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Palo Alto: Pastis owner to open second French restaurant

Bernard Cartal, owner of Pastis French Bistro on California Avenue in Palo Alto, is opening another French restaurant just steps down the street. Cartal has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Lauren, on Nov 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 5 comments | 34012 Views


Howie's Artisan Pizza expands to Redwood City

After five years of serving up pies at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Howie's Artisan Pizza owner Howie Bulka decided it was time to serve the city he has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by J, on May 11, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 9 comments | 34002 Views


Opa! Greek restaurant to take over 140 University

Greek restaurant chain Opa! has laid claim to a major downtown Palo Alto corner space: 140 University Ave., most recently the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Karl Blagerfeld, on Feb 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 12 comments | 33987 Views


Couple's Strife: 3 Tools for a Happier Relationship

What Is the Biggest Cause of Strife in a Relationship? This is the question that both men and women have been asking me recently. The topic is big enough to warrant...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 33942 Views


Opening alert: Gong Cha in Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto got its second milk-tea shop in three months with the opening of Gong Cha in mid-February. Gong Cha is a massive Taiwanese milk-tea chain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Just wondrin, on Feb 24, 2015 at 6:30 am | 1 comment | 33935 Views


Meal delivery startup ?relaunches? with new concept, Bay Area chef

Three years ago, Gobble was an online meal delivery company born out of a Stanford University graduate's observation (and personal experience)...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Patty, on Jun 18, 2015 at 7:52 am | 2 comments | 33933 Views


Opening alert: Drunken Lobster in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View will get a new seafood restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, with the opening of Drunken Lobster at 212 Castro...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by BeckyG, on Dec 30, 2015 at 9:34 am | 8 comments | 33917 Views


When Are The Apples Ready?

The most important part of the pie is love and the homegrown apples. I found myself thinking about that rolling lots of pie dough at Jeem’s a couple...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 10 comments | 33915 Views


October openings roundup

Fall is in the air, and so is the smell of chicken diablo, custom pizzas, falafel and French pastries. Four very different eateries ? one Mexican, one Mediterranean,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:27 am | 2 comments | 33872 Views


Another milk-tea chain setting up shop in Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto will soon have two milk-tea shops, with T4 opening on University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Brit, on May 2, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 33853 Views


Marriage Interview 15: I Blamed it on Him

Patti and Jeff met in 1979. Patti and her sister had placed a want ad for a roommate, and Jeff applied. They had a great, long talk, and decided he wasn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Patti, on Sep 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 4 comments | 33823 Views


Buffalo officially slinging Asian-fusion burgers, baos in Mountain View

Buffalo, a beers-burgers-baos establishment on Castro Street in Mountain View, officially opened over the weekend after a few soft openings held since the beginning...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:23 am | 8 comments | 33822 Views


Pop Tea Bar replaces Beans n' Bites cafe

Palo Alto got yet another milk-tea shop this week with the opening of Pop Tea Bar at 456 Cambridge Ave., the former home of Beans n' Bites and before that, 3 G's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Grace, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:42 am | 3 comments | 33820 Views


What's Your Love Language?

If you've been reading Couple's Net, you've seen my references to Gary Chapman's concept (and books) of the 5 Love Languages. I would recommend that you start...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 33817 Views


Sol family takes over Szechwan Cafe on California Avenue

The Sol family — the owners of Palo Alto Sol in Palo Alto,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on May 10, 2016 at 4:59 am |
7 comments | 33810 Views


Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto open for business

The much-anticipated Palo Alto outpost of San Francisco favorite Pizzeria Delfina officially opened its doors at 651 Emerson St. in early April. Lunch-only progressed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2014
There are no comments yet. 33783 Views


Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Henry william, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:37 pm | 8 comments | 33778 Views


Gratitude, Repairing and Avoiding Affairs

I'm reading a novel called Hurricane Sisters, and the very successful husband has been caught having an affair, and is knocked back by the stupidity of his actions...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 33767 Views


Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto

The windows of Pluto's at 482 University Ave. are dark, and a sign posted to the front door says the longtime salad and sandwich eatery is "temporarily closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm | 24 comments | 33748 Views


Food and drink goings on

Get your fill of Croatian wine, craft beer, eating for a good cause and more in the coming weeks. Check out this roundup of food and drink events around the Peninsula...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dishcrawl?, on Apr 1, 2014 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 33706 Views
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