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Bounty Hunter Food.Wine.Spirits “Opening 2018” Signage Up in Downtown Walnut Creek

1521 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Over the summer we learned that Napa-based Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits & Smokin’ BBQ would be opening a restaurant and shop called Bounty Hunter Food.Wine.Spirits. and the “opening 2018” signage is up. Note that previously the expected opening date was “March, 2018” so hopefully it’ll open the first half of 2018. Check out their Napa menu here and their wine shop selections here.


Bourbon Highway Soft Opening Later Today in Walnut Creek

1677 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Bourbon Highway, a restaurant and bar featuring Southern comfort food and country music is soft opening today from 4pm – 11pm today. Check out their menu here. In addition to standard country fare such as chicken and waffle sandwiches and baby back ribs they also offer other options such as kale salads and mahi mahi tacos. Complimenting these dishes will be artisanal signature drinks, wine, and craft beer. Live entertainment including top country hits and streaming music will be provided by DJ/remixer/producer Dee Jay Silver.


Poke Bar coming to Plaza Escuela in Downtown Walnut Creek

Plaza Escuela, Walnut Creek

Get ready for another poke restaurant coming to Walnut Creek. According to the latest leasing information a restaurant called Poke Bar is planning to open where Inge’s Footwear used to be. Is this where the frozen yogurt place Red Mango used to be several years ago? Although it’s not clear exactly which Poke Bar will be opening, check out this menu from a Poke Bar which offer franchises. Stay tuned…


Goodbye Lumpia – Hello Urban Alley Salads, Fries and Wings in Walnut Creek

1411 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Well, that was fast. It turns out The Lumpia Company (which replaced 310 Eatery) only lasted about a week inside the Urban Alley bar in downtown Walnut Creek. 🙁 As you can see from the food menu below Urban Alley themselves now offer salads, wings, fires and fried brussels sprouts in addition to their extensive drink selection. Check out their Facebook page here.


Free Coffee or Tea at Coffee Shop until 11am Today

From an email:

Join us tomorrow, November 21st from 7-11am for Customer Appreciation Day at Coffee Shop. As a way of saying “thank you” for supporting Coffee Shop, we would like to buy you any coffee or tea drink. (Limit 1 per customer, also excludes: juices, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages)


Gott’s Roadside Opening Early December in Downtown Walnut Creek

1275 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

Gott’s Roadside, the iconic Napa-based burger joint that we’ve been following since last year, is set to open early December in downtown Walnut Creek according to a reply on their Instagram photo. As you can see from the photo below it looks almost ready go. If you look closely at the above photo you may even notice a rainbow… While we wait for it to open check out their menu here.


iTea (with Ramen!) Opening Nov 18th in Moraga

Moraga Shopping Center, Moraga

Not content to rest on their boba laurels, iTea is going to be soft opening this Saturday, November 18th in the Moraga shopping center near McCaulou’s and on top of various boba teas this location will be offering ramen! As you can see in the photo below, two of the ramen offerings will be shoyu tonkotsu and black garlic oil ramen and they’ll also offer snacks such as popcorn chicken. Check out their drinks menu here and here.

Note that this space used to be Asia Palace so there are existing restaurant facilities to make the ramen and other dishes. They also own the nearby Golden Palace restaurant. Thanks to everyone for sending word about this.