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Peet's cafes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos to close Nov. 24

Three local Peet's Coffee & Tea locations in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos will close this weekend. The cafes at 436 University Ave. in downtown Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 18, 2019
Last comment by Yassie, on Nov 27, 2019 at 7:42 pm | 18 comments | 8317 Views


'Starting a restaurant was far more difficult than starting a tech company.' Palo Alto's Teaquation cafe to close

Downtown Palo Alto's Teaquation will close next week after four years of business. The 115 Hamilton Ave. cafe's last day of business will be Saturday, Nov. 30,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2019
Last comment by Allie, on Nov 27, 2019 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 4497 Views


Taiwanese desserts shop opens in Mountain View

Taiwanese shaved snow, milk tea and baked goods are on the menu at the newly opened Oh! Honey Snow Ice in Mountain View. The sweets shop is located at 1030 Castro...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Dan, on Nov 25, 2019 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 10451 Views


Chick-fil-A quietly starts delivering out of DoorDash kitchen in Redwood City

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has started delivering its chicken sandwiches and other fare on the Peninsula out of DoorDash's

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by So Proud of CFA, on Nov 22, 2019 at 5:41 am |
61 comments | 15706 Views


Mountain Mike's Pizza arrives in Menlo Park

A local franchise of Mountain Mike's Pizza is now open at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 17, 2019 at 11:59 am |
11 comments | 6190 Views


Facing high kitchen turnover, Los Altos' The Post revamps majority of its menu

The Post has seen three chefs come and go since opening in downtown Los Altos in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Barroness, on Nov 16, 2019 at 9:26 am | 8 comments | 6375 Views


Revere Coffee and Tea shutters in Redwood City

After about a year and a half of business on Broadway Street in Redwood City, Revere Coffee and Tea has closed. Owner Lily Lai confirmed the closure. She said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Nov 15, 2019 at 4:08 am | 1 comment | 3957 Views


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 | 3411 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 | 3195 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 | 12707 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. 4041 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 | 7390 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 | 7005 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 | 8490 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 | 12908 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 | 4388 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 | 6541 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 | 4390 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 | 4794 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 | 9229 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

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 March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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