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on Apr 24, 2012
There's actually no such thing as a pre-med degree from Stanford. Please check your facts.
Any degree from Stanford can be a "Pre Med".
I have known students with a Civil Engineering BS degree go on to med school, and become MDs.
"Pre Med" does have a nice "truthiness" about it though. And today's journalists are not keen on digging deeply for all the facts.
Maybe he meant that Pacio got an undergraduate degree and took all the required pre-med class in preparation for applying to med school. Why are all the posters here so frequently critical of the people reporting for the Weekly? I think we're lucky to have a good local publication like this, and I appreciate the efforts of journalists like Daryl who enlighten us about what's going on in our town. Give these guys a break!!
A savage response is to be expected, given the author.
This is a great column. Thanks Daryl!
Am I the only one here who thinks it's outrageous that Palo Alto has 7 Starbucks??!!
Topaz - I'm right w/you re Starbucks.
I'm excited about the new Asian, place, though. Plus, it's not downtown! It's great to have places that are accessible, affordable & local. Looking forward to checking it out.
Seven Starbucks? I can think of six off hand - all very, very busy.
1) Stanford Shopping Center, 2) University Avenue, 3) Midtown, 4) El Camino near
Arastratdero, 5) California Avenue, and 6) El Camino @Stanford Avenue. Where is #7? Would like to try it. I Starbucks can't go into Town and Country because allegedly Peet's has a no encroachment lease with Town & Country and rumored aso does Douce France.
The article explains about Starbucks #7.
How come we do not have the great food trucks that you see on the street in LA and NYC?
It is the latest craze, delicious and good value.
The other starbucks is on El Camino in south PA-too many
We need a few Spanish and Portuguese restaurants in PA--no more Mexican or Chinese-please
"How come we do not have the great food trucks that you see on the street in LA and NYC?"
You need to get out more.
(but we already knew that)
PV has trucks on Thurs nights, you can take the train up SM for Off The Grid on Mondays ( a fun train ride, 8-10 trucks), etc.. a number of other events in nearby towns.
The new Asian Box fast food eatery at Town and Country Village has an awful odor when you go into the establishment. Not very appealing.
Given that Palo Alto isn't the size of NYC proper or LA proper, how many food trucks can the city sustain, in addition to the current restaurants? There is a food truck "scene" at Embarcadero Eats. Sili Valley also has food trucks scattered around.
Portuguese food - do you really think there's a market for that here? There are a number of tapas places in the area, but it'd be nice to have some lower-cost ones.
To the previous poster: Did you mean Edgewood Eats? Web Link. Excellent gathering started by a local mom, Suzie Hwang, whose goal was to revive the dilapidated plaza area. Unlike the City of Palo Alto - Suzie's actions have produced results - and fast!
I agree that Palo Alto is lacking in affordable, authentic ethnic restaurants. This town is teeming with foodies, who need to travel far and wide to satisfy their palates. Even the Chinese food in Palo Alto is far from authentic - we go down to Cupertino (or Mountain View in a pinch) for Chinese grub. Unfortunately, red tape and cost is going to keep the really good and affordable eats from setting up shop here.
BTW - I am very excited that Spice Box is opening up on Cal Ave. Welcome to the neighborhood!
* Correction: Spice Kit
Wow.. I need my morning coffee.
What is Frank Klein doing at the old Rangoon location on Bryant? The new name is Altar?
PA ONLINE giving free ad space for Philz coffee, again? Tapviva to keep the Philz' employees happy, right?
OrderAhead has a lot more options for restaurants in Palo Alto.
TapViva has ONLY Philz in Palo Alto, who at PA ONLINE gets their free coffee from Philz?
...and who here works for OrderAhead, Hanna? LOL
After drinking coffee from roasters that specialize in third wave coffee it's tough to drink Starbucks now. It just tastes like battery acid.
Fortunately Palo Alto has one third wave coffee shop called ZombieRunner near Cal Ave. Check it out if you want an alternative!
Who would name a restaurant Altar? That's disturbing & unappetizing & over-foodie-ized.
Yes, thank you, Food Truck, I meant Edgewood Eats. Darn you auto correct!
Just wanted to mention that I'm happy about the drive through Starbucks coming this summer.
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