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Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open

Original post made on May 20, 2019

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a new women's clothing store.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:54 AM

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Posted by PA Mom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm

Maybe a better name for the Turkish Greek restaurant would be 1922 Fire of Smyrna. In all seriousness choosing the name of the city whose destruction was a holocaust, meaning whole + burnt, for a restaurant that purports to be Turkish and Greek is insensitive and insulting to anyone who knows history.


Posted by PA Mom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Upon further thought, perhaps the new restaurant should be called Smyrna: Greek & Armenian Barbecue.
Germans are capable of accepting responsibility for the horrors the perpetrated in the 20th C. Turkish people should study the German example and learn from it.


Posted by Ranna Gill
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 21, 2019 at 1:15 am

Maybe a better name for the Turkish Greek restaurant would be 1922 Fire of Smyrna. In all seriousness choosing the name of the city whose destruction was a holocaust, meaning whole + burnt, for a restaurant that purports to be Turkish and Greek is insensitive and insulting to anyone who knows history.


Posted by Y. Bogosian
a resident of Community Center
on May 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

>> perhaps the new restaurant should be called Smyrna: Greek & Armenian Barbecue.

In that case it should called Ottoman's Bar & Grill.

Besides given the history, no self-respecting Armenian would eat at a Turkish restaurant.


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