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Eating Out - November 15, 2013

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BIG PLANS FOR SMALL RESTAURANT ... The tiny Oren's Hummus at 261 University Ave. in Palo Alto is planning to open a second location in February at 126 Castro St. in Mountain View. It replaces Workshop Burger, a hamburger joint that had less than a two-year run on Castro. And that's just the beginning. There are at least three other Bay Area locations that the hummus restaurant is currently looking at for its expansion plans. Oren's opened two years ago in Palo Alto and caught on like wildfire, according to its chef. "We're always busy," said David Cohen, a Bay Area veteran chef who came to Oren's last year. Cohen said he believes one of the reasons for the restaurant's popularity is its attention to detail. "We're very particular about our choice of ingredients," Cohen said. He imports an estimated 40,000 kilos of chickpeas a year. That's about 240 pounds of beans a day. "They come here in tankers from Israel. And that amount could double once we get the restaurant in Mountain View up and going," he said. That certainly gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "bean counter."

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Heard a rumor about your favorite store or business moving out, or in, down the block or across town? Daryl Savage will check it out. Email shoptalk@paweekly.com.

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