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MidiCi Italian Kitchen Opening at Willows Shopping Center in Concord Feb 15th

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

MidiCi, the Italian restaurant featuring Neapolitan Pizzas that we learned would be opening last spring, is finally opening in the Willows shopping center in Concord on February 15th. Check out their pizza menu here and appetizer menu here. Interestingly, they changed their signage from Neapolitan Pizza to Italian Kitchen as seen in the above photo, I imagine to show that they offer more than just pizza. For those who held on to the free pizza coupon cards they were handing out months ago, one employee there said they’ll honor them.

From their website:

Our certified pizzaiolos (pizza makers) invite you to select fresh, natural, high quality, mostly non-GMO ingredients to create your ideal Neapolitan Pizza in the open, center-staged bustling kitchen, also known as “the heart”. We meet rigorous gastronomic rules to serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza famously known for its chewy, crisp dough and topped with all-natural ingredients. All baked to perfection in 90 seconds. Staying true to Neapolitan heritage, our dough is made with only four fine ingredients – non-GMO double zero flour imported from Naples, pure water, sea salt and live yeast. The authentic and pure garnishes include – crushed non-GMO Italian peeled tomatoes, fresh whole mozzarella and non-GMO, Italian extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil.


Lottie’s Creamery Coming to Danville

145 E. Prospect Ave, Danville

Excited to see Lottie’s Creamery opening their third location in Danville where Danville Soup and Salad Shack used to be! Check for their latest flavors on their Facebook page here. Someone mentioned they have new owners which may explain the expansion. This is one of my favorites, made right in downtown Walnut Creek “pasteurizing local and seasonal ingredients”.


Progress on Bounty Hunter in Downtown Walnut Creek

1521 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Last Winter we learned that Napa-based Bounty Hunter would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Tommy Bahama used to be and as you can see in the above photo they are making lots of progress and are going to have a job fair tomorrow the 31st from 10am – 1pm at the Lesher Center. In addition to the restaurant they’ll also have a wine shop to check out. For more information on the job fair and inside renderings check out their Facebook page here.

From their Facebook page:

Enjoy local favorites like our BH Beer Can Chicken, or stop in for some of our beloved specials, like our Prime Rib. Every menu item is guaranteed to be delicious, and comes with a pairing suggestion from our astounding lineup of wines.
We’ve got over 400 highly-allocated wines on the shelves and 40 wines available by-the-glass, so you can scan the 18 page wine list on any given day and find a snapshot of truly great wines from around the world. Be sure to check our new addition of the world’s rarest and finest spirits, featuring over 40 American whiskeys available by the glass or for purchase.


Le Cheval Closing in Walnut Creek

1375 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that the Oakland-based Vietnamese restaurant Le Cheval will be closing in February. Their Oakland location will remain open. Look for a new restaurant called Burma Unique to open here after they close.