Patron Mexican Grill only opened this summer in downtown Walnut Creek, but a new restaurant has just taken over, called De Afghanan “Authentic Kabob House”. Although the main sign says “Now Open” when I stopped by over the weekend a hand written sign in the window said, “opening soon”. Has anyone had a chance to try this place out?
Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, which opened a few years ago at the Willows shopping center in Concord, has closed. I wonder if they held out a little longer whether the increased foot traffic from Half Price Books opening next door would have made any difference? Thanks to a reader for sending word about the closing.
The restaurant and bar Jack’s recently reopened after a ten day interior remodel and newly revamped menu at the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center. The inside is quite spacious with a bar area with TVs, outdoor patio, and additional dining space upstairs. I had an opportunity to dine there recently and enjoyed the experience, particularly the Thai steak salad, which was very tasty. For dessert the Galaktoboureko, which is a, “traditional Greek dessert, semolina custard rolled in phyllo pastry, apricot-orange blossom preserve, pistachio ice cream”, hit all the right spots. Check out their menus here. There are so many options to choose from in a family friendly environment that I’ll be sure to check this place out with my family.
We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It’s a family run business with a focus on genuine, old school hospitality. Jack’s welcomes guests with an extensive menu that reflects the Marcovici family’s Greek-American heritage and the natural bounty of their California home.
In August we learned that Sajj Mediterranean would be coming to The Shops At Bishop Ranch in San Ramon and they are now open. Check out their menu here. When I went I had the Shawafel bowl which was really tasty!
Delarosa first opened its doors in 2010 to Chestnut Street in San Francisco’s Marina District. Since then, Delarosa, in close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, and Crissy Field has served as the neighborhood destination for casual, communal-style dining, all-day, 7 days a week. Beloved for its Roman-style pizza, small plates, craft beer, Italian and Californian wines, and delicious craft cocktails, Delarosa and its interpretation of the classic and unpretentious beer and pizza pairing has made a mark on many locals’ and visitors’ must-visit lists.
The Oakland-based German-inspired restaurant and beer hall Bierhaus opens for dinner today in downtown Walnut Creek where Lark Creek used to be. Inside is quite spacious with a warm ambiance highlighted with wood tones and German signage throughout the main area as well as the nearby bar and retail bottle shop. The outdoor patio area is expansive, a perfect, dog-friendly spot to hang out with friends and family.
Food-wise I enjoyed the various sausages as well as warm pretzels with German mustard and Belgian fries. Accompanied with German beers such as a Marzen and Pilsner made for an enjoyable dining experience that will bring me back with my family for sure. Note that they have over, “20 imported, local beers and ciders on tap”. Check out their food menu here and beer menu here.
Bierhaus is open for dinner service only beginning at 5:30 p.m., with lunch and happy hour service commencing on November 25. Be sure to check this place out if you’re in the area!
A new oven and grill Mediterranean restaurant called Manakish is opening soon in Walnut Creek at the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. where Bee & Tea used to be. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.