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Bonchon bringing Korean fried chicken to Mountain View

A franchise of Bonchon, a Korean-born fried chicken chain, is opening in downtown Mountain View early next year. Albert Tseng, a Mountain View resident, has taken...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Poke Lover, on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 11 comments | 32476 Views


Smitten Ice Cream closes Los Altos shop

San Francisco-based Smitten Ice Cream has closed its only Midpeninsula location after a short-term...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by $$$, on May 12, 2017 at 6:48 am | 11 comments | 24705 Views


Bonchon soft opens in Mountain View

Bonchon's popular double-fried chicken wings are now available in downtown Mountain View. A franchise of the Korean-born chain has soft opened at 260 Castro St.,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Jul 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm | 11 comments | 21562 Views


Palo Alto's Vin Vino Wine sold to new owners

"A chef, a sommelier and an accountant walk in to a wine shop...." — and buy it. Vin Vino Wine, a fixture of the local wine community, has been...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2018
Last comment by Robert Gilchrist Huenemann, on Jul 2, 2018 at 3:05 pm | 11 comments | 25638 Views


Fine-dining Korean restaurant to open in Palo Alto

After a year of operating quietly as a private dining...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Jack, on Jun 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm | 11 comments | 24265 Views


Redwood City gets new brewery

Two local beer lovers have opened Ghostwood Beer Co. at 965 Brewster Ave. in Redwood City, serving traditional American craft-style...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 15, 2018
Last comment by Enjoy it, on Oct 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm | 11 comments | 25954 Views


Palo Alto's Protégé earns Michelin star

Just nine months after opening in Palo Alto, Protégé has won a Michelin star, joining the ranks of Peninsula winners including Manresa, Baumé,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by Common sense, on Dec 26, 2018 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 32339 Views


Rose International Market reopens in Mountain View

Rose International Market is back. The longtime Persian market reopened on Monday, Feb. 18, in Mountain View, an employee confirmed. The market closed temporarily...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Reader X, on Feb 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm | 11 comments | 26111 Views


Beer and brats: Ludwig's German Table coming to Mountain View

The owners of Ludwig's German Table in San Jose are bringing their traditional German restaurant and biergarten concept to downtown Mountain View, taking over the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by Hogwash, on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 20832 Views


Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed. A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 16455 Views


Mountain View gets its own Ike's sandwich shop

Ever-expanding sandwich chain Ike's Love & Sandwiches opened its newest location this week at 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Suite F, in Mountain View. Ike Shehadeh...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Costco, on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 17953 Views


Mountain Mike's Pizza arrives in Menlo Park

A local franchise of Mountain Mike's Pizza is now open at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 17, 2019 at 11:59 am |
11 comments | 14716 Views


Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by MRM22, on Mar 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 11 comments | 13161 Views


This new Chinese restaurant in Millbrae specializes in live seafood and porridge

Porridge & Things, downtown Millbrae's newest restaurant, specializes in live seafood porridge from Chaozhou, a city in the eastern Guangdong province of China. Also...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by PChang, on Feb 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm | 11 comments | 15963 Views


Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 21372 Views


Food meets art: Jesse Cool reflects on closing the Cool Cafe at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center after 20 years

By Sara Hayden After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Cool Cafe is closing at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. Helmed by educator and food activist...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Oct 12, 2021 at 7:05 am | 11 comments | 9648 Views


Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are elusive to us, still in the simplest of ways. Why under this tree, but never under that? Why come now, instead of last week, or next? Lacking...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by King of Mushrooms, on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:25 am | 11 comments | 23691 Views


Humboldt Grown

I love a January road trip. Misty, grey, open roads calling you to drive onward into the alluring abyss. It’s the perfect time to travel because few others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Shantaram, on Oct 10, 2016 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 23085 Views


Psssttt...Rossotti's Picks the Date

Guess who's re-opening? For the...6th time (?) in 167 years. One of the oldest bars in the state. Check out the history...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by So..., on Aug 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm |
11 comments | 10414 Views


Social Distancing and Food

Social distancing is not a term that fits in well with the food world. Whether at home, a restaurant, summer music festival or wherever, food is meant to share...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm | 11 comments | 11569 Views
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