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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons

After nearly three decades at the helm of the irreverent Buck's of Woodside, owners Jamis and Margaret MacNiven have retired and turned the restaurant over to their...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 5587 Views

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Fighting an 'uphill battle,' Palo Alto's longtime MacArthur Park to close until 2021

This Saturday, Aug. 8, will be MacArthur Park's last day of service until 2021. The owners of MacArthur Park, which has occupied a historic, 11,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 3797 Views

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'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Editor's note: A list of local black-owned eateries to support is at the bottom of this story. Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by MA midtown, on Aug 8, 2020 at 6:41 am | 16 comments | 16789 Views

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Two Michelin stars, to go: Palo Alto's high-end Baume pivots to takeout

Baumé, the two-Michelin-star French restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel likely...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm | 10 comments | 8628 Views

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Los Altos Hills farm, embracing new models during COVID-19, starts offering collaborative CSA boxes

Luna Vez Farm in Los Altos Hills has since 2018 exclusively grown produce for Maum, the high-end Korean...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3915 Views

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Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Birds Of A Feather, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 34 comments | 7047 Views

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Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Adam W, on Jul 31, 2020 at 4:39 pm | 17 comments | 16315 Views

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Sweet Orchid brings gelato scoops, cakes and milkshakes to Menlo Park

Sweet Orchid, a Fremont gelato and pastry shop, is now scooping dozens of flavors of gelato from a new location in Menlo Park. Sweet Orchid opened on Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Piliguy, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 4351 Views

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San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen to bring Northern Thai food to Menlo Park

Farmhouse Kitchen, a San Francisco-born string of Thai restaurants, is opening its newest location at 1165 Merrill St. in Menlo Park this fall. The 4,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 6 comments | 6438 Views

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Portuguese piri piri chicken eatery lands in Palo Alto

Portuguese grilled chicken that's marinated for 24 hours in piri piri sauces is the main event at the newly opened The Port of Peri Peri in Palo Alto. The Port...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous MV, on Jul 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 9 comments | 7866 Views

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Fruitful giving: Farm-to-neighbors delivery project supports farmers, frontline workers

It started with a box of cherries. Maria Gregorio, a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University IT professional, saw a Nextdoor post in May from a neighbor organizing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Corinne, on Jul 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 4 comments | 3939 Views

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Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Henry william, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:37 pm | 8 comments | 19424 Views

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Mountain View resident starts nonprofit to support hungry families and restaurants

A longtime Mountain View resident has founded a new nonprofit she hopes will kill two birds with one stone: feeding local families in need while supporting struggling...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Gualterio Nunez Estrada., on Jul 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm | 9 comments | 6700 Views

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Dining outdoors in Santa Clara County? You'll have to keep your mask on for most of the meal

Starting Monday in Santa Clara County, people dining outdoors at restaurants must keep masks on at all times, except while eating or drinking -- including when they're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Another Bob, on Jul 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm | 27 comments | 16048 Views

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San Francisco's China Live to open in ghost kitchens throughout the Peninsula

Starting Aug. 1, China Live in San Francisco will be delivering its sheng jian bao, Dungeness crab handrolls and Dutch Crunch pork buns locally from ghost kitchens...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sophie88, on Jul 15, 2020 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 4095 Views

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The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen

Darius Johnson grew up in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood, practically down the street from Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue. The longtime dive bar reopened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 21 comments | 9386 Views

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Last year's Palo Alto Chili Cook-off winner, MB's Place, dishes on how to make the best chili

Sadly, there will be no socially distanced version of the Palo Alto Chili Cook Off this year, a festive July 4th event that for decades has brought people to Mitchell...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Frito Pie, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 5177 Views

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'It was not responsible to put our staff in jeopardy.' Flea St. Cafe halts outdoor dining in Menlo Park

After a week of cautious outdoor dining service, Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park is reverting to a takeout-only operation, citing concerns about the recent uptick in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 8 comments | 6246 Views

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Indoor dining has returned to San Mateo County, but restaurant owners are split on reopening

Within hours of Wednesday's announcement that indoor dining could resume in San Mateo County, Bistro Vida was serving diners inside the Menlo Park French restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jun 24, 2020 at 7:50 am | 4 comments | 9582 Views

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Los Altos farmers market suspended amid operator controversy

==I UPDATE: The Los Altos Farmers' Market resumed on Thursday, June 25. The Los Altos Village Association did not respond to an inquiry about whether CFMA is continuing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Diego, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:45 am | 13 comments | 6702 Views
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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons
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