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Auburn Lounge & Wine Bar Opens in Danville


321 Hartz Ave, Danville

After a short time for a remodel, the AuburnJames winery tasting room has turned into Auburn Lounge & Wine Bar and is now open. Check out their drinks, appetizers and dessert menus here.

From their website:

Rewind your mind to the glorious days of America’s Golden Age, when the movies were musicals, the bands were big, and the dance floors were swinging to the rhythm of a new and vibrant generation of the blues and jazz. The Auburn Lounge is a wine bar and live music venue located in the heart of the Danville, California.

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Capital One Cafe Opens in Walnut Creek


1139 S. Main Street, Walnut Creek

Capital One Cafe opened recently in downtown Walnut Creek where GAP used to be, next to the apple store and I dropped by to see how it compares to their San Francisco location. With a Peet’s cafe located inside (50% off drinks for Capital One card/account holders) and plenty of seating this is a great spot to socialize and get stuff done! The lighting is great, they have meeting rooms for non-profits as well as little semi-private rooms called nooks that are available to individuals. Check with an employee first before using a nook though. They even have a water-filling station available. With the ATMs you can pay your credit card there as well learn about financial services they offer. And don’t forget to walk out the back to check out the koi pond with gigantic koi fish, it’s amazing!

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

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Fusion Bistro Opening End of July across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord


Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Earlier this week we learned that the boba cafe T4 opened in Salvio Pacheco Square across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and it turns out the owner (who also owns Sushi Delight in San Leandro) also plans on opening the restaurant Fusion Bistro next door by the end of July which will feature Chinese style fusion dishes. I was able to get some photos of the inside since it’s directly connected to T4 via the hallway in back. They also share bathrooms.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

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Bounty Hunter Food.Wine.Spirits Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek Spring 2018


1521 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Napa-based Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits & Smokin’ BBQ is expanding to downtown Walnut Creek where Tommy Bahama used to be with a new shop and restaurant called Bounty Hunter Food.Wine.Spirits. with a planned opening date of March 2018. In the meantime check out their Napa menu here and their wine shop selections here. Stay tuned…

From an email:

Founded by Mark Pope in 1994, Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits began as a one-man shop dedicated to offering exceptional wine and spirits with a fun, authentic approach and uncompromising standards.  Its Napa restaurant and wine bar, Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ, opened in 2003 and quickly became a favorite dining and wine-purchasing destination.

Thanks to all who sent word about this.

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T4 Opens in Concord


Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Last September we learned that the boba cafe T4 would be coming to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and they have now opened. According to an employee, for their grand opening all drinks will be $2.50 Monday through Wednesday. Check out their menu here.

There was some confusion because a new restaurant called Fusion Bistro is also opening on the corner and that’s still happening. T4 is located next to Fusion Bistro and in fact are connected and share bathrooms since it’s the same owner.

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Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


​1520 Locust St., Walnut Creek

Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar is now open in downtown Walnut Creek although they aren’t taking reservations until their grand opening on Monday. Check out their lunch menu here and dinner menu here. With Limon Rotisserie located next door opening the following week that means there will be plenty of new types of cuisine to choose from!

From their website:

Lokanta restaurant offers sophisticated menu of Turkish,Greek and Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine.
At Lokanta Grill we stand behind the culinary dishes we create.We take our responsibility of ensuring the origins of our ingredients seriously and pride ourselves on using local, seasonal and organic fare whenever possible

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Almanac Renamed as Harvest in Danville


500 Hartz Ave, Danville

The farm to table restaurant Almanac which opened last year in Danville has recently been renamed to Harvest due to a trademark issue.

From their website:

Same ownership. Same staff. Same great restaurant experience in a community we’re proud to be a part of. We’re changing our name due to a trademark issue that is now resolved. We’d prefer to dedicate our efforts to delivering the best experience possible for our customers. Thank you for your support over this past year. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Danville Harvest!