Two New Places in the 925

Since I was kickin’ it in Blackhawk over the weekend, I figured some of you 925 folks would like to know about these two new restaurants on your dining horizon: ~SASA RESTAURANT~ just opened this past weekend in Walnut Creek. It’s an izakaya-style restaurant from Philip Yang (Blue Gingko) and chef de cuisine Sam Castro, along with sushi featuring fish from Tsukiji market in Japan, and a full bar, plus outdoor seating. Open for lunch and dinner. 1432 North Main St. at Bonanza, Walnut Creek, 925-210-0188.

And due to open April 28th or 29th is ~VESU RESTAURANT~ from owners Chrisopher Velez and Melisa Suitos, with chef Robert Sapirman (formerly at Parcel 104). The cuisine is described as international, global, seasonal, and local. There are 130 seats, with a full bar. Dinner to start, and hopefully lunch and outdoor seating will come at a later date. 1388 Locust St. at Cypress, Walnut Creek, 925-280-8378.