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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

Sadly we found out that La PanotiQ's Mountain View location permanently closed its doors. La PanotiQ is a local chain which may still have other locations open. We're disheartened to hear that this neighborhood favorite didn't make it, but here’s a... 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 →

The Art of Spice – Rangoli India Restaurant in San Jose, California

While we were traveling around India, we saw a copious amount of colors. Vivid hues of orange, hot pink and yellow can be seen everywhere, but the loveliest shades are natural. Rangoli India Restaurant in San Jose, California steals its name from... Continue Reading →

Whisk Me Away – Batter Bakery in San Francisco, California

Like a moth to a flame, you'll be drawn to the corner of California and Kearny Street. It was around 10:00am on a weekday when we first spied Batter Bakery's little lit up kiosk in San Francisco. Warm and inviting, and... Continue Reading →

Schooled by a Foodie Startup Incubator – A Free Saturday Seminar at University of the Pacific with La Cocina and Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas in San Francisco, California

It's been awhile since we last sat in a classroom, but as soon as we heard the University of the Pacific was holding free seminars on Saturdays that focused on all things food related we were intrigued. When we found... Continue Reading →

Southern Fried Comfort – Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, California

West Oakland's downtrodden lots and graffiti filled walls may be a turn off for some, but for others it represents a hotbed of creativity with an underdog-on-the-cusp type of feeling to it. Sure you'll see signs saying, "Do not feed... Continue Reading →

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