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Thursday April 23, 2015

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How about a little 1961 music while you Spotlight this week?

Dovells "Bristol Stomp" | Ricky Nelson "Travelin' Man" | Shirelles "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

This Sunday, April 26th @ 2PM Income Tax Bonus Tournament. 50 people go in, 10 players win cash, one lucky stiff wins $2,000.00. $55 Buy-in gets you a seat and a free BBQ meal at the break. Reserve your seat now.

Warriors Playoffs game tonight, Sat & Sun (if necessary) enjoy the game here with your friends.

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

Free TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT (for beginners) this Sat. @ 12PM.

Cap's Bar & Grill

144 Oak St., Brentwood, CA | (925) 634-1025

Mike Pace Comedy Show Friday & Saturday April 24th & 25th. Tickets $15pp. More info here.

Bacchus Society Dinner Menu Thursday 4/23.

Call Jimmy or Elaine 634-1025 for reservations.

Have an event coming up? Use our beautiful, newly decorated, banquet room or let Cap's Restaurant cater your event.

See what people are saying about CAP'S

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

Have you tried the Cancun Platter? Crab, prawns, and chicken sauteed in wine, with onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms then topped with Monterey Jack Cheese and baked. Served with rice, beans, tortillas, chips and salsa... $15.75


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

Having a party? Checkout the CATERING MENU

Photo of the Week

The Best Cheeseburger in East County?

This photo was posted recently. I asked folks to tell me "what's the best cheeseburger in East County?" Two burgers were clear favorites. Fast food, sit down franchises, were hardly mentioned, shock to me. The two clear choices were Hazels and the New Beer Garden (pictured above) both in downtown Antioch. I prefer the New Beer Garden. The first thing I notice is the ground beef (and it's NOT greasy and salty) followed by the taste of two slices of melted american cheese. That's what I want when I order a cheeseburger. Most Friday's I have lunch there with friends and nobody ever complains. What is YOUR FAVORITE CHEESEBURGER in East County?

Harvest Park Bowl

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


Retro bowling tricks this is HIGHLY entertaining.

Good food at a bowling alley? See the menu.

April is Birthday Party month.

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

Historic Photo of the Week

2015 Voting Is Done, The Winners Are...

Not so fast. For the last eight years The Antioch Historical Society Museum has added 14 individual people and one team into the Antioch Sports Legends Museum. The voting is done for this year. I just don't know the results yet. When I know you will know. Lets take another look at the inductee class of 2014. The photo above was taken at the INDUCTION GALA held at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, Antioch. How many do you know?


The Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch. Open 1PM - 4 PM every Weds & Sat. Admission is free. Are you interested in local history? Do you have old photos or artifact you'd like to share? Would you like to host an event on the museum grounds? Kitchen, BBQ, and banquet room available. Make your next special event historical. Contact the museum (925) 757-1326.

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Felipe Gutierrez Tonight on the patio.

Sunday brunch is special

Check out the April calendar of golf specials.

FAMILY DINNER NIGHT every Wednesday starting at 5pm $14.95 for Adults, $8.95 for kids 4-12, served buffet style, menu changes every week (see Wed April 29th MENU) call 706-4232 for reservations.

Lighted DRIVING RANGE hit golf ball after work. Keep your game sharp.

Family Golf Specials.

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

Mac's Old House Restaurant

3100 E. 18th St., Antioch | (925) 779-1700

Calamari Steak $10.95 served everyday with Minestrone Soup, Salad, Pasta, Sauteed Vegetables and Warm Bread & Butter.

LUNCHES start at $4.95 at Mac's.

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

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

Providence Bar & Eatery

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

Eggs Benedict $8 served 7 days a week until 11AM and yes it is as good as it looks.

Country Kick-It don't miss it!

See the Lunch & Dinner Menu.

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

Looking for some fun? How about KAMIKAZE WEDNESDAY KARAOKE & TORTILLA THURSDAYS? Details

Party Like You're In A Mariachi Band @ Celia's

With Cinco De Mayo coming up show your spirit and stop by Celia's and take a cool photo like this one to share with your family and friends. Better still have your family and friends join you at Celia's and everyone takes a picture. How cool is that?

Realty World Delta Country

3601 Gateway Rd., Bethel Island | (925) 281-4656

Make your move now with Realty World Delta Country & Jerry Fisher.

Bethel Island, Oakley, Discovery Bay waterfront front property specialist. Living on the water is like being on vacation all year. Jerry Fisher broker.

Have you been paying attention to the housing market? Jerry has.

Homes For Sale in Antioch

Homes for Sale in Brentwood

Homes for Sale in Oakley

Homes For Sale in Pittsburg

Straw Hat Pizza

Antioch 754-1520 | Brentwood (925) 634-3664

A forty year tradition in Antioch. Quite possibly East County's best salad bar, beautiful dining room and spacious banquet room make this restaurant a large family, sports team, and club gathering place. Serving beer & wine. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner.

I love the lunch special, salad bar, pizza, soda about $8. Brentwood has a WIFI nice.

Vitality Yoga

Brentwood Yoga Center, 8650 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood | (925) 998-0462

New! Aroma Yoga class Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

This class is designed to alleviate stress and tension, allowing the body and mind to unwind and find balance. Using do Terra essential oils, we will ease into postures to release excess energies. Emphasis is placed on chakras and their potentials for healing.

Focusing on bringing balance to body, mind, and spirit, Vitality Yoga provides tools intended to help tap into our full potential.

Owner of Vitality Yoga, Andrea Stuart is a 200-RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.

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Mac's Old House

I have always liked this photo of Mac's Old House. I stumbled across it and thought I would share it. Maybe you are new in east county and haven't found this place yet. It's not fancy but it's nice. It's not expensive but the food is good. The place is busy so the service isn't fast but it's very good. It's Mac's and I live just down the street (happy face icon goes here).


Starting Tonight!

Felipe Gutierrez Tonight @ Lone Tree

Mariachi San Miguel Tonight @ Celia's

My Block Tonight @ Los Medanos

Science Week

Barefoot in the Park

Cap's Bacchus Society Dinner

Museum Open

Spring Boutique Saturday

Womens Tea

Farmers Market

Income Tax Bonus Holdem Tournament

Stump Trivia

Add your club's/organization's events and fundraisers to the Community Calendar FREE

Coupons From 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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