The Veranda, Concord
100 Railroad Ave, Danville
Sliver Pizzeria, with locations in Berkeley and Oakland, is coming to Danville where Coffee Shop used to be. According to their FAQ, they only have one type of pizza per day in order to keep the, “pizza ingredients ultra fresh, and keep your time in line to an absolute minimum”. Check out their menu here. Looks interesting!
City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
In March, 2020 I posted that the ice cream shop Salt & Straw would be coming to City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, and although it was quietly removed it from their online directory, they were thankfully planning on opening there all along. Learn more about their story here and check out their menu here.
Main Street Plaza, Walnut Creek
Thanks to everyone who messaged that Third Culture Bakery, maker of the world renowned Mochi Muffin®, is opening their second Bay Area location at Main Street Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek at the corner of S. California Blvd. and Botelho Dr. Check out their menu here.
From their website:
After falling in love in Berkeley, CA, Chef Sam Butarbutar and Wenter Shyu started a bakery journey together, offering pastries reflective of their childhood in Indonesia and Taiwan. Third Culture Bakery started as a two-man-show in 2016, offering the Mochi Muffin® to just six wholesale coffee shops.
1512 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for emailing that Sultan’s Kebab Mediterranean Cuisine, with locations in Danville, Pleasanton and San Francisco, is coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Bombay Indian is located. Check out their menu here. Look for an early summer opening.
1251 S. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
Baja Fresh, sandwiched between Habit Burger Grill and Yogurtland in downtown Walnut Creek, has permanently closed.
1360 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Great news as Bierhaus, the German-inspired restaurant and beer hall which closed last December in downtown Walnut Creek, is reopening next month! When I first saw the sign in the window “REOPEN MAY” I wondered whether a Yoda fan employee may have enthusiastically stated that the restaurant may reopen sometime in the future. However, the Bierhaus website does indicate that it’s indeed reopening next month in May. By then I’ll be fully vaccinated and look forward to enjoying a soft pretzel and cold beer very soon.