnut Creek at Main Street Plaza, and their signage is now up. Check out their menu here.