Published May 20th, 2015
business briefs
A Lamorinda Weekly mystery-shopper went to the salon on May 16 for a senior ball hair styling. The young woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "The person who did my hair was very professional and had good insight; I felt very pampered." Photo Sophie Braccini
I Do DryStyle Lounge - New Hairstyle and Makeup Salon
3587 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette
(925) 299-0087 -
Renée Pawele and Taylor Cercone opened the new I Do DryStyle salon in Lafayette a few weeks ago. Located in the Mercantile building next to Lavande on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, the salon offers blow-dry, makeup and massage services for all occasions, for one person or for a group in its private lounge.

Barbacoa and Table 24 Change Chefs
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Barbacoa (925) 254-1183 -
Table 24 (925) 254-0124 -
Mexican restaurant Barbacoa in Orinda's Theatre Square recently hired a new Peruvian executive chef, Remberto Garcia. The new chef is a veteran cook in this country with more than 20 years of experience at San Francisco's Fleur de Lys. "I do not want to change the dishes that are offered here 100 percent," he says. "I want to make what we offer more flavorful." The chef uses spices and herbs to concentrate the flavors, without giving the dishes too much heat, and utilizes various techniques to create different textures and flavors in the food. Little by little he will introduce novelties for patrons to discover, without sacrificing the favorites. He will be also adding new desserts. Among the new dishes are the tuna taco with seared Ahi tuna and caramelized pearl onions, a quinoa green citrus salad with roasted pistachios, carne asada rolled tacos with house-made jalapeno sauce and roasted beet salad, and he is planning to add a ceviche a la Veracruzana. Table 24 also welcomed a new executive chef, Jonathan William, a Bostonian who brought with him a New England clam chowder and Maine lobster rolls that he added to the menu. William is continuing Table 24's tradition of offering seasonal, fresh and flavorful dishes for the whole family.

Moraga Loses One Restaurant, Gains Another
Graze to Replace Shish Kabab Show in the Rheem Center
376 Park Street, Moraga
The Mediterranean bar and grill, Shish Kabob Show, closed and will be replaced by Graze - a "fresh salads, house-made focaccia, soups and braised entrees" restaurant. According to the father of the owner, the restaurant should open the beginning of June.

Jim Colhoun Receives Honors
BHG Mason-McDuffie bestowed Jim Colhoun with two awards during its annual awards event in San Francisco April 17. Colhoun received the Legacy Award, which goes to an outstanding agent that has been with the company for a number of years and has qualities that are reflective of the best that the organization has to offer. Colhoun's 2014 sales production also earned him a place among BHG's Top Ten, a ranking encompassing 30 offices and 900-plus agents throughout Northern California. He is a Certified Fine Homes Specialist and a Relocation Specialist who has achieved more than $500 million in sales during his career. For more information on buying and selling real estate contact Colhoun at (925) 200-2795.

News from the Three Chambers of Commerce:

Ribbon Cutting at the new location of Behymer & Steel Chiropractic at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 1043 Stuart Street, Suite 100.

Ribbon Cutting for Red Carpet Flooring at 5 p.m. Thursday May 28, 3561 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

May Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday May 27 at Lafayette Physical Therapy, 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd. suite B110.

Save the date for the first Rock the Plaza concert with The 925 Band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 5 at the intersection of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Boulevard. No cost - just bring a picnic meal and enjoy.


Save the date for the next chamber mixer at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 starting in the lobby of the Moraga Executive Plaza at 346 Rheem Blvd., Moraga. Non-chamber members invited, too.


Ribbon Cutting for Parker Thatch at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 19-D Orinda Way.
Jim Colhoun Photo provided

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