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‘The Calling’ Winemakers Dinner at Rooftop in Walnut Creek March 15th

‘The Calling’ Winemakers Dinner:

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek (3rd floor)
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
6:30 – 9:30pm | $108

Join us as Rooftop presents ‘The Calling’ Winemakers Dinner on Thursday, March 15th at 6:30pm. An evening of elegance and luxury featuring a selection of ‘The Calling’ wines paired with Chef Morales’ intimate four-course dinner. Winemaker James MacPhail will be in attendance and will discuss the winery, pairings and tasting notes at this delicious and educational event. This is the first of the 2018 series of winemaker dinners at Rooftop and we hope you will join us!


Town Bakery & Cafe Soft Opens Today in Moraga

337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga

home/made kitchen closed last Spring in Moraga and now a new restaurant/bakery from the owner of the Sliders food truck called Town Bakery & Cafe has reopened in its place. Check out their lunch menu here and sample menu here. Check for updates on their Instagram page here. They plan on offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as freshly baked goods and plan to open open early to catch the early morning crowd heading to work. Looks great, can’t wait to try this place out!


Progress on EMC Seafood & Raw Bar at The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

The EMC Seafood & Raw Bar signage is up at the Veranda shopping center in Concord as development progresses. In the meantime check out he Santana Row menu here.

From their website:

Established in 2013, we have quickly become a popular place for fresh seafood in Koreatown of Los Angeles, CA. With locations opened in Irvine, Woodland Hills and in the Santa Anita Mall. Check out our raw bar which consists of tasty goodness such as oysters, live uni, and a seafood tower (for those that like variety). You’ll also be able to have your favorite drink from our fully stocked bar served by our awesome mixologists.


Update on Vitamin Shoppe Closing – Scuttlebutt Points to Starbucks Reserve Opening

1601 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Yesterday we learned that The Vitamin Shoppe will be closing at the end of March in downtown Walnut Creek with a Starbucks opening in its place. However, according to a solid source this is not going to be any old ordinary Starbucks; rather look for a new Starbucks Reserve to open here featuring a “more intimate small-lot coffee experience”. Find out more about the Starbucks Reserve concept on their website here. Note that a Starbucks Reserve will be opening on Hartz Ave. in Danville as well.

From the Starbucks Reserve website:

Apart from the full-scale theatricality of the Starbucks Reserve™ Roasteries, our bars and stores offer a more intimate small-lot coffee experience. These are the perfect places to pick up Starbucks Reserve™ whole bean coffee, enjoy a handcrafted Starbucks Reserve™ beverage and chat with a barista about all things coffee.


Super Duper Burgers Opening Mid March at The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

We’ve been eagerly anticipating Super Duper Burgers opening their first East Bay location at the new Veranda shopping center in Concord since last April and according to the general manager they are expecting to open in mid-March! This location will feature a drive-thru (visible at left in the above photo) as well a breakfast menu. There is plenty of seating inside as well as large outdoor patio in front. Check out their menu (including breakfast items) here. Breakfast will be available from 7am – 11am. Burgers, cooked fresh to order will take 8 – 10 minutes. More photos of the inside as well the outdoor patio area are available after the jump.

From their menu:

Super Duper’s breakfast sandwiches are made using farm-fresh organic eggs, cheddar, and your choice of bacon or sausage. For something sweet, we offer house-made donuts with either a sugar dusting or sugar glaze. Complete your breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice and artisan coffee from our friends at Four Barrel.

We make our donuts fresh each morning using a super-secret recipe and an old-fashioned donut machine. They come dressed in a dusting of cinnamon sugar, a sugar glaze or a chocolate glaze.

More photos after the jump… Continue Reading


Boba, Check, Açaí, Check – Juice Zone Bee & Tea Opening Soon in Walnut Creek

2905 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Forever Yogurt + Bee & Tea temporarily closed back in October in Walnut Creek at the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. and thanks to a reader for sending word that they are back in new form with Juice Zone Bee & Tea opening soon at this spot. According to their new Facebook page they are a “smoothie, juice, açaí and Boba Tea Shop”. It seems like they’re hitting all the latest crazes but what about poke!?