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Brioche de Paris Opening Sept 30th in Downtown Walnut Creek

1421 Locust St, Walnut Creek

The cafe Brioche de Paris is opening next Monday, September 30th, in downtown Walnut Creek. According to the owner they will be offering, “authentic French pastries, Sandwiches, Crepes, Salad, Tarts, coffees, Bread and more.” As you can see in the photo below there will be plenty of available seating. I look forward to trying this place out!


L & L Hawaiian Barbecue Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1653 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that L & L Hawaiian Barbecue is coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Home of Chicken and Waffles and later Baygreens Salad used to be. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

In the early years, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue was a successful chain of drive-in restaurants with a reputation for serving fresh plate lunches throughout the Hawaiian islands. In late 1999, our founders – Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores, Jr. – introduced their signature, Asian and American fusion take on the classic plate lunch to the residents of California.

Plate lunch – also known as “the state food of Hawaii” – dates back to wage laborers in 19th century sugar plantations and pineapple fields, who brought rice and other leftovers to work in compartmentalized tins. Lunches were often shared, resulting in a harmonious mix of home recipes from Japan, China, the Philippines, Portugal, Korea, and even New England.


Doppio Zero Southern Italian Coming to The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

Last week we learned that a new Brazilian steakhouse, Texas de Brasil, will be coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord and another restaurant called Doppio Zero will be opening there as well. Check out their San Francisco menu here.

From their website:

Welcome to Doppio Zero, where you’ll find comfort, conversation, and the best Neapolitan pizza and Southern Italian cuisine Mountain View, Cupertino, and San Francisco has to offer.

Enjoy the taste of fresh, top-notch ingredients brought together in traditional Campania recipes, from polipetti pulled straight from the Mediterranean Sea to pizzas pulled from our wood-fired oven.

If you’re looking for pizza that is 100% autentica, Doppio Zero is the best you’ll find outside of Naples.