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The Counter plans to close Palo Alto site after 15 years

After serving up custom-made gourmet burgers in Palo Alto since 2006, The Counter is closing its doors at 369 California...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by larryncelia, on Jul 18, 2021 at 11:57 am | 25 comments | 24414 Views

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First-ever Peninsula Restaurant Week features specials from 102 eateries

From May 14-22, more than 100 restaurants, bakeries and eateries of all stripes along the Peninsula are offering prix fixe...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by ihatenpr, on May 13, 2021 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 10510 Views

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Local roots and global dreams: The Song Gardeners grow their sound

The Song Gardeners (Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn) have been hard at work writing, recording and releasing original songs with...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Abby Ahrens, on Apr 9, 2021 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 2395 Views

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To rescue restaurants, this new campaign asks people to pledge to spend $25 per week on takeout

Restaurant Rescue hopes it will help bolster Palo Alto and East Palo Alto eateries that have suffered losses during the COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by MM, on Feb 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 6 comments | 9933 Views

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Tyler MacNiven returns to his Woodside roots via a long, adventurous route

For Woodside's Tyler MacNiven, the journey home has included a 2000-mile walk across Japan, an "Amazing Race" and diverse...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Feb 5, 2021 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 2341 Views

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Tasty against all odds: Our nine most memorable meals of 2020

The nine meals on this list were noteworthy in more than one way: They were delicious in their own right but also represented...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by Jacqueline Campbell , on Dec 30, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 9117 Views

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Ada's Cafe, which hires people with disabilities, has temporarily closed. The business and mission face mounting COVID-19 hurdles.

Ada's Cafe in Palo Alto, which employs people with disabilities, is barely treading water amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A local...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by John, on Dec 29, 2020 at 2:22 am | 4 comments | 10091 Views

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The 2020 vintage: How Peninsula wineries are struggling — and innovating — during the pandemic

Local wineries are still grappling with the losses brought on by the pandemic while thinking creatively about how to draw...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 11, 2020 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 51905 Views

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Still need a Thanksgiving meal? Help our PA restaurants!

Delicious take-out Thanksgiving meals are available from Palo Alto restaurants! Indoor dining is currently off-limits...

Original post made by Jan Altman on Nov. 24, 2020
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Our guide to Thanksgiving meals on the Peninsula

Consider taking the glass-half-full approach to Thanksgiving this year and seize the opportunity to create the holiday meal...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Nov 22, 2020 at 12:20 am | 3 comments | 6987 Views

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Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn

Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by jr1, on Oct 22, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 7053 Views

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Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 8839 Views

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Facing closure, downtown Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee asks for community support

Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee has been a lot of things to a lot of people, but the downtown institution is in financial...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 23, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 4908 Views

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San Francisco's China Live to open in ghost kitchens throughout the Peninsula

Starting Aug. 1, China Live in San Francisco will be delivering its sheng jian bao, Dungeness crab handrolls and Dutch Crunch...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 114330 Views

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Hungry for more outdoor dining, Palo Alto to close University Avenue to traffic

Emboldened by its recent success on California Avenue, the Palo Alto City Council moved Tuesday night to dramatically expand...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kait, on Jun 26, 2020 at 10:05 am | 14 comments | 15414 Views

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'All of us can do something': Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

African Americans who run food businesses on the Peninsula expressed a mix of dismay and hope at the George Floyd protests,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Michael , on Jun 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 12147 Views

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To promote outdoor dining, Palo Alto plans to close California Avenue

Parking spaces and driving lanes will give way to tables and chairs on California Avenue later this week, as Palo Alto moves...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 36 comments | 18611 Views

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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 | 10714 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 | 12548 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 | 13196 Views
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