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Gluten-free bakery headed to Los Altos

The owner of Petit Bakery Co., a gluten-free baking company that makes fusion pastries...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 5, 2019
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Calling all gardeners: A restaurant owner wants you to grow Peruvian peppers for her.

The owner of a Palo Alto restaurant is turning to the community to help her cultivate a local source for Peruvian spices that are difficult to find fresh in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 26, 2019
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Palo Alto's Baron Barista shutters

Third-wave cafe Baron Barista has closed after about a year of business in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. A short sign posted at the 3990 El Camino Real...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2019
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Superfoods and lower prices: Palo Alto's Amber Dhara becomes new, casual concept

Another local restaurant is transitioning from long lunches and white tablecloths to casual service in the face of changing demographics and rising labor costs. Amber...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 5, 2019
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Oren's Hummus takes first step toward national expansion with new location

If all goes according to plan, there will be a day when there are quick-service versions of Oren's Hummus restaurants in all major U.S. cities. The prototype...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 7, 2019
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Boba cafe headed to Menlo Park

Mr. Green Bubble, a Bay Area boba cafe, is opening this summer in downtown Menlo Park. Signs for the new establishment are up at 604 Santa Cruz Ave., which was...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 23, 2019
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Redwood City's Suisha House reopens as Oyster Boy Seafood and Raw Bar

After months of renovations, the owners of Suisha House in downtown Redwood City have opened a new restaurant in the same space: Oyster Boy Seafood and Raw Bar....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 7, 2019
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Europe meets Norcal at Backhaus' new bakery in San Mateo

Anne Moser was yearning for home when she made her first sourdough starter. Moser had left her native Germany to move with her husband Robert to Daly City, a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 12, 2019
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Taiwanese street food chain expanding to San Mateo

Editor's note: Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is open in San Mateo as of Sept. 2, 2019. Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has set its sights on its next Bay Area...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2019
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Los Altos' Asa is expanding to Los Gatos

The owner of Asa in Los Altos is opening a second location of the Spanish-...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 6, 2019
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'It was a very, very good ride.' Yumi Yogurt Redwood City closing after 35 years

Redwood City staple Yumi Yogurt will close this Sunday, Sept. 15, after nearly four decades of business. Owner Surena Yavari said Tuesday that the lease for the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 10, 2019
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Shake Shack to open doors at San Mateo's Hillsdale Shopping Center this weekend

Get ready, San Mateo. Shake Shack is coming this weekend. The East Coast burger chain is opening its third Bay Area location at Hillsdale Shopping Center this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2019
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Sweet Diplomacy brings gluten-free madeleines and cupcakes to Los Altos

Downtown Los Altos is home to a new gluten-free bakery: Sweet Diplomacy, which opened at 209 1st St. in late December. The bakery is owner Melody Hu's first food...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 8, 2020
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Long a 24-hour hangout, Palo Alto's Happy Donuts to shorten hours

Starting Monday, March 16, people will no longer be able to satisfy their middle-of-the-night cravings for crullers and doughnut holes at Happy Donuts in Palo Alto....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
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Specialty's Café & Bakery closing all locations permanently

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

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 17, 2020
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Coffee pop-up opens at Palo Alto wine bar Salvaje

You can now find Bryan Chiem serving espresso drinks out of a window during the daytime at Salvaje, the downtown Palo Alto natural wine bar. Chiem is the founder...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 23, 2020
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Not "'farewell' but 'see you soon:'" Palo Alto's Maum closes until further notice

Maum, the acclaimed fine dining Korean restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, is closing for now while the owners figure out how to create a "Maum experience more...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 2, 2020
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Chez TJ reopens in Mountain View with new chef, patio and menus

Chez TJ, which has been closed since the start of shelter-in-place in March, will reopen this month in Mountain View with several major changes in place. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
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Los Altos Hills farm, embracing new models during COVID-19, starts offering collaborative CSA boxes

Luna Vez Farm in Los Altos Hills has since 2018 exclusively grown produce for Maum, the high-end Korean...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2020
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Palo Alto's Vina Enoteca ends dine-in service 'until further notice'

Saturday night marked the last dinner service at Vina Enoteca in Palo Alto for the foreseeable future.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 16, 2020
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