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Restaurants

Patra Indian Grill Opening in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Earlier this month we learned that Pancheros Mexican Grill closed in the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek with the possibility of an Indian restaurant opening in its place and that turns out to be exactly the case as Patra Indian Grill is coming soon to this location. Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above.

Restaurants

Mike Hess Brewing Coming to Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone for sending word and photos that San Diego-based Mike Hess Brewing is coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek. It turns out that Mike Hess is a Northgate High graduate so I can see how they decided to open in this spot. Check out this Brewbound article for more information on Mike Hess Brewing, check out their beer selection here and find out more about their brewery here.

From their website:

As the city’s first production nano-brewery – and its 33rd brewery – opening in summer in 2010, Mike Hess Brewing quickly built a solid reputation for great beers and a unique brewery and tasting room experience. After outgrowing Miramar’s production, Mike, his wife Lynda and his brother Greg launched the North Park brewery, welcoming our first visitors in August of 2013 after 18 months of construction. The OB location, located just blocks from Dog Beach, opened in November of 2015.

Our tasting rooms are family and pet friendly, and are staffed by some of the best beertenders in the industry. Whether a beer geek or novice, our friendly staff will make you feel right at home and happily walk you through our lineup of truly hand-crafted, well thought out beers. We offer tasting flights, beer by the glass as well as packaged beer – bottles and cans – or a 32 oz canned “Purrowler” of any draft beer to take beer home with you if you like.

Restaurants

Pancheros Mexican Grill Closes in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo that Pancheros Mexican Grill, which opened late last year in the new Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek, has closed. I believe this is the first store to close in the new shopping center. Word on the street is that an Indian restaurant may be opening here. Stay tuned…

Daily Life

Is it Possible to Reserve the Outdoor Amphitheater at Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek?


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

A reader asks:

I’m with a local boy scout troop and would like to know if there’s a registration or schedule for using the small amphitheater by the children’s playground.

I didn’t even realize there was an outdoor amphitheater at the Orchards shopping center, pretty cool!

Shopping

Sutter Walk-in Care Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

From an email:

Sutter Health is announcing the opening of a Walk-In Care clinic in Walnut Creek, at the Orchards Shopping Center, 2878 Ygnacio Valley Rd. The clinic opened today and is a convenient addition for patients who need quality non-urgent care but can’t get to their doctor right away.

The clinic is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., with reduced hours on almost all major holidays, ensuring that patients can get same-day care close to where they live, work, shop or play.
o Because it is a stand-alone site and not located within a retail outlet, the Walk-in Care clinic is not dependent on a store’s hours of operation.
§ Staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the clinic can provide a range of medical services:
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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.

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