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Georgian restaurant Bevri's new chef hails from the birthplace of cheese-filled khachapuri

Bevri, one of the Bay Area's only Georgian food establishments, has a new chef direct from the Caucasus. Amiran Tskhvaradze of Georgia, who spent two weeks at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
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Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant openings of the year. Customers and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Fan, on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 7 comments | 6408 Views


Chick-fil-A is opening in Redwood City. Will protesters drive the controversial chain away?

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights has stirred up controversy throughout the country -- boycotts, LGBTQ "kiss ins," lawsuits -- and now,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by RWC Resident, on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm | 34 comments | 12622 Views


Japanese-style cocktail bar opening in Los Altos

Jean-Luc Kayigire wants people to imbibe more in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos resident and former bar and restaurant owner said that because of the city's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sushi Scott, on Aug 7, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 6 comments | 5861 Views


Couple brings Chinese zongzi to Mountain View

A Fremont couple who drew a local following for their homemade zongzi, a hefty bundle of sticky rice stuffed with savory or sweet fillings and wrapped in a bamboo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by dlee, on Aug 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 6 comments | 10755 Views


Avocado toast and vegemite: 'Australian-inspired' cafe chain Bluestone Lane arrives in Los Altos

Bluestone Lane was born in New York City but channels Australian coffee culture at all of its cafes, including its newest outpost opening Wednesday, July 31, in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Why, or why?, on Aug 3, 2019 at 9:44 am | 4 comments | 5803 Views


Palo Alto gluten-free bakery to close; local baker to assume ownership

UPDATE: Gracie Jones Gluten Free Bakeshop closed earlier than announced. The bakery closed as of Thursday, Aug. 15. One gluten-free bakery begets another:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by Lori, on Aug 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 21197 Views


Mendocino Farms brings its sandwiches to Palo Alto May 2

Southern California-based sandwich chain Mendocino Farms is opening its 26th location in downtown Palo Alto this Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The fast-casual...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by Alex Costa, on Jul 26, 2019 at 9:31 pm | 18 comments | 7305 Views


Old Port Lobster Shack adds downtown Redwood City location

Downtown Redwood City is now home to a new outpost of Old Port Lobster Shack. The locally born,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by Chip, on Jul 26, 2019 at 12:23 am |
1 comment | 4539 Views


Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen to open buffalo-milk creamery in Palo Alto

Ice cream shops are a dime a dozen on the Peninsula, but water buffalo-milk creameries certainly aren’t.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by jUlie armitano, on Jul 25, 2019 at 9:48 am |
1 comment | 5121 Views


Acclaimed ramen chain Ippudo headed to Cupertino

Ippudo is coming to the Peninsula. The popular Japanese ramen chain is opening its newest location this fall at Main St. Cupertino, a mixed-use development with...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by ramen eater, on Jul 25, 2019 at 6:58 am | 6 comments | 6983 Views


After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by quotes, on Jul 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 28 comments | 20101 Views


Palo Alto's ZombieRunner to open cafe in Mountain View

After more than a decade of running a coffee cart from the back of a running store on Palo Alto's California Avenue, the owners of ZombieRunner are opening a brick-and-mortar...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by David Shannon , on Jul 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 6479 Views


Contemporary Indian restaurant, Ettan, headed to Palo Alto

A contemporary Indian restaurant helmed by an unidentified Michelin-starred chef will open this fall in downtown Palo Alto. Ettan, which means "breath"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Rohit, on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 11598 Views


Nationally renowned Indian restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Anu and Vikram Bhambri operate modern Indian restaurants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, New Delhi -- and come this fall, downtown Palo Alto. They're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by S. Ray, on Jul 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 4 comments | 9196 Views


Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo

The first U.S. location of renowned Tokyo ramen shop Taishoken is set to open at 47 E. 4th Ave. in downtown San Mateo this Saturday, July 13. Taishoken specializes...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Noodles Dishes Are Overpriced, on Jul 11, 2019 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 6253 Views


Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery

When issues with his partner led to the closure of their popular gluten-free bakery operation, Ducks and Dragons, it would have been easy for Mina Makram to throw...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by sd, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 4826 Views


The return of Hollywood glam: Selby's to debut with steak, lobster and 'the coldest martini on the West Coast'

Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by gin, baby, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 5996 Views


Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by rubysparkle, on Jul 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 16433 Views


Cafe with Filipino, Chinese influences to open at Stanford July 1

The menu at Blend, a new cafe opening on the Stanford University campus on Monday, July 1, mirrors the owners' blended backgrounds. Pork lumpia is a nod to siblings...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 5016 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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