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Canyon Club Brewery Opening June 30th in Moraga


1558 Canyon Rd, Moraga

The cheeky new signage at the highly anticipated Canyon Club Brewery points to a June 30th opening in Moraga. Check out their menu here. As for the beer, “there will be a kölsch, pale ale, and an IPA. There will also be a tart fruited wheat, strong beer, stout, and porter to round out the beer menu.” They can be reached at the well suited number 925-376-BEER. Looking forward to checking this place out!

From their website:

We’re proud to offer our sessionable take on craft beer and an eclectic “Texasfied” gastro pub food menu. Experience the true biergarten life with more than half our seating outside. And the beer; our CCB 7-barrel brewing system enables us to build a tradition of innovation and creativity. All this, set in the backdrop of the Moraga hills. Check us out, enjoy brunch on the weekends, dinner every night and take a crowler and some merch home!

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C CASA Opens at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon


City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon

The Napa-based gluten-free Mexican restaurant C CASA, with locations in Napa and Emeryville opened recently at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Check out their breakfast menu here and lunch/dinner menu here.

From their website:

We offer a fresh approach to tacos and much more. Fresh, made-to- order white corn tortillas topped with ingredients like seasoned buffalo, rotisserie lamb, grilled prawns, fresh crab, micro greens, goat cheese, chipotle aioli and Serrano salsa. And, we offer interesting small plates and salads, rotisserie meats and poultry and seasonal entrees with a C CASA twist.

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Starbread Bakery in Pleasant Hill is Sooooo Goooood!


College Park Center, Pleasant Hill

Recently I found myself strolling around College Park Center in Pleasant Hill when I passed by this bakery call Starbread, “Home of the Seniorita Bread”. I thought to myself, a Mexican bakery, no big deal, and moved on. As I lingered nearby, this sweet, sweet smell permeated my senses and I walked back to the bakery, this time peeking inside. “Hmm, looks like some kind of donuts, let me check this out”, I thought to myself. For $2 for a bag of five I figured, why not?

Needless to say, they were delicious and these aren’t even the famous seniorita breads. It turns out, this isn’t even a Mexican bakery; it’s a Filipino bakery and they offer other goods like roasted garlic peanuts and Camachile cookies which go great with coffee and tea. Addictingly so. My waistline may not thank me, but my taste buds sure are grateful! If you’re in the area be sure to check this place out.

More photos of food and the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

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Chow Closes Suddenly in Lafayette; Tutu’s Food & Drink Takes Over


La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Chow in Lafayette has closed after over 15 years in business. To the rescue is Lafayette Restaurant Group, which opened Tutu’s Food & Drink with the same menu as Chow, sans alcohol for the time being until they can get a new license. The little market and bakery on the side thankfully remains, although they no longer sell wine bottles etc. there either. Check out their food menu here and drinks menu here.

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Jalsa Kitchen Opens at Diablo Plaza in San Ramon


Diablo Plaza, San Ramon

A bit late posting about this but the Indian restaurant Jalsa Kitchen opened late last year at Diablo Plaza in San Ramon. Check out their menu here. I stopped by recently and had their samosa chaat with garbanzo, mint, tamarind & yogurt which was delicious! If you’re in the area definitely drop by to try this place out.

From their website:

Jalsa Kitchen is an attempt by the well known Jalsa Catering & Events team to bring the devoured Jalsa food within the reach of food lovers in various cities in San Francisco Bay area. Our goal is to introduce the global community to the classic and modern aspects of the India food in a casual atmosphere. We are going to be adamant about sourcing high quality seasonal produce from the local farms. Quality and taste would be our core focus and we will leave the rest for our customers to decide.