We visit our daughter in San Ramon, Calif., about every two months and have discovered an excellent "new" (open about a year) restaurant in downtown Danville. Revel Kitchen & Bar has both small and regular plates with an excellent, diverse menu. Our favorite item is lamb sliders.
Revel Kitchen & Bar, 331 Hartz Ave., Danville; (925) 208-1758, www.revelkitchenandbar.com. Small plates from $7; large plates from $12.50.