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Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto. The 405 University Ave. restaurant is

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by Grammar Police, 5 hours ago |
2 comments | 2274 Views

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Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed. A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 15 hours ago | 10 comments | 3326 Views

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King Hummus opens in Menlo Park

A new Mediterranean restaurant has opened its doors in Menlo Park. King Hummus opened in late February at 840 Willow Road, owner Sam Kafle said. The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Muneerah, on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:26 am | 2 comments | 2568 Views

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Taro San udon shop nears opening in Palo Alto

At Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar in Palo Alto, Jerome Ito hopes to expand our conceptions of the humble udon noodle. The udon shop and izakaya, which will open...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 3, 2019
Last comment by ShreyaRoy, on Mar 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm | 10 comments | 10185 Views

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Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion. In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Keri, on Mar 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm | 1 comment | 2243 Views

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Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern

What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Neighbor, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 2062 Views

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Oren's Hummus coming to Town & Country Village in Palo Alto

Fans of Oren's Hummus will soon have another local outpost where they can rip, scoop and eat: Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. "Coming soon"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by BSG, on Mar 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 16 comments | 5745 Views

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Palo Alto's Baron Barista shutters

Third-wave cafe Baron Barista has closed after about a year of business in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. A short sign posted at the 3990 El Camino Real...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2233 Views

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Beer and brats: Ludwig's German Table coming to Mountain View

The owners of Ludwig's German Table in San Jose are bringing their traditional German restaurant and biergarten concept to downtown Mountain View, taking over the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by MV Resident, on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:34 am | 10 comments | 5270 Views

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Chef collabs, Thai pop-up, oysters: upcoming food events on the Peninsula

From a Thai street food pop-up to a St. Patrick's Day beer walk, there are ample food-related goings on to look forward to on the Peninsula in the coming weeks....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4087 Views

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Calling all gardeners: A restaurant owner wants you to grow Peruvian peppers for her.

The owner of a Palo Alto restaurant is turning to the community to help her cultivate a local source for Peruvian spices that are difficult to find fresh in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2513 Views

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Joe & the Juice opens in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City is the latest Peninsula neighborhood to get a new Joe & the Juice. An outpost of the Danish juice and coffee chain, which is expanding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Feb 22, 2019 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 3367 Views

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Palo Alto Baking Co. to close Dec. 31

The last day of 2018 will be Palo Alto Baking Co.'s final day of business at 381 S. California Ave., according to a note posted on the bakery's front door. "It...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Sonia, on Feb 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm | 20 comments | 6862 Views

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Rose International Market reopens in Mountain View

Rose International Market is back. The longtime Persian market reopened on Monday, Feb. 18, in Mountain View, an employee confirmed. The market closed temporarily...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Reader X, on Feb 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm | 11 comments | 8619 Views

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Belcampo Meat Co. closing in Palo Alto

Hyper-sustainable meat company Belcampo is closing its Palo Alto and San Francisco locations...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Show Me the Beef, on Feb 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm | 5 comments | 3910 Views

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Los Altos's Honcho Bar to close Feb. 14

After three years of serving beer, wine and low-proof cocktails at 235 1st St. in Los Altos, Honcho Bar will close its doors this Thursday, Feb. 14. "It's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Wait...the cost comment, on Feb 14, 2019 at 5:42 am | 1 comment | 2819 Views

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Tacos and avocado toast: Palo Alto's Backyard Brew adds food menu

Tacos, waffles and avocado toast with za'atar now on the menu at Backyard Brew in Palo Alto. The 444 California Ave. cafe started serving food on Jan. 1, said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 23, 2019
Last comment by Starbucks Closures, on Feb 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm | 7 comments | 6312 Views

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Superhot Hot Pot & Korean BBQ opens in Mountain View

The menu at Superhot Hot Pot & Korean BBQ is extensive, to say the least. Udon, ramen and biang biang noodles. Beef tripe, popcorn chicken and spicy lamb....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by You're not supposed to, on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:09 am | 7 comments | 5590 Views

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Menlo Park: Mountain Mike's Pizza takes over former Applewood space

The space that was for decades home to Applewood Pizza in Menlo Park will...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Ramone, on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 8 comments | 2150 Views

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Jesse Cool brings in new partner at Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park

Four years ago, Michael Biesemeyer stood outside Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park and told a server, "Some day, I'm going to own this place." And now, owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 17, 2018
Last comment by Gerry, on Feb 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 4208 Views
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