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Diablo Dish: Chevalier Chef Coming to MoMo’s

Dos Coyotes opens a second East Bay location; Home/Made Kitchen closes; hop aboard the Livermore Wine Trolley; and enjoy a dinner with sherry pairings in Berkeley.



Philippe Chevalier Makes a Move to MoMo’s

Chevalier was a popular French restaurant in Lafayette that shuttered back in December 2015, when chef-owner Philippe Chevalier decided to focus solely on private events and cooking classes—but now he’s back. The acclaimed chef is now helming the kitchen at MoMo’s in Walnut Creek.

It will be interesting to see if the menu changes over time, as MoMo’s currently focuses on classic American comfort food, not traditional French cuisine. Either way, we’re definitely going to check it out soon…

 

Photo by Karen A. Yelp.com

The 310 Finds a Permanent Home in the 925

The 310 Eatery, which served its signature burgers and SoCal specials out of Library on Main for a few months last year, recently opened a permanent restaurant on Locust Street in Walnut Creek. Located at the former site of Abernathy’s and The Redux Lounge, 310 Eatery is now feeding locals its signature L.A.-style street food—with some East Bay flavor that was picked up during previous pop-ups in Alameda and Oakland.

The 310 Eatery is also partnering with Urban Alley, which is offering a full bar and craft cocktails. Now, diners can enjoy quality burgers, tacos, and specials like roasted duck fried rice along with delicious drinks—and even a little Ping-Pong.

 

Dos Coyotes Border Cafe

Dos Coyotes on the Prowl in San Ramon

The 10th Dos Coyotes Border Café recently opened in San Ramon’s Crow Canyon Commons, and those who crave Southwestern cuisine can head here for plenty of tasty options—in addition to beer, wine, and margaritas.

Though most of the Dos Coyotes restaurants are located in the Sacramento area, Concord residents have already been enjoying the other East Bay location at the Willows Shopping Center since it opened last fall.

 

Home/Made Kitchen Café and Bakery

Moraga’s Home/Made Kitchen Closes, at Least for a While

After nearly three years, Gayle Somers and Aly Dean Miller have closed their Rheem Boulevard restaurant, which specialized in breakfast, lunch, and pastries made with organic and local ingredients. The Home/Made Kitchen Café and Bakery also offered take-home dinners and Friday night dining.

As reported by Beyond the Creek, the sign on the door offers some hope that a reopening is possible, but no official announcement has been made so far.

We’ll keep you posted!

 

Livermore’s Wine Shuttle Begins Soon

Wine tasting is more fun when you don’t have to drive, and the Livermore Valley Wine Shuttle makes it easy for everyone to sample what Livermore has to offer.

The trolleys stop approximately every 25 minutes at each location, so wine tasters can customize their day—and with the trolley wristband, receive discounts on bottle purchases at all wineries and special discounts at several downtown restaurants.

The weekend shuttle service starts on Saturday, June 3, and goes through Sunday, October 15, running from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 for those who sign up the day of. Registration begins at 10:45 a.m. in the patio of the Bankhead Theater. Cheers!

 

Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts Giving Away Free Frozen Coffee

Make your plans now for Friday, May 19, because that’s when Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away free samples of its new Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And since the Dunkin’ Donuts on Newell Avenue is the only East Bay location, it might be wise to get there a little early…

 

La Marcha Takes a Shot at Sherry

The Northern California wine boom has somehow skipped over sherry, a fortified wine originally from southern Spain. But Berkeley’s La Marcha Tapas Bar wants to help diners learn how to appreciate this type of wine by hosting a series of dinners with sherry pairings—the first of which takes place on Wednesday, May 31.

Chef-owner Sergio Emilio Monleón, who also happens to be a sherry connoisseur, will introduce each wine and explain how its flavors complement the food he’s chosen to serve for dinner.

Tickets for the six-course meal and pairings cost $85 (exclusive of tax and gratuity), and you can reserve your seats now (we suggest you do). If you’re already booked for that night, not to worry: La Marcha will introduce more dinners with sherry pairings every Wednesday night starting in late June.