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Palo Alto Brewing Company to open tasting room, restaurant

==I UPDATE: The Tap Room soft opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3. An opening menu includes poutine, wings, grilled cheese and fried chicken sandwiches, beer floats and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chris Cummings, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 32295 Views


Opening alert: Chez Franc, bringing high-end hot dogs to Palo Alto

After months of unanticipated delays, a food truck and a $37,000 Kickstarter campaign, artisan hot-dog eatery Chez Franc is finally opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:58 am | 11 comments | 32264 Views


A new challenge: What to do when everything is closed?

Who among us would have ever thought three weeks ago that a pretty flower-looking corona virus would spread worldwide so rapidly and would affect so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 21, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 29 comments | 32215 Views


Premarital Conversations: Wedding Season Coming

You're in love, wearing rose-colored glasses, ready to marry, busy with wedding planning. It's an exciting time. Relish being engaged, it's a special phase that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 32195 Views


Cal Ave hair salon to split in half to open wine bar

Lori Romero has operated her hair salon, True Salon, at the corner of California Avenue and Birch Street in Palo Alto for a decade. Come...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Laila, on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 18 comments | 32187 Views


Local Hotspots – Where to Eat and Drink in the Sun

If you prefer a bright breakfast, a shining sandwich, or radiant ratatouille, there is common love between us. Hello sunbeam. We are the solar–powered Food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by JCL, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 13 comments | 32184 Views


Draeger's Los Altos eyes upgrades, expansion

UPDATE: ==I The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission gave its unanimous approval to this project on May 21. Draeger's owner Richard Draeger said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Gladys, on Oct 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm | 7 comments | 32162 Views


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Have you seen all the NFL players and staff wearing hot pink? The campaign is called 'The Crucial Catch.' The pink garb will be auctioned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 32161 Views


Pokéworks opens in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View now has a second fast-casual poké option with the opening of Pokéworks at 211 Castro St. Pokéworks finally opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by HarofaxPhill, on Sep 28, 2017 at 1:52 am | 6 comments | 32125 Views


Miso Sick

I'm sick. Not that "down and out for a month" sick that some of you have; more the "sore throat, no mojo-sick." OK, who got me sick? Was it a wild blues...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 32111 Views


Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Parke T, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm |
4 comments | 32103 Views


Singapore's oldest cafe to bring imported coffee, kaya toast to Palo Alto

Come this fall Killiney Kopitiam, known as Singapore's oldest cafe, will have its first U.S. outpost in downtown Palo Alto. Amanda Steckler, a Singaporean native...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Singaporean Food Fan, on Aug 28, 2019 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 32102 Views


SENIOR FOCUS: Avenidas Housing Conference Very Informative

I attended the Avenidas Housing Conference on 3/22/14 and was very impressed with all the resources that were brought together to help seniors whether they were...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 32065 Views


Izzo shutters in Mountain View

Izzo, an Asian-fusion restaurant on Mountain View's Castro Street, has closed after only five months of business, owner Frank Chang confirmed Wednesday. Chang...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 12, 2016
Last comment by Don't cry for me..., on Oct 18, 2016 at 4:52 pm | 8 comments | 32040 Views



My husband is having shoulder surgery as I write. Came home to eat and back to the hospital. I'll post again soon....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 31981 Views


One-seating Japanese restaurant now open in Los Altos

At Hiroshi in downtown Los Altos, there is one seating of eight people each evening, no printed menu and a price per head upwards of $400. Owner and namesake...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by not nuts, on Jun 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 7 comments | 31907 Views


Juniors: Thinking About College

(written by Lori McCormick) I have been fielding several questions from high school juniors, wondering when they should start thinking about college. My answer...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 31880 Views


Will you save money with a heat pump water heater?

==I This is the second post in a two-part series about heat pump waters heaters. The first post is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 24, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm |
6 comments | 31875 Views


These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

A growing number of local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Support Agencies, on May 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 31864 Views


Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant

For more than a decade, 473 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto has housed Italian restaurants, one after another. There was Francis Ford Coppola's Cafe Niebaum-Coppola...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 31864 Views
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