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California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto

People dining at La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto this week might not have noticed a new note that appeared at the bottom of their receipts:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Max Borchuk, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1328 Views


Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley

A burger made entirely from plants at a Redwood City startup has been making waves at select restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Kris, 19 hours ago | 21 comments | 7601 Views


DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City

If you're in Redwood City and you see a robot rolling down the street, don't panic. It's just delivering someone's burrito. Starting this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by member, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 2187 Views


Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Black Pepper soft opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by pro menlo, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 12 comments | 4136 Views


Shalimar Sizzle opens in Mountain View

Shalimar Sizzle, a Sunnyvale Indian restaurant, has expanded to downtown Mountain View's Castro Street. Owner Mo Polani held a grand opening for Shalimar...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Crotchety Desi, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 7 comments | 4711 Views


Nick the Greek opens in Redwood City

Gyros, souvlaki and fresh falafel are among the menu items at Nick the Greek, a new quick-service Greek restaurant in downtown Redwood City. Nick the Greek held...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3779 Views


Yum Cha Palace opens in Menlo Park

New life has finally been breathed into the long-vacant space at 1039 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the former home of Su Hong's sit-down restaurant, with Yum...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Ankur, on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:28 am | 6 comments | 17955 Views


Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City will be getting its own dedicated poké eatery this week with the opening of Go Fish Poke Bar on Friday, Feb. 24. Go Fish Poke...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Fake Poke, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 30201 Views


Byington Winery to open Los Altos tasting room

Byington Vineyard & Winery, an idyllic 95-acre vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, will open a tasting room in downtown Los Altos later this year. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 am | 3 comments | 5905 Views


Find coffee and community at Palo Alto's new Backyard Brew

A new caffeine option is now open on California Avenue in Palo Alto: Backyard Brew, where a Palo Alto native is hoping to to build a space for both coffee and community. Backyard...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by grande, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 22490 Views


Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto

Facing the end of a five-year lease and a rent increase that was hard to justify, fast-casual Indian eatery

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Julia, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm |
18 comments | 27319 Views


Mountain View's Shell Shock becomes East Street Tacos

After about two years of shucking oysters on Castro Street in Mountain View, the owner of Shell Shock...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 28, 2017 at 11:47 am | 3 comments | 5280 Views


Mizu Sushi to replace Cocina Central in Mountain View

A San Jose sushi restaurant will replace Cocina Central at Mountain View's The Village at San Antonio Center, Cocina Central owner Randy Everman confirmed Monday. Everman,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Poke Lover, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm | 5 comments | 5318 Views


Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View

International bakery chain Paris Baguette plans to open a new "showstopper" location in downtown Mountain View in 2017, Chief Development Officer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Samson, on Jan 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm | 30 comments | 22849 Views


Celebrity chef pulls out of BFD Menlo Park; to reopen as new concept

==B UPDATE: Chris Vestal, who lives in Menlo Park, said he plans to open a restaurant at this location serving American-style cuisine with locally sourced ingredients....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by rezi, on Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 am | 6 comments | 11935 Views


Palo Altan to open brew-and-pizza focused restaurant in Los Altos

Palo Alto native Lars Smith, who has worked in and around restaurants since he was a teenager, will open State of Mind Public House, an homage to California beer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:21 am | 5 comments | 25152 Views


Old Port Lobster Shack closing in Redwood City, expanding to Los Altos

Old Port Lobster Shack, a New England-style seafood restaurant with locations in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Jose, will be closing its original Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ike Heil, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 15 comments | 15186 Views


Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain

Downtown Palo Alto seafood restaurant Sam's Chowder House has been sold to a Boston-based...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 27 comments | 18302 Views


Hunan Homes reopens in Mountain View

Exciting news for fans of longtime Los Altos Chinese restaurant Hunan Homes: The restaurant has reopened in a new location in Mountain View. Now named Hunan Homes...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Jeff, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 13694 Views


New eateries to open at Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center announced this week a slew of new stores and restaurants slated to open in the spring of 2016 as part of a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by ced1106, on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm |
18 comments | 19319 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

Find Camps Here