Posted by Adobe, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:21 am
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!!
Posted by Kate, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm
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.
Posted by Food Truck Gathering in PA, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2012 at 8:21 am
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.