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How the Asian Box chef accidentally opened a gluten-free bakery

Gracie Jones, who has devoted her life to "cooking nonstop" for 20 years, did not intentionally set out to open up a gluten-free...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by New fan, on Apr 24, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 4 comments | 7038 Views

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Pasha Mediterranean lights up the nightlife scene in Redwood City

The billowing smoke is part of the festive vibe at Pasha Mediterranean, a year-old restaurant and hookah lounge in downtown...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2019
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Apr 7, 2019 at 2:07 am | 4 comments | 3862 Views

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Shop Talk: Howard's Shoes relocates; sushi bar expands

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a family shoe store that has moved to Town & Country Village, a sushi bar expanding...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by eileen , on Apr 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm | 3 comments | 6087 Views

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Shop Talk: Farewell to Milk Pail; hello Curry Pizza

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the departure of a longtime Mountain View market, a forthcoming downtown Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Hunter, on Mar 28, 2019 at 11:37 pm | 29 comments | 8023 Views

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Stay for the dumplings

A tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant three doors down from El Camino Real on Broadway Street in Redwood City, i Dumpling serves...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by calling it out, on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:39 pm | 4 comments | 4385 Views

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Super bowls

Ramen Nagi, which manages to be both trendy and traditional, is a case study in what can go right when a chef channels all...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments | 5294 Views

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Shop Talk: Oren's Hummus expands, Midtown Starbucks closes

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about Palo Alto-born Oren's Hummus' expansion plans and the closure of a longtime local...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
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Man who set fires to restaurant, car sentenced

A man found responsible for torching the former Compadres Mexican Bar & Grill and a car nearly four months ago in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Impatient, on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm | 3 comments | 3677 Views

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Tapping into a golden state

Critical acclaim came quickly to State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria, the bustling family-owned eatery located at the...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Chris Mattison, on Feb 15, 2019 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 3050 Views

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When mochi meets cupcake

Melody Hu has infused her baking business with global elements that reflect flavors tied to her own history as a Taiwanese-American...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2019
Last comment by Tatjana, on Feb 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm | 5 comments | 5666 Views

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Nothing but babka

AyƩlet Nuchi's dedicated babka bakery at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto pays homage to the tastes and traditions of...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2019
Last comment by sro, on Feb 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm | 1 comment | 5139 Views

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Passion for pastries

Named for the owner's 4-year-old daughter, the chic and sunny Maison Alyzee in downtown Mountain View is turning out gorgeous,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2019
Last comment by Gourmande, on Jan 31, 2019 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 3231 Views

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Supreme Court clears way for state foie gras ban to take effect

After a seven-year legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a ruling on California's ban on foie...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Stereotyping Fool, on Jan 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm | 5 comments | 2041 Views

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All-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant coming to Mountain View

For those of us who won't be setting diet-related New Year's resolutions, a new all-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant will...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2019
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 3, 2019 at 7:18 pm | 3 comments | 1634 Views

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Restaurant scene retrospective

You could say that 2018 was a banner year for the local restaurant scene. Read on for our take on some of the notable comings...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2018
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Jan 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm | 4 comments | 5762 Views

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Happy camper

Menlo Park's Camper is another welcome, chef-driven, high-quality addition to the local restaurant scene. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Jan 2, 2019 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 4575 Views

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Shake Shack Palo Alto to open this weekend

The wait is over. East Coast burger favorite Shake Shack will open its first Bay Area location this Saturday, Dec. 15, at...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by It's Simple, on Dec 28, 2018 at 8:57 pm | 10 comments | 12859 Views

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Yard to table

The kitchen at Maum, an upscale, 16-seat Korean restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, is fueled by carefully tended vegetable...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by Raj, on Nov 29, 2018 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 4480 Views

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Ada's Cafe seeks $3M to build commercial kitchen

Facing increases in labor costs, rent and minimum wages, Ada's Cafe in Palo Alto is launching a $3 million capital campaign...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2018
Last comment by Big Fan, on Nov 27, 2018 at 10:50 pm | 4 comments | 4797 Views

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Thai-style comfort food

It seems as if Mountain View's Amarin Thai Cuisine has been around forever. Twenty-six years of staying power means repeat...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by Think I'll Pass..., on Oct 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm | 2 comments | 3238 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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