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Portland's hyper-sustainable sushi restaurant is headed to Westfield Valley Fair

Portland, Oregon-based Bamboo Sushi, which has since 2008 laid claim to the title of the "world's first certified sustainable sushi restaurant," is coming...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Nov 12, 2019 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 5090 Views


Coffeebar opens public cafe on Facebook campus

Coffeebar's third Peninsula cafe opens today, Monday, Nov. 11, at Facebook in Menlo Park. Despite being on the social media giant's campus, the cafe is open to the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by good good, on Nov 11, 2019 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 4961 Views


A new home in Redwood City for Mademoiselle Colette's croissants

The third location of popular French patisserie Mademoiselle Colette soft opens in downtown Redwood City today, Monday, Oct. 7. Owner Debora Ferrand took over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jill Bolton, on Nov 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 15235 Views


San Francisco's Beit Rima bringing Arabic comfort food to Daly City

Editor's note: Beit Rima opened in Daly City on Feb. 1, 2020 —one year to the date owner Samir Mogannam opened his first location in San Francisco. Samir...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5856 Views


Gluten-free bakery Misfits Bakehouse is reborn in Palo Alto

After a monthslong hiatus, Misfits Bakehouse is back -- and in a new home. The bakery, which has drawn a local following for its gluten-free bread and baked goods,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Jess, on Oct 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 9959 Views


Zareen's to bring its Pakistani-Indian fare to Redwood City

Zareen's, enormously popular locally for its kebabs, chicken tikka masala and complimentary chai, is coming to downtown Redwood City.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Breh, on Oct 23, 2019 at 12:46 pm |
2 comments | 10416 Views


DoorDash is opening a shared delivery kitchen in Redwood City. What does that say about the future of the restaurant industry?

Food delivery service DoorDash is looking to the Peninsula to test out a new concept: a shared commissary kitchen that allows more restaurants to deliver locally...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by $80.00 for a few burritos, on Oct 22, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 12 comments | 11747 Views


Tamarine's casual spinoff opens in Palo Alto

Banh khot, bo luc lac, goi ga and other traditional Vietnamese dishes are on the menu at Tam Tam, opening tonight, Sept 23, in downtown Palo Alto. Tam Tam (140...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by nick pq, on Oct 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm | 10 comments | 15019 Views


Sugar Shack makes a sweet return in Menlo Park

Throngs of pre-teens flooded into Sugar Shack after school on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the second first day of business for the downtown Menlo Park candy store. The original...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by mjbrimhall, on Oct 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 6275 Views


Squid ink paella & patatas bravas: Barcelona natives bring Spanish tapas to Palo Alto

From paella and pintxos to Ibérico ham, the new Telefèric Barcelona is a temple to Spanish cuisine. Opening for dinner at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by MD, on Oct 10, 2019 at 4:44 am | 1 comment | 8713 Views


Say goodbye to Redwood City Indian restaurant Dhaba Xpress

Today (Monday, Sept. 30) is the last day of business for Dhaba Xpress in downtown Redwood City. ==I A spread at Dhaba Xpress in Redwood City....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 6032 Views


Redwood City's The Striped Pig to shutter

The Striped Pig is closing after four years in downtown Redwood City. The last day of business for the 917 Main St. restaurant will be this Saturday, Sept. 28....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Buddy, on Sep 30, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 6572 Views


An increasingly 'untenable' business: Redwood City sandwich standby Woodside Deli to close

Facing a sharp rent increase and growing labor costs, Redwood City's longtime Woodside Deli is closing, the owner

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 25, 2019
Last comment by Lynn, on Sep 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm |
12 comments | 11319 Views


Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?

In early August, Ben Bate got some bad news. The City of Mountain View informed him — seven months after he took over 383 Castro St. to open

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Run, Don't Walk, from This, Ludwig's Team, on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm |
32 comments | 11810 Views


Los Angeles' popular Silverlake Ramen headed to Santa Clara

Los Angeles' Silverlake Ramen, known for drawing long lines at its Southern California locations, is coming to the Peninsula. Silverlake Ramen will open its second...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 5977 Views


Coffeebar Redwood City to open this week, with more cafes coming

Greg Buchheister has turned down something like 10 development offers after opening the always-busy Coffeebar in Menlo Park in 2018. But he's said yes to at least...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Danielle , on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 6047 Views


Dunkin' Donuts to fill a hole in Redwood City

UPDATE: Dunkin' Donuts opened in Redwood City in August 2020. East Coast transplants and die-hard donut devotees, rejoice. Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 24 comments | 11708 Views


Taste Buds Kitchen to offer cooking classes for all ages in Palo Alto

Update: Taste Buds Kitchen will open on Nov. 30, 2019 in Palo Alto. A local franchise of Taste Buds Kitchen, "a kids kitchen by day and BYOB adult...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 7986 Views


Blue Bottle Coffee to open at Stanford Shopping Center this week

Come this Friday, Palo Alto will be home to not one but two Blue Bottle Coffee cafes. The Oakland-born string of cafes is opening its newest location at Stanford...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:16 am | 5 comments | 7103 Views


After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

It started with a scaling back of the eclairs. The owners of The Prolific Oven struggled to find an available baking decorator to hire, so they temporarily made...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Who can afford it?, on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:34 am | 62 comments | 30619 Views
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Benefiting local non-profits

The 36th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, October 2, wherever you are! Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local non-profits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon.

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