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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 | 4650 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 | 4880 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 | 3311 Views

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Hellenic hospitality

Taverna, a six-month-old jewel box of a restaurant in Palo Alto, already has established itself as a formidable rival to...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2018
Last comment by Stef, on Oct 6, 2018 at 12:16 am | 8 comments | 5983 Views

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A health scare, then a new restaurant

Two months after getting a kidney transplant she was never supposed to survive, Maria Neal opened her first restaurant. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2018
Last comment by Bryan Stow, on Oct 1, 2018 at 8:52 am | 2 comments | 5610 Views

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The sweet life

For Sasha Lipton, founder of Redwood City desserts company Clean Sweets by Sasha, it's always been about enjoying food while...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2018
Last comment by Shelly R, on Sep 20, 2018 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 4770 Views

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Sichuan classics

Most people heading out to dinner at a Sichuan restaurant want authentic cuisine or are looking for the typical Chinese comfort...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by R. Davis, on Sep 13, 2018 at 6:56 pm | 24 comments | 4457 Views

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Restaurateur doubles as employees' landlord

Zareen Khan, the owner of the eponymous Pakistani-Indian restaurants in Palo Alto and Mountain View, has added an unexpected...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2018
Last comment by Tear Them Down?, on Aug 31, 2018 at 6:24 pm | 30 comments | 9964 Views

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Pedigreed protégés

Protégé offers two experiences: the dining room and the lounge. No matter where one sits, it's the same kitchen, the same...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2018
Last comment by Local, on Aug 20, 2018 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 5420 Views

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State orders Palo Alto restaurant firm to pay workers millions in back wages

The owners of downtown Palo Alto restaurants Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby have been ordered by the state labor commissioner’s...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by Bone-Spur Bozo, on Jul 12, 2018 at 7:59 am | 44 comments | 26140 Views

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What happened to Mike‘s Cafe in Midtown?

Last year we heard they were expanding, taking over the space of the Hardware Store. We never saw any workers. I just googled...

Original post made by CCW on Jul. 3, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 725 Views

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Mike's Cafe, Midtown

They have been closed for remodel for quite a while and I haven't seen any signs of work progressing. Does anyone know? Perhaps...

Original post made by Midtown on Jun. 30, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 1, 2018 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 1000 Views

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Empanadas, anyone?

Venga Empanadas in Redwood City offers at least 18 varieties of Argentine empanadas, both meat and veggie, along with a half-dozen...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Jun 15, 2018 at 2:04 am | 6 comments | 3725 Views

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A Korean introduction

Despite its pedestrian storefront, So Gong Dong Tofu House is immensely popular and one of the only restaurants in the area...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2018
Last comment by parent, on Jun 7, 2018 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 4051 Views

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Restaurant renaissance

New apartment buildings, high-profile companies and a flurry of startups have flooded Redwood City, fueling a growing restaurant...

Original post made on May. 24, 2018
Last comment by kitkat9, on May 25, 2018 at 2:28 pm | 12 comments | 6319 Views

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To go, with love

The owners of Kristi Marie's in Redwood City focus on organic, quality, homemade breakfast and lunch, served quickly but...

Original post made on May. 3, 2018
Last comment by Joanna O, on May 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments | 6818 Views

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The future is female

The Midpeninsula's dining scene is home to many women in leadership roles -- pastry chefs, sous chefs, managers and business...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by Steven Gerrard, on Apr 30, 2018 at 11:32 am | 13 comments | 12736 Views

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Layers of flavors

While most dishes at Taste, a new Sichuan restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, originated in Sichuan, the menu does stray to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by mkk, on Apr 21, 2018 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 3530 Views

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Weekly wins top prizes at statewide journalism contest

The Palo Alto Weekly's staff took home the top prizes in breaking news, education, business news, editorial comment and design...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2018
Last comment by I am shocked the weekly won, on Apr 17, 2018 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 4157 Views

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Succulent seafood

In Redwood City, the Old Port Lobster Shack's lobster roll isn't quite up to Cape Cod standards, but it isn't that far behind....

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2018
Last comment by Cmr, on Mar 23, 2018 at 8:11 pm | 3 comments | 6356 Views
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