Get your shaved ice from the new Kona Ice shaved ice truck at the Danville farmers market at Railroad & Prospect Ave. on Saturdays. They will be there at least through April. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. As you can see in the above photo, you add your own syrup near the bottom left of the truck. You can select multiple flavors but they don’t have straws, only spoons so eat it before it melts!
Kona Ice Shaved Ice treats contain no artiﬁcial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup and no peanut derivatives. They are fat free gluten free, dairy free, and lactose free. Sugar free, dye free and Kosher certiﬁed products are available upon request.
In December we learned about a new cupcake and ice cream shop called Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery coming to Danville Square where zpizza used to be and their signage is now up so hopefully they’ll be opening soon… Check out their menu here. According to their FAQ, they will also offer pupcakes, “made with carrot cake, pumpkin, soybean oil, peanut butter and buttercream. Our signature Pupcake is then topped with a real Milkbone training treat!”
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Kuki’s Ice Cream Cakes, which opened a couple of years ago in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek, has closed. According to a sign in the window Taqueria La Plaza will be opening here soon. I wonder if this is the same restaurant in Concord on Sutter St?
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.
According to the latest ABC permit information Magvey Mexican Restaurant is expected to open where Don Jose’s Restaurant is located in the Stone Valley Center in Alamo. Now word yet on when it’s expected to open but according to an employee at Don Jose’s it will be a new owner. Stay tuned…
A new Brazilian steak house called Brasas Do Brazil is opening where Mimi’s Cafe used to be on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord near the Park & Shop shopping center. The signage says it’s going to be a churrascaria, which according to Wikipedia is, “place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for ‘barbecue’.” Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
A new Burmese restaurant called Aung Maylika opened recently on the Concord/Pleasant Hill border. As you can see in the photo below the inside has a separate, private dining section, and they’re planning on having a bar as well in the next few months. You may have noticed my latest Insta post of a sweet mocha-flavored Burmese milk tea. According to the server the tea leaves come from Burma and it tasted delicious, as did the Keema Palatha chicken appetizer. Check out their menu here. I look foward to trying more Burmese dishes at this spot!
Starbucks Reserve, offering a more “more intimate small-lot coffee experience” has reopened in an expanded location where Consignit Couture used to be on Hartz Ave. in Danville. According to their Instagram page this is the first East Bay Starbucks Reserve with a Walnut Creek location expected to open in the future. Check out their menu (from a photo I took over the weekend) here.