Get Your Fill of Sliders at the Newly Opened Burgerim

Burgerim opened in September with a unique approach to gourmet burgers. Instead of dishing out oversized burgers, this eatery specializes in slider-sized three-ounce burgers. So you can choose to order one, two, or three of them without feeling too full after a meal. This allows you to get creative with your burgers and try a […]

What’s Your Go-To Order at Pho Saigon City #2?

Pho Saigon City #2 opened in May where a former pho spot used to reside. The eatery underwent a total revamp before reopening its doors—from the paint to the light fixtures—and the owners are new, too. So far, patrons say the change has been a welcome one. The restaurant offers your typical slate of beef-laden […]

Don’t Skip Happy Hour at the Newly Opened Pacific Catch

Pacific Catch, which just opened in June, brings the island vibes to Walnut Creek with every house cocktail that flows from the tap. Come for happy hour, between 4 and 6 p.m. every weekday, to enjoy a draft pour of the Island Mule, a mix of Pearl vodka, ginger beer, passion fruit puree, citrus shrub, […]

Artisan Spirits and Craft Brews Await at Hops & Scotch

Whether you're a fan of fine whiskey, craft beer, or gourmet snacks, you'll probably like Hops & Scotch. The bar/eatery opened in April just a stone's throw from the Pleasant Hill BART Station. Despite its short lifespan, Hops & Scotch has already garnered buzz from local lovers of spirits. That's largely thanks to its lineup […]

Aung Maylika Dishes Out Tea Leaf Salads and Other Traditional Burmese Dishes

Aung Maylika opened its doors to the public in March, debuting a menu of authentically crafted Burmese cuisine. It hasn't taken long for local foodies to discover the restaurant and find their favorite dish, the tea leaf salad. This traditional salad features fermented Burmese tea leaves over lettuce with tomatoes, peanuts, jalapenos, garlic chips, fried […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create a Healthy, Colorful Meal at Pokeatery

Fresh seafood salads have long been a staple of Hawaiian cuisine, but it was only at the end of January that Pokeatery brought the signature poke bowl to your community. The newly opened Walnut Creek Pokeatery invites guests to design their own poke bowls — or rather, poke boxes — using a roster of fresh, […]