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By Elena Kadvany

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About this blog: I am a perpetually hungry twenty-something journalist, born and raised in Menlo Park and currently working at the Palo Alto Weekly as education and youth staff writer. I graduated from USC with a major in Spanish and a minor in jo...  (More)

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Downtown Menlo Park gets a French patisserie
Jun 22, 2015 3:44 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 9,571

A woman raised in France who later graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and now lives in Atherton is opening her own patisserie in the former home of Sugar Shack on Santa... More
What local restaurants do you miss the most?
Jun 2, 2014 10:18 am
Comments: 34 | Views: 9,518

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted... More
New oyster bar opens in downtown Mountain View
Nov 24, 2014 11:25 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 9,502

"Fresh oysters in Mountain View? Shocking? No ? it's a dream come true."

This is the opening line on the website for Shell Shock, a new oyster bar now open at... More
Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
Jan 20, 2015 10:02 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 9,493

For more than a decade, 473 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto has housed Italian restaurants, one after another. There was Francis Ford Coppola's Cafe Niebaum-Coppola... More
Belcampo Meat Co. en route to Town & Country this spring
Feb 9, 2014 11:33 am
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In today's age of trendy farm-to-table food concepts, artisan butchery Belcampo Meat Co. might, at first glance, seem like one of the pack.

But with its own farm... More
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