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Customers flock to Nut House, giving owners hope for Palo Alto dive bar's survival

==I UPDATE: As of Jan. 20, the Nut House has permanently closed, co-owner Ginger Montooth confirmed. They hope to reopen elsewhere and are "looking for a partner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by RF, on Aug 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 17366 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Maum's Michelin-starred chefs 'part ways' with owners, adding uncertainty to future of Palo Alto Korean restaurant

Two months after pivoting to a retail operation and a year after winning their first Michelin star, the co-chefs of Maum in Palo Alto, Meichih and Michael Kim, decided...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by sallyfwood, on Aug 20, 2020 at 8:46 pm | 1 comment | 14311 Views

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Owner of Redwood City's La Casita Chilanga expands with new Mexico City restaurant

Jose Navarro, the owner of La Casita Chilanga in Redwood City, has opened a new restaurant inspired by Mexico City fare cooked by the women of his family. La...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sonyp11, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 13690 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Following outpouring from customers, Palo Alto's MacArthur Park reopens for takeout

After an "overwhelming response" from customers who were dismayed at the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by bill1940, on Aug 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm |
1 comment | 7409 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fighting an 'uphill battle,' Palo Alto's longtime MacArthur Park to close until 2021

==I UPDATE: After an "overwhelming response" from customers who wanted MacArthur Park to stay open, the restaurant has

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Stacey, on Aug 15, 2020 at 7:10 pm |
1 comment | 12811 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fresh from the water: Popular local fishing boat starts selling seafood at Port of Redwood City

"Ahoy mates, land ho." Thus opened the Facebook post announcing that Pioneer Seafoods, a popular San Francisco-based fishing boat, will now be selling...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by mary ann, on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 20519 Views

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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons

After nearly three decades at the helm of the irreverent Buck's of Woodside, owners Jamis and Margaret MacNiven have retired and turned the restaurant over to their...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 8, 2020 at 11:14 pm | 6 comments | 18596 Views

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'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Editor's note: A list of local black-owned eateries to support is at the bottom of this story. Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by MA midtown, on Aug 8, 2020 at 6:41 am | 16 comments | 27592 Views

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Two Michelin stars, to go: Palo Alto's high-end Baume pivots to takeout

Baumé, the two-Michelin-star French restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel likely...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm | 10 comments | 20266 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Birds Of A Feather, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 34 comments | 16755 Views

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Sweet Orchid brings gelato scoops, cakes and milkshakes to Menlo Park

Sweet Orchid, a Fremont gelato and pastry shop, is now scooping dozens of flavors of gelato from a new location in Menlo Park. Sweet Orchid opened on Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Piliguy, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 12767 Views

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Portuguese piri piri chicken eatery lands in Palo Alto

Portuguese grilled chicken that's marinated for 24 hours in piri piri sauces is the main event at the newly opened The Port of Peri Peri in Palo Alto. The Port...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous MV, on Jul 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 9 comments | 16865 Views

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Fruitful giving: Farm-to-neighbors delivery project supports farmers, frontline workers

It started with a box of cherries. Maria Gregorio, a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University IT professional, saw a Nextdoor post in May from a neighbor organizing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Corinne, on Jul 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 4 comments | 11928 Views

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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 | 28767 Views

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Mountain View resident starts nonprofit to support hungry families and restaurants

A longtime Mountain View resident has founded a new nonprofit she hopes will kill two birds with one stone: feeding local families in need while supporting struggling...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Gualterio Nunez Estrada., on Jul 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm | 9 comments | 14297 Views

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Dining outdoors in Santa Clara County? You'll have to keep your mask on for most of the meal

Starting Monday in Santa Clara County, people dining outdoors at restaurants must keep masks on at all times, except while eating or drinking -- including when they're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Another Bob, on Jul 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm | 27 comments | 25234 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's China Live to open in ghost kitchens throughout the Peninsula

Starting Aug. 1, China Live in San Francisco will be delivering its sheng jian bao, Dungeness crab handrolls and Dutch Crunch pork buns locally from ghost kitchens...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sophie88, on Jul 15, 2020 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 11078 Views

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The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen

Darius Johnson grew up in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood, practically down the street from Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue. The longtime dive bar reopened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 21 comments | 17377 Views

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Last year's Palo Alto Chili Cook-off winner, MB's Place, dishes on how to make the best chili

Sadly, there will be no socially distanced version of the Palo Alto Chili Cook Off this year, a festive July 4th event that for decades has brought people to Mitchell...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Frito Pie, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 12597 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'It was not responsible to put our staff in jeopardy.' Flea St. Cafe halts outdoor dining in Menlo Park

After a week of cautious outdoor dining service, Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park is reverting to a takeout-only operation, citing concerns about the recent uptick in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 8 comments | 12557 Views
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