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'The first big exhale in awhile.' After months of takeout, restaurants reopen for outdoor dining

On the first days Santa Clara and San Mateo counties allowed restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining over the weekend, many...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Jun 8, 2020 at 7:18 pm | 11 comments | 11218 Views

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'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities up are considering temporarily closing their downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on May 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 27 comments | 13018 Views

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Shop Talk: Palo Alto says goodbye to last 24-hour restaurant

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Flegel's new location, the addition of two eateries at DoorDash's shared kitchen...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm | 6 comments | 13499 Views

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Our guide to local restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

Many local restaurants have transformed themselves into pseudo-grocery stores, selling eggs, milk, fresh produce, household...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 29, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 6 comments | 10935 Views

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Reserve downtown for restaurant and pedestrian social distancing

Let’s reserve downtown for restaurants and pedestrians during the first phase of the new normal. Close University Ave....

Original post made by Alan Stivers on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Great idea, on Apr 21, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 640 Views

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What will it take for local restaurants to recover? Famed Peninsula brewer Dan Gordon sounds the alarm after closing in Palo Alto

In an interview, Palo Alto restaurateur Dan Gordon spoke bluntly about the ripple effects the coronavirus will have on local...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Apr 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm | 17 comments | 12439 Views

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Former Restaurant on Embarcadero next to Ming's?

The year was about 1977 and we dined at a restaurant near Ming's location when it was on the Embarcardero near 101. Was it...

Original post made by Carl Mindling on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by Another Yes, on Apr 12, 2020 at 10:41 pm | 6 comments | 1003 Views

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Facebook announces $15M to support small Bay Area businesses

Weeks after Facebook announced it would put $100 million into a program to offer grants to small businesses around the world,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Moods. Wine Bar, on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 5998 Views

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He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

How has Chef Chu's survived 50 years in the restaurant business? The answer, perhaps, is that the 76-year-old chef-owner...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Brad, on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 29 comments | 16805 Views

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Restaurants given new restrictions to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department notified restaurants that its new legal orders to slow the spread of the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:43 am | 21 comments | 47153 Views

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The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining

Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by A Losing Battle, on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 10186 Views

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How does this Mountain View restaurant owner stay afloat? By keeping things really, really small.

At Mountain View's Yami Grill, which sources its produce from a farm run by a Buddhist temple and is the sole Peninsula restaurant...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Agana Heights, on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:14 am | 4 comments | 6448 Views

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A year in Peninsula dining

Read our roundup of noteworthy restaurant news of the year and the openings we're most looking forward to in 2020. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Tod, on Dec 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 6317 Views

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Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 5 comments | 4816 Views

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Your food is here. It's from a restaurant that doesn't exist.

Virtual restaurants, which live on mobile delivery apps and operate out of the kitchens of brick-and-mortar restaurants,...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 10, 2019 at 10:47 am | 14 comments | 15404 Views

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Alhambra brings Irish pub traditions to downtown Redwood City

Irish pubs capture in one warm and convivial place all that's good and right in the world: community, humor, good drink and...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 4887 Views

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'The best version of Rossotti's that it's ever been': a new era begins for historic Alpine Inn

Updating a 167-year-old institution isn't easy when generations of customers feel a strong emotional attachment to it, like...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by senor blogger, on Oct 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 6181 Views

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What is happening to "affordable" Peninsula restaurants

It seems that every week another favorite affordable restaurant is closing. The reasons given are high rents, high staff...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 2, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 1082 Views

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Come for the pork, stay for the camaraderie: Pizzeria Delfina's pig roasts offer more than just food

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto's summer pig roasts bring people of all ages together in a way that feels rare in the Silicon...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Vegan Mafia, on Sep 8, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 4647 Views

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Shop Talk: After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

One of Palo Alto's longest-standing bakeries, The Prolific Oven will close on Aug. 31 due to a "severe" labor shortage and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Easy Explanation, on Sep 1, 2019 at 2:56 pm | 10 comments | 6815 Views
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