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Wiener takes all

At Chez Franc on California Avenue in Palo Alto, the house-made franks are top notch. The double-cheeseburger's great, too. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by O-pen O-pen O-pen, on Apr 18, 2015 at 6:47 am | 1 comment | 2228 Views

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Cantonese comfort food

Cooking Papa, now in Mountain View, conjures the pace and Cantonese comfort foods of busy restaurants in Hong Kong. With...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Apr 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments | 1613 Views

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State sets new water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Tuesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Conservative, on Mar 31, 2015 at 6:21 am | 16 comments | 2527 Views

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From Palo Alto to State Bird

Stuart Brioza might not work with food at all if it weren't for two Palo Alto restaurants and one East Palo Alto pepper farm. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Mar 28, 2015 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 395 Views

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Luscious kebabs, delicate curries

When it comes to kebabs, many think of chewy, marinated squares of meat, grilled on a stick. Yet at Zareen's, a contemporary...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Benjamin Moore, on Mar 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm | 2 comments | 7723 Views

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Mountain View La Panotiq set to open Monday

For a year or more, two new specialty bakeries were pending in downtown Mountain View. Alexander's Patisserie (209 Castro)...

Original post made by Max Hauser on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Baxman, on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm | 2 comments | 1676 Views

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Games and grub

A San Mateo native, Vinny Ferrando has been a Bay Area sports fan for as long as he can remember. Practically raised at Candlestick...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Kari Hendricks , on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 3 comments | 4358 Views

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Let them eat cake

One bite of a kouign-amann from Alexander's Patisserie will dispel any doubts you may have about the quality of a French...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Nov 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments | 3705 Views

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Classic comfort food — minus the meat

If the idea of veggie proteins gets your mouth watering, have I got the place for you. While tempeh, soy and seitan may not...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Julie Lovins, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 666 Views

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MV restaurant fined over unpaid overtime wages

Xanh Restaurant in Mountain View will be paying more than $90,000 to employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Geek, on Oct 20, 2014 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 3903 Views

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Alexander's new pastry venture to open in MV Oct. 16

Alexander's Patisserie, now under construction at 209 Castro St. in downtown MV, is scheduled to open Thursday October 16,...

Original post made by Max Hauser on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 1319 Views

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It's all about the curry

Chicken cutlet curry is the thing to get at Kobe Curry. They were out of it the night we visited. We had to be satisfied...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Oct 4, 2014 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 580 Views

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Where pizza calls, lasagna answers

My mother never made lasagna. We ate spaghetti Bolognese every Thursday, although we just called it noodles with meat sauce....

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Lina, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 4 comments | 2344 Views

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Credit, debit card info breach reported at P.F. Changs

A P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurant in Palo Alto is one of 33 of the chain's outlets where credit and debit card information...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by md, on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 2 comments | 2159 Views

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Shop Talk: ribs ramp-up; kids' coding school

In this week's Shop Talk column: a local car wash ribs stop kicks it up a notch; Palo Alto's florists continue to disappear;...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Aug 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 3016 Views

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Chef Liu reverting to Mervyn's restaurant; historic lounge closing for now

A memory of many longtime Mountain-View residents is Mervyn's "Fine Foods" ("For Delightful Dining . . . and Cocktails"),...

Original post made by Max Hauser on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 12, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 4 comments | 2812 Views

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Old treat with a new twist

In the midst of getting her doctorate degree in immunology from Stanford University, Lori Phillips began experimenting with...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 5780 Views

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Sleek, snazzy, cool

Although my visits didn't start off well, the food was mighty impressive. Bold, expressive flavors without the mask of over...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mountain View, on Jun 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 3 comments | 4090 Views

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Farm to play

Once upon a time, downtown Los Altos was all about antiques and senior citizens. Now, if you don't have small children and...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Meridith, on Jun 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 785 Views

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Momoya please

There's more than one place in Mountain View to get a good plate of sushi. But not all of them can boast eight years of faithful...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Momoya customer, on Apr 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 671 Views
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