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Bounty Hunter Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1521 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

The Napa-based restaurant and wine shop Bounty Hunter opened this week in downtown Walnut Creek, next to Va de Vi. Check out their menus here. One reader emailed that they “expanded the menu quite a bit from what they serve at the Napa location. Some additional wine bar ‘snack’ items, salads, and seafood selections in addition to their signature barbecue.” I look forward to checking this place out!

From their website:

Walnut Creek will not only boast small selective producers from California, but a large inventory of international wines, available to taste or enjoy with a meal in our lush and sophisticated setting, or purchase in our retail shop of over 500 wines.

Classic Americana Cuisine that resonates with all generations. Signature dishes include Classic BBQ, Fried Chicken, Smoked Prime Rib, Seared Ahi Tuna, grilled fish and entrée style salads. The source of cooking is a wood-fired grill and a Southern Pride Smoker.

Wine is first at Bounty Hunter. We feature 40 wines by the glass, 12 wine flights and over 500 wines by the bottle. A full bar is offered although there is a curated cocktail list with a focus on classic cocktails that include spirits that we offer in the retail store. The beer list is a selection of domestic and international craft beers.


Twisted Times Restaurant, Sports, and Spirits Coming to Walnut Creek this Summer

2065 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

A new restaurant called Twisted Times Restaurant, Sports, and Spirits is planning on opening this summer in Walnut Creek where Tullio’s Italian Restaurant used to be. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Twisted Times Restaurant, Sports, and Spirits is a concept created to provide a unique and fun family themed concept designed to be flexible and dynamic in its location choices, growth, and development. In today’s highly competitive environment, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to differentiate one restaurant concept from another. Our small plate concept will keep allowing for a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy many different options in one dining experience or choose to focus on a few options to create their own full entrée menu item.


Thai Thani and Oishi Japanese Restaurant Opening Soon at The Orchards in Walnut Creek

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that the restaurant Thai Thani would be coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek and as you can see in the above photo they are planning to open this month. What I find interesting is this will be both a Thai AND Japanese restaurant and even has two names! Thai Thani and Oishi. I’ve never heard of something like this before but did learn that a previous location in Tampa, Florida closed a couple of years ago. According to the Tampa Bay Newswire, “quality and simple, locally harvested and grown, ingredients are the basis for each dish created and feature common flavorings of traditional Thai and Japanese cuisine.”


Galpao Gaucho Steakhouse Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1444 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Galpao Gaucho Steakhouse, with locations in Texas, Napa and Cupertino, is coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Momo’s used to be. Check out their Cupertino menu here.

From their website:

Our menu is inspired by the Gaucho culture and the authentic dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy – grilled meats and fresh salads. With 17 different cuts of meats, ranging from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, sweet beets, asparagus, imported cheeses, and cured meats are only some of almost 40 items that our gourmet salad bar offers.


Burgerim Gourmet Burgers Coming Soon to Rossmoor Town Center in Walnut Creek

Rossmoor Town Center

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Burgerim Gourmet Burgers is coming soon to the newly redeveloped Rossmoor Town Center in Walnut Creek right next to where Starbucks opened. Check out their menu here. They seem to be expanding everywhere lately with their Pleasant Hill spot opening last year, and their Concord location opening near Todos Santos this year as well.