Last month, for the second time since spring, the Sunvalley shopping center in Concord had a serious rodent infestation at numerous restaurants according to this NBC Bay Area news article. You know things are bad when “there were mouse traps (with) a dead mouse in it at the time we inspected” and “roaches, live coach roaches.” WTF?!
When I finished playing video games at Round 1 with my son over the weekend he sat down near the food court and asked what’s for lunch. I gently suggested we go elsewhere and happily drove to nearby Veranda mall where we ate great burgers at Super Duper.
Just in time for the end of a hot summer the ice cream on a stick shop Popbar recently opened at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Check out their menu here. In addition to pops they also offer a unique gelatoShake “served in a milk-jug style cup with a chocolate dipped waffle cone overflowing with whipped cream”. Check it out here.
Cool Tea Bar, which opened last summer in Danville, has been renamed Koala Tea Cafe. In addition to boba drinks they now offer sweet and savory crepes, ice cream, coffee, slushies and smoothies. I had a simple root beer float for $3.50 which was well worth it on a hot summer day!
The Chinese restaurant Wonderland closed earlier this month and Nanking Bistro has now reopened in its place on Hartz Ave. in Danville next to Fosters Freeze. Check out their menu here. I wonder how their house wings compares to my favorite at San Tung on Irving St. in San Francisco?
While we wait for Roll House to open in downtown Walnut Creek it turns out that Roll House 2 already opened at College Square near Diablo Valley College (DVC) on Golf Club Rd.in Pleasant Hill. They offer both sushi and poke bowls. I found out about this new restaurant from the foodhoe Instagram page here which has some really great photos of food dishes from mostly around the Bay Area. For more in-depth reviews check out their website here.
Poke Bowl opened recently at the Veranda shopping center in Concord in a small spot across from the movie theater. Plenty of outdoor seating. I tried locating their website without luck as poke bowl is pretty generic, does anyone know their website, FB or Insta?
The new Dunkin’ Donuts concept store called simply Dunkin’ is opening tomorrow at the Clayton Center where Ghost Golf used to be in Concord. In addition to a drive-thru this store will feature nitro cold brew coffee on tap!
Earlier this year we learned that Concord Tap House would be opening in a small shopping center on Clayton Rd. and they have now opened. As you can see in the above photo part of the parking lot in front has been converted into a nice looking patio. Find out what’s on tap here and wine selection here. Check for updates including what appetizers and other food they’ll be offering on their Facebook page here.
Concord Tap House is a gathering place for our community here in Midtown Concord. We have created a fun, casual and comfortable space for you to relax and enjoy our selection of craft beer, wine, and some delicious food to go with them.
We feature a fun variety of 24 rotating craft beer taps with a focus on local and Pacific coast breweries. We promise to always have something new and fun to try as well as popular local favorites, so you are sure to find something you love or a new favorite.