‘We’re all in this together’: How Peninsula restaurants are adapting to pandemic-related issues

At the onset of the pandemic, many establishments sought relief with government grants. ateo County invested $22.8 million in COVID-19 emergency relief for small businesses with 354 grants totaling $3.54 million given to restaurants, wineries ...

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A restaurant tucked away in a downtown Palo Alto nonprofit is reopening for the first time since COVID

After a nearly three-year hiatus, The Redwood at Avenidas in downtown Palo Alto will open its doors starting Monday, Oct. 3. Led by chef Julien Cellier, the cafe will serve breakfast and lunch Monday through ...

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‘We’re not trying to disrupt the industry’: How a Y Combinator-backed food hall startup is bringing a ghost kitchen alternative to the Peninsula  

When COVID-19 hit and restaurants began closing down left and right, Mountain View resident Divyang Arora and his startup co-founders saw it as a call to action. Two years and a trip through the famous ...

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Off-campus bites: 16 budget-friendly restaurants near Peninsula colleges

To help ease the transition into a new school year, we've put together a selection of off-campus and budget-friendly bites for students at nearby colleges, many of which also offer quick service for students looking ...

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Making waves: Silicon Valley Sculpture Fair returns to Menlo College this weekend with a water-themed exhibit

The Silicon Valley Sculpture fine art fair returns to the campus of Menlo College for a third year, opening this Friday, Sept. 23, and continuing through the weekend. As in past years, outdoor sculptures (a ...

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How an ‘Almost Famous’ fried chicken sandwich is inspiring a Peninsula pizzeria’s expansion

When Lars Smith and his family opened the first State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria, the restaurant quickly became busier than the Peninsula family that founded it had expected. So when they realized they ...

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