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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

SOUTHERN GRILL is open sometimes. Something about a soft opening last weekend. A grand opening this weekend. I'm not sure about the rest. Drove by this week, at lunch time and they were closed. I did look at the menu while I was in there. Looks like the SCENDS DEUX's menu. Virtually the same menu and prices. So if you liked SCENDS DEUX you'll like this place. I'm happy they opened in this beautiful building. I wish the new owners nothing but success.

19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

SUPERBOWL SHUFFLE TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT SUNDAY @ 2PM win up to $2,000.00! 10 people win cash. Free BBQ at the break. $55 buy in. MORE HERE

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

Couple Of Nice Gals At Sonja's in Knightsen

(L-R) Stephanie & Jenna are two of the three pretty gals I've met at Sonja's. This place hasn't changed in 40 years. I don't think they have even painted the place (just kidding). I use to work nearby, at Johnson's Lumber, in the 1970's. I use to cut and haul lumber all over that area. Trust me this whole area hasn't changed a lick. It's just the way it was 40 years ago. It's a time warp. It's my fountain of youth and it's full of pretty girls. I may be out there again this weekend, cheers.

Harvest Park Bowl

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

Come to the Super Bowl Party or pickup AWARD WINNING BBQ and take it home. What do you like Tri-Tip, Ribs, Chicken? How about some appetizers and desserts? Police Athletic League BBQ Contest, Party & Fundraiser. Place your order for pickup Bill Harris (925) 513-0595

Fun, food and entertainment 7 days a week

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

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

Columbia Steel, Pittsburg, Built 1910

No business has had a bigger economic impact on east county. Before the plant was built there was 600 people living in Pittsburg. By 1910 there was 2,372 and by 1920 there was 4,715. I'm sure Antioch saw similar growth. Generations have worked and retired from this place. The coal is gone, there is no iron ore, but there has been a steel mill operating continuously for more than 100 years. Do you think they have pumped a billion dollars into this economy yet?

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The steel mill photo above was taken at the Pittsburg Historical Society Museum. I need to get by there more often.


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

Family Buffet next Wed Feb. 3rd. a Mexican Fiesta, Salsa Bar, Chicken Mole, Steak Fajitas, Chile Verde, Salads, Desserts and more. Adults $14.95, Kids 4-10 $8.95; Under 4 FREE, starts at 5 PM see MENU

Friday 1/29 Hors D'oeuvre, wine and paint brushes.

First Tee Of Contra Costa Wine Tasting Fundraiser

VALENTINE'S DAY weekend at Lone Tree.

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 Trout every day for lunch $9.95. Cajun style trout (photo) available on Cajun Tuesday's served with homemade minestrone soup, salad, jambalaya, vegetables, warm bread and butter, $10.95. Where else can you get this? New Orleans?

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

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

The Hills Are Green

The hills in east county are green. We get a couple months of this. This is one of them. Gas is cheap, drive out Deer Valley, go either way at Marsh Creek Road. It's beautiful out there.

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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.

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Why Is Gas Cheaper in Brentwood?

The refineries are west of us. The gas delivery trucks have to pass through Antioch to get to Oakley & Brentwood. That should mean more expense and higher prices not lower prices. Do the cities charge fees? Somebody explain it to me please.

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