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City punches hole in Izzy's rooftop bagel display

Customers are doing a double-take if they happen to look up at the roof as they enter Izzy's Bagels at 477 S. California...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Billboard lighting pollution, on Nov 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 71 comments | 8149 Views

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Neptune's treasures revealed

Attention to detail defines excellence. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse is all about details: handsome decor, attentive...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by Tried it, on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 2968 Views

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Tasty Thai and Cambodian

On Mountain View's stretch of El Camino Real between Shoreline Boulevard and El Monte Avenue, things change yet the area...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by diversity, on Jan 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 2712 Views

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Nonprofits serve up Dine Out fundraisers

Giving people the chance to contribute to charity while eating out is a growing fundraising trend for nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 8 comments | 6885 Views

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Palo Alto to ban plastic bags at stores, restaurants

The era of plastic bags is about to come to an end at shops and restaurants throughout Palo Alto after city officials decided...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Jun 30, 2013 at 7:03 am | 78 comments | 15034 Views

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Shop Talk: There's the beef

There's no question that the Peninsula is on the cutting edge when it comes to technology, but as for more traditional items,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 2996 Views

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Shoptalk: Fleming's Steakhouse expanding

Big plans are on the horizon for Fleming's Steakhouse at Stanford Shopping Center. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29672...

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 9550 Views

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Mtn. View barbecue spot serves ribs at car wash

If Mountain View had a resident ribs master, it would be Harold Willis. And you won't find him -- or his ribs -- in a local...

Original post made on May. 26, 2013
Last comment by Rib Meat, on May 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm | 10 comments | 6020 Views

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Umami on University

Hardbound books with titles like "Dreamers of the American Dream," "Inside Asia," "The Periccone Prescription" and "Harvard...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm | 1 comment | 4037 Views

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A culinary hipster comes to the 'burbs

Tacolicious could have been yet another San Francisco culinary hipster, condescending to do business in the 'burbs with a...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2853 Views

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Full steam ahead

Jeannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, little-sister restaurant to her family's elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 9429 Views

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Hot night, long lines for ice cream

Fans of the ice cream sandwich and other frozen treats waited up to an hour or more on Thursday night outside of Cream, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Leonardo Leal, on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:06 am | 27 comments | 6069 Views

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Shop Talk: Babbo's and Ramona's shutter

The venerable Babbo's Restaurant, a fixture for 24 years at the Stanford Shopping Center, closed last month. Ramona's Pizza...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:44 am | 16 comments | 11551 Views

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Marge Bruno

A wiry bundle of energy greets a ring of the doorbell at the Los Altos home of Marge and Mike Bruno. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Anna Maria, on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:22 am | 1 comment | 2441 Views

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Shop Talk: Major shakeup planned at Ming's

Chinese Cuisine and Bar, Palo Alto's largest and oldest Chinese restaurant, is about to undergo a huge transition. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:27 am | 46 comments | 10317 Views

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Best of Palo Alto 2013

A snapshot of the Palo Alto area will show a place teeming with tasty restaurants, handy service businesses and retailers...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by college terrace mom, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 7 comments | 32919 Views

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Best Restaurants

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=30785&approved=yes posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 3, 2013 at 9:29 am | 11 comments | 10870 Views

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Shop Talk: Who let the (hot)dogs out?

It's not easy turning an old, used bookstore into a new, modern restaurant, but Jacquetta Lannan is apparently up to the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Expiry, on Dec 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 27 comments | 8221 Views

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Hold the sauce: Armadillo Willy's marks 30 years

For 30 years Armadillo Willy's has served Texas-style barbecue to customers in the Bay Area, beginning with the original...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Doug Kirkwood, on Oct 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 8098 Views

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Not just red meat and leafy vegetables

Palo Alto Grill runs like a clock, says our critic, who came away satisfied (and recommends the avocado corn dogs). Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Street, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 3 comments | 27795 Views
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