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Aloha, poké

Raw tuna or salmon? Brown rice or white? Spicy mayo or ponzu sauce? Options reign at downtown Mountain View's new Poké...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm | 6 comments | 10989 Views

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Robots rolling in dough

Plenty of tech-savvy start-ups nestled in Mountain View have striven to save the world while raking in cash – but this...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2016
Last comment by Jim Pitts , on Jul 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 3230 Views

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A novel approach

As the first U.S. restaurant from a multibillion-dollar Japanese chain, Yayoi Japanese Teishoku Restaurant on University...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Love Japan, on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 3 comments | 5363 Views

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A family affair

I'm not sure I could tell a pirozhki from perestroika, but there's a fabulous place in Redwood City where you can learn the...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Tricia Y, on Jun 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 3664 Views

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Shop Talk: Newish Jewish cafe, Pink Posy opens

A Jewish cafe will open this summer at the Palo Alto JCC's Town Square, a new bakery sets up shop at Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dick , on May 30, 2016 at 11:35 am | 4 comments | 8450 Views

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Staying hot

In its thirteenth year of business, Cascal is still reviewer Dale Bentson's tip-of-the-tongue recommendation for a lively...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on May 21, 2016 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 3531 Views

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Time and talent

As it settles into its cozy, 28-seat downtown Palo Alto home at Hamilton Avenue and Cowper Street, Thyme doesn't necessarily...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Tren, on May 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 4215 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center announces further renovation plans

Stanford Shopping Center will enjoy a shopping spree of its own over the next two years, spending millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by DonaldT, on May 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 33 comments | 44656 Views

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Locavore hot spot

Local Union 271 opened in early April in downtown Palo Alto. It's spacious, communal, loud, open long hours -- and the food...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by local foodie, on May 2, 2016 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 5392 Views

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Woodside Bakery & Cafe to close its doors on March 15

The last day of business for the Woodside Bakery & Cafe will be Tuesday, March 15, according to Jan Sweyer, who co-owns the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 10301 Views

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Breakfast staple

Bill's Cafe has been doing a brisk business serving up breakfast in the Bay Area for more than three decades. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 8 comments | 4492 Views

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Budding palate

Daniel Frishberg may be just 12 years old, but he's an opinionated kid foodie, or "koodie," with a budding palate and an...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Christine, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 3796 Views

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Ellison to transform Epiphany Hotel into tropical 'resort hub'

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Voter2, on Apr 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm | 14 comments | 7521 Views

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Not just another ramen shop

Rice bowls and noodle soups under $13 are Kumino's primary currency, yet this is absolutely not just another ramen shop....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:50 am | 1 comment | 6673 Views

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Happy Donuts Closes Restrooms at night

Remember a few years ago when the Happy Donuts on El Camino was going to close? I was one of the long-time customers who...

Original post made by Jean Doten on Mar. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 924 Views

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Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant closes its doors this week for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by MPdog, on Mar 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 13 comments | 10816 Views

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Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe opens in Palo Alto

After months of delays, Bill's Cafe has opened in Midtown Palo Alto, serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 8, 2016 at 4:16 am | 34 comments | 11682 Views

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Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant has closed its doors for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:26 am | 3 comments | 1872 Views

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Seasonal seafood

La Viga ties together Redwood City's Mexican and Latin American culinary scene, with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sally-Ann Rudd, on Mar 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 6856 Views

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A touch of New England

Our beloved Dungeness crab season might be finally getting underway, but in the meantime, we can take advantage of that East...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Scarlet, on Feb 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 7 comments | 8561 Views
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