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PENINSULA FOODIST

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 Ron, 2 hours ago | 24 comments | 4584 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 440 Views

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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 | 6081 Views

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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 Jenn Davies, on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm | 15 comments | 5813 Views

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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 Jay Park, on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:10 pm | 9 comments | 2924 Views

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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 Chazy, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:36 am | 10 comments | 2438 Views

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Opening alert: Gong Cha in Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto got its second milk-tea shop in three months with the opening of Gong Cha in mid-February. Gong Cha is a massive Taiwanese milk-tea chain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Just wondrin, on Feb 24, 2015 at 6:30 am | 1 comment | 2363 Views

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UPDATE: Cho’s to open first week of January

I reported last week that Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, a beloved 35-year-old...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Edward Rees, on Feb 18, 2015 at 8:25 am | 2 comments | 3224 Views

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Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos

New information on Cho's in Los Altos has been posted here. Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 9985 Views

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Scott's Seafood Palo Alto to close in March

After more than a decade of serving seafood at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Scott's Seafood will close its doors for good on March 8. Owner Steve Mayer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Not surprised, on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:44 am | 27 comments | 7742 Views

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Opening alert: Tout Sweet Patisserie in Palo Alto

Time for even more holiday sweets: Top Chef desserts winner Yigit Pura's Tout Sweet Patisserie will be opening at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto Friday, Dec....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ray J. McCabe, on Feb 5, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 2 comments | 6047 Views

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SF Beer Week -- for the Peninsula, too

San Francisco Beer Week 2015 kicks off tomorrow, Feb. 6, with several events taking place beyond the 415 throughout the Peninsula. Plan your brew-tinerary now (and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4619 Views

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Opening alert: Chez Franc, bringing high-end hot dogs to Palo Alto

After months of unanticipated delays, a food truck and a $37,000 Kickstarter campaign, artisan hot-dog eatery Chez Franc is finally opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:58 am | 11 comments | 5192 Views

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Teavana Palo Alto closes

An update (Jan. 29, 2015): ==I Anna Brown, assistant account executive for Curator PR, which represents Stanford Shopping Center, would not say whether or...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Feb 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 8 comments | 5633 Views

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Los Altos standby The Boardwalk to close after 38 years

After 38 years of serving classic burgers, pizza and cold beers in a comfortably unpretentious setting, The Boardwalk in Los Altos is closing its doors. Michele...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by tommygee54, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 33 comments | 36583 Views

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Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant

For more than a decade, 473 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto has housed Italian restaurants, one after another. There was Francis Ford Coppola's Cafe Niebaum-Coppola...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 5445 Views

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Craft beer, wine lounge to open in Los Altos

Honcho Bar, a craft beer, wine, champagne and small bites spot aiming to open on 1st Street in Los Altos this spring, snagged...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Will, on Jan 23, 2015 at 8:12 am | 2 comments | 4849 Views

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Sushirrito to open in downtown Palo Alto this weekend

Worlds collide at Sushirrito, the fast-casual San Francisco restaurant that serves sushi in burrito form. And for the first time, those worlds will collide outside...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by danielle, on Jan 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 19 comments | 4685 Views

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Foie gras returns to Peninsula menus

After the news broke Wednesday that California's ban of foie gras, the prized fattened liver of a duck or goose,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:14 am |
33 comments | 5943 Views

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La PanotiQ, now open in downtown Mountain View

The latest outpost of a fledgling Bay Area French bakery-cafe chain opened on Castro Street in Mountain View today, Jan. 19. La PanotiQ is a family affair, run...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jan 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 3588 Views
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