Tag: Palo Alto

“Real Deal” Turkish Food at Palo Alto’s New Meyhouse

When I first dined at Meyhouse in Sunnyvale in 2019 not long after it opened, it was the best Turkish restaurant I’d been to in the West. So when I heard they were opening their second, more elegant Palo Alto location, I was “in,” despite the 45-ish minute drive there and back from San Francisco. As often happens, the opening was delayed, but Meyhouse finally debuted August 9, 2023, in a massive space with open air windows overlooking walkable downtown Palo Alto. Read more →

Staycation Palo Alto: A Spanish-Themed Hotel & Two Newer Restaurants

From recent staycations in the Silicon Valley town of Sunnyvale to the coast in Half Moon Bay, for 21 years I’ve researched and written of hotels, food and drink across the Peninsula. The Bay Area’s “south Bay” is yet another rich and diverse county in our wonderland of NorCal food.

My 10 Time Out dining recommends in Palo Alto still stand — as does a totally different getaway off the 101 freeway in Palo Alto, Four Seasons Silicon Valley. But here are three key newcomers in dining and a boutique hotel worth a local getaway. Read more →

November’s 10 SF Bay Area Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, Takeout or Delivery

My dining column at print and online magazine, Bob Cut — column details and my philosophy here and last month’s column here— covers standout newcomers and longtimers we want to keep supporting. During pandemic times, I’m covering outdoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants, all of which I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from, choosing the standouts: Read more →

10 Best Restaurants in Palo Alto

In my latest Time Out column, Palo Alto has long been centered around the great Stanford University and world-changing companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Pinterest and PayPal. With its suburban, college town vibe and heavy dose of chains and mediocre eats lining University Avenue, it’s not exactly been a food destination. But Palo Alto has its gems… if you know where… Read more →

Hotel of the Month: Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Being a Four Seasons hotel, it’s already obvious why one might recommend Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley for that exceptional service and the luxury details common at Four Seasons properties around the globe. But why this particular property? Four Seasons Silicon Valley is one of those hotels I have long been curious about, passing its nine-story, glass exterior countless times… Read more →