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Ascona Pizza Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

Lyric, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that according to the latest leasing information from the new apartment complex Lyric, located in downtown Walnut Creek on Locust St, Ascona Pizza will be opening a new location here. They currently have locations in Danville, Pleasanton and San Ramon. Check out their menu here.

From their web site:

We hand-make our dough daily, using our secret family recipe, and every ingredient we use is the highest quality available.

We hope you enjoy our hand tossed pizza dough, and our cheese is the best Wisconsin whole mozzarella cheese available. We guarantee our meats to be of excellent quality, including a first class selection of sausages and the freshest vegetables available.


Stella’s Ristorante Opens in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville

Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

Earlier this year Ferrari’s Cucina Italiana closed in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, replaced by another Italian restaurant, Stella’s Ristorante. Check out their menus here.

From their website:

Stella’s Ristorante specializes in contemporary Italian cuisine made with only the finest and freshest ingredients.  Our casual setting blends a young, contemporary feel with classic charm and tradition. The flavors in our dishes will delight even the most discerning palate… from our delicious fresh seafood to our flame-grilled steaks to our authentic Italian pasta.


home/made kitchen Closes for “Possible Renovations” in Moraga

337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga

Thanks to a reader for sending word that home/made kitchen has closed in Moraga for “possible renovations, reorganization”. Just last month we posted how they were open but now there is a sign in the windows with the following:

To our friends and supporters-

hmk is closed for possible renovations, reorganization, and, we hope, a re-vitalized future.


310 Eatery Coming Back to Downtown Walnut Creek

1411 Locust St, Walnut Creek

The LA street food style restaurant 310 Eatery is back. They’re B~A~C~K, with a possibly record-breaking third relocation within downtown Walnut Creek. They first opened over 3 years ago where Ramen Hiroshi is now on Bonanza St, later relocating to Redux Lounge on Locust St. followed by a popup relocation inside Library on Main on N. Main St. Now they are set to return to where Redux Lounge used to be, only without Redux Lounge this time around.


iTea Opening this Week in Downtown Walnut Creek

1245 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

Downtown Walnut Creek is getting its third boba tea shop as iTea is planning to open sometime this week, possibly as early as Tuesday. A couple of blocks away are the other two, Chalogy and Mr. Green Bubble. Note the tea kettles in the bottom photo, which should make for fresh tasting boba tea made with loose-leaf tea. I look forward to trying this place out! They will be open until 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 9:30pm every other day. According to this menu, you can adjust both the sweetness and ice cubes 0%, 30%, 50%, 80% and standard. I will try 0% sweetness, 30% ice cubes, with sweetness provided by popping boba. Is there any reason not to get 30% ice cubes? Otherwise it’s like paying for ice with a little bit of drink. I hate drinks filled to the brim with ice!