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Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 20744 Views


These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

A growing number of local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Support Agencies, on May 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 31040 Views


Palo Alto's beloved Prolific Oven is back with home baking kits

If you've been mourning the loss of The Prolific Oven's chocolate rum cake since the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Carolyn, on May 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm |
12 comments | 28787 Views


San Agus opens in Palo Alto with Mexico City street food -- for takeout only

Manuel Martinez of LV Mar and La Viga opened his latest project, San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, in downtown Palo Alto on Friday, though it's not quite what...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by vegetarian, on May 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 16455 Views


Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market to reopen, masks required

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by More Options Needed, on May 19, 2020 at 10:14 am | 16 comments | 11899 Views


San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern is now delivering fried chicken on the Peninsula

The first day of the Bay Area's stay-at-home order, chef Tyler Florence had an idea: to rent a food truck that would allow his San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by paheidi, on May 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 4 comments | 15911 Views


A coronavirus revival: Mountain View's beloved Milk Pail returns as a drive-through market

Nearly a year after shutting down in Mountain View, the Milk Pail Market is back -- albeit in a vastly different form. The beloved market itself is not reopening;...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by S Palo Alto Resident , on May 5, 2020 at 10:22 am | 18 comments | 36669 Views


With restaurants closed, local farms team up to bring their extra produce to your front door

The rhubarb is just starting to come in at Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto, and cucumbers and peppers are around the corner. But the customers that would...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Karin, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 10542 Views


Longtime Daly City wine importer dies from COVID-19

Merrick Dowson, founder of Adventures in Wine in Daly City, died on April 10 from COVID-19, the company confirmed. "Merrick was a force in the industry and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Deborah Stratmann, on Apr 27, 2020 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 13685 Views


'A devastating impact:' The coronavirus claims Clarke's Charcoal Broiler, Mountain View's oldest operating restaurant

The family behind Clarke's Charcoal Broiler in Mountain View has decided to close the 75-year-old restaurant in the wake of a shelter-in-place order that has brought...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Samson, on Apr 25, 2020 at 11:11 am | 32 comments | 26693 Views


Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto

Umami Burger has closed after nearly seven years on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The 452 University Ave. burger eatery "closed due lease expiration,"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Jorge, on Apr 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 16 comments | 19882 Views


Ghost kitchens, fast growing and controversial, offer a lifeline for some restaurants during COVID-19

Long before the coronavirus hit the Bay Area, the owners of San Francisco Indian restaurant Dosa partnered with Virtual Kitchen Co. with plans to open 20 delivery-only...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm | 4 comments | 17962 Views


'They're all scared beyond belief.' Palo Alto's Dan Gordon's closes as local restaurants face uncertain future

Dan Gordon's -- the reinvented version of the original Gordon Biersch brewery and restaurant, born in the same downtown Palo Alto space in 1988 -- has closed permanently. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm | 47 comments | 27572 Views


Virtual pizza making? Instagram live cocktail hour? During COVID-19, local businesses turn to online classes

I've never met Tian Mayimin of Little Sky Bakery but on a recent afternoon, I watched her make pizza from scratch in her home kitchen in Menlo Park -- all from the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Apr 17, 2020 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 11027 Views


Singapore's oldest cafe was about to open in Palo Alto. Then, the coronavirus hit.

When six Bay Area counties first ordered all residents to shelter at home for three weeks in mid-March, Killiney Kopitiam, a Singaporean cafe in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 15, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 6 comments | 24054 Views


San Mateo e-commerce company launches takeout platform to help local restaurants

Rakuten is an international e-commerce company that gives cash back and shopping deals to 13 million users in the United States. Starting today, though, the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Apr 13, 2020 at 8:46 pm | 2 comments | 13170 Views


Drive-through farmers markets? The Peninsula's food industry pivots to the new normal.

Two local food operators, a farmers market and a restaurant, are pivoting to drive-through service models to adapt to the Bay Area's shelter in place order. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by C, on Apr 1, 2020 at 11:38 am | 8 comments | 17017 Views


Restaurants shutter temporarily while other double down on delivery, ways to survive coronavirus downturn

==I For more updates on restaurant closures, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by West Menlo, on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm |
9 comments | 17419 Views


Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 30 comments | 48901 Views


'Nobody is dining out.' Palo Alto Chinese restaurant Taste is on the brink of permanently shutting down amidst coronavirus spread

==I For more updates on the coronavirus impact on local restaurants, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by 40-year Chinese cook, on Mar 16, 2020 at 11:05 am |
39 comments | 42932 Views
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