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Coming soon: Fire Oak & Barley in Palo Alto

The evolution of Palo Alto's California Avenue continues with next month's opening of Fire Oak & Barley, a new...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Barry, on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 3037 Views

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We Sushi food truck to open restaurant in Menlo Park

We Sushi, which claims to be the Bay Area's first sushi food truck, is opening a brick-and-mortar Japanese restaurant on Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Carol, on Jul 23, 2015 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 2675 Views

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Vitality Bowls opens in Palo Alto

In a sign of the times, what was once the hole-in-the-wall home of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum on California...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 17 comments | 4102 Views

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Japanese restaurant chain eyes downtown Palo Alto

A Japanese restaurant chain called Yayoi will be expanding overseas with a new location in downtown Palo Alto. Yayoi will be taking over the space at 403 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., on Jul 20, 2015 at 11:51 pm | 3 comments | 1448 Views

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Summer food and drink goings on

Summer means outdoor food and wine festivals, Bastille Day and the return of Silicon Valley Beer Week. Check out several food-and-drink events around town during...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 20, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 3395 Views

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Palo Alto’s Bare Bowls expands to Burlingame

In more local acai-related news, Palo Alto-born

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1493 Views

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Lutticken's owner opens Main & Elm in Redwood City

The owner of Lutticken's in Menlo Park has taken over a Redwood City coffee shop, transforming it into a full restaurant. Bob Lutticken, who lives in Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by laurie, on Jul 8, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 9 comments | 3828 Views

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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 templescroll, on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:48 am | 19 comments | 8028 Views

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Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto

One block of California Avenue is returning to its boozy roots with the opening of Calave, a wine bar that occupies the site once home to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cowper Fan, on Jul 4, 2015 at 1:22 am | 12 comments | 4331 Views

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Turn Bar & Grill, coming soon to Los Altos

Two lifelong Los Altos residents, one who has long dreamed of opening his own restaurant, are behind Turn Bar & Grill,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Dave Thompson, on Jul 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 4144 Views

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Chez Franc calls it quits in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's only high-end hot dog eatery, Chez Franc, closed its doors for good after dinner on...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by julie, on Jun 30, 2015 at 2:00 am | 61 comments | 8632 Views

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La Boulange Palo Alto to close

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will be closing all of its 23 La Boulange locations, including one in downtown Palo Alto, describing the cafes as "not sustainable...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Meh, on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:14 pm | 19 comments | 4717 Views

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Downtown Menlo Park gets a French patisserie

A woman raised in France who later graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and now lives in Atherton is opening her own patisserie in the former home of Sugar Shack on Santa...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Bunyip, on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 10 comments | 5549 Views

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Menlo Park's Borrone MarketBar shutters

Borrone MarketBar, the latest restaurant project from the Borrone family that opened next door...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by BLS, on Jun 23, 2015 at 8:44 am | 5 comments | 3089 Views

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SMIP Ranch's CSA program returns

Want to nosh on "hyper-seasonal," organic (duh), harvested-the-same-day produce from the farm that supplies Michelin-starred The Village Pub in Woodside and Mayfield...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3231 Views

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Pop Tea Bar replaces Beans n' Bites cafe

Palo Alto got yet another milk-tea shop this week with the opening of Pop Tea Bar at 456 Cambridge Ave., the former home of Beans n' Bites and before that, 3 G's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Grace, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:42 am | 3 comments | 2388 Views

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Ike's Place to open in Palo Alto

The "Doomsday," "Kryptonite," "Pastrami-Charmed Life" and "Steph Curry One" will soon be coming to Palo Alto. In case you're unfamiliar, that means cult favorite...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menloshopper, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:21 am | 14 comments | 5076 Views

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Meal delivery startup ‘relaunches’ with new concept, Bay Area chef

Three years ago, Gobble was an online meal delivery company born out of a Stanford University graduate's observation (and personal experience)...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Patty, on Jun 18, 2015 at 7:52 am | 2 comments | 5605 Views

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Asian-fusion restaurant headed to Menlo Park

Banana Leaf, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Milpitas, has snagged the former Menlo Hub location in Menlo Park for a second location. The owners of Banana Leaf...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 2715 Views

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Draeger's Los Altos eyes upgrades, expansion

UPDATE: ==I The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission gave its unanimous approval to this project on May 21. Draeger's owner Richard Draeger said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barb , on Jun 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 6 comments | 6003 Views
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