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Mountain View's Savvy Cellar wine bar reopens under new owners

Savvy Cellar has reopened with new owners who want to breathe fresh life into the decade-old wine bar housed in a former train station in downtown Mountain View. Jim...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Allison, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 2634 Views


Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 2, 2021 at 9:08 am |
3 comments | 18056 Views


'We believe in empathy and profitability.' This new company wants to redefine delivery for local restaurants

If you live in or near Mountain View, you could be dining this week on Wagyu yakitori over sushi rice from Torima by Hina Yakitori in San Francisco or peking duck...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 5928 Views


The Peninsula's newest pop-up is making cheffy sandwiches on bread from The Midwife and the Baker

Like many of us, Nick Rappoport became obsessed with baking bread during the pandemic. But he wasn't making crusty sourdough loaves. The chef was after sandwich...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Feb 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 7658 Views


Palo Alto's 44-year-old The Fish Market becomes latest restaurant to close temporarily

The Fish Market, which has served fresh seafood fare at 3150 El Camino Real in Palo Alto since 1976, is the latest local restaurant to shutter temporarily in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 8, 2021 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 11974 Views


State of Mind opens new pizzeria in the Palo Alto neighborhood the owners grew up in

Lars and Andrew Smith grew up in the blocks surrounding their newest pizzeria at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. Lars Smith has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Len Ely, on Feb 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm | 4 comments | 12707 Views


From uni to wagyu: Get restaurant-quality Japanese ingredients from this San Mateo wholesale company

Thanks to a pandemic pivot, you can now buy the same high-quality tuna, Hokkaido uni and wagyu beef served at some of the Bay Area's top sushi restaurants. Before...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Todrford, on Feb 1, 2021 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 27885 Views


Mountain View gets new dhaba-style Indian restaurant

Gurinder Singh, a native of north India who's worked in restaurants since he was a young adult, has opened a new Indian eatery in Mountain View called In d Go. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:33 am | 6 comments | 28863 Views


World Wrapps to return to the Peninsula with new menu, two new locations

UPDATE: World Wrapps is open at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto as of Feb. 13. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Twenty-five years after World...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 5306 Views


Antoine's Cookie Shop to bring warm chocolate chip cookies to Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: Antoine's Cookie Shop is open in Palo Alto as of Friday, Jan. 15, for pickup and local delivery....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 10248 Views


San Francisco's loss is the Peninsula's gain: August 1 Five chef opens Indian restaurant in Los Altos

After modern Indian restaurant August 1 Five closed in San Francisco this month, chef Manish Tyagi was left looking for a new job in the midst of the pandemic. He...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Rose, on Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 11657 Views


Where to get Christmas meals on the Peninsula

Here's a list of restaurants and bakeries offering Christmas specials for pickup and delivery on the Peninsula, from prime rib and bûche de Noël to Jamaican...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm | 6 comments | 17369 Views


From babka to brisket: Where to get Hanukkah meals on the Peninsula

If you haven't already made your food plans for Hanukkah -- which begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 10, and ends on Friday, Dec. 18 -- we're here to help. Here...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Happy Hanukkah , on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 5873 Views


'Our best option of survival is to shut everything down.' Mountain View's Steins Beer Garden closes until 2021

One of downtown Mountain View's most popular eating and drinking establishments, Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, has closed until further notice in the face...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 5653 Views


This new Mountain View restaurant specializes in Thai street food

Pad Thai and green curry are on the menu at Khao Kang Thai Kitchen, but you'll also find nam tok khor mhoo yang, a grilled pork salad from northeast Thailand, and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Dec 5, 2020 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 5891 Views


MoDo Hawaii's wildly popular mochi donuts are coming to the Bay Area

UDPATE: MoDo Hawaii is open in Santa Clara as of Dec. 6 and recommending preordering donuts online. In 2018, a very long line of people snaked though the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 9656 Views


Palo Alto's Tam Tam to close, but owners hope to reopen elsewhere

The owners of Tamarine announced that their more casual Vietnamese spinoff Tam Tam, opened in downtown Palo Alto last fall, will be closing this weekend. Tanya...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:21 am | 7 comments | 10279 Views


Local resident steps in to keep Los Altos' Red Berry Coffee Bar open

When the Los Altos community heard that Red Berry Coffee Bar would be closing in August, customers rallied to keep the much-loved cafe alive. Their efforts resulted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Eli P, on Nov 12, 2020 at 9:30 pm | 3 comments | 5668 Views


Palo Alto's Vina Enoteca reopens with Italian market and Basuku Cheesecakes pop-up

Three months after pressing pause on dine-in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Dave Smith, on Nov 5, 2020 at 11:48 pm |
1 comment | 8290 Views


The swanky Selby's opened to much fanfare last year. It will now close temporarily.

Since March, the Selby's dining room -- with mohair walls, custom chandeliers and table-side martini service -- has remained dark, while the kitchen focused instead...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2020
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