Diablo Dish: Pleasanton’s Gan Permanently Shutters
Uptown Oakland gets another cocktail bar; Pleasanton hosts a special 1st Wednesday Street Party; and local school districts join a program to help provide food for underprivileged children.
Gan Says Goodnight
Unfortunately, we have some sad news for fans of chef Peter Jee Oh Chung’s Korean-fusion spot in Pleasanton: Gan closed its doors for good this past weekend on Saturday, July 1. The restaurant had a devoted following—and was named one of Diablo’s Best New Restaurants in 2016—so it’s unclear why Chung decided to close Gan. But what we do know is that the ambitious and critically acclaimed eatery will be missed in the Tri-Valley.
Uptown Ups the Ante Again
Jennifer Colliau might not be a household name, but on the cocktail circuit, she’s a star—and she’s joining the crowd of elite chefs and mixologists in Uptown Oakland.
According to SFGate, Colliau is planning to open Here’s How right across from the Fox Theater on Telegraph early next year. She does not have all the details worked out yet, but she knows there will be groovy drinks, some outdoor seating, and tasty bar bites.
Colliau might be best known for her work at The Slanted Door in San Francisco, but her 20-plus-year resume includes plenty of other high points—and she’s about to make Uptown even cooler with a cocktail bar of her own.
Pleasanton Street Party Celebrates Public Safety Workers
Tonight’s 1st Wednesday Street Party will mark the Second Annual Salute to Public Safety Street Party, as downtown Pleasanton will celebrate and thank the hardworking police and fire departments.
Aside from the usual food-truck eats, sweet treats, wine and beer garden, live music, and Kid Zone, there will also be public safety activities for kids at Division and Main Streets during this special event. Think custom balloons and hats, a photo booth station, and an opportunity to create a “Thank You” album for Pleasanton’s fire and police departments.
Local restaurants will also be open for business during the party, so no matter where you go, it’ll be hard to go wrong in Pleasanton tonight.
Local School Districts Deliver Fresh Food to Struggling Families
The Mt. Diablo and Pittsburg school districts recently joined a pilot program that gives nutritious meals to children from underprivileged families.
California Food for California Kids provides fresh, healthy summer meals made with California crops to children ages 18 and under—free of charge. Contra Costa County is one of just three counties in the state participating in the pilot program, which is a collaboration among school districts, farmers, and California Food for California Kids, an initiative of the Center for Ecoliteracy.
To participate in the program, families can visit summermeals.org to find information on available meals, times, and locations.