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Image Courtesy of Lucky Dog, JS CommunicationsFATHER’S DAY SPECIALS at Lucky Dog (Concord, Walnut Creek)


Father’s Day Specials at LAZY DOG

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will be inviting diners to celebrate Dad with $3 house pints (courtesy of their collaboration with Golden Road Brewing) served up in a specials edition glass that he gets to take home, while supplies last. The restaurant will open at 9am and is accepting reservations for groups of eight or more.

Lazy Dog will also be hosting its second annual Rib Bib contest from June 4th – 21st. Dads are encouraged to put on their best BBQ faces and post their photos to Instagram using the hashtag #ribbib while dining at their local Lazy Dog. The best post will win an enviable Sportsman Elite Smoker!

1961 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, CA  94520

4805 Hacienda Dr.
Dublin, CA  94568
(925) 361-3690








BEES: Tiny Insect, Big Impact




UPDATE:  Box and Bells Closes, Haven on Pause


WHAT – St. Patty’s Day at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
WHEN – Thursday February 27th – Thursday March 27th



– Draft: Half & Half ($5.95 – $7.50)
– Harp Lager topped with Guinness
– Available in 16oz and 22oz

– Cocktail: James & Ginger ($7.50)

– Jameson Irish Whiskey and Gosling Ginger Beer with fresh squeezed lime

– Irish Nachos ($7.95)

– Fried potatoes covered in Lazy Dog Chili topped with Jack and Cheddar cheeses, sour cream, onions, tomatoes, and house-made pickled jalapenos.

WHERE – Available at all Lazy Dog locations including Concord.

1961 Diamond Blvd
Concord CA 94520
Ph. (925)849-1221



Since 1974, Oakland’s Mama’s Royal Cafe has been serving the Bay Area’s ‘best breakfast’ to four generations of hungry customers. To honor their loyal friends and celebrate the BIG FOUR O, Mama’s will be offering the following during the last week of February:
**Monday 2/24, the 1st 40 customers will receive a free coffee, tea or soda
** Tuesday 2/25, the 2nd 40 customers will receive a free coffee, tea or soda
** Wednesday 2/26, the 3rd forty customers will receive a free coffee, tea or soda
** Thursday 2/27 and Friday 2/28, the fortieth customer and every fortieth customer after, will receive a free meal, t-shirt and Mama’s mug.




Chef Rocky Maselli Creates Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu for $29 Inspired by the Culinary Regions Surrounding the “Autostradas” of the Italian Peninsula 

(Oakland, CA; December 31, 2013)— Beginning Monday, January 6, 2014, Chef Rocky Maselli and A16 Rockridge will start the New Year by introducing an “Autostrada Dinner Series” highlighting the culinary regions connected by the various autostradas, or highways that run through Southern Italy. Each month Chef Rocky Maselli will prepare a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $29, inspired by the regions surrounding the featured highway. Co-owner/wine director Shelley Lindgren will offer guests an optional wine pairings for $18, to complement the menu.

“Just as the food and wine at A16 follows the landscape along the Italian highway it is named for, each month’s menu is inspired by the culinary regions within Southern Italy,” says Chef Maselli. “For example the A3 runs through the Calbrian region so we will explore the cooking traditions of this area for a month.”

The series begins with the “A14 Autostrada” highlighting the Puglia, Abruzzo, and Marche regions. Throughout January, supper guests can enjoy an Antipasto offering of Olive all’ Ascolana, olives stuffed with braised pork, followed by a Primo of either Orecchiette with cauliflower and pancetta or Chitarrina al Sugo di Polpettine di Carne, an egg pasta with meatballs. Rounding out the menu, guests can indulge with a dessert of Crescia Fogliata, an apple and dried fruit strudel.  Just in time to celebrate Oakland Restaurant Week, A16 Rockridge will offer the “A14 Autostrada” menu each night of the week from January 17-26.

For the month of February, Chef Rocky will travel to the “A12 Autostrada” with a menu that looks to the hilly Lazio region with a focus on Roma and features meatier options. To start, guests will enjoy an Antipasto of Puntarelle with anchovy and lemon. For their Primo, guests can choose between Gnocchi alla’Amatriciana, a pancetta gnocchi with a red chili kick, and Rigatoni alla Carbonara. The evening ends with a Dolce of Millefoglie con Crema Chantilly, a cream-filled puff pastry of a “thousand leaves.”

In March, the supper will venture along the “A12 + A20 Autostrada” showcasing Sicily’s fruits of the sea with Primo options of Cous cous, mussels, and clams, or Spaghetti alla Bottarga, a golden pasta with dried grey mullet roe. The meal begins with an Antipasto of Arancini, rice croquettes filled with mozzarella and ragu and finishes with a Dolce of Cannoli.

In keeping with the restaurant’s dedication to preserving farm-to-table traditions, each  “Autostrada Dinner Series” will feature produce from celebrated local suppliers including Mariquita Farms, Star Route Farms, Dirty Girl Produce, Full Belly Farm, Hamada Farm, TwoxSea, and Water2Table.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.A16Rockridge.com, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/A16Rockridge, or follow @A16Rockridge on Twitter.


Don’t Miss Taste TV’s Fall Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason, Sunday, November 10. 


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