Is East Contra Costa County in the midst of a food renaissance? Our tummies are grumbling yes.

Restaurants like Bistro Punahele Tonnelier in Oakley and Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill in Antioch have been providing memorable dining experiences for the past four or five years. Now, there is a notable foodie refresh afoot in nearby Brentwood. In 2019, Hop Asylum brought a wide range of rare craft beers and pairable paninis to the area when it opened in Empire Crossing.

And so far this year, Brentwood has welcomed three new destinations, including Yum Cha Boba & More, which brought its fruit smoothies and boba milk teas to W. Country Club Drive in March. While not a restaurant, Salt & Fig Marketplace, a gourmet food and kitchen specialty shop, has been drawing fans for local honey, teas and olive oils since it opened in April.

And, this month, Guadalajara Taqueria, which started in Antioch, has been slinging quesabirria in Brentwood since Cinco de Mayo. Here are four more restaurants coming soon to Brentwood.

Station 16 Seafood & Bar: A firefighter and foodie got together and opened a beloved seafood restaurant in Sacramento. Now, they’re expanding to the Bay Area, bringing the full oceanic experience — raw bar, street tacos, small plates, pastas and sizzling skillets — to The Streets of Brentwood shopping center. Don’t miss the lobster roll, cioppino and craft cocktails. Details: 2505 Sand Creek Road, Suite 120, Brentwood;

Jollibee: This Philippines-based fast food joint is best known for juicy bone-in fried chicken and other Filipino-style comfort foods, like spaghetti topped with sweet sauce and hot dog, ham or ground meat, and palabok, a traditional noodle dish with shrimp, pork and garlic sauce. Also …read more

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