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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 | 4374 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 | 2841 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 | 2334 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 | 6949 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 | 6381 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 | 15349 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 | 6622 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 | 6145 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 | 4358 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 | 7587 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 | 7407 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 | 5699 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 | 5426 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 | 12196 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 | 7349 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 | 27923 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 | 1077 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 | 1431 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 | 4972 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 | 5455 Views
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