Forever Yogurt + Bee & Tea temporarily closed back in October in Walnut Creek at the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. and thanks to a reader for sending word that they are back in new form with Juice Zone Bee & Tea opening soon at this spot. According to their new Facebook page they are a “smoothie, juice, açaí and Boba Tea Shop”. It seems like they’re hitting all the latest crazes but what about poke!?
Pancoast Pizza is expanding next door in Walnut Creek with an expected opening later this year. Located near Las Lomas High School, they will be doubling their seating capacity, expanding their outdoor patio area, and are planning to include chicken wings and cheese steaks to the menu as well as a new beer tap. Check out heir menu here. Note: they also offer hoagie sandwiches.
Last month we saw that the French bakery La Chataigne temporarily closed in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette and they have now reopened. They feature “freshly baked croissants, brioche, danishes, breads, and more made in the traditional French style”.
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Acai-Me Superfoods Cafe is closing in Danville Livery. According to a sign in the window a new acai cafe is set to open here with new owners and a new name. Stay tuned…
SoCal-based Broth Shabu Shabu is coming to the recently opened Veranda shopping center in Concord right near the IMAX movie theater. Check out their menu here. I haven’t had shabu shabu in a long time so I look forward to checking this place out!
From a PR:
Broth Shabu Shabu features an outstanding traditional Japanese menu of “all you can eat” shabu-shabu, with an upscale and cozy atmosphere. It serves a large selection of freshly-prepared ingredients including meat, seafood, oden, noodles and vegetables.
San Jose-based Frujuice is opening in a permanent spot on the second floor of the Sunvalley shopping center in Concord. Check out their menu (towards the bottom) here. I look forward to trying the Juicy Spicy Papaya dish/drink!
Ortega produce began to sell fruit at the San Jose Capital Flea Market. Years later getting a permanent location at the San Jose Berryessa Flea Market where the opportunity was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Ortega. Ortega Produce would later be known for being the first traditional Mexican fruits stand to San Jose and to the Bay Area. Ortega Produce was the first to introduce Fruta Fresca inspired by the street fruit vendors from Mexico in a cup topped off with chili salt and lemon cocos helados fresh coconuts and Aguas Frescas made with fresh natural fruit juices 100% mexico style.
Amazing news as sleepy Moraga of all places is getting a new brewery / restaurant called Canyon Club Brewery. Located in a former bank sharing an ample parking lot with Orchard Supply Hardware near the intersection of Moraga Way and Moraga Rd, it’s expected to open later this summer. The triangular modern architecture with plenty of outdoor space will be a fabulous showcase for what could prove to become a destination spot bringing in not only locals but others from around Lamorinda and beyond. In addition to a restaurant and on-site brewery, stay tuned for more exciting details to come!