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Thursday Sept., 25, 2014

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

22 HDTV's (3) 70" Giants | A's | 49ers | Raiders

New SHUFFLEBOARD and pool table.

Steve's NOT SO FAMOUS BBQ Sunday.

Free TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT (for beginners) Sat & Sun @ 2PM.

$3 BLOODY MARYS starting at 9AM Sat & Sun

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

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

SCALLOPS MEUNIERE served with salad, bread, butter, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and minced garlic $16.95 (at lunch time) and worth every penny. An exceptional experience.

Very nice banquet room that comfortably sits 110 people. Reserve your private party now!

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

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

Harvest Park Bowl

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

Fall Fun at Harvest Park

Open 7 days a week all day long. Stop by for an affordable breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is good.

SPARE ROOM LOUNGE many HDTV's make this a great place to watch a football game. Beer, drink and food specials daily. Karaoke every Friday & Saturday.

Discounts on bowling, hot dogs, beer, popcorn, soda and more during SUNDAY MADNESS

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner 7 days a week. See the menu.

You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this beautiful place.


THURSDAY'S ON THE GREEN CONCERTS closing for the season in two weeks.

Challenging golf course, well maintained, lighted driving range, open 7 days a week.

Mac's Old House Restaurant

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

One of East County's favorite restaurants for more than 30 years.

Prime Rib is the house specialty, served 7 days a week, includes soup, salad, vegetable, pasta and hot bread & butter from $10.95.

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

See us for Cajun Tuesday; Seafood Wednesday; New York Thursday

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

Pacific Coast Farmers Markets

Bay Area Wide | (925) 825-9090 or (800) 949-FARM

Shop fresh in a very entertaining way.

Taste the difference of locally grown produce picked fresh.

Grapes are the pick of the week. Looking for some creative Grape recipes?

Providence Bar & Eatery

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

SMALL BREAKFAST $5 served with 2 eggs any style with bacon, sausage or ham, potatoes and toast.

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

Sunday $4 Bloody Marys


The Way I Poach An Egg Now

I love poached eggs but it's hit and miss for me. Undercooked, overcooked, or just plane messy. So when I saw this method I had to try it. In a 1 cup microwavable cup I added a 1/2 cup of water, one egg and covered. Set the microwave for 1 minute. My egg came out a 8 out of 10. That is good enough for me. Also, I don't scramble eggs on the stove anymore. They turn out way better in the microwave. I give this method a 10 out of 10.

Note to Janice R. in Byron I'm responding to your suggestion to add more photos and color to the SPOTLIGHT (like I used to). Again I'm going down this path (mostly text and links) because nearly 50% of all viewers and subscribers are on mobile phones. I have to address this (small screens, loading times, etc.,) if I want to grow. I personally don't do much on a smart phone, it's just too small, but my boys do. For heavy lifting on the internet I prefer to use my little 11 1/2" chromebook. It takes some time to get use to (the new operating system) but I'm getting better at it and I love the 8 hours of battery life, no software updates (it's done on the cloud). My 15" windows 7 laptop looks like a dinosaur next to the chromebook.

Realty World

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

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 BRENTWOOD housing market? Jerry has.

Schooner's Grill & Brewery

4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch | (925) 776-1800

California's small brewery of the year award winner for 2014. Tasty craft beers made on site. Sandwiches, burgers, salads, and a real firewood heated pizza oven.

Fresh SAMPLER photo? New SIDE SALAD photo.

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.

Have you tried the SALAD BAR

Antioch 325-0934

Supporting community events and local businesses online in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg since 2001. Publishers of and the SPOTLIGHT email newsletter.

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Some of my favorite FOOD PHOTOS can you guess the restaurants?

Community Events Calendar

The calendar is packed with fun stuff to do this time of year (most of it is FREE!), Concerts, Car Shows, Fishing Derby's. Check out some of the offerings below.

Musical Mystery Dinner

Antioch Historical Museum

Na Akua Wahine Goddesses

Figure Sketch Workshop

Stump Tuesday's

The Hound of the Baskervilles

H.A.L.O. 8th Annual Golf Tournament

Coupons From Local Businesses

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

New & Archive Photos

The SPOTLIGHT is now fully responsive meaning that the content adjusts itself to your phone, tablet and desktop machine.

Also, the SPOTLIGHT should load faster. Photos, posters, and flyers don't automatically load. Now you click on just the stuff you want to see.

Sponsor Facebook pages have all been added. Sometimes they announce last minute specials on their Facebook page.

Do you like the new look? YES | NO


I'm Car Shopping

My parked truck got whacked down the street by a neighbor and was totaled. I think I want something 3-4 years old without too many miles. I don't want anything too small. Pickup, full size sedan is what I'm thinking. If you or someone you know has a vehicle I might like call 325-0934 or email me the details. Now that the SPOTLIGHT is done I'm going car shopping.