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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 | 8961 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 | 40229 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 Oh Ouch. Gotta fact check, on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 11214 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 | 8005 Views

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How does this Mountain View restaurant owner stay afloat? By keeping things really, really small.

At Mountain View's Yami Grill, which sources its produce from a farm run by a Buddhist temple and is the sole Peninsula restaurant...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Agana Heights, on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:14 am | 4 comments | 4221 Views

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A year in Peninsula dining

Read our roundup of noteworthy restaurant news of the year and the openings we're most looking forward to in 2020. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Tod, on Dec 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 5034 Views

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Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 5 comments | 3612 Views

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Your food is here. It's from a restaurant that doesn't exist.

Virtual restaurants, which live on mobile delivery apps and operate out of the kitchens of brick-and-mortar restaurants,...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 10, 2019 at 10:47 am | 14 comments | 5325 Views

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Alhambra brings Irish pub traditions to downtown Redwood City

Irish pubs capture in one warm and convivial place all that's good and right in the world: community, humor, good drink and...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 3429 Views

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'The best version of Rossotti's that it's ever been': a new era begins for historic Alpine Inn

Updating a 167-year-old institution isn't easy when generations of customers feel a strong emotional attachment to it, like...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by senor blogger, on Oct 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 4248 Views

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What is happening to "affordable" Peninsula restaurants

It seems that every week another favorite affordable restaurant is closing. The reasons given are high rents, high staff...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 2, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 635 Views

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Come for the pork, stay for the camaraderie: Pizzeria Delfina's pig roasts offer more than just food

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto's summer pig roasts bring people of all ages together in a way that feels rare in the Silicon...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Vegan Mafia, on Sep 8, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 3125 Views

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Shop Talk: After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

One of Palo Alto's longest-standing bakeries, The Prolific Oven will close on Aug. 31 due to a "severe" labor shortage and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Easy Explanation, on Sep 1, 2019 at 2:56 pm | 10 comments | 5233 Views

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A restaurant's image isn't everything. Despite ho-hum décor, Smyrna's food is top notch

Look past Symrna's ho-hum décor and ambiance: Its food more than holds its own against local swanky Mediterranean hotspots...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:41 am | 1 comment | 3330 Views

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The return of dim sum darling Fu Lam Mum

A dim sum restaurant's reputation rests on the quality of its dumplings. The renovated Fu Lam Mum in Mountain View aces this...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Aug 23, 2019 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 4207 Views

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Are granny units the next big thing in housing?

Palo Alto has loosened restrictions for granny units, but building one can still be expensive and complicated. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by No Room At This PA Inn, on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:12 pm | 16 comments | 4198 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...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 25 comments | 11640 Views

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The Peninsula food scene gets its own newsletter

To keep Peninsula residents up-to-date on all of the latest culinary happenings -- from parking-lot food stands to Michelin-starred...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dick Dworak , on Jul 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm | 3 comments | 3801 Views

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Four decades in, Palo Alto's Fish Market remains a local institution

The shiny and new tend to occupy the attention of critics, but what of those rare places that have managed to transcend trends...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by love the Fish Market, on Jul 7, 2019 at 1:38 pm | 9 comments | 4685 Views

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Summer restaurant openings abound

Looking for something new? From vegan fare and organic wine to pho, sushi and pupusas, there are a lot of new places on the...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Gluttony Is A Sin, on Jun 21, 2019 at 11:32 am | 7 comments | 5293 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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