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Restaurants

Burger Lounge Smashed Hamburgers are a Thing of Beauty

I love burgers. Last week I even posted a question of the day about favorite burgers. So when Burger Lounge opened late last month in the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek I figured I’d drop by one day to see how the burgers are. While waiting in line at the typical looking fast, casual restaurant that are so popular these days, little did I know what was in store.

Yes, Burger Lounge uses high quality, grass-fed ground beef. Yes, they use organic grilled onions and white cheddar cheese. Check out their menu here. But the key in this case was the smashed griddled-style burger cooking method. Different than the tavern/pub plump and juicy burger that I’ve become accustomed to,  the smashed burger I tried at Burger Lounge was so deliciously yummy I couldn’t believe it! My son who is known to be a brutal cheeseburger critic agreed. This is a dang tasty hamburger!

Restaurants

Burger Lounge Opening End of March in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Last summer we learned that Southern California-based Burger Lounge would be coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek and they will be opening the last week of March. Check out their menu here. Grass-fed beef hamburger for $7.99. That seems reasonable, I look forward to trying this place out.

Salons

LunchboxWax Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

A new waxing salon called LunchboxWax opened recently in the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek. Check out their services here.

From an email:

Lunchboxwax is a speed-waxing salon that takes a pride in our team and unique technique. We dedicate our services to helping women (and men) feel and look their best!  Our culture and vibe is contagious, as we are chic, a little cheeky, and are intent on making every person we meet feel respected, cared for, and adored! Although LunchboxWax got its start in Boise, Idaho, we are so excited to be building the Bay Area and introduced LunchboxWax to California in 2015.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

SafeAmerica Credit Union Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

SafeAmerica Credit Union recently opened in the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek.

From their website:

SafeAmerica Credit Union is a non-profit financial cooperative, owned and operated by its members. Credit unions are not for profit organizations, unlike banks, which are in the business of making money for their shareholders. Membership entitles you to share as a “financial partner.” Rather than paying stockholders, credit unions return earnings to members in the form of higher dividends, lower loan rates and reduced transactional fees. This means you can enjoy low cost loans and higher yields on savings and investment options. This is what distinguishes the Credit Union from other financial institutions.

Restaurants

Burger Lounge Opening Mid February in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Burger Lounge, the Southern California-based restaurant that we learned would be coming to the Orchards Shoppng Center in Walnut Creek over the summer now has signage posted with a mid-February opening date. Check out their menu here. Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo.