The Veranda, Concord
The Italian restaurant Doppio Zero which we learned this summer would be coming to The Veranda in Concord now has coming soon signage up. Find out more about their story here and check out their Mountain View menu here.
The Shops at Todos Santos, Concord
Yum Squared Thai Cuisine is coming to The Shops at Todos Santos in Concord where Woung Luang Thai Cuisine used to be. Stay tuned…
2800 Larkey Ln, Walnut Creek
Over the weekend I dropped by Larkey Market in Walnut Creek to check out what was going on since they got a new owner. There had been some questions about their homemade sandwiches disappearing and I found out that a new deli station is in the works and once it’s ready they’ll be back to offering handmade sandwiches as well as an expanded menu including a special family chicken salad recipe, breakfast items and more specialty deli items. Online ordering will be available as well as a new Larkey Market coffee, including a proprietary cold brew. In addition to food and drink updates they want to update the aesthetics so it will feel more like a neighborhood market and deli with more tables and less like a convenience store. Check for updates on their Instagram page here.
Lyric, Walnut Creek
In April we learned that Blaze Pizza would be coming to The Lyric in downtown Walnut Creek but all the coming soon signs have been removed and one reader emailed that they were, “balled up in a trash can in the corner.” However, the website still has a location listed. Anyone know what’s going on? The listed address is, “1507 Locust St.” so I wonder if they’re actually opening next door in the soon-to-be-built new building? Check out their menu here.
2905 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Over the weekend I stopped by the soon-to-open Mediterranean restaurant Manakish Oven and Grill in Walnut Creek and one employee said they are planning to open this weekend. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
Sprouts Shopping Center, Walnut Creek
Thanks to everyone who emailed about Freebirds World Burrito closing at Sprouts shopping center in Walnut Creek. They opened almost seven years ago and parking was as tough then as it was when I dropped by over the weekend!
1389 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek
From their website:
All of our meat is organic and every ingredient is locally sourced and totally fresh. More than just burgers, we prepare sure-to-please meals for eat in or takeout for parties, business meetings or family and friend get-togethers. All in a contemporary, family friendly atmosphere with full table service.
We offer take-out, and inside counter seating. Order online directly from us for Takeout, and Catering!
1372 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Patron Mexican Grill only opened this summer in downtown Walnut Creek, but a new restaurant has just taken over, called De Afghanan “Authentic Kabob House”. Although the main sign says “Now Open” when I stopped by over the weekend a hand written sign in the window said, “opening soon”. Has anyone had a chance to try this place out?