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About this blog: I am a perpetually hungry twenty-something journalist, born and raised in Menlo Park and currently working at the Palo Alto Weekly as education and youth staff writer. I graduated from USC with a major in Spanish and a minor in jo...  (More)

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Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery
Mar 18, 2019 3:14 pm
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Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto.

The 405 University Ave. restaurant is ... More
Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'
Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am
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Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion.

In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,... More
Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern
Mar 14, 2019 8:49 am
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What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's... More
Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto
Mar 12, 2019 1:31 pm
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Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed.

A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435... More
King Hummus opens in Menlo Park
Mar 6, 2019 8:58 am
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A new Mediterranean restaurant has opened its doors in Menlo Park.

King Hummus opened in late February at 840 Willow Road, owner Sam Kafle said. The restaurant... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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