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A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good
May 22, 2020 10:25 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 13,157

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare... More
Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.
May 18, 2020 10:11 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 13,795

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park.

After temporarily shuttering the... More
Specialty's Café & Bakery closing all locations permanently
May 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 3,978

Citing revenue that has been "decimated" by the coronavirus and shelter-in-place mandates, Bay Area-born chain Specialty's Cafe & Bakery announced... More
Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market to reopen, masks required
May 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 5,119

After a two-month hiatus, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market is returning on May 30 with new safety guidelines.

All vendors, customers and volunteers at the... More
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants
May 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Comments: 103 | Views: 51,064

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam.

The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant... More
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