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Roll House 2 Opens at College Square in Pleasant Hill

College Square, Pleasant Hill

While we wait for Roll House to open in downtown Walnut Creek it turns out that Roll House 2 already opened at College Square near Diablo Valley College (DVC) on Golf Club Pleasant Hill. They offer both sushi and poke bowls. I found out about this new restaurant from the foodhoe Instagram page here which has some really great photos of food dishes from mostly around the Bay Area. For more in-depth reviews check out their website here.


Concord Tap House Opens

3513 Clayton Rd, Concord

Earlier this year we learned that Concord Tap House would be opening in a small shopping center on Clayton Rd. and they have now opened. As you can see in the above photo part of the parking lot in front has been converted into a nice looking patio. Find out what’s on tap here and wine selection here. Check for updates including what appetizers and other food they’ll be offering on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

Concord Tap House is a gathering place for our community here in Midtown Concord. We have created a fun, casual and comfortable space for you to relax and enjoy our selection of craft beer, wine, and some delicious food to go with them.

We feature a fun variety of 24 rotating craft beer taps with a focus on local and Pacific coast breweries. We promise to always have something new and fun to try as well as popular local favorites, so you are sure to find something you love or a new favorite.


La Finestra Opening at Moraga Shopping Center in October

Moraga Shopping Center

The Italian/Sicilian restaurant La Finestra closed last summer in Lafayette after a huge fire and although there were talks about them coming to Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga which ultimately fell through it turns out that that La Finestra will be coming to Moraga after all, this time where Terzetto Cuisine used to be, across from Safeway. Look for an October opening. This new location will feature an oyster bar, a banquet room in back for private parties, as well as a baby grand piano played by Stanley Middle School director Bob Athayde. Thanks to everyone who emailed about this.

From their website:

I want to offer my heartfelt thank you to all our friends and loyal customers and let you know that after thirteen months, there is good news!

I have signed a lease and will be re-opening La Finestra Ristorante at 1419 Moraga Way, in the Moraga Shopping Center across from Safeway in the beautiful Town of Moraga. Our new space is easy to get to and offers plenty of parking. We are currently working on adding our own welcoming touches and hope to be open in October, with our same staff and great food.

We are eager to get back to the work we love, greeting and serving the customers we love. My family and I are grateful for your support and loyalty. Please continue to check this site for updates and Grand Opening dates when we can welcome you back to La Finestra Ristorante !


Noodle Theory Opens at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

Over the past few months Moraga residents have eagerly anticipated the opening of Noodle Theory, the Asian fusion eatery with popular locations in Oakland and Emeryville and they have now opened with packed diners clamoring to get a spot over the weekend. It got so busy on Saturday with outside diners they had to temporarily close the outdoor patio yesterday to give the kitchen a chance to catch up. Check out their Moraga location web page here. (Menus coming soon).

In addition to indoor seating there is a spacious outdoor dining patio in front as well as bar seating. Wine and beer, including several draft choices (Oakland United, Fort Point and more) will go great with these dishes with a kick. My favorites were the beef udon, chicken wings and tofu and veggie garlic noodles. Check out photos of these dishes and more after the jump. It’s great to see an exciting restaurant of this caliber opening in Boraga, I mean Moraga, hopefully setting a trend that will continue going forward…

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