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Walnut Creek, CA

When I moved to CA, Walnut Creek actually had walnut groves, but I moved at the wrong time as the groves were being demolished quite rapidly and "growth" was the operative word.

The "down town" I knew in the 70's has been totally demolished and reconstructed into a "modern" mall like setting. It is actually quite pleasant and 'sanitary' but leaves the old memories drifting....

Today "down town" Walnut Creek is a high fashion, top end, destination with restaurants like Va de Vi, Ruth's Chris and shopping at Tiffany's.

Not to mention the "normal" automotive street candy (pictured).

Great Food

Va de Vi is one of my favorite restaurants. While the price is high, you definitely get what you pay for. The Chef's creations are somewhat eclectic but the wine parings are incredible.

Va de Vi

  • Last visit to Walnut Creek: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    May 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Sorry to hear that Walnut Creek has been so thoroughly sanitized and motorized! I used to like it when I lived in Berkeley in the 1960s (we even got to house-sit there one summer), but now it no longer sounds like my sort of place.

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