🌳 Issue #092

Discover New Eats and Dance the Night Away in Walnut Creek!


Good morning, Walnut Creek! Discover new flavors at Xicote Cocina Mexicana and Methi Indian Cuisine in downtown. Stay safe in East Bay parks by avoiding solo hikes and leashing pets. For a fun night, join Salsa Tuesdays at Retro Junkie with lessons at 8 PM and dancing until 1 AM. Enjoy your day and explore all that Walnut Creek has to offer!

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • New Restaurant Openings in Downtown Walnut Creek

  • Increasing Coyote Sightings in East Bay Parks: Safety Tips for Visitors

  • Join the Fiesta at Retro Junkie's Salsa Tuesdays!

  • New Real Estate Section

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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New Restaurant Openings in Downtown Walnut Creek

Exciting culinary developments are happening in downtown Walnut Creek with the opening of two new restaurants, each bringing unique flavors to the area.

Xicote Cocina Mexicana has opened its doors where Capullo used to be. This new spot promises to delight with its delicious Mexican cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for traditional tacos, enchiladas, or something more adventurous, Xicote Cocina Mexicana is sure to satisfy your cravings. Check out their menu here.

In addition, Methi Indian Cuisine has taken over the location formerly occupied by Kokolo Donburi & Bar. Offering a menu full of authentic Indian dishes, Methi Indian Cuisine is the perfect place to explore a rich array of spices and flavors. Check out their menu here.

Make sure to visit these new additions to our vibrant downtown and enjoy the diverse culinary experiences they offer!

Increasing Coyote Sightings in East Bay Parks: Safety Tips for Visitors

With the rising number of visitors in East Bay Regional Parks, coyote sightings are more common. Visitors are urged to follow safety precautions such as avoiding solo hikes, keeping pets leashed, and staying on trails. If a coyote is seen, observe from afar and walk away calmly. In rare cases of close encounters, make yourself appear large and loud to deter the coyote. For emergencies, contact 911 or the park's public safety line. Learn More…

Join the Fiesta at Retro Junkie's Salsa Tuesdays!

Salsa Tuesdays at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek offers a vibrant evening of salsa dancing, starting with lessons at 8 PM and open dancing from 9 PM to 1 AM. Admission is $10 at the door, with happy hour specials from 6-8 PM, including discounted drinks. A Latin food truck will provide tasty options on-site. The event is for those 21 and over, with a strict dress code and no outside food or drinks allowed. Free parking is available. Watch Video


Food & Drink

Trivia + Karaoke Night | Retro Junkie | Wednesdays at 6 PM

Trivia | Mike Hess Brewing - Wednesdays at 6 PM

Geeks Who Drink Trivia | @ Rotator Taproom - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Karaoke Wednesday | @ Bourbon Highway - Wednesdays at 8 PM. Watch Video


Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - 2/24 - 8/31 on Saturdays.


Tai Chi | Mondays at 10:15 AM | Walnut Creek Library | Participants will learn the basic Tai chi movements, a series of sequential postures resembling a slow-motion dance.

Hooked on Books | Civic Park Community Center - 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM | A different book is discussed each month. 1st Tuesday of the month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Qi Gong Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 12 PM | Slow meditative stretching. No experience is needed. Weekly, Wednesdays from 11:50 - 12:10 PM. Civic Park, Assembly Hall.

Bridge Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 12:30 PM

Mah Jong Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 1 PM

Bingo Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Thursdays at 12 PM

Native Plant Growers | Civic Park Community Center - Fridays at 11 AM

Farmer’s Market Walnut Creek | Locust St - Sundays at 9 AM | The Walnut Creek Market, open Sundays 9 am-1 pm year-round on Locust Street, offers local produce, supports sustainability, and provides free first-hour parking at Grower’s Square; only certified service animals are allowed.

Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market | Shadelands - Saturdays at 9 AM | Located in Walnut Creek's Shadelands Business Park, the Diablo Valley Farmers' Market, open Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM with over 40 vendors, features fresh Brentwood produce, a Kid’s Craft Corner, and is a family favorite, having been voted #1 in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest.


Peek-A-Book Storytime | Ygnacio Valley Library - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM | Peek-A-Book Storytime is a playful event for ages 0-2 at Ygnacio Valley Library in Walnut Creek, CA, featuring books, songs, and activities to enhance early literacy skills. Held on Tuesdays from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.

Baby Storytime | Walnut Creek Library - Tuesdays at 12 PM | The Walnut Creek Library hosts Baby Storytime every Tuesday from April 9 to April 30, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. Parents and caregivers with babies aged 0-1 are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and interactive activities. No registration is required for this engaging and nurturing experience designed for the youngest attendees.

Family Storytime | Ygnacio Valley Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM

Toddler Storytime & Play | Walnut Creek Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM

Arts & Crafts

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Salsa Tuesdays | Retro Junkie - Tuesdays at 6 PM. Watch Video

Line Dancing Lessons | Bourbon Highway - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM. Watch Video


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