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Still need a Thanksgiving meal? Help our PA restaurants!

Delicious take-out Thanksgiving meals are available from Palo Alto restaurants! Indoor dining is currently off-limits...

Original post made by Jan Altman on Nov. 24, 2020
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Our guide to Thanksgiving meals on the Peninsula

Consider taking the glass-half-full approach to Thanksgiving this year and seize the opportunity to create the holiday meal...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Nov 22, 2020 at 12:20 am | 3 comments | 5142 Views

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Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn

Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by jr1, on Oct 22, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 5416 Views

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Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 6578 Views

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Facing closure, downtown Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee asks for community support

Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee has been a lot of things to a lot of people, but the downtown institution is in financial...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 23, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 3988 Views

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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...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 113767 Views

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Hungry for more outdoor dining, Palo Alto to close University Avenue to traffic

Emboldened by its recent success on California Avenue, the Palo Alto City Council moved Tuesday night to dramatically expand...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kait, on Jun 26, 2020 at 10:05 am | 14 comments | 13510 Views

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

African Americans who run food businesses on the Peninsula expressed a mix of dismay and hope at the George Floyd protests,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Michael , on Jun 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 11061 Views

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To promote outdoor dining, Palo Alto plans to close California Avenue

Parking spaces and driving lanes will give way to tables and chairs on California Avenue later this week, as Palo Alto moves...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 36 comments | 16413 Views

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'The first big exhale in awhile.' After months of takeout, restaurants reopen for outdoor dining

On the first days Santa Clara and San Mateo counties allowed restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining over the weekend, many...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Jun 8, 2020 at 7:18 pm | 11 comments | 9286 Views

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'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities up are considering temporarily closing their downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on May 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 27 comments | 10907 Views

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Shop Talk: Palo Alto says goodbye to last 24-hour restaurant

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Flegel's new location, the addition of two eateries at DoorDash's shared kitchen...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm | 6 comments | 12494 Views

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Our guide to local restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

Many local restaurants have transformed themselves into pseudo-grocery stores, selling eggs, milk, fresh produce, household...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 29, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 6 comments | 8448 Views

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Reserve downtown for restaurant and pedestrian social distancing

Let’s reserve downtown for restaurants and pedestrians during the first phase of the new normal. Close University Ave....

Original post made by Alan Stivers on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Great idea, on Apr 21, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 375 Views

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What will it take for local restaurants to recover? Famed Peninsula brewer Dan Gordon sounds the alarm after closing in Palo Alto

In an interview, Palo Alto restaurateur Dan Gordon spoke bluntly about the ripple effects the coronavirus will have on local...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Apr 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm | 17 comments | 11284 Views

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Former Restaurant on Embarcadero next to Ming's?

The year was about 1977 and we dined at a restaurant near Ming's location when it was on the Embarcardero near 101. Was it...

Original post made by Carl Mindling on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by Another Yes, on Apr 12, 2020 at 10:41 pm | 6 comments | 695 Views

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Facebook announces $15M to support small Bay Area businesses

Weeks after Facebook announced it would put $100 million into a program to offer grants to small businesses around the world,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Moods. Wine Bar, on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 5257 Views

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He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

How has Chef Chu's survived 50 years in the restaurant business? The answer, perhaps, is that the 76-year-old chef-owner...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Brad, on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 29 comments | 11616 Views

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Restaurants given new restrictions to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department notified restaurants that its new legal orders to slow the spread of the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:43 am | 21 comments | 44889 Views

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The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining

Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by A Losing Battle, on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 8942 Views
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