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Dive bar taqueria

The advantage of the setup of Taqueria Azteca, located inside California Avenue dive bar Antonio's Nut House, is that you...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2016
Last comment by The Story, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 1129 Views

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Shop Talk: Palo Alto Breakfast House closes and more

This week's column features news on Palo Alto Breakfast House's closure, as well as a mysterious bake shop that might open...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2016
Last comment by Office, not Bakery, on Sep 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 4 comments | 9693 Views

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Veg out

Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bad night or turn?, on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm | 2 comments | 2466 Views

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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant

A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by midtown, on Aug 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1186 Views

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Menlo Park natives return to launch 'foodie' startup

Kenzo Nakamura and Keisuke Teeple spent their formative years growing up in Menlo Park. Around January, they found their...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Daniel Tafoya, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 5448 Views

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All you can eat, vegan-style

Buffets usually trigger thoughts of tepid chicken and runny scrambled eggs. This is not the case at downtown Mountain View's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Vegetarian, on Aug 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 9 comments | 4633 Views

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Aloha, poké

Raw tuna or salmon? Brown rice or white? Spicy mayo or ponzu sauce? Options reign at downtown Mountain View's new Poké...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm | 6 comments | 6585 Views

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Robots rolling in dough

Plenty of tech-savvy start-ups nestled in Mountain View have striven to save the world while raking in cash – but this...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2016
Last comment by Jim Pitts , on Jul 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 1228 Views

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A novel approach

As the first U.S. restaurant from a multibillion-dollar Japanese chain, Yayoi Japanese Teishoku Restaurant on University...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Love Japan, on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 3 comments | 2818 Views

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A family affair

I'm not sure I could tell a pirozhki from perestroika, but there's a fabulous place in Redwood City where you can learn the...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Tricia Y, on Jun 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 2008 Views

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Shop Talk: Newish Jewish cafe, Pink Posy opens

A Jewish cafe will open this summer at the Palo Alto JCC's Town Square, a new bakery sets up shop at Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dick , on May 30, 2016 at 11:35 am | 4 comments | 3700 Views

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Staying hot

In its thirteenth year of business, Cascal is still reviewer Dale Bentson's tip-of-the-tongue recommendation for a lively...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on May 21, 2016 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 1644 Views

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Time and talent

As it settles into its cozy, 28-seat downtown Palo Alto home at Hamilton Avenue and Cowper Street, Thyme doesn't necessarily...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Tren, on May 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 2225 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center announces further renovation plans

Stanford Shopping Center will enjoy a shopping spree of its own over the next two years, spending millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by DonaldT, on May 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 33 comments | 35258 Views

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Locavore hot spot

Local Union 271 opened in early April in downtown Palo Alto. It's spacious, communal, loud, open long hours -- and the food...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by local foodie, on May 2, 2016 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 2803 Views

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Woodside Bakery & Cafe to close its doors on March 15

The last day of business for the Woodside Bakery & Cafe will be Tuesday, March 15, according to Jan Sweyer, who co-owns the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 6937 Views

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Breakfast staple

Bill's Cafe has been doing a brisk business serving up breakfast in the Bay Area for more than three decades. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 8 comments | 2654 Views

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Budding palate

Daniel Frishberg may be just 12 years old, but he's an opinionated kid foodie, or "koodie," with a budding palate and an...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Christine, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 1759 Views

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Ellison to transform Epiphany Hotel into tropical 'resort hub'

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Voter2, on Apr 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm | 14 comments | 5634 Views

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Not just another ramen shop

Rice bowls and noodle soups under $13 are Kumino's primary currency, yet this is absolutely not just another ramen shop....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:50 am | 1 comment | 3225 Views
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