The 2017 Michelin Guide has recently been published and only 3 restaurants in Danville made the grade (with one of them, Royal India Grill, having departed). Michelin thinks that Esin and the Thai House are definitely worth a visit so we decided to take their advice. Sylvia and I dined there early on a Friday evening in October and on entering, it was apparent that this was not a novel idea. The restaurant was already quite full and there were a few parties in the foyer without bookings who … [Read more...] about Restaurant Review – Thai House, Danville
So you’ve put your home on the market and agreed a sale within a couple of weeks at a price that you are very satisfied with. The buyers are obviously well-qualified for the loan they need and you can tell they really love your home. But the contract allows for a 10-day inspection contingency. How much should you be concerned about that? A lot will depend on how much you know about the condition of your home. When you completed the required disclosure forms, your agent will have advised you … [Read more...] about Could A Home Inspection Kill Your Sale?
I don’t know what it is, but Gianni’s is a restaurant I tend to forget about, yet it really is one of the best that San Ramon has to offer. One thing I really like about it is the fact that it is authentic. The owner, Gianni Bartoletti, is an Italian. And the dishes he offers are also Italian. So different from the pizza and past and other pseudo-Italian restaurants that are so prevalent. The restaurant is much smaller than many in our area and it has quite an intimate ambiance. There is a … [Read more...] about Restaurant Review – Gianni’s Italian Bistro, San Ramon
When you sell your home, it makes sense that you’d want to hire a real estate agent who’s an “area expert”. After all, an agent who is not an “expert” may not realize things or trends in your neighborhood that affect the values. Factors such as the latest information about our award-winning schools. Or what new developments are planned, both residential and retail, that can impact home values one way or another. The thing is, “area expert” is a term used a bit too frequently, … [Read more...] about Why List Your Home For Sale With An Area Specialist?
Regular readers know that I am very much an Indian food lover and I try to visit every new Indian restaurant that opens in our area, yet sadly, most do not manage to stick around for too long and to be honest, many don’t deserve to. Swad is not a new Indian restaurant, of course. They have been in Lafayette for over 10 years. What prompted a visit by Sylvia and me recently was the fact that they re-located from premises on Mount Diablo Boulevard to a small strip mall on Moraga Road. We … [Read more...] about Restaurant Review – Swad Indian Cuisine, Lafayette