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In response to staff and customer demand, Andronico's returns to Los Altos

Four years after Andronico's at the Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos became a Safeway Community Market in a sale to the supermarket giant, the local grocery store...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by PB, on Feb 28, 2020 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 12930 Views


Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Vote for Pedro, on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 2 comments | 15792 Views


'Are they ready for fully innovative Indian food?' Ettan arrives in Palo Alto with chaat, caviar and a secret menu

When Ayesha Thapar set out to bring an innovative Indian restaurant to the Peninsula more than two years ago, she made a list. On the list were the names of 15...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 2 comments | 20493 Views


Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto

Inspired by the many slice shops of New York City, the owners of State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria in Los Altos are opening their own take in Palo Alto. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 20288 Views


Ippudo ramen to arrive in Cupertino this Friday

Ramen chain Ippudo's first Peninsula location is officially opening this Friday, Feb. 14, in Cupertino. It reflects the Japanese company's "heavy focus"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Me, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 10 comments | 15981 Views


Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Feb 23, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 21179 Views


Menlo Park's Fenn Coffee to graduate to all-day cafe in Redwood City

Local triathlete Max Fennell, who

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Geek squad tech support, on Feb 20, 2020 at 11:54 pm |
2 comments | 12145 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 | 28470 Views


Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Chuck H., on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 24212 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 | 16580 Views


Downtown Los Altos is getting a massive food hall

San Francisco has the Ferry Building. San Jose, the San Pedro Square Market. Napa, the Oxbow Market. And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Hahaha, on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:04 am | 30 comments | 36793 Views


Palo Alto bakery Babka by Ayelet closes

Babka by Ayelet closed on Monday at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, but owner-namesake Ayélet Nuchi hopes to reopen the Jewish bakery soon in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Nancy, on Feb 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 12 comments | 14911 Views


Canada chocolate shop headed to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village

Cacao 70, a Montreal-born chocolate company, is opening its second U.S. location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this spring. Cacao 70 has taken over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:49 am | 7 comments | 15215 Views


Owners of San Mateo's All Spice search for new home, plot new Half Moon Bay cafe

After nearly a decade of running All Spice out of a 1906 Victorian home in San Mateo, husband and wife owners Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff are searching for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 15606 Views


From the owner of LV Mar and La Viga, a Palo Alto restaurant inspired by Mexico City

Manuel Martinez, the chef-owner behind the popular LV Mar and La Viga restaurants in Redwood City, is opening a Palo Alto eatery inspired by the street food of Mexico...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Michael O., on Jan 30, 2020 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 15065 Views


From Tokyo to Cupertino: Afuri Ramen's first California location debuts tonight

In a ramen world dominated by tonkotsu broths, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling takes the road less traveled. It's best known in Japan for its yuzu shio ramen, built from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by chhaviydv, on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:51 am | 3 comments | 15847 Views


You can now get naturally fermented sourdough bagels at Manresa Bread in Los Altos

Tuesday is now officially bagel day at Manresa Bread. Starting today, the bakery will be serving its

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 16, 2020 at 8:58 am |
1 comment | 13001 Views


French Laundry, Chez TJ alum to give new life to Prolific Oven space in Palo Alto

Scott Nishiyama, a former chef at the Michelin-starred French Laundry and Chez TJ, is opening his first solo venture in downtown Palo Alto: a dinner-only restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 12 comments | 21918 Views


New York City sushi chef opens nine-seat omakase bar in Redwood City

Jason Zhan, a native of China who trained at top sushi restaurants in New York City, is opening his own venture in Redwood City: a nine-seat omakase restaurant with...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:13 am | 6 comments | 23254 Views


The sisters behind Palo Alto's Tamarine are opening a Vietnamese fast-casual restaurant in Mountain View

In a sign of the times, the owners of a longtime white-tablecloth Vietnamese restaurant, Tamarine, are setting their sights on a fast-casual concept. Sisters...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 13512 Views
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