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Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in

The Palo Alto outpost of Santa Barbara burrito favorite Freebirds has closed, and a fast-casual custom pizza joint is taking its place. "The Palo Alto location...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, 8 minutes ago | 5 comments | 627 Views

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Ramen shop replaces Muracciís in Los Altos

Charley Noodle & Grill, a Hawaiian-style ramen shop, has opened at the former home of Muracci's 2 on State Street in Los Altos. The restaurant's namesake, Charley...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, 10 hours ago | 10 comments | 2164 Views

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Blue Bottle to open in Varsity Theatre Thursday

First, it was a theater, then later, a Borders bookstore, and now, a high-tech hub and Blue Bottle Coffee cafe. The latest incarnation of the Varsity Theatre,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:46 am | 12 comments | 4336 Views

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Opa! Greek restaurant to take over 140 University

Greek restaurant chain Opa! has laid claim to a major downtown Palo Alto corner space: 140 University Ave., most recently the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by BrideOfChuckie, on Mar 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 11 comments | 3176 Views

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Cal Ave hair salon to split in half to open wine bar

Lori Romero has operated her hair salon, True Salon, at the corner of California Avenue and Birch Street in Palo Alto for a decade. Come...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Stephan Bashkir, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 17 comments | 6964 Views

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Cheese Steak Shop Palo Alto shutters

Palo Alto's Cheese Steak Shop has closed "due to the high cost in the area," according to a sign that appeared in the El Camino Real restaurant's windows this week. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by realitycheck, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:11 am | 10 comments | 3093 Views

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Scottís Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept

A changing of the helm at Scott's Seafood Mountain View will result in the closure of the Castro Street seafood spot and the opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Now & Again Foodie, on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:30 am | 17 comments | 20155 Views

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Another Posh Bagel opens in Mountain View

A new Posh Bagel has opened at the Grant Road Shopping Center in Mountain View. The 1,500-square-foot bagelry is tucked in a corner of the shopping center at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:19 am | 11 comments | 2603 Views

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Redwood City: Squeeze In to open March 14

Make your weekend breakfast plans now, because Truckee breakfast favorite is opening its new location at Marsh Manor in Redwood City this Saturday, March 14. Squeeze...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by danielle, on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 1872 Views

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Now open: Bowl of Heaven in Mountain View

The acai-bowl trend continues on the Peninsula with the opening last month of Bowl of Heaven at Grant Park Plaza in Mountain View. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:13 pm | 3 comments | 3895 Views

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Chez Franc drops its prices

Palo Alto's new hot-dog eatery Chez Franc has lowered its prices by several dollars, both as a result of making their own rather than buying dogs and in response...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 6 comments | 2923 Views

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Cho's Los Altos finally opens

Fans of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum have been anxiously awaiting the return of owner Cho Yu's famous potstickers and pork buns since the news came in December that he...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 26 comments | 6330 Views

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Menlo family brings Tahoe breakfast favorite to Marsh Manor

It's a familiar journey for many Bay Area families. You pack the car to the gills with everyone's snow (or summer) gear, wake up bright and early and hit the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jerry, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 8272 Views

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Mingís to hold farewell auction

Love Ming's in Palo Alto so much that you want to take a piece of it home with you? Well, now you can. The 58-year-old Chinese restaurant, which

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 am |
14 comments | 4903 Views

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Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner

John Withers has owned Kirk's Steakburgers since 1996, when he bought the Palo Alto standby from the son of the original owner, Bill Sincere. Sincere opened the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 13 comments | 4753 Views

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What local restaurants do you miss the most?

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Irma, on Feb 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 34 comments | 6434 Views

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Opening alert: Gong Cha in Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto got its second milk-tea shop in three months with the opening of Gong Cha in mid-February. Gong Cha is a massive Taiwanese milk-tea chain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Just wondrin, on Feb 24, 2015 at 6:30 am | 1 comment | 3534 Views

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UPDATE: Choís to open first week of January

I reported last week that Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, a beloved 35-year-old...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Edward Rees, on Feb 18, 2015 at 8:25 am | 2 comments | 3794 Views

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Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos

New information on Cho's in Los Altos has been posted here. Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 11031 Views

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Scott's Seafood Palo Alto to close in March

After more than a decade of serving seafood at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Scott's Seafood will close its doors for good on March 8. Owner Steve Mayer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Not surprised, on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:44 am | 27 comments | 9521 Views
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Continuation of Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 17 comments | 3,233 views

Self-Sabotage
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 2,347 views

Ramen shop replaces Muracciís in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 2,164 views

"Itís Not About the Nail"
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,667 views

Sharing Milestones
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