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After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Another Immigrant, 3 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1683 Views

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Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter

Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Fellow Foodie, on Jul 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm | 9 comments | 1377 Views

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Mendocino Farms brings its sandwiches to Palo Alto May 2

Southern California-based sandwich chain Mendocino Farms is opening its 26th location in downtown Palo Alto this Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The fast-casual...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by kevin jonas, on Jul 12, 2019 at 2:39 am | 17 comments | 4592 Views

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Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo

The first U.S. location of renowned Tokyo ramen shop Taishoken is set to open at 47 E. 4th Ave. in downtown San Mateo this Saturday, July 13. Taishoken specializes...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Noodles Dishes Are Overpriced, on Jul 11, 2019 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 2264 Views

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Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery

When issues with his partner led to the closure of their popular gluten-free bakery operation, Ducks and Dragons, it would have been easy for Mina Makram to throw...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by sd, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 1892 Views

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The return of Hollywood glam: Selby's to debut with steak, lobster and 'the coldest martini on the West Coast'

Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by gin, baby, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 2942 Views

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Downtown Burlingame gets new wine bar

Velvet 48, which is opening this Friday, May 3, appears to be downtown Burlingame's first dedicated wine bar. Jason Cooper, who has worked in the industry for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Teend, on Jul 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 3411 Views

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Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by rubysparkle, on Jul 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 9669 Views

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Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen to open buffalo-milk creamery in Palo Alto

Ice cream shops are a dime a dozen on the Peninsula, but water buffalo-milk creameries certainly aren’t.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1411 Views

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Cafe with Filipino, Chinese influences to open at Stanford July 1

The menu at Blend, a new cafe opening on the Stanford University campus on Monday, July 1, mirrors the owners' blended backgrounds. Pork lumpia is a nod to siblings...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 2661 Views

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Rolled ice cream arrives in Redwood City

Ice cream shop Rolled Up Creamery is now open at 2621 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, Thai-style rolled ice cream...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 1664 Views

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Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant openings of the year. Customers and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Chip, on Jun 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm | 5 comments | 3127 Views

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Verve Coffee to start brewing in Palo Alto this Friday

Santa Cruz's Verve Coffee Roasters is opening its first Peninsula location in downtown Palo Alto this Friday, June 21. This cafe -- Verve's 12th overall -- has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by Love~the~Coffee~Journey, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 8 comments | 2771 Views

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Martins West closes after a decade in downtown Redwood City

Redwood City gastropub Martins West has closed after 10 years of serving whiskey, haggis and scotch eggs on Main Street. The restaurant's last day of business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2298 Views

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Palo Alto's Spalti closes, to become Greek-Turkish restaurant

Editor's note: As of the week of May 13, Smyrna is now open for dinner only from 5-9 p.m. Longtime Palo Alto Italian restaurant Spalti has closed, and the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Nice info, on Jun 24, 2019 at 9:35 am | 18 comments | 4956 Views

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Chick-fil-A is opening in Redwood City. Will protesters drive the controversial chain away?

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights has stirred up controversy throughout the country -- boycotts, LGBTQ "kiss ins," lawsuits -- and now,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by member, on Jun 23, 2019 at 9:57 am | 32 comments | 4080 Views

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A new home for deep dish: Palo Alto's Pizz'a Chicago to reopen next week

Editor's note: Pizz'a Chicago opened in its new location as of July 1, 2019. This will be the last weekend for diners to dig into deep-dish pizza at Pizz'a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Terry, on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 2172 Views

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Nationally renowned Indian restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Anu and Vikram Bhambri operate modern Indian restaurants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, New Delhi -- and come this fall, downtown Palo Alto. They're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Vinob Chandra, on Jun 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 3933 Views

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Natural wine bar Salvaje opens in Palo Alto

Natural, small-production wines from France to Chile, Sonoma to the Willamette Valley are on the menu at Salvaje in downtown Palo Alto, the city's first dedicated...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2914 Views

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Palo Alto Korean restaurant Maum snags first Michelin star

Maum, which brought modern, high-end Korean dining the Peninsula last summer, has won its first Michelin star, joining a small but growing group of South Bay restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 3, 2019
Last comment by Eater, on Jun 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 3627 Views
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