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Umami on University

Hardbound books with titles like "Dreamers of the American Dream," "Inside Asia," "The Periccone Prescription" and "Harvard...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm | 1 comment | 6233 Views


Shoptalk: Fleming's Steakhouse expanding

Big plans are on the horizon for Fleming's Steakhouse at Stanford Shopping Center. Read the full story here

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 12747 Views


Thread for Restaurant/Bakery Comments

Some of the most enjoyable threads I've read on PAO & The Almanac have been about restaurants/bakeries. I thought it'd be...

Original post made by [email protected] on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 3342 Views


Whats up with Ramona's Pizza

Is Ramona's closed for remodeling or permanently? Windows are covered but there's no information posted....

Original post made by Former Gunn Parent on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Lex Bunten, on May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 3809 Views


Shop Talk: There's the beef

There's no question that the Peninsula is on the cutting edge when it comes to technology, but as for more traditional items,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 4800 Views


Shop Talk: A bit about Asian Box

Frank Klein knows what he wants. A Palo Alto resident and 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry, he and his business...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Malini, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 18 comments | 8241 Views


Chinese Restaurant near Mac's Smoke Shop circa 1960's?

I was born and raised in the old Stanford Hospital in 1958 and I'm trying to remember the name of the Chinese Restaurant...

Original post made by Chellene Wood on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by HiloHattie, on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 5603 Views


Nonprofits serve up Dine Out fundraisers

Giving people the chance to contribute to charity while eating out is a growing fundraising trend for nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 8 comments | 9290 Views



This was my favorite restaurant in Midtown. Does anyone know why Sophia's closed?...

Original post made by nat on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Geri SIGLER Mcgilvray, on Mar 3, 2013 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 4125 Views


So long, Cafe Sofia! You will be missed!

I'm sorry to report that Café Sofia is going out of business! Apparently the rent is getting too high. Also worth noting...

Original post made by Ronnie on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by Norma Jean, on Feb 23, 2013 at 9:09 am | 6 comments | 5309 Views


Italian eatery to replace Mike's Cafe in Ladera

Owner Mike Wallau is transforming Mike's Cafe in Ladera into an Italian eatery, but don't call it a ristorante or trattoria....

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by sheila, on Feb 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 9 comments | 7746 Views


Neptune's treasures revealed

Attention to detail defines excellence. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse is all about details: handsome decor, attentive...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by Tried it, on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 5421 Views


Tasty Thai and Cambodian

On Mountain View's stretch of El Camino Real between Shoreline Boulevard and El Monte Avenue, things change yet the area...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by diversity, on Jan 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 5017 Views


Any Low-Noise Restaurants?

Noisy restaurants are making it impossible to enjoy talking to people over a meal. Are there any moderately priced places...

Original post made by Please stop the racket on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 1:56 am | 20 comments | 4966 Views


Fast but not flashy

Where frozen yogurt fizzled on Palo Alto's increasingly food-focused California Avenue, Spice Kit sizzles. No wonder. Here's...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Paguy, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm | 7 comments | 6082 Views


Former President Bill Clinton visits Palo Alto

Former President Bill Clinton stopped by LYFE Kitchen in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon for a private lunch with...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 35 comments | 4719 Views


Smoke gets in your eyes

Now we can relax: The new Dittmer's smells the same as the old Dittmer's — smoky. Over a year and a half since fire...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Gisele, on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 10781 Views


Dinah's Poolside Grill to change hands Sept. 9

Dinah's Poolside Grill, an iconic 40-year-old Palo Alto restaurant, will close after serving lunch on Sept. 9 and reopen...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2012
Last comment by Bambi, on Oct 10, 2012 at 9:26 am | 30 comments | 11661 Views


Is Miyake Gone for Good?

It looks like the long-time, much-evolved sushi restaurant has closed its doors. Was it finally a victim of its own bad...

Original post made by Jan H on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 7584 Views


Shop Talk: Popular lunch spot Korean BBQ closes

Two more local restaurants are gone. The biggest surprise to many is the demise of Korean BBQ, which closed its doors Aug....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 32 comments | 20632 Views
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