February 21, 2014

Pleasanton: Joy China Cuisine--CLOSED; and Berry Patch

Joy China Cuisine restaurant in Pleasanton, CA

Greater East Bay

 Joy China Cuisine  CLOSED 30 W. Angela, St., (925) 484-4880.  L M-F, D daily.  This spacious venue serves up a large menu of tasty dishes without MSG.  Among my favorites are the potstickers, eggplant in garlic sauce, walnut prawns, Szechuan beef, kung pao chicken, and Szechuan fish filet.  A large free parking lot is adjacent.

Berry Patch  350 Main St., (925) 846-0155.  Looking for a special gift?  This nearby shop appears at first to be the usual, but that perception changes upon a browse.  I loved the
knitted baby items at Berry Patch gift shop in Pleasanton, CA
inexpensive hand-painted wood signs outside the door, and I wound up purchasing one of the colorful pop-up greeting cards displayed inside.  I’ll be back to root through the curated children’s items for my grandkids’ birthdays.  I especially liked the selection of handmade items that included a doll’s armoire, a sweet little baby’s knit hat, and a precious terry-cloth bib.

images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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