Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

RESTAURANTS

A restaurant's image isn't everything. Despite ho-hum décor, Smyrna's food is top notch

Look past Symrna's ho-hum décor and ambiance: Its food more than holds its own against local swanky Mediterranean hotspots...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:41 am | 1 comment | 4551 Views

RESTAURANTS

The return of dim sum darling Fu Lam Mum

A dim sum restaurant's reputation rests on the quality of its dumplings. The renovated Fu Lam Mum in Mountain View aces this...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Aug 23, 2019 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 6083 Views

RESTAURANTS

Are granny units the next big thing in housing?

Palo Alto has loosened restrictions for granny units, but building one can still be expensive and complicated. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by No Room At This PA Inn, on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:12 pm | 16 comments | 6170 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 25 comments | 13914 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Peninsula food scene gets its own newsletter

To keep Peninsula residents up-to-date on all of the latest culinary happenings -- from parking-lot food stands to Michelin-starred...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dick Dworak , on Jul 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm | 3 comments | 5243 Views

RESTAURANTS

Four decades in, Palo Alto's Fish Market remains a local institution

The shiny and new tend to occupy the attention of critics, but what of those rare places that have managed to transcend trends...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by love the Fish Market, on Jul 7, 2019 at 1:38 pm | 9 comments | 6916 Views

RESTAURANTS

Summer restaurant openings abound

Looking for something new? From vegan fare and organic wine to pho, sushi and pupusas, there are a lot of new places on the...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Gluttony Is A Sin, on Jun 21, 2019 at 11:32 am | 7 comments | 6424 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by Y. Bogosian, on May 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 4 comments | 7080 Views

RESTAURANTS

Busted sprinkler head leaves Old Pro sports bar with significant water damage

A busted sprinkler head at Old Pro sports bar in downtown Palo Alto gushed out enough water to force out customers and employees...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 25, 2019 at 3:23 pm | 7 comments | 7681 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 10438 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 5630 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 7766 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 9568 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 5639 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 7071 Views

RESTAURANTS

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
There are no comments yet. 7741 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 4683 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 4767 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 8403 Views

RESTAURANTS

Nothing but babka

Ayélet 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 | 6320 Views
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 3 of 22

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?
By Sherry Listgarten | 10 comments | 4,601 views

Curry and reubens: Local Kitchens opens "micro food halls" on the Peninsula
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 4,302 views