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Kona Ice Shaved Ice Truck Comes to Danville Farmers Market

Danville farmers market

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!

From their website:

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.


Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Signage up at Danville Square

Danville Square

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!”


What happened to Crafts Creamery in Danville?

100 Railroad Ave, Danville

Crafts Creamery, which opened a few years ago in Danville has been closed since late last year, however this sign has been posted ever since:


Crafts will be closing due to remodeling and we will be doing a re-grand opening in 2018. Please come back and join us on our new adventure…

Their website is here, and Instagram page is here. Anyone know whether they’ll really be back?


Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Signage Spotted at Lyric in Downtown Walnut Creek

Lyric, Walnut Creek

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.


Brasas Do Brazil Brazilian Steak House Coming Soon to Concord

1631 Willow Pass Rd, Concord

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.


Aung Maylika Burmese Cuisine Opens in Concord

1050 Contra Costa Blvd, Concord

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 Opens in Danville

398 Hartz Ave, Danville

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.