1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette
The San Carlos-based Italian restaurant Locanda Positano is relocating to Lafayette later this year to the spot vacated by Artisan Bistro according to Diablo Dish. These are the same owners as Locanda Ravello in Danville which opened a couple of years ago. Check out their menus here and check for updates on their Facebook page here.
1677 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Library on Main, the new American restaurant that replaced the Vietnamese fusion restaurant Élevé a couple of years ago (same owner), closed earlier this month in downtown Walnut Creek according to Diablo Dish. The Library on Main Instagram page mentioned in their final photo that they would be serving their last cocktail on September 16th.
Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek
Last month we learned that Patra Indian Grill would be replacing Pancheros in the Orchards shopping center at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Oak Grove Rd in Walnut Creek and they are now open, thanks to a reader for sending photos. Check out menu after the jump as well. Looks nice, I’m going to check this place out!
More photos after the jump…
3555 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Poke Go has opened where The Tasteful Noodle used to be on Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette.
1273 Locust St, Walnut Creek
According to a sign in the window over the weekend Take One Pizza soft opened today for lunch in downtown Walnut Creek next to the Century movie theater. Check out their website here. It’s been almost two years since this was announced and quite a bit has changed in the downtown Walnut Creek pizza scene with Slice House and Pizza My Heart open nearby.
2222 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Wendy’s opened recently in San Ramon on San Ramon Valley Blvd. Now go get your Frosty.
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for pointing out this Napa Valley Register article stating that the Napa-based fast casual restaurant Heritage Eats is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Check out their menu here and find about the Heritage Eats story here. This looks to be opening next to Boudin Bakery. Stay tuned…
Considering how crowded True Food Kitchen is all the time I’m not surprised another restaurant is opening here.
From their website:
Heritage Eats is a globally inspired, fast-fine restaurant concept serving sandwiches, salads, wraps, rice bowls, tacos & more with a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and beyond.
Willows Shopping Center, Concord
Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream opened almost two years ago in Willows Shopping Center in Concord and they have now closed. Check out their original Palo Alto location which remains open.
Lyric, Walnut Creek
Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is opening their first California location right in downtown Walnut Creek at the new Lyric complex on Bonanza St, a couple of stores down from Drybar, which opened recently. Check out their menu here. They feature a variety of coffees and teas such as French Vietnamese Au Lait and Cocoa Cappuccino and teas like Winter Blossom and Japanese Sencha. They also offer frozen drinks, shakes and pastries, desserts as well as lighter fare such as quiche, sandwiches and salads. Interestingly, it looks like the boba craze must have not hit Michigan as I don’t see any mention of boba drinks!
From their website:
Wei and Lisa Bee founded the first Sweetwaters in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor near their alma mater, The University of Michigan. Inspired by their love of food and drink and driven by their creativity, Sweetwaters was conceived and brought to life. The marvelous result: a coffeehouse that celebrates classic café fare alongside globally influenced coffees and teas in an environment that is both classic and friendly—just like Wei and Lisa.
171 Hartz Ave, Danville
An interesting new restaurant called 11th Tiger, featuring Thai style street food opened recently in Danville where Lotsa Pasta used to be. They have a couple of tables out front and have beer on tap. Check out their lunch menu here and other menus here, here and here.
From their menu:
11th TIGER, we serve the authentic taste of Thai Style Street Food that creatively mixture in different cultures such as North, Northeastern, Central and Southern parts of Thailand. Every dish is perfect blend of flavors-salty, sweet, sour, bitter and spicy which combines all five tastes as original. We focus on our exotic recipes with best Thai ingredients in each category and cooked by organic products for simplicity taste with healthy. We welcome you to try our dishes and taste the difference. Enjoy your meals!
Check out more photos of the inside after the jump…