Tender Greens – Palo Alto

In my previous post, I had written about new openings in Palo Alto recently. The city already has a health conscious demographic which made newcomer, Tender Greens, a perfect fit for the Stanford Shopping Center. Tender Greens is a sit down restaurant specializing in salads, although you do order at the counter. Unlike Pluto’s or […]

True Food Kitchen – Palo Alto

Palo Alto’s dining scene seems to be ramping up with new restaurants lately. Even some of the chain restaurants have a worthwhile menu. True Food Kitchen is one of the latest newcomers. True Food Kitchen has multiple nation-wide locations and boasts a healthy menu that follows the anti-inflammatory diet from Dr. Andrew Weil. The restaurant […]

Tava Kitchen Grand Opening in Alameda – Chance to Win Free Food for One Year

Earlier this year, I wrote about the awesome new menu selection from Tava Kitchen. They changed their focus from Indian food to a mix of Indian and South East Asian inspired items. The food is still healthy and delicious as always. Now the brand is opening its third store in Alameda. At the grand opening […]

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens New Location on Brokaw Rd – San Jose

One of our favorite grocery stores in the South Bay just opened a new location in San Jose on Brokaw Road. This is the third store in San Jose. The location is in a brand new plaza still under construction. In fact, Sprouts is the only store open while none of the others even have […]

Whole Foods Market Preview Opening – Santa Clara

The new Santa Clara Square complex has been much anticipated as I’ve driven by their construction site daily. This week, Whole Foods and a few other retailers had their grand opening to officially open the Square for business. The following photos and video are a blend of shots from my iPhone, Canon Powershot, and Whole […]

Inchins Bamboo Garden – San Jose

Indian Chinese food is not a category I see often here. It sounds like a good pairing as both cultures use spices and sauces throughout many of their dishes. Earlier this month, a new Indo-Chinese restaurant called Inchin’s Bamboo Garden opened in San Jose, and I was excited to join their Media Preview dinner. The […]

Lemonade Preview Opening – Palo Alto

Lemonade is a popular restaurant in Los Angeles. Chef/Founder Alan Jackson was a chef of fine dining cuisine which he left to start Lemonade. He and his wife were frustrated at the inconvenience of dining out, especially with a child. They sought to open a restaurant that made things more efficient while still maintaining a […]

1000 Degrees Pizza – Cupertino

Cupertino welcomes the latest fast-casual pizzeria, 1000 Degrees Pizza, from New Jersey. The chain is a franchise and the Cupertino location is currently the only one in California. I was invited by the chain for a complimentary meal. Here are my thoughts. They serve personal sized pizzas made from authentic Neapolitan flour. The dough is […]

Corner Bakery Cafe Grand Opening on May 9 – Free Coffee for a year for First 100 People

The following press release is brought to you by Corner Bakery Cafe. Here’s what you really need to know: They open on Monday May 9 at 7AM. The first 100 people in line get a free mug which can be used for free coffee refills during the year. 1690 Saratoga Ave., Space 96, outside of […]

Whole Foods Market Tap Room Grand Opening – Blossom Hill – San Jose

Whole Foods Market on Blossom Hill recently opened Tap Room, their beer and dining area. The location was formerly Sunflower Farmers Market which was a chain owned by Sprouts. In 2012, I wrote about their opening on my blog. Now it’s a Whole Foods which is a great because I’m a Whole Foods fan. The […]