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Scottís 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 Max Hauser, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 951 Views

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Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto

One artisan chocolate store moves out and another one takes its place: Timothy Adams Chocolate, an independent chocolate operation run by a couple from Sausalito,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:26 am | 3 comments | 2452 Views

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Cafe chain moving into vacated Bargain Box space in Palo Alto

South Bay bakery/cafť chain Le Boulanger has snagged the California Avenue spaces vacated by two longtime tenants, 58-year-old thrift store

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Steve in Menlo, on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm |
8 comments | 1493 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 Flash, on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:43 am | 30 comments | 2721 Views

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Mex To Go closes in Menlo; replaced by Mama Coco

Longtime El Camino Real Mexican spot Mex To Go has closed and in its place, a new Mexican eatery called Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana opened its doors. Mama Coco...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sarah, on Jul 20, 2014 at 12:39 am | 2 comments | 1091 Views

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Voyageur du Temps, Los Altos' time-traveling cafe

A time-traveling cafe has opened in Los Altos. You heard me right. Voyageur du Temps (time traveler in French) recently opened its doors at 288 1st St., serving...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by serena, on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:17 am | 1 comment | 15036 Views

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Orenís Hummus Mountain View: bigger, faster and opening Monday

The wait is over: Oren's Hummus, famed for its fresh, direct-from-Israel hummus, flavorful meat skewers and stuffed-to-the-gill pita sandwiches, will be opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 15 comments | 6768 Views

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Cal Ave shakeup: Tandoori Oven shutters; Pizza Studio moves in

California Avenue fast-casual Indian joint Tandoori Oven has suddenly shuttered, with a curt handwritten sign appearing in the front window that reads, "Closed :(...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1333 Views

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Amber India empire expands into Los Altos

The locally born Amber India empire is making big moves this year, with a three-level restaurant that can accommodate almost 300 people slated to open at 4926 El...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Janna Wilbur, on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 1415 Views

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Blue Bottle Coffee taps out of Lytton Gateway

Third-wave coffee cult favorite Blue Bottle is no longer moving into Palo Alto's new Lytton Gateway building. Communications...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 1509 Views

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Gelato shop to open in Lytton Gateway

The first retail shop to open at Palo Alto's new Lytton Gateway building will be an independent gelato shop owned by a Palo Alto couple who originally hail from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Sam_101, on Jul 15, 2014 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 2281 Views

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Francesca's in MV sold, remodeled, renamed

Francesca's Sports Bar at 2135 Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View is no more. Well, at least as patrons knew it. Under new ownership (a man named Herb Lavender,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkFats, on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:27 am | 9 comments | 2652 Views

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Carefully curated restaurant delivery company expands to Peninsula

Yet another San Francisco food delivery startup has expanded to the Peninsula, hoping to offer a more exclusive, carefully curated service in a very saturated market. Caviar,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by Another dumb startup idea, on Jul 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 7 comments | 3576 Views

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Summer of openings

The local dining scene is only continuing to heat up this summer, with numerous major openings scheduled up and down the Peninsula, from Menlo Park through Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jackie, on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 10 comments | 5070 Views

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Alexanderís Steakhouse opening a Mountain View bakery

Alexander's Steakhouse – which operates two restaurants of that name in San Francisco and Cupertino as well as The Sea by...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 5 comments | 7478 Views

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Belcampo Meat Co. opens today in Palo Alto

Belcampo Meat Co., a hyper-sustainable meat company founded by a Palo Alto native, is opening its doors today at 10 a.m. at Town & Country shopping center. Locals...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:39 am | 8 comments | 3279 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 Jana, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm | 32 comments | 19569 Views

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Food and drink goings on, June & July edition

Summer is chock full of eating and drinking events, old and new. Look for a new pop-up bar -- with ping pong -- at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, Menlo Park's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 25, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2689 Views

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Palo Alto to host first ice cream taste-off

For years, huge, hungry crowds have spent July 4 gathered in Palo Alto's Mitchell Park to eat chili at the city's annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-Off. More...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3487 Views

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Pressed Juicery rolls out new frozen dessert

Move over, frozen yogurt. Pressed Juicery is debuting this Saturday at its Palo Alto...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 3956 Views
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