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Sweet Orchid brings gelato scoops, cakes and milkshakes to Menlo Park

Sweet Orchid, a Fremont gelato and pastry shop, is now scooping dozens of flavors of gelato from a new location in Menlo Park. Sweet Orchid opened on Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Piliguy, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 8381 Views


Portuguese piri piri chicken eatery lands in Palo Alto

Portuguese grilled chicken that's marinated for 24 hours in piri piri sauces is the main event at the newly opened The Port of Peri Peri in Palo Alto. The Port...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous MV, on Jul 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 9 comments | 11920 Views


Fruitful giving: Farm-to-neighbors delivery project supports farmers, frontline workers

It started with a box of cherries. Maria Gregorio, a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University IT professional, saw a Nextdoor post in May from a neighbor organizing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Corinne, on Jul 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 4 comments | 7625 Views


Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Henry william, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:37 pm | 8 comments | 23825 Views


Mountain View resident starts nonprofit to support hungry families and restaurants

A longtime Mountain View resident has founded a new nonprofit she hopes will kill two birds with one stone: feeding local families in need while supporting struggling...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Gualterio Nunez Estrada., on Jul 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm | 9 comments | 9962 Views


Dining outdoors in Santa Clara County? You'll have to keep your mask on for most of the meal

Starting Monday in Santa Clara County, people dining outdoors at restaurants must keep masks on at all times, except while eating or drinking -- including when they're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Another Bob, on Jul 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm | 27 comments | 20913 Views


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 pork buns locally from ghost kitchens...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sophie88, on Jul 15, 2020 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 7295 Views


The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen

Darius Johnson grew up in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood, practically down the street from Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue. The longtime dive bar reopened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 21 comments | 13043 Views


Last year's Palo Alto Chili Cook-off winner, MB's Place, dishes on how to make the best chili

Sadly, there will be no socially distanced version of the Palo Alto Chili Cook Off this year, a festive July 4th event that for decades has brought people to Mitchell...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Frito Pie, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 8156 Views


'It was not responsible to put our staff in jeopardy.' Flea St. Cafe halts outdoor dining in Menlo Park

After a week of cautious outdoor dining service, Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park is reverting to a takeout-only operation, citing concerns about the recent uptick in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 8 comments | 9006 Views


Indoor dining has returned to San Mateo County, but restaurant owners are split on reopening

Within hours of Wednesday's announcement that indoor dining could resume in San Mateo County, Bistro Vida was serving diners inside the Menlo Park French restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jun 24, 2020 at 7:50 am | 4 comments | 13584 Views


Los Altos farmers market suspended amid operator controversy

==I UPDATE: The Los Altos Farmers' Market resumed on Thursday, June 25. The Los Altos Village Association did not respond to an inquiry about whether CFMA is continuing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Diego, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:45 am | 13 comments | 9440 Views


Upscale Viognier closes after 23 years inside Draeger's in San Mateo

Viognier has closed permanently after 23 years of tasting menus and white-tablecloth dining on the second floor of Draeger's Market in downtown San Mateo. Viognier...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Joe U, on Jun 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 8358 Views


San Francisco's Marufuku bringing its popular ramen to Redwood City

Marufuku Ramen, whose 20-hour tonkotsu ramen regularly drew long lines in San Francisco pre-pandemic, is opening a new location in downtown Redwood City. Marufuku...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by JCH, on Jun 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 7 comments | 12545 Views


'A premature ending:' Palo Alto's Maum to reinvent itself with meal kits, online market

When Maum reopens in Palo Alto later this summer, it will no longer be the intimate, communal dining concept its chefs originally conceived of. Maum will instead...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7606 Views


Virtual mac and cheese eatery opens at Left Bank in Menlo Park

Vine Hospitality, the restaurant group that owns Left Bank Brasserie, LB Steak and Meso Modern Mediterranean, has launched its first virtual restaurant. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Paul, on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 6354 Views


Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam. The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by David B, Karpf, MD, on Jun 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 104 comments | 63455 Views


A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cathy Widener, on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 10 comments | 22563 Views


Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

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

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Blanche DuBois, on Jun 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 12 comments | 20780 Views


John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jess, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 13832 Views
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