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Lima Closing Next Month at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord

Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that the Peruvian restaurant Lima, which opened a few years ago at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, is planning to close mid to late March. A sign in the window indicates that Sultan’s Kebab will be coming here next. Possibly this one located in San Francisco, Pleasanton and Danville. Stay tuned…


Twisted Times Restaurant Opening Very Soon in Walnut Creek

2065 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

Twisted Times restaurant and bar will be opening very soon, possibly as early as this coming Saturday, February 22nd, where Tullio’s Italian Restaurant used to be in Walnut Creek. With eighteen TVs there will be plenty of sports viewing options for sure! They have two menus, one Civilized, and the other Twisted. Check them out here.

From their website:

Two separate menus with two unique types of dishes allow you to design your own dining experience. Choose small plates from our menu to customize your meal and add extra flavor to your day, such as a NY steak with gorgonzola butter from our savory bites, a loaded baked potato from our side bites, a caesar from our salad bites, and a cupcake from our dessert bites.


Haya Ramen Signage Up at Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Last year we learned that Haya Ramen would be coming to the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center and their signage is now up. According to one of their job postings it will be an authentic Hakata Ramen restaurant. According to this Matcha Ramen magazine article, “a typical bowl of Hakata ramen is garnished with minimal toppings: just green onions and char siu (boiled or roasted pork).”


Mo•ni Coffee & Tea Opens at Sprouts Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

Sprouts Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Mo•ni Coffee & Tea opened recently at the Sprouts shopping center in Walnut Creek where The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf used to be. This is the first of a family owned cafe, not a chain and looks really amazing inside. Besides the ambiance, I tried the beet hummus avocado toast (check out the photos after the jump) and it was delicious! I’ll be back for sure (if I can find parking). Check out their menu here.

From their Facebook page:

Judith made Mo•ni with the vision of creating a coffee shop that is a relaxing and comfortable environment for everyone! Mo•ni is here to be your newest go to coffee stop, in the mornings in the way to work, for your mid day pick me up, and any other coffee cravings you might have!

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading