Enjoy an Artisan Java Drink at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. and Micro-Roastery

On a warm day in Walnut Creek, there's nothing quite like kicking back with a Mocha Freeze at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. and Micro-Roastery. The frosty beverage features espresso, chocolate, and milk all swirled together and capped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Unsurprisingly, it's a customer favorite, but it's far from your only […]

Head to Newly Opened Tacos El Patron for Authentic Mexican Food

You can tell an authentic taco from a weak imitation by looking at the toppings. A true taco showcases meats so tender and deliciously seasoned that it only needs the classic combination of diced onions and cilantro to add a hint of flavor. This is the type of taco you'll find at Tacos El Patron, […]

Eat Your Way Through Restaurant Row at the Taste of Lafayette on May 15

Postino. Millie's Kitchen. Yankee Pier. These are just a handful of the highly rated restaurants slated to participate in the Taste of Lafayette on Tuesday, May 15th. More than 25 local eateries will show off their signature dishes, either by setting up a table inside the designated Taste Pavilion or by opening their doors wide […]

Check Out the Newly Opened Fat Maddie’s Barrelhouse & Bistro

Industrial-chic light fixtures hang from the white tin ceiling at Fat Maddie’s Barrelhouse & Bistro, a perfect balance of new and old. The aesthetic instantly gives guests a clue about what the menu has in store. Like the eatery's interior designer, its chef carefully incorporates contemporary elements into classic staples. Stop by the new restaurant, […]

Craving Shellfish? EMC Seafood & Raw Bar Has Some Options

Fish rice flecked with dried seaweed and smothered with a creamy uni sauce. These are the components of the uni pasta, the reigning customer favorite at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar since the Concord location opened in March. Almost every single item on the menu finds a fresh way to incorporate seafood. Are you a […]

Sugar Plum Coffee Shop: A Concord Institution for More Than 50 Years

The Sugar Plum Coffee Shop is such an integral part of the Concord community that it has its own day. The mayor of Concord declared Thursday, July 2, 2009, the official Sugar Plum Coffee Shop Day in celebration of the spot's 50th anniversary. Now nearly a decade later, the '50s-era diner continues to supply local […]

Pups Enjoy Fresh Air at Paso Nogal Park

Is your pup craving some fresh air and off-leash exercise? Take him to Paso Nogal Park. The Pleasant Hill park boasts a 2.5-acre enclosed area for dogs. It's divided into two sections, one for dogs who weigh more than 25 pounds and another for the smaller pooches. This ensures that all canines are safe and […]

Enjoy an Exotic Beverage at i-Tea

Creamy black tea flecked with crushed Oreos. Strawberry-mango tea topped with chunks of fresh fruit. Taro milk tea topped capped with boba. These are a few of the specialty beverages that tantalize taste buds at i-Tea. The Pleasant Hill branch of this colorful cafe debuted in January with these and other sweet creations on the […]

Don’t Miss the Pleasant Hill Community Awards Night & Dinner on March 27

Citizen of the Year. Business of the Year. Education Supporter of the Year. These are a few of the titles that will be lavished upon Pleasant Hill residents and small businesses at the 47th Annual Community Awards Night and Dinner on Tuesday, March 27th at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Come to enjoy an evening […]

Play a Round of Pinball or Ms. Pacman at Retro Junkie

A full bar, a Ms. Pacman machine, and a mural of Prince with his shoulder-length locks flowing. Can you think of any better combination for a Friday night? When Retro Junkie debuted back in January, it brought these touches and more to Walnut Creek. Part gaming center, part live music venue, part bar and lounge, […]