Tasty against all odds: Our nine most memorable meals of 2020

New Haven-style pizza, tonkatsu curry, Korean fried chicken and more … Looking back on a fraught, but hopeful, year in dining on the Peninsula. Superb Vietnamese fare from Hết Sẩy in San Jose: Hủ tiếu Gò Công, Mekong-style noodle soup, left, and cơm tấm lá dứa, or pandan broken rice with a charcoal-grilled pork chop, shredded pork skin, fried egg and pickled garlic leeks. (Photo by Michelle Le) It’s hard to feel ...

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Feel the burn: The Peninsula gets a new Nashville hot chicken joint

Get the hottest of the hot at Love Burn Chicken in South San Francisco. “It is the hottest chicken sandwich… a bold statement that we’re really confident [to stand] behind.” (Image via Yelp) Jason Angeles boldly claims Love Burn Chicken makes the spiciest, largest and crispiest hot chicken sandwich out there. The new restaurant, opened two weeks ago inside a South San Francisco bowling alley, is inspired by the hot chicken trend made ...

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Singapore’s Killiney Kopitiam opens in Palo Alto to long lines and much excitement

After a COVID-generated false start, the much-anticipated cafe opening is a go. Killiney Kopitiam, Singapore’s oldest cafe, serves coffee and breakfast as well as curries, rice and noodle dishes. (Photo courtesy Killiney Kopitiam) Killiney Kopitiam, Singapore’s oldest cafe, has made its much-anticipated debut in downtown Palo Alto after months of delays. The first U.S. location of Killiney Kopitiam soft opened last Thursday at 552 Waverley St., reportedly drawing long lines of customers who ...

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