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PENINSULA FOODIST

Europe meets Norcal at Backhaus' new bakery in San Mateo

Anne Moser was yearning for home when she made her first sourdough starter. Moser had left her native Germany to move with her husband Robert to Daly City, a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 12, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Taiwanese street food chain expanding to San Mateo

Editor's note: Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is open in San Mateo as of Sept. 2, 2019. Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has set its sights on its next Bay Area...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos' Asa is expanding to Los Gatos

The owner of Asa in Los Altos is opening a second location of the Spanish-...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 6, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

'It was a very, very good ride.' Yumi Yogurt Redwood City closing after 35 years

Redwood City staple Yumi Yogurt will close this Sunday, Sept. 15, after nearly four decades of business. Owner Surena Yavari said Tuesday that the lease for the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 10, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Shake Shack to open doors at San Mateo's Hillsdale Shopping Center this weekend

Get ready, San Mateo. Shake Shack is coming this weekend. The East Coast burger chain is opening its third Bay Area location at Hillsdale Shopping Center this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2019
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Sweet Diplomacy brings gluten-free madeleines and cupcakes to Los Altos

Downtown Los Altos is home to a new gluten-free bakery: Sweet Diplomacy, which opened at 209 1st St. in late December. The bakery is owner Melody Hu's first food...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 8, 2020
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Long a 24-hour hangout, Palo Alto's Happy Donuts to shorten hours

Starting Monday, March 16, people will no longer be able to satisfy their middle-of-the-night cravings for crullers and doughnut holes at Happy Donuts in Palo Alto....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Specialty's Café & Bakery closing all locations permanently

Citing revenue that has been "decimated" by the coronavirus and shelter-in-place mandates, Bay Area-born chain Specialty's Cafe & Bakery announced...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 17, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Coffee pop-up opens at Palo Alto wine bar Salvaje

You can now find Bryan Chiem serving espresso drinks out of a window during the daytime at Salvaje, the downtown Palo Alto natural wine bar. Chiem is the founder...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 23, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Not "'farewell' but 'see you soon:'" Palo Alto's Maum closes until further notice

Maum, the acclaimed fine dining Korean restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, is closing for now while the owners figure out how to create a "Maum experience more...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 2, 2020
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Chez TJ reopens in Mountain View with new chef, patio and menus

Chez TJ, which has been closed since the start of shelter-in-place in March, will reopen this month in Mountain View with several major changes in place. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
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Los Altos Hills farm, embracing new models during COVID-19, starts offering collaborative CSA boxes

Luna Vez Farm in Los Altos Hills has since 2018 exclusively grown produce for Maum, the high-end Korean...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Vina Enoteca ends dine-in service 'until further notice'

Saturday night marked the last dinner service at Vina Enoteca in Palo Alto for the foreseeable future.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 16, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto coffee favorite ZombieRunner is moving down the street

After 12 years of serving coffee from the back of a running store on Palo Alto's California Avenue, ZombieRunner is moving to a new location -- though it's not going...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 2, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Pop-ups & pastry delivery: Check out these local food events of note

Mark your calendars: There are several food events of note happening on the Peninsula in the coming weeks, from a local pastry collaboration to a series of exciting...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 24, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Garlic naan and sizzling boti: Zareen's brings popular Pakistani-Indian fare to Redwood City

Zareen's, one of the Peninsula's most popular Pakistani-Indian restaurants, has opened a new location at 2039 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. This is owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 5, 2020
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Community catering: How one SF Malaysian restaurant is delivering food to Peninsula neighborhoods

Before the coronavirus, Azalina Eusope's "bread and butter" was catering gigs. The owner of the eponymous Azalina's in San Francisco would bring her Malaysian...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 21, 2020
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Get to know Oaxacan cuisine at this new Redwood City food truck

Carmen Lopez and Reynaldo Hernandez started their dream food truck together two years ago, serving food from their native Oaxaca, Mexico, through catering gigs and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 13, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Wood-fired everything: Burlingame's Rise Pizzeria expands with second restaurant

Omid Zahedi grew up working at the Orange County pizza shop his father opened after immigrating from Tehran, Iran. Zahedi hated it. "I hated it because I...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 15, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland's hyper-sustainable Bamboo Sushi debuts at Westfield Valley Fair

Bamboo Sushi, the Portland, Oregon sustainable sushi restaurant, is now open at Westfield Valley Fair on the border of Santa Clara and San Jose. Bamboo Sushi...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 16, 2020
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