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The Funnest Word to Say in French – Pamplemousse in Redwood City, California

"A kouign-amann is basically just butter and sugar, right? Perfect, I'll have that." While driving around Brittany, it's quite common to spy what just might be the fattiest pastry in the Finistère. Of course there are loads of delectable treats to discover... Continue Reading →

Where Valley Girls Go to Shop – Wildfox in West Hollywood, California

Los Angeles is the perfect hunting ground for shopaholics and foodies alike. The sprawling city is filled with things you might not expect, like tasty empanadas stuffed with macaroni and cheese (we're looking at you Nonna's Empanadas) and 3D critters... Continue Reading →

A Hungry City Welcomes Serious Flower Power – Restaurant Asa in Los Altos, California

Los Altos, California is a Silicon Valley city that is undergoing change and redevelopment both in its residential areas and its downtown. Over the past few years, a number of fantastic new restaurant entrants have joined the scene including Honcho and... Continue Reading →

The Sweetest Way to be a Time Traveler – Voyageur du Temps in Los Altos, California

Over the past few years downtown Los Altos, California has won a number of promising new inhabitants including the resident happy hour hero over on 1st Street, Honcho. One of our other go to favorite spots to pass an afternoon is... Continue Reading →

Bunnies Hop Into Stanford Shopping Center – Minamoto Kitchoan in Palo Alto, California

In the United States we may think of October as pumpkin spice time. In Japanese culture, October is a special month because it's when the harvest moon usually appears. The chushu (中秋) or "mid autumn" moon (which isn't always synonymous... Continue Reading →

Your Dose of Daily Bread and Potato Dumplings – Mayfield Bakery in Palo Alto, California

October is a busy month. Stores are cramming shelves full of holiday decorations and Halloween hasn't even hit us yet. It's also an incredibly busy, and rewarding time, for the Mayfield Bakery in Palo Alto, California.     Mayfield Bakery is owned... Continue Reading →

Start a New French Tradition This Thursday, Free Food and Wine Tastings – La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California

It's no secret that we're huge fans of La PanotiQ, the family owned bakery and café. Whether we're in desperate need of a cappuccino or a delightful pastry to cheer us up, La PanotiQ (along with Mademoiselle Colette and Voyager... Continue Reading →

Help! Our Eyes Are Glazing Over – Stan’s Donut Shop in Santa Clara, California

Since 1959, the Wittmayer family has been pulling warm donuts out of its fryer. When you walk through Stan's Donut Shop in Santa Clara, California it feels a bit like you've stepped into a wormhole and popped out in another decade. A... Continue Reading →

Just Brew It – Drip Line in Oakland, California

Oakland, California is full of established grub hubs (like Brown Sugar Kitchen which has been around for nearly a decade), but a hipster foodie wave is moving into town. One of our favorite new places to snag a caffeine IV... Continue Reading →

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