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PENINSULA FOODIST

Canada chocolate shop headed to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village

Cacao 70, a Montreal-born chocolate company, is opening its second U.S. location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this spring. Cacao 70 has taken over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by ved prakash, on Mar 28, 2020 at 6:07 am | 8 comments | 6608 Views

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These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

Several local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff during the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Chrissy, on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm | 6 comments | 11750 Views

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Restaurants shutter temporarily while other double down on delivery, ways to survive coronavirus downturn

==I For more updates on restaurant closures, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by West Menlo, on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm |
9 comments | 8198 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Drive-thru farmers markets? The Peninsula's food industry pivots to the new normal.

Two local food operators, a farmers market and a restaurant, are pivoting to drive-thru service models to adapt to the Bay Area's shelter in place order. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fresh food, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 6 comments | 5713 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 33 comments | 32789 Views

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Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Need fresh food, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 10918 Views

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'Nobody is dining out.' Palo Alto Chinese restaurant Taste is on the brink of permanently shutting down amidst coronavirus spread

==I For more updates on the coronavirus impact on local restaurants, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by 40-year Chinese cook, on Mar 16, 2020 at 11:05 am |
39 comments | 29686 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by MRM22, on Mar 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 11 comments | 5397 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's RT Rotisserie, Italian Homemade Company start delivery on the Peninsula out of DoorDash virtual kitchen

Two popular San Francisco restaurants are now delivering on the Peninsula out of DoorDash's shared commissary kitchen in Redwood City: RT Rotisserie and the Italian...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Mar 11, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 2702 Views

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Khinkali & clay pot chicken: San Carlos gets the Bay Area's second Georgian restaurant

In the Georgian language, "supra" refers to the communal act of gathering around a table to share a meal. Shalva Dzotsenidze wants to spread "supra"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by eater, on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 3212 Views

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Boba report: Tea It Up opens in Menlo Park; milk tea and mochi donuts headed to Palo Alto

In the latest local boba news, Tea It Up is now open at 993 El Camino Real in Menlo Park and Te Amo Boba is opening on March 13 at 4131 El Camino Real in Palo Alto. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Law Enforcement Endorse Mochi Donuts Too!, on Mar 10, 2020 at 9:15 am | 3 comments | 4555 Views

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Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City

Editor's note: Nam Vietnamese Brasserie opened on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m. Dinner hours will be Tuesday- Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. Lunch will start in March. When...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by ryan, on Mar 8, 2020 at 7:55 am | 8 comments | 6234 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'It is all much harder for the smaller guys.' Kristi Marie's shutters in Redwood City

Kristi Marie's closed Friday after five years of business in downtown Redwood City. "We found success through you, our wonderful guests who supported us...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Greg Dineen, on Mar 7, 2020 at 6:44 am | 6 comments | 8735 Views

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Portland's Thai food darling Pok Pok will be popping up on the Peninsula this spring

Editor's note: The Four Seasons announced on March 11 that the Pok Pok pop-up has been postponed due to "current events" surrounding the coronavirus. Pok...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jane Garner, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 5452 Views

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The Market at Edgewood to celebrate local women-owned food businesses at weekend event

Palo Alto grocery store The Market at Edgewood is hosting a tasting event to highlight local women-owned food businesses this Saturday, March 7. Bread, nut butters,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Dave S., on Mar 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 2908 Views

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Su Hong 2.0? Former waiter reopens Chinese standby under new name in Palo Alto

Su Hong Palo Alto is back, albeit under a new name and owner but with the same food beloved by generations of customers. The longtime Chinese restaurant at 4256...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jonathan Anonuevo, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 13 comments | 12285 Views

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Redwood City gets two new barbecue restaurants

Quality barbecue spots are few and far between on the Peninsula, but two new restaurants serving...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by White Folks Don't Eat Chitlins, on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 13456 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

In response to staff and customer demand, Andronico's returns to Los Altos

Four years after Andronico's at the Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos became a Safeway Community Market in a sale to the supermarket giant, the local grocery store...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by PB, on Feb 28, 2020 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 4607 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.

There's a new sign outside and new ownership in place, but otherwise things are largely the same at the former Palo Alto Pizza Co. at 2450 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by vivian.hudson255@gmail.com, on Feb 28, 2020 at 3:44 am | 13 comments | 5831 Views

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Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Vote for Pedro, on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 2 comments | 6922 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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