Jalsa Kitchen Opens at Diablo Plaza in San Ramon

Diablo Plaza, San Ramon

A bit late posting about this but the Indian restaurant Jalsa Kitchen opened late last year at Diablo Plaza in San Ramon. Check out their menu here. I stopped by recently and had their samosa chaat with garbanzo, mint, tamarind & yogurt which was delicious! If you’re in the area definitely drop by to try this place out.

From their website:

Jalsa Kitchen is an attempt by the well known Jalsa Catering & Events team to bring the devoured Jalsa food within the reach of food lovers in various cities in San Francisco Bay area. Our goal is to introduce the global community to the classic and modern aspects of the India food in a casual atmosphere. We are going to be adamant about sourcing high quality seasonal produce from the local farms. Quality and taste would be our core focus and we will leave the rest for our customers to decide.


Hope Walk at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek May 18th

Hope Walk:

Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
8:30am – 12:00pm | $25

Last year we had over 1,000 walkers and are hoping for even more in 2019. All proceeds benefit Cancer Support Community, providing free services and support to people facing cancer in our community.

Registration is $25 per walker (aged 10+). All walkers will receive a Hope Walk t-shirt.


Formula 3 Gym Opens at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Formula 3, a new gym from the owners of Renaissance Club Sport opened last week at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Open Sesame used to be. You can track your progress and schedule classes directly on the Formula 3 app.

From their website:

We created FORGE / FIRE / FLOW: a fitness system designed to condition the body’s core components of strength, cardio and flexibility. We bring this system to life with a collection of proprietary group training experiences.


Taiwanese American Cultural Festival at Union Square in San Francisco May 11th

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival:

Union Square
333 Post St, San Francisco
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Every year, this free event has drawn thousands of visitors of all backgrounds to experience the best of Taiwanese music, dance, food, and more. Don’t miss out on this year’s festival — we’ve got plenty of exciting new things for you to taste, view, and experience!


Moraga Community Faire & Car Show on May 11th

Moraga Community Faire & Car Show:

Rheem Valley Shopping Center
580 Rheem Blvd, Moraga
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

This popular community event attracts over 2,500 local residents each year, with live music, kid’s activities – including the popular pony rides, local art, Moraga youth, schools and Saint Mary’s College, wine tasting, food trucks, as well as our local businesses, non-profits and service organizations – and almost 100 stunning classic cars!


Clean Juice Coming to The Orchards in Walnut Creek

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

The juice bar Clean Juice is coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek. Check out their menu here. In addition to juices they also offer Acai bowls, avocado and other toasts, and cleanses. I wonder how this will compare with Joe & the Juice?

From their website:

Clean Juice® started in 2014 as the brainchild of Kat & Landon Eckles. Landon, after spending years traveling internationally, was ready for a career change and more time at home with his growing family. Kat had spent the better part of a decade making smoothies and juices at home and shot off the idea of opening a juice bar in the Charlotte area.


iBar Opens at Lyric in Walnut Creek

Lyric, Walnut Creek

Earlier this year we learned that the eyebrow threading salon iBar would be relocating from their Mercer spot a few blocks away to Lyric and they have now conveniently opened right next to Drybar. Check out their services here which also includes facial/massage therapies as well as waxing and teeth whitening.

From their website:

Established in 2009 by the founder Vimaa Patel, her dedicated staff and loyal clientele have warranted the expansion of her eyebrow empire across the Bay area with multiple signature eyebrow boutiques. As an esthetician by trade, Vimaa wanted to share her gift & passion to create a better way for people to experience beauty services.