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Burgers, beer, whiskey & live music coming to Mountain View

Eureka, a California chain that combines all-American burgers with craft beer, small-batch whiskey and live local music, is opening in Mountain View this fall. Eureka...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:53 am | 4 comments | 3254 Views


Redwood City to host first-ever restaurant week

Redwood City is celebrating its "up-and-coming" dining scene with a first-ever restaurant week this month, during which participating eateries will offer discounted,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm | 4 comments | 4713 Views


Teaspoon brings milk tea, shaved snow to Los Altos

A new milk-tea joint opened last month at the Los Altos Village Court shopping center on El Camino Real, serving up made-to-order Taiwanese bubble tea as well as...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by SnoZen Shaved Snow, on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 2116 Views


Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in

The Palo Alto outpost of Santa Barbara burrito favorite Freebirds has closed, and a fast-casual custom pizza joint is taking its place. "The Palo Alto location...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 18 comments | 5444 Views


Cal Ave hair salon to split in half to open wine bar

Lori Romero has operated her hair salon, True Salon, at the corner of California Avenue and Birch Street in Palo Alto for a decade. Come...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Laila, on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 18 comments | 7607 Views


Ramen shop replaces Muracci’s in Los Altos

Charley Noodle & Grill, a Hawaiian-style ramen shop, has opened at the former home of Muracci's 2 on State Street in Los Altos. The restaurant's namesake, Charley...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by SS, on Mar 31, 2015 at 8:57 am | 13 comments | 3412 Views


June 30 could be sandwich shop Ike's Place's last day at Stanford

Ike's Place – a popular Bay Area sandwich chain known for its massive menu, "dirty sauce" and sandwiches named after local celebrities – could be vacating...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Overpriced Sammies, on Mar 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 20 comments | 31460 Views


Blue Bottle to open in Varsity Theatre Thursday

First, it was a theater, then later, a Borders bookstore, and now, a high-tech hub and Blue Bottle Coffee cafe. The latest incarnation of the Varsity Theatre,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:46 am | 12 comments | 5190 Views


Opa! Greek restaurant to take over 140 University

Greek restaurant chain Opa! has laid claim to a major downtown Palo Alto corner space: 140 University Ave., most recently the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by BrideOfChuckie, on Mar 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 11 comments | 3880 Views


Cheese Steak Shop Palo Alto shutters

Palo Alto's Cheese Steak Shop has closed "due to the high cost in the area," according to a sign that appeared in the El Camino Real restaurant's windows this week. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by realitycheck, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:11 am | 10 comments | 3708 Views


Scott’s Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept

A changing of the helm at Scott's Seafood Mountain View will result in the closure of the Castro Street seafood spot and the opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Now & Again Foodie, on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:30 am | 17 comments | 20631 Views


Another Posh Bagel opens in Mountain View

A new Posh Bagel has opened at the Grant Road Shopping Center in Mountain View. The 1,500-square-foot bagelry is tucked in a corner of the shopping center at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:19 am | 11 comments | 3337 Views


Redwood City: Squeeze In to open March 14

Make your weekend breakfast plans now, because Truckee breakfast favorite is opening its new location at Marsh Manor in Redwood City this Saturday, March 14. Squeeze...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by danielle, on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 2498 Views


Now open: Bowl of Heaven in Mountain View

The acai-bowl trend continues on the Peninsula with the opening last month of Bowl of Heaven at Grant Park Plaza in Mountain View. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:13 pm | 3 comments | 4644 Views


Chez Franc drops its prices

Palo Alto's new hot-dog eatery Chez Franc has lowered its prices by several dollars, both as a result of making their own rather than buying dogs and in response...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 6 comments | 3487 Views


Cho's Los Altos finally opens

Fans of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum have been anxiously awaiting the return of owner Cho Yu's famous potstickers and pork buns since the news came in December that he...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 26 comments | 6995 Views


Menlo family brings Tahoe breakfast favorite to Marsh Manor

It's a familiar journey for many Bay Area families. You pack the car to the gills with everyone's snow (or summer) gear, wake up bright and early and hit the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jerry, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 8692 Views


Ming’s to hold farewell auction

Love Ming's in Palo Alto so much that you want to take a piece of it home with you? Well, now you can. The 58-year-old Chinese restaurant, which

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 am |
14 comments | 5573 Views


Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner

John Withers has owned Kirk's Steakburgers since 1996, when he bought the Palo Alto standby from the son of the original owner, Bill Sincere. Sincere opened the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 13 comments | 5376 Views


What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Irma, on Feb 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 34 comments | 6756 Views
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