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Summer restaurant openings abound

Original post made on Jun 20, 2019

Looking for something new? From vegan fare and organic wine to pho, sushi and pupusas, there are a lot of new places on the Midpeninsula to tempt you. Read on for our roundup of recent openings.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:42 AM

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Posted by Dale
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Perhaps I missed it, but has Mike's Cafe reopened?


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Mike's rated a whole separate article, also by Elena. -- Web Link


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Posted by midtowngirl
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:07 am

in reply to dale,
mikes was supposed to have opened on thursday june 20.
have not been by to confirm this, but was told by mike's awesome waitstaff at portola kitchen (his other restaurant)last week.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:18 am

South Palo Alto has a dearth of restaurants, particularly for dinner. Bill's would have been a great place for an all day restaurant but the fact that it closes at 3 pm is a big bummer. It is good to have Mike's back. Most of the other places, while the food being good, is not somewhere to go out for dinner where you can sit and be served at the end of a busy day.

I can get excellent take out on my way home, or I can drive to Castro Street or University Avenue. However, that involves the problem of parking and to some extent worrying about whether the car is going to be broken into even if there are no valuables inside it.

I don't think I can be the only one who wants to be able to have a reasonable meal in a reasonable priced restaurant served in a reasonable fashion within a reasonable distance from where I live.

Welcome back Mike and Bill, please consider offering an evening opening.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:43 am

fyi - there are many good, reasonably priced, restaurants with easy parking along California Ave and El Camino Real. No need to deal with the traffic jams along University Ave or Castro Street.


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Posted by Yum
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 21, 2019 at 11:25 am

Or even better, just ride your bike and leave your car at home.

I can pretty much guarantee you will get there faster on a bike if the distance is under 5 miles. Traffic is redic anymore and the bike infrastructure is getting pretty darn good. I can't remember the last time I drive to dinner at any of our area "downtowns". Parking is horrid and you burn off your beers/wine/dessert while biking:).


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Posted by Gluttony Is A Sin
a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2019 at 11:32 am

Do Palo Altans think about anything else besides eating out?

Or are these dining establishments primarily geared towards out of town visitors and business travelers?


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