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Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open

Original post made on May 20, 2019

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a new women's clothing store.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:54 AM

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Posted by PA Mom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm

Maybe a better name for the Turkish Greek restaurant would be 1922 Fire of Smyrna. In all seriousness choosing the name of the city whose destruction was a holocaust, meaning whole + burnt, for a restaurant that purports to be Turkish and Greek is insensitive and insulting to anyone who knows history.


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Posted by PA Mom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Upon further thought, perhaps the new restaurant should be called Smyrna: Greek & Armenian Barbecue.
Germans are capable of accepting responsibility for the horrors the perpetrated in the 20th C. Turkish people should study the German example and learn from it.


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Posted by Ranna Gill
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 21, 2019 at 1:15 am

Maybe a better name for the Turkish Greek restaurant would be 1922 Fire of Smyrna. In all seriousness choosing the name of the city whose destruction was a holocaust, meaning whole + burnt, for a restaurant that purports to be Turkish and Greek is insensitive and insulting to anyone who knows history.


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Posted by Y. Bogosian
a resident of Community Center
on May 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

>> perhaps the new restaurant should be called Smyrna: Greek & Armenian Barbecue.

In that case it should called Ottoman's Bar & Grill.

Besides given the history, no self-respecting Armenian would eat at a Turkish restaurant.


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