A Delicious Dinner

I was recently on my way to see a concert in San Francisco with my friend Rebecca, and we were looking for a place to sit down for dinner. We wanted noodles somewhere and had heard about Noodle Theory in Moraga. There’s also a location in Rockridge, but did not allow indoor dining because of COVID.

The best part about this dinner was our waitress – she was super friendly and made some great recommendations. I had the grilled Niman Ranch beef udon and Rebecca got the spicy pork loin ramen. I actually thought her dish was better, but both were good! The pork dumplings were delicious.

This location in Moraga is in a little strip mall. It’s a sleepy place, tucked back into the hills of a small community with great schools. This area is slowly starting to become a place with restaurant destinations to try. Let me know if you’ve tried Noodle Theory, and how you liked it!

Where to See Fireworks in Contra Costa County this Weekend

4th of julyFor the 24 years I have lived in Walnut Creek, there have been no public 4th of July fireworks displays. According to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, fireworks are illegal in the county, so good luck trying to put on your own show!

However, you can buy fireworks in Alameda County – Dublin is not that far away – but with the drought, the law is probably a good thing to abide by.

Luckily, some cities close by are shooting off fireworks, so grab a┬áspot on a hill, go to the location itself, or maybe a friend has a bird’s eye view from their house:

  • Antioch – Contra Costa Fairgrounds (Dusk)
  • Benicia – Benicia City Park (9:00 p.m.)
  • Berkeley – Berkeley Marina (9:30 p.m.)
  • Concord – Mt. Diablo High School & Todos Santos Plaza (9:00 p.m.)
  • Livermore – Downtown (Dusk)
  • Martinez – Waterfront (9:30 p.m.)
  • Moraga – Moraga Country Club (Dusk)
  • Pittsburg – Pittsburg Marina (Dusk)
  • Pleasant Hill – College Park High School & Pleasant Hill Country Club (9:10 p.m.)
  • Pleasanton – Alameda County Fairgrounds (9:30 p.m.)
  • Richmond – Marina Bay Park (9:15 p.m.)
  • San Ramon – Central Park (9:30 p.m.)

Have a safe, happy 4th of July!