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Ko Cups Opening March 16th at The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Last fall we learned that the Korean bbq place in a cup, Ko Cups would be opening in the Veranda shopping center in Concord and they will be officially opening this Saturday, March 16th. On that opening day they, “will offer a free regular fountain beverage on March 16 with every entrée cup purchase.”

From a PR:

From the start, their goal has been to make tasty yet reasonably priced Korean food, served in a bowl. Each Ko-Cup starts off with a base of rice, crispy lettuce, japchae noodles and a protein selection. Next comes a topping of extra-sweet corn, slices of sweet pickled yellow radish and black sesame seeds. The final touch is a choice of several homemade sauces, such as mayo-mustard, mayo-gochujang (hot pepper) and hot gochujang.

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Ko Cups Opening at The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Ko Cups, a “Korean bbq place that serves in bowls/ cups that frequents food trucks and antique Fair in Alameda” is coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord next to Poke Bowl. Check out their menu here.

From their website and menu:

We founded Ko-Cups in 2016 to bring delicious Korean offerings to the food fair and farmer’s market scenes. We believe in quality ingredients and that our food ultimately speaks for itself; there is no success without flavor. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding cities.

Ko-Cups start off with a base of aromatic rice, the best Japchae (Korean noodles) you’ve ever tasted, and some crunchy seasonal vegetables. Choose your protein, then we top it with one of our flavorful sauces: Sweet & Spicy Chili, Hot Gochujang, or Mayo Mustard — your pick!

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Residual Sugar Wine Bar 🍷 Opens at The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

There is a lot going on at the Veranda shopping center in Concord these days and now Walnut Creek based Residual Sugar Wine Bar has opened as well, right next to Coffee Shop. Check out their wine menu here, food menu here and look for updates on their Instagram page here. There is a huge outdoor patio area to the side as well as in front so the next time you find yourself in Concord I recommend dropping by to check this place out! 🍷

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Barnes & Noble Coming to The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that according to the latest directory map Barnes & Noble is coming to the Veranda shopping center next to Banana Republic in Concord. You may remember that Barnes & Noble closed over two years ago in downtown Walnut Creek and almost five years ago in Pleasant Hill. I wonder whether they’ll change anything up to compete with Amazon as they plot their return or will they continue to push the NOOK and hope for their loyal shoppers to return.