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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam. The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by David B, Karpf, MD, on Jun 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 104 comments | 68406 Views

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Chez Franc calls it quits in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's only high-end hot dog eatery, Chez Franc, closed its doors for good after dinner on...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Steph, on May 30, 2016 at 4:58 am | 63 comments | 37983 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 | 36558 Views

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Chick-fil-A quietly starts delivering out of DoorDash kitchen in Redwood City

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has started delivering its chicken sandwiches and other fare on the Peninsula out of DoorDash's

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by So Proud of CFA, on Nov 22, 2019 at 5:41 am |
61 comments | 24364 Views

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'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 | 25457 Views

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Calafia closes in Palo Alto: 'The costs were greater than the take'

Google's first-ever chef, Charlie Ayers, closed Calafia Cafe this week after nine years of serving farm-to-table California cuisine at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 26, 2018
Last comment by easong, on Oct 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm | 44 comments | 39562 Views

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Tokyo ramen shop to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Ramen Nagi, a Tokyo-born string of ramen shops, is planning to open its first United States location in downtown Palo Alto. Ramen Nagi has filed planning applications...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by David T, on Sep 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 41 comments | 37132 Views

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What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cece, on Oct 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm | 40 comments | 40041 Views

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Wahlburgers opens in Palo Alto

An outpost of Wahlburgers, the national burger chain from celebrity family the Wahlbergs, is now open in downtown Palo Alto. Wahlburgers soft opened at 185 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Bello, on Dec 3, 2017 at 8:31 am | 40 comments | 23759 Views

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'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 | 40525 Views

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Cheesecake Factory Palo Alto to close

After more than a decade of serving its vast menu at 375 University Ave. in Palo Alto, The Cheesecake Factory will close in May. Alethea Rowe, senior director...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by Leah, on Jun 21, 2018 at 11:55 am | 38 comments | 37062 Views

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Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Birds Of A Feather, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 34 comments | 14185 Views

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Chick-fil-A is opening in Redwood City. Will protesters drive the controversial chain away?

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights has stirred up controversy throughout the country -- boycotts, LGBTQ "kiss ins," lawsuits -- and now,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by RWC Resident, on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm | 34 comments | 18376 Views

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Los Altos standby The Boardwalk to close after 38 years

After 38 years of serving classic burgers, pizza and cold beers in a comfortably unpretentious setting, The Boardwalk in Los Altos is closing its doors. Michele...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tom Mueller , on Jul 10, 2016 at 8:02 pm | 33 comments | 64402 Views

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Foie gras returns to Peninsula menus

After the news broke Wednesday that California's ban of foie gras, the prized fattened liver of a duck or goose,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:14 am |
33 comments | 30035 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 Run, Don't Walk, from This, Ludwig's Team, on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm |
32 comments | 16075 Views

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'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 | 24408 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 | 23397 Views

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Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center

Mountain View's revamped Village at San Antonio Center will soon be a little more vegetarian friendly, with Southern California-based chain Veggie Grill slated to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Veggies and meat, on Nov 1, 2014 at 5:59 am | 32 comments | 38140 Views

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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View

International bakery chain Paris Baguette plans to open a new "showstopper" location in downtown Mountain View in 2017, Chief Development Officer Larry...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Update?, on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:28 pm | 31 comments | 40141 Views
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