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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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Capelo's Barbecue opens to-go counter in Redwood City
Mar 20, 2019 9:44 am
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Fans of Capelo's Barbecue can now get the popular food truck's smoked meats at a to-go counter in Redwood City.

The to-go counter is now open Monday through Friday... More
Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery
Mar 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,384

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue.

The 405 University... More
Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'
Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 2,440

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion.

In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,... More
Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern
Mar 14, 2019 8:49 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,422

What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's... More
Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto
Mar 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,770

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed.

A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435... More
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