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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

1960's downtown Antioch looking northwest from 3rd & G St. Does anyone remember Eddy's Fountain? See photo in HD.

Pitchers & Catchers report Thursday Feb. 18th

19th Hole Casino & Lounge

2746 W. Tregallas Rd. Antioch CA | (925) 757-6545

Diana bringing drinks, it's a good day when I see her.

Sat Jan 16th Chiefs vs Patriots 1:35 PM; Packers vs Cardinals 5:15 PM

Sun Jan 17th Seahawks vs Panthers 10:05 AM; Steelers vs Broncos 1:40 PM

FREE ROLL TOURNAMENT every Sat & Sun @ 12 PM. For beginners, no entry fee, win cash, see casino manager for details.

Happy Hour 7 days a week 4-7 PM. Domestic Beer Pints $2.75 - Premiums $3.75.

Bloody Mary Pints $3.50 - Fri. & Sat., until 2 PM

22 HD TV's, new pool table, shuffleboard and a very strong FREE WIFI.

Play $3-$6 & No-Limit TEXAS HOLD'EM 7 days a week!

Map | Website | Coupon | Game Schedule

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

523 W. 10th St., Antioch | (925) 754-1355

FREE happy hour appetizer plate (above), this is yummy, available Mon-Fri in the bar after 3 PM, with two drink purchase, two beers will do it.

Try the new, Taqueria Style Tacos, three street-style tacos. Choose chicken, carne asada or pork carnitas. Served with onions, cilantro and salsa $6.25. I have tried the carnitas and they are yummy!

Mariachi San Miguel every Thursday starting at 6 PM.

Having a Christmas party? Checkout the CATERING MENU

Website | Coupons | Mariachi Night | Catering Menu

Winter Fog @ Contra Loma

It can be foggy and chilly this time of the year in East County. Many people (in other parts of the country) laugh at our belly aches about our cold weather. Living here we can still work in the yard, play golf and go for long walks this time of year. No snow to dig out. I just got back from some really cold weather. I like to see snow, I even like the cold breeze in my face, as I walk from the car to the door. When I was a kid I didn't really mind. I thank God now I don't have to work outside in the cold.

Harvest Park Bowl

5000 Balfour Rd., Brentwood | (925) 516-1221

Clubhouse sandwich, my personal favorite, with fries $7.25.

Next weekend! 16th Annual Hurricane Crab Feed Sat Jan 23rd $48. See front desk for tickets.

Children & parents love bowling party's.

Fun, food and entertainment 7 days a week

The most fun you can have in Brentwood!!!!!!

Map | Website | Coupons | Karaoke | Stump Trivia Tuesday's

James Donlon Antioch Mayor & Pioneer

Peter A. Donlon, Jr (left), James Donlon, (center) and Donald Schulte, (right)

James Donlon was Mayor of Antioch several times in the early 1900's. His business, Antioch Ice & Fuel, sold coal to heat homes and businesses. It was located at 606 Third St., (now City Hall parking). They also used the building as a community center and jail (maybe that's how they came up with the term "cooler" for jail). He had vending machines, at his business, so people could get coal and ice after hours.

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Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch. Interested in local history? Have old photos & artifacts? Would you like to host an event at the museum? Kitchen, BBQ, banquet room available. Make your next event historic. Contact the museum (925) 757-1326. Also, see "Where Antioch Heroes Live."

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

4800 Golf Course Rd. Antioch | (925) 706-4220

Calamari Milano (photo above) prepared for a private banquet (I wish I had been invited to this event I would love to have tried this).

Check out the regular menu.

Family Buffet Night, Wed. Jan 20th. Smokehouse menu, Texas BBQ Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Sausages, Salads, Desserts and more. Adults $14.95, Kids 4-10 $8.95; Under 4 FREE, see MENU

Play Family Feud Live Fri Jan 22 at 5:30 PM. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to compete against other teams for bragging rights and prizes.

Hors D'oeuvre, wine and paint brushes?

First Tee Of Contra Costa Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Saturday breakfasts, Sunday brunch, Happy Hour Fish Tacos 2 for $4 (before 6PM)

Family Golf Specials.

Lone Tree Catering department handled more than 300 banquets last year. Also, they will cook (for your event) and you can pick up. They also cook, deliver, setup, serve and cleanup. How accommodating is that? Call catering (925) 706-4232.

Map | Website | Coupon

Mac's Old House Restaurant

3100 E. 18th St., Antioch | (925) 778-1700

Fresh Salmon Fillet served with homemade minestrone soup, salad, pasta, vegetables, hot bread and butter served on Seafood Wednesday $10.95. Add $1.00 for Cajun style (see photo).

LUNCHES start at $4.95 at Mac's.

Full bar singles $2.50; doubles $3.00; triples $3.50

Read our latest reviews.

Open 7 Days a week Mon-Fri 11-10PM; Sat & Sun 4-10PM.

Website | Coupon | Lunch | Dinner

Providence Bar & Eatery

2085 Main St., Oakley | (925) 625-0292

Ragin' Cajun Pasta, shrimp, chorizo, onions, and peppers in a Cajun cream sauce with fettuccine. Includes soup, salad $18.99. This is a lot of tasty pasta, enough to share, or take home for another great meal.

Thursday Night BBQ starts at 4 PM, Tri-Tip, Pork Ribs, Homemade Corn Bread & Baked Beans, BBQ Oysters, & $3 Draft Beers!

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Checkout the LUNCH MENU

Great burgers, pasta's, salads and shakes. Full bar! These folks can cook.

Map | Website | Family Feud | Menu

Black Diamond Mines, Pittsburg

A friend was recently lamenting the fact that East County has lost it's rural country charm. The countryside he remembered has turned into shopping centers and asphalt. It's true this is no longer the rural farming community it was in the 20's and 30's but you can still feel it if you look. Deer Valley Road, Fairview Ave. and Black Diamond Mines hasn't changed much. So don't lament the country is still here and alive in East County.

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Coupons To Local Businesses

Automotive, Business Services, Dining & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden Coupons to local businesses in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg.

Coupon Page

Spumoni Ice Cream Contest

I love good spumoni ice cream. Whoever guesses first the east county restaurant I am eating this at wins this dessert. In fact I'm feeling extra sweet today. Make it the first THREE PEOPLE to correctly guess which east county restaurant I'm eating this at wins. No substitution. Spumoni lovers only.

Enter Spumoni Contest

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