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Chez Franc launches food truck ? and Kickstarter campaign

Haute hot dog eatery Chez Franc, facing unanticipated delays on opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 415 California Ave. in Palo Alto, is officially going mobile...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Desmo, on Aug 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 28012 Views

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Acai bowls, headed to downtown Palo Alto

A 23-year-old Menlo Park native is teaming up with a college friend to bring acai bowls, smoothies, house-made nut milks and all-around health food to downtown Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Connie, on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:43 am | 4 comments | 33277 Views

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Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto

One artisan chocolate store moves out and another one takes its place: Timothy Adams Chocolate, an independent chocolate operation run by a couple from Sausalito,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Delicious!, on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm | 4 comments | 30372 Views

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Cafe chain moving into vacated Bargain Box space in Palo Alto

South Bay bakery/café chain Le Boulanger has snagged the California Avenue spaces vacated by two longtime tenants, 58-year-old thrift store

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Steve in Menlo, on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm |
8 comments | 32311 Views

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Mex To Go closes in Menlo; replaced by Mama Coco

Longtime El Camino Real Mexican spot Mex To Go has closed and in its place, a new Mexican eatery called Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana opened its doors. Mama Coco...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sarah, on Jul 20, 2014 at 12:39 am | 2 comments | 28077 Views

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Oren?s Hummus Mountain View: bigger, faster and opening Monday

The wait is over: Oren's Hummus, famed for its fresh, direct-from-Israel hummus, flavorful meat skewers and stuffed-to-the-gill pita sandwiches, will be opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 15 comments | 50756 Views

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Cal Ave shakeup: Tandoori Oven shutters; Pizza Studio moves in

California Avenue fast-casual Indian joint Tandoori Oven has suddenly shuttered, with a curt handwritten sign appearing in the front window that reads, "Closed :(...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 31600 Views

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Amber India empire expands into Los Altos

The locally born Amber India empire is making big moves this year, with a three-level restaurant that can accommodate almost 300 people slated to open at 4926 El...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Janna Wilbur, on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 29034 Views

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Blue Bottle Coffee taps out of Lytton Gateway

Third-wave coffee cult favorite Blue Bottle is no longer moving into Palo Alto's new Lytton Gateway building. Communications...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 28111 Views

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Francesca's in MV sold, remodeled, renamed

Francesca's Sports Bar at 2135 Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View is no more. Well, at least as patrons knew it. Under new ownership (a man named Herb Lavender,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkFats, on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:27 am | 9 comments | 30596 Views

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Summer of openings

The local dining scene is only continuing to heat up this summer, with numerous major openings scheduled up and down the Peninsula, from Menlo Park through Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jackie, on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 10 comments | 38481 Views

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Belcampo Meat Co. opens today in Palo Alto

Belcampo Meat Co., a hyper-sustainable meat company founded by a Palo Alto native, is opening its doors today at 10 a.m. at Town & Country shopping center. Locals...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:39 am | 8 comments | 30864 Views

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Pressed Juicery rolls out new frozen dessert

Move over, frozen yogurt. Pressed Juicery is debuting this Saturday at its Palo Alto...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 34147 Views

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Marché's Guillaume Bienaimé to open downtown Palo Alto restaurant

Guillaume Bienaimé, the former executive chef at now-shuttered Marché in Menlo Park, is opening his own restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Bienaimé got the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by une paix durable, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm | 10 comments | 36481 Views

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Bradley Ogden?s Menlo Park restaurant delayed, aiming for spring 2014 opening

Menlo Park diners might have been excited to hear earlier this year that celebrity chef Bradley Ogden

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by suzy datt, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:50 am |
8 comments | 40908 Views

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Peninsula gets new on-demand delivery option

Peninsulites now have yet another mobile delivery app option, with San Francisco-based Postmates expanding its reach down south. Postmates,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:05 am | 4 comments | 36906 Views

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Cocina Central, coming soon to Mountain View

Taco Tuesdays, breakfast quesadillas, coconut flan and micheladas are on their way to Mountain View's San Antonio shopping center. Cocina Central, the brainchild...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 646 Views

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Hunan Garden to be reborn as Mandarin Roots

Fans of Palo Alto's long-standing Chinese restaurant Hunan Garden on El Camino Real might have despaired when signs suddenly went up in the windows indicating the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by long-time fan, on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:52 am | 21 comments | 51165 Views

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Menlo Hub owner evicted, restaurant closes

Menlo Hub at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park has closed, with the owner in major debt to the landlord. Owner Mehmet Erkus said he was behind rent for about...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Harry, on Jun 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 18 comments | 64818 Views

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John Tucci of Gordon Biersch Palo Alto to open his own brewery

John Tucci, veteran brewmaster of Gordon Biersch Palo Alto, is moving on after 16 years with the company to open his own brewery in South San Francisco later this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by Beer Expert, on May 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 103081 Views
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