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PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland's Thai food darling Pok Pok will be popping up on the Peninsula this spring

Pok Pok, the nationally renowned Thai restaurant from Portland, Oregon, will be hosting a monthslong pop-up at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley in East Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 495 Views

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After six decades, Palo Alto sandwich standby Village Cheese House closes

Village Cheese House, which has been serving deli sandwiches at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto since 1959, suddenly closed this week. A PR company announced...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by raksha, 9 hours ago | 12 comments | 3314 Views

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Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto

Inspired by the many slice shops of New York City, the owners of State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria in Los Altos are opening their own take in Palo Alto. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by sequoiadean, on Feb 19, 2020 at 10:28 am | 8 comments | 7272 Views

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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 Mark Weiss, on Feb 18, 2020 at 11:54 am | 15 comments | 9282 Views

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Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Chuck H., on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 8261 Views

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This new Chinese restaurant in Millbrae specializes in live seafood and porridge

Porridge & Things, downtown Millbrae's newest restaurant, specializes in live seafood porridge from Chaozhou, a city in the eastern Guangdong province of China. Also...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by PChang, on Feb 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm | 11 comments | 5282 Views

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Ippudo ramen to arrive in Cupertino this Friday

Ramen chain Ippudo's first Peninsula location is officially opening this Friday, Feb. 14, in Cupertino. It reflects the Japanese company's "heavy focus"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Food Lover, on Feb 14, 2020 at 11:39 am | 9 comments | 5426 Views

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Downtown Los Altos is getting a massive food hall

San Francisco has the Ferry Building. San Jose, the San Pedro Square Market. Napa, the Oxbow Market. And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Hahaha, on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:04 am | 30 comments | 18232 Views

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Palo Alto bakery Babka by Ayelet closes

Babka by Ayelet closed on Monday at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, but owner-namesake Ayélet Nuchi hopes to reopen the Jewish bakery soon in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Nancy, on Feb 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 12 comments | 4519 Views

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Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Erik, on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 5718 Views

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Canada chocolate shop headed to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village

Cacao 70, a Montreal-born chocolate company, is opening its second U.S. location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this spring. Cacao 70 has taken over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:49 am | 7 comments | 5685 Views

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Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Tanya, on Feb 5, 2020 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 9486 Views

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Owners of San Mateo's All Spice search for new home, plot new Half Moon Bay cafe

After nearly a decade of running All Spice out of a 1906 Victorian home in San Mateo, husband and wife owners Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff are searching for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5842 Views

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From the owner of LV Mar and La Viga, a Palo Alto restaurant inspired by Mexico City

Manuel Martinez, the chef-owner behind the popular LV Mar and La Viga restaurants in Redwood City, is opening a Palo Alto eatery inspired by the street food of Mexico...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Michael O., on Jan 30, 2020 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 5390 Views

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From Tokyo to Cupertino: Afuri Ramen's first California location debuts tonight

In a ramen world dominated by tonkotsu broths, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling takes the road less traveled. It's best known in Japan for its yuzu shio ramen, built from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by chhaviydv, on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:51 am | 3 comments | 6423 Views

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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 Carolloves, on Jan 27, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 31 comments | 30779 Views

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Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City

==I Editor's note: Nam Vietnamese Brasserie is set to open on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m. Dinner hours will be Tuesday- Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. Lunch will start...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Deb364, on Jan 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 5185 Views

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Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto

The windows of Pluto's at 482 University Ave. are dark, and a sign posted to the front door says the longtime salad and sandwich eatery is "temporarily closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by zap, on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:24 pm | 23 comments | 10233 Views

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Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 9 comments | 4555 Views

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You can now get naturally fermented sourdough bagels at Manresa Bread in Los Altos

Tuesday is now officially bagel day at Manresa Bread. Starting today, the bakery will be serving its

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 16, 2020 at 8:58 am |
1 comment | 2199 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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