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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 | 4799 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 | 9234 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 | 9765 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 | 4145 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 | 4383 Views


Dunkin' Donuts to fill a hole in Redwood City

East Coast transplants and die-hard donut devotees, rejoice. Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Redwood City. The international donut and coffee chain is planning a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 24 comments | 8961 Views


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

==I Update: Taste Buds Kitchen will open on Nov. 30, 2019, with a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm |
2 comments | 6158 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 | 5417 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 | 26406 Views


Round Table Pizza bites the dust in downtown Palo Alto

A longtime Round Table Pizza outpost in downtown Palo Alto has closed for good. The 263 University Ave. restaurant closed on Sunday, Aug. 19, according to an...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm | 32 comments | 16301 Views


New cafe brings boba, mochi waffles to Menlo Park

Boba shop Green Bubble Cafe is now open at 604 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park. Green Bubble was started by three San Francisco State University graduates...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bike Menlo Park, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 4944 Views


Mountain View gets its own Ike's sandwich shop

Ever-expanding sandwich chain Ike's Love & Sandwiches opened its newest location this week at 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Suite F, in Mountain View. Ike Shehadeh...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Costco, on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 10266 Views


Coupa Cafe opens 10th location in downtown Redwood City

The latest outpost of mini local coffee empire Coupa Cafe is now open in downtown Redwood City. Coupa's 10th cafe is located at 695 Main St., in the ground floor...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Aug 30, 2019 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 3979 Views


San Francisco's Saint Frank Coffee comes to Menlo Park

San Francisco third-wave coffee shop Saint Frank Coffee is now pouring single-origin espressos from a 250-square-foot outdoor kiosk in Menlo Park. Saint Frank...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Charlotte, on Aug 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 5244 Views


Singapore's oldest cafe to bring imported coffee, kaya toast to Palo Alto

Come this fall Killiney Kopitiam, known as Singapore's oldest cafe, will have its first U.S. outpost in downtown Palo Alto. Amanda Steckler, a Singaporean native...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Singaporean Food Fan, on Aug 28, 2019 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 13364 Views


Morsey's Creamery brings buffalo-milk gelato to downtown Palo Alto

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen, the Los Altos restaurant that serves dairy products made from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by BuffaloGelatoIsAThing, on Aug 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 15 comments | 6986 Views


Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter

Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm | 15 comments | 6626 Views


New hotel restaurant opens inside Hyatt Mountain View

Fairchilds Public House in Mountain View plays up the Silicon Valley angle, unabashedly. Beyond the name itself, a reference to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5256 Views


Owners of Palo Alto's Tamarine plot casual Vietnamese spin-off

Tamarine has weathered more than 15 years of change in downtown Palo Alto, rarely if ever straying from its founding concept: modern interpretations of Vietnamese...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by viet food fan, on Aug 22, 2019 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 7308 Views


Fusion restaurant brings Indian pizza to Palo Alto

Curry Pizza House is now slinging chili paneer pizzas, desi pesto bread sticks and achari chicken wings in downtown Palo Alto. The 320 University Ave. restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by pa resident, on Aug 21, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 9627 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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