Why the owner of Burlingame’s Rasa gave up a Michelin star

Twenty years ago, Ajay Walia left the lucrative worlds of finance and tech to open a restaurant and spread awareness of the diversity of Indian cuisine. He wanted guests to forget images of steam-table buffets, and winning a Michelin star at his South Indian Burlingame restaurant Rasa in 2016 should have authoritatively proven his success. So why did Walia close down Rasa to reopen it as a second location of ...

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Last call at The Old Pro in Palo Alto

Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as Palo Alto's classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley sprung up around it. That era is coming to an end, as the business announced its permanent closure after its last day on June 19.

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6 things we ate at the 2022 San Mateo County Fair

The San Mateo County Fair has returned, bringing carnival rides and games, Alaskan pig races and concerts back to San Mateo through Sunday, June 12. Along with the traditional slate of activities, the fried fair foods people come to expect — plus some more unusual options — are part of the draw. Here’s what we ate on a visit to the fair.

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New restaurants roundup: Mango, ube and grape sweets take over, local favorites expand and a French bistro arrives

Just in time for summer, cooling and colorful desserts are spreading throughout the Peninsula. From golden waffles topped with strawberries and ricotta cheese to dark purple grape bubble tea, there are plenty of new choices for lovers of sweets. Los Altos also gains a second location of one of the region's only Georgian restaurants, and Francophiles can head down to Los Gatos to spend a sunny afternoon at a Parisian ...

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