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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Opens in Lafayette


Lafayette Mercantile

Last year we learned that the Seattle-based restaurant Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches would be opening in Lafayette where La Boulange Cafe used to be and they have now opened. Check out their menu here. I had an opportunity to try their Grass-Fed Steak & Bleu cheese sandwich, made with grass-fed tri-tip steak, pt. reyes farmstead bleu, caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli & greens To me the pungent blue cheese really pulled everything together which made for one tasty sandwich. With their organic farm located in nearby Discovery Bay and a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine, I look forward to trying out other salads, soups and sandwiches as summer approaches!

Plenty more photos including the steak sandwich after the jump… Continue Reading

Restaurants

Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Opening Soon in Lafayette


Lafayette Mercantile

Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches opened last month in Danville and based on the latest photos it looks like they’re set to open soon in Lafayette Mercantile where La Boulange cafe used to be. They’re hiring shift leads on Craigslist here. Check out their menu here. Note they have a 2 acre organic farm in Discovery Bay to provide some of the seasonal produce.

Shopping

Zoonie’s Opens in Lafayette


3591 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Earlier this month we learned that Powell’s Sweete Shoppe closed in Lafayette which caused quite a bit of concern to Facebook readers who only read the headlines when in actuality everyone who read the article here knew that there was no problem as it was going to be replaced by a new candy store called Zoonie’s with the same owners. Zoonie’s has now opened and I’m happy to say it’s almost identical to Powell’s with the exception of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang playing instead of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a new color scheme and missing vintage Candy Land game boxes. An employee noted that new candies will be appearing soon in addition the usual sweet fare.

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Powell’s Sweet Shoppe Closes in Lafayette


3591 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe has closed in Lafayette however not to worry; according to a sign in the window, they are remodeling and will reopen as Zoonie’s on January 18th, “the same great store with all the sweets, gelato, chocolates and delights you love, under a different name”. According to their Facebook page, “the name change is because we will no longer be part of the Powell’s franchise. We will be an independent store.”

Note that they will be “serving free gelato Wednesday January 18 and all day Saturday January 21“.