Off The Beaten Path
1961 DB4GT Zagato
1953 Bat-5 Alpha Romeo
The museum and it's entry
Blackhawk Auto Museum
The Blackhawk (formerly Behring) Auto Museum is a definite must-see for auto enthusiasts. Typically over 200 of the finest restored vehicles in existance are on display. (Check out more of the collection in Las Vegas at the Mandarin Palace).The museum is open Wed - Sun from...
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, lived in Danville at the climax of his writing career and wrote his final and most memorable plays in the hills above the valley - The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten....
Brandy Ho's: SF Hunan comes to Danville
Located in a tight "strip mall" with four other small restaurants, Brandy Ho's is an East Bay extension of a 30+ year old San Francisco institution. One item that sets it apart is the lack of MSG. You don't even need to ask.
Excellent Sweet and Sour soup as well as Cachew...
the Peasant & The Pear: Incredible Chef/Owner Creations
Contemporary Mediterranean is the ambiance, and the food is wonderful. Located in the back of a "strip mall" that is more like a group of independent businesses in the center of Danville (Clock Tower), the place is relatively hidden, yet easy to find.Very few restaurants in...
China Paradise: Excellent Chinese Cuisine
Following an interior upgrade closure, China Paradise has taken over the former site of Ha's. the food however continues to provide Danville with excellent Chinese dining. Lunch, Dinner or Take -out they always deliver.
I'm fond of the Mu Shu Pork, but everything I've tried...
Alouettes Restaurant: Great presenation
Wonderful find. Small strip mall in San Ramon (next to Danville) this is an unlikely place for a restaurant of this quality. Rather small, but has gathered a great following since its opening. Now reservations are not only suggested, they are almost a MUST.
Margarita's - Now closed: Formerly Great Mexican
Unfortunately for us..Margarita's has closed. Max has been doing more Special Olympics fund raising in LA and has decided to move south.BUT A great new Thai restaurant has taken it's place so watch for tips on Similan Thai Cuisine
Guacamole Fresca; This is more of a dip...
Amaranta Cocina Mexicana: High end Mexicana - Closed
The recession was fast in claiming this restaurant. Since the loss of Margarita's a few years ago, we've been lacking a really good Mexican restaurant. There are a couple of ok ones, but none that are a "destination."The menu is not extensive but the dishes are prepared and...
Extreme Pizza: Gourmet Pizza
Located in a large shopping "mall" San Ramon's newest pizza restaurant is quite interesting. It features very unique names for it's fare, all of which relate to snow boarding or surfing. The walls are decorated with boards and skis of all types.
Most always I get fresh...
Hartz Ave - Downtown Danville: Hot Summer Nights
Each summer, downtown Danville comes alive every other Thursday night during July and August with "Hot Summer Nights."
This is a "car nut" extraviganza. It has expanded from the initial "oldies but goodies hot rod" car show to an even better show of "oldies" plus new offerings.
Dress Code: DUH...anything legal in CA....
Updated Jul 27, 2004
Address: Hartz Ave. Danville, CA
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Savignon: Gifts of Distinction
Savignon is a bit eclectic with a touch of everything. Art, jewelry, nick nacks etc. Certainly the place to go if you're looking for something different as a gift.
Mostly home decorating type items.
$1.00 - $1000....
Bella Interiors: Interiors on the side street
UNFORTUNATELY due to the economy, Bella Interiors has closed their doors.E. Prospect Ave in Danville has had a major renovation in the last few years. Just behind Starbucks (on the corner of Hartz) is a small "mall" like retail area that has developed some wonderful boutique...
Bella Vino Wines: Wine from anywhere
Bella Vino is a "boutique" wine shop that handles mostly "high end" and hard to find products. You need a rare port for that "special occasion" or a hard to find wine (try finding Hollywood and Vine in your local Safeway) and they will either have it on the shelf or get it...
Rick's Picks: Great Deals
Rick's Picks obtains things that Department stores want "gone" at a fraction of the retail price and passes the savings on.
Rick's Picks carries a bit of everything at a significant discount. Marble wine coasters with engraved "sayings" are $9.00; Leather full size couches...
My Backyard: Gardening in Blackhawk
The renovation of Blackhawk Plaza has brought in a whole new series of shops and judging from the traffic recently, it looks like the Plaza will finally make it.The most recent addition is and expansion of the Tassajara Nursery called My Backyard. The store carries all sorts...
Traffic Tickets - Real
Danville, Alamo, Diablo, if you visit, Blackhawk, all enforce the speed limit quite well... just ask Latrell Sprewell (but, he was allegedly doing a bit more than the legal limit and allegedly took out another car in the process....now how DID that car get turned that way...and from the exit lane?)
Updated Aug 22, 2003
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Always carry something extra
Luggage and bags: The "East Bay" can have a very high range in temperatures from morning to night. It is not uncommon to have a 20-30 degree shift. So a coat in the morning will give way to shorts and a T-shirt in the afternoon.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Watch the time of year. Normally April - October you can wear shorts during the day and only light coverings in the evening. My car is never however without a "wind breaker" just in case of a "cold snap" (lol...nothing like the NE thought).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Depending on how wet the spring is there may be mosquitos but not many.
Photo Equipment: ALWAYS carry a camera. Especially in this area if you like cars. You will most likely see as many exotics as you would expect in Hollywood or Monaco/Nice during Festival.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mt. Diablo offers some great camping areas. Much cooler due to the 1000-2000 greater elevation, summer still offers great weather.
Written Oct 14, 2005
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Elliot's is one of the oldest sites in Danville. Originally opened in 1907, it's been a favorite watering hole for the town ever since.You will find "all walks of life" at Elliots and everyone is an equal. Egos are left at the door.
Hair style or Massage...
The Jero'l Salon & Day Spa can provide for your every need while visiting Danville. Located in "The Clock Tower" at the end of Diablo Road, it has served Danville for many years.The address is 301 hartz Ave, Suite 101. Tel. 925-820-6044 or web www.jerolsalon.com
The Danville Hotel
A bit of everything can be found. There's a breakfast/lunch cafe, a gormet wine shop, a great Mexican restaurant/club, numerous boutique shops and a fantastic Sushi Restaurant (and I don't particularly like Sushi).
The Danville Hotel has significant histtory with the town....
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