Last spring we learned that Basil Leaf Cafe would be closing on Hartz Ave. in Danville and now the Tex-Mex restaurant Cocina Hermanas has opened in this spot. This the same owner as Harvest across the street. Check out their lunch menu here and dinner menu here.
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.
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.
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”.
Last spring we learned about a new food-focused plaza being built called The Shops at Todos Santos at the corner of Salvio St. and Galindo St. in Concord and as expected, the first restaurant to open here is Chipotle, which opened yesterday. Check out their menu here.
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.
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.
A new Middle Eastern restaurant from the owners of Silk Road in Walnut Creek called Lavosh is planning on opening in Lafayette where Rustic Tavern used to be, according to Diablo Dish. I wonder if this is related to Pomegranate closing?
The Indian restaurant Curry Blvd. will be closing next month in Lafayette and as you can see in the photo below a new Indian restaurant will be taking its place called Naan Curry. Note that this isn’t the chain Naan n Curry. Check out their website here.
The Greek restaurant Pomegranate, which had been closed for weeks due to “staff training”, has finally closed, replaced with a “FOR LEASE” sign. It looks like the new owners couldn’t make it work unfortunately as I enjoyed many meals here. At least the pomegranate tree remains in front, for now.
Thanks to a reader for sending word that a new dim sum restaurant, appropriate called Creek House Dim Sum Restaurant, opened recently in Walnut Creek next to Kinder’s on Parkside Dr. Check out their menu here. I believe this is the only dim sum restaurant in Walnut Creek, or are there others?
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.