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Tamarine's casual spinoff opens tonight in Palo Alto

Banh khot, bo luc lac, goi ga and other traditional Vietnamese dishes are on the menu at Tam Tam, opening tonight, Sept 23, in downtown Palo Alto. Tam Tam (140...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by $$$$$, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 3682 Views

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Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?

In early August, Ben Bate got some bad news. The City of Mountain View informed him — seven months after he took over 383 Castro St. to open

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by DC, on Sep 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm |
29 comments | 5793 Views

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Su Hong Palo Alto's last day of business will be Sept. 29

The owner of Su Hong Palo Alto gave its generations of diners plenty of notice about his plans to close the restaurant,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by Long Time Fan, on Sep 19, 2019 at 4:25 pm |
21 comments | 6630 Views

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Los Angeles' popular Silverlake Ramen headed to Santa Clara

Los Angeles' Silverlake Ramen, known for drawing long lines at its Southern California locations, is coming to the Peninsula. Silverlake Ramen will open its second...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 1501 Views

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Coffeebar Redwood City to open this week, with more cafes coming

Greg Buchheister has turned down something like 10 development offers after opening the always-busy Coffeebar in Menlo Park in 2018. But he's said yes to at least...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Danielle , on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1943 Views

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Dunkin' Donuts to fill a hole in Redwood City

East Coast transplants and die-hard donut devotees, rejoice. Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Redwood City. The international donut and coffee chain is planning a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 24 comments | 5295 Views

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Taste Buds Kitchen to offer cooking classes for all ages in Palo Alto

A local franchise of Taste Buds Kitchen, "a kids kitchen by day and BYOB adult kitchen by night," will open this fall in Palo Alto. Scott and Susie...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 3654 Views

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Taiwanese desserts shop opens in Mountain View

Taiwanese shaved snow, milk tea and baked goods are on the menu at the newly opened Oh! Honey Snow Ice in Mountain View. The sweets shop is located at 1030 Castro...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by SJ, on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:48 pm | 3 comments | 7739 Views

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Blue Bottle Coffee to open at Stanford Shopping Center this week

Come this Friday, Palo Alto will be home to not one but two Blue Bottle Coffee cafes. The Oakland-born string of cafes is opening its newest location at Stanford...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:16 am | 5 comments | 3318 Views

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After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

It started with a scaling back of the eclairs. The owners of The Prolific Oven struggled to find an available baking decorator to hire, so they temporarily made...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Who can afford it?, on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:34 am | 62 comments | 21845 Views

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Round Table Pizza bites the dust in downtown Palo Alto

A longtime Round Table Pizza outpost in downtown Palo Alto has closed for good. The 263 University Ave. restaurant closed on Sunday, Aug. 19, according to an...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm | 32 comments | 11709 Views

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New cafe brings boba, mochi waffles to Menlo Park

Boba shop Green Bubble Cafe is now open at 604 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park. Green Bubble was started by three San Francisco State University graduates...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bike Menlo Park, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2846 Views

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Mountain View gets its own Ike's sandwich shop

Ever-expanding sandwich chain Ike's Love & Sandwiches opened its newest location this week at 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Suite F, in Mountain View. Ike Shehadeh...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Costco, on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 7565 Views

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Coupa Cafe opens 10th location in downtown Redwood City

The latest outpost of mini local coffee empire Coupa Cafe is now open in downtown Redwood City. Coupa's 10th cafe is located at 695 Main St., in the ground floor...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Aug 30, 2019 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 2321 Views

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San Francisco's Saint Frank Coffee comes to Menlo Park

San Francisco third-wave coffee shop Saint Frank Coffee is now pouring single-origin espressos from a 250-square-foot outdoor kiosk in Menlo Park. Saint Frank...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Charlotte, on Aug 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 3268 Views

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Singapore's oldest cafe to bring imported coffee, kaya toast to Palo Alto

Come this fall Killiney Kopitiam, known as Singapore's oldest cafe, will have its first U.S. outpost in downtown Palo Alto. Amanda Steckler, a Singaporean native...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Singaporean Food Fan, on Aug 28, 2019 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 8831 Views

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Morsey's Creamery brings buffalo-milk gelato to downtown Palo Alto

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen, the Los Altos restaurant that serves dairy products made from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by BuffaloGelatoIsAThing, on Aug 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 15 comments | 3871 Views

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Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter

Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm | 15 comments | 4497 Views

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New hotel restaurant opens inside Hyatt Mountain View

Fairchilds Public House in Mountain View plays up the Silicon Valley angle, unabashedly. Beyond the name itself, a reference to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3287 Views

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Owners of Palo Alto's Tamarine plot casual Vietnamese spin-off

Tamarine has weathered more than 15 years of change in downtown Palo Alto, rarely if ever straying from its founding concept: modern interpretations of Vietnamese...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by viet food fan, on Aug 22, 2019 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 5165 Views
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