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I am a perpetually hungry twenty-something journalist, born and raised in Menlo Park and currently workin...  (More)

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John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto
May 27, 2020 10:25 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,827

John Shelsta, whose flaky croissants, morning buns and ganache-filled kouign amann have drawn a loyal following for years, has finally found a semi-permanent home... More
San Agus opens in Palo Alto with Mexico City street food -- for takeout only
May 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 7,067

Manuel Martinez of LV Mar and La Viga opened his latest project, San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, in downtown Palo Alto on Friday, though it's not quite what... More
A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good
May 22, 2020 10:25 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 11,813

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare... More
Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.
May 18, 2020 10:11 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 13,273

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park.

After temporarily shuttering the... More
Specialty's Café & Bakery closing all locations permanently
May 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 3,737

Citing revenue that has been "decimated" by the coronavirus and shelter-in-place mandates, Bay Area-born chain Specialty's Cafe & Bakery announced... More
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