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on Sep 10, 2007
"The coffee shop's loyalists used to praise the coffee shop for its tasty paninis"
The Italian word, "Panini" is plural; it means, "sandwiches".
Thanks JJ. What's Italian for "pedantic"?
In fact, showing what a pedant I am, here's from the Wiki on Panino (the singular form):
The word "panino" [pa'ni:no] is Italian (literally meaning small bread roll), with the plural panini. "Panini" is often used in a singular sense by speakers of languages that borrow the word, including English and French, and pluralised when necessary into "paninis".
So props to Molly Tanenbaum, the article's author, for using it in its properly Americanized (or Franco-nized) form!
I would just love to find a sandwich shop that tried some new varieties.
How about, smoked salmon and avocado, shrimp and mango, cheese and apple, lamb and apricot (or even lamb and anything).
Every sandwich shop, even those that make what you ask for, seem to have the same list of boring ingredients.
I love finger sandwiches. But now that I've had my ten, I can't seem to hold another. Can you grasp that?
Kidding aside, why not suggest this to your fav sandwich shop?
How about some current news on this site, not a 1-year-old story?
How about some current news about the Cafe Verona site? And maybe someone could explain the rush to kick out a much-loved cafe to leave it vacant all these years? Guess Palo Alto doesn't need the tax revenue.
Can't wait to see how the expensive Destination Palo Alto consultants spin all the empty storefronts.
Was it the city that controlled the closing of Cafe Verona?
The city had nothing to do with the closing of Cafe Verona. As I recall, the restaurant simply failed; the owners tried to make a go of it with a sharing arrangement with another restaurant but that didn't work out.
"As I recall, the restaurant simply failed; the owners tried to make a go of it with a sharing arrangement with another restaurant but that didn't work out.'
The landlord raised the rent, and/or cancelled the Cafe Verona lease. the tenents tried to make it elsewhere, through a sharing arrangement, and failed.
The landlord in this case is/was just plain greedy, with no sense of public responsibility.
Here are some facts in the case.
Yet another irresponsible absentee landlord, who didn't have to live with the adverse consequences of the Cafe Verona owners, or the slumlord-like facade that this vacant piece of trash has emanated for years. I think we should create code that controls owners like this with *serious* fines. $10K per month (as a fine, after one year of vacancy) would have gotten someone like Gatley to get off his high horse and get that place rented.
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