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Spring/Summer 2011

Visitors Guide to the midpeninsula

Veronica Weber

Discover where to go to play, dine, shop or relax

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Welcome to Palo Alto

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Whether you are visiting for business, for pleasure or to attend a conference or other event at Stanford University, you will quickly discover the unusual blend of intellect, innovation, culture and natural beauty that makes the Palo Alto area so special. Palo Alto’s neighboring communities are home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture capital firms, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook and one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world. While Palo Alto developed as a sleepy college town, the emergence of Stanford University as the leading high technology academic research center in the nation in the 1970s led to hundreds of start-up businesses with connections to Stanford professors and their inventions. Thus Palo Alto became known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley and attracted engineers and others from all over the world to pursue their dreams. The Stanford campus itself is the biggest visitor attraction, and visitors could easily spend a day or longer exploring the beautiful (and large) campus. But at a minimum any visit should also include a walk or drive through the tree-lined (and among the costliest in the nation) residential neighborhoods, a walk in the foothills or baylands and some great shopping and eating in the several business districts.

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For our list of 10 sites not to miss while you are visiting, look in the Attractions section. Enjoy!

Inside: Attractions...................................... 6 Arts & Entertainment................10 Shopping....................................... 13 Stanford......................................... 16 Recreation..................................... 18 Getting Around/Safety............ 19 Map..................................................20 Hotels..............................................22 Dining.............................................24

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The Palo Alto Visitors Center is co-located with the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce at 400 Mitchell Lane in downtown Palo Alto. The Visitors Center is staffed Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and may be reached at 650-324-3121. The center has useful brochures and other materials and can assist with answering questions and addressing special or unusual needs of visitors. Destination Palo Alto (www.destinationpaloalto.com) offers much more information about where to go and what to do while visiting Palo Alto. Visitors Guide is a special project of the Palo Alto Weekly. Copyright Š2011 by Embarcadero Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

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attractions The Palo Alto and Stanford area offers things to do for all ages and interests. Our favorite recommendations for out-of-town visitors are listed below. The numbers shown in ( ) are the location markers on the center-fold map. A trip to the Stanford University campus is the highlight for most visitors, where attractions include Hoover Tower, Memorial Church (see page 16), Cantor Arts Center, Rodin Sculpture Garden and a central campus bustling with activity.

Hoover Tower (5)

Stanford University; 650-723-2053; www.stanford. edu/dept/visitorinfo/plan/guides/hoover.html Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed during finals and academic breaks Visible to all the surrounding areas, Hoover Tower is a landmark to Stanford students, faculty, alumni and the local communities. The 285-foot tower offers spectacular views of Stanford campus, the Foothills and the Bay Area from its observation deck. A student tour guide is available to point out important landmarks and sights. Finished in 1941 to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, the landmark is part of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. The breathtaking views and historical background makes a visit to Hoover Tower a truly one-of-a-kind Palo Alto experience.

Cantor Arts Center (4)

328 Lomita Drive (at Museum Way); 650-723-4177; www.museum.stanford.edu The Stanford family created the museum to display their personal collection of objects of art and cultural interest; now, the museum’s collections are devoted to a wide range of art, from 19th-century American drawings to contemporary sculptures. While at the Center, visitors should be sure to visit Stanford’s outdoor sculptures: the Rodin Sculpture Garden, which houses the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of Paris, the New Guinea Sculpture Garden as well as numerous pieces throughout the campus. Admission to the museum is free, and visitors can take advantage of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, special events, the bookstore, and the cafe overlooking the sculpture gardens. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

HP Garage (7)

367 Addison Ave., Palo Alto Known as the Birthplace of Silicon Valley, the HP garage is a symbol of innovation and entrepreneurism. College friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard purchased the garage in 1938 as a workspace to develop their own company, which has become one of the most successful in the country. The modest building served as a research lab and a development and manufacturing workshop. However, as the company grew, the garage was quickly outgrown and the company moved to a larger headquarters. The property is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although the garage is not open for public tours, feel free to observe from the street and imagine the pioneers of the electronics revolution chasing their innovative dream.

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Computer History Museum (10)

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 650-810-1010; www.computerhistory.org Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history, the Computer History Museum houses one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents, and software. Through online and physical exhibits, visitors can discover the worldwide impact of the computing revolution on the human experience. While some of the online exhibits complement physical exhibits, most are independent from each other and provide the visitor with unique information on computers. Admission to the museum is $12-$15. Docent tours are offered throughout the afternoon. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunset Magazine Gardens (3)

80 Willow Road, Menlo Park; 650-321-3600; www.sunset.com/garden If you are the home-gardening type, you won’t want to miss a visit to the famous Sunset Magazine Garden. Located at Sunset Magazine’s headquarters in nearby Menlo Park, the display garden offers a glimpse of architecture and foliage from the major climate zones of the West. The garden contains a 1.2-acre lawn, four designated areas representing the Northwest, Northern California, Central California, and the Southwest Desert and Southern California regions, and a 3,000-square-foot test area. The entire display garden is open for free, self-guided tours, weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gamble Garden (8)

1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto; 650-329-1356; www.gamblegarden.org Willed to the city of Palo Alto by Elizabeth F. Gamble in 1981, the 2.3-acre Gamble Garden Center features a 1902 Colonial/Georgian Revival house and formal, working, and demonstration gardens. The historic property is now a nonprofit community horticultural foundation, and places an emphasis on education as well as aesthetic beauty. The demonstration gardens include an herb garden and cutting beds. The estate also includes a carriage house, teahouse, tool house, greenhouse and a gazebo. Conveniently located and open to the public at no charge during daylight hours, a visit to Gamble Garden Center is always a relaxing experience.

Filoli Estate & Gardens (1)

86 Cañada Road, Woodside; 650-364-8300; www.filoli.org Standing for Fight, Love, Live, Filoli Gardens is one of the most magnificent remaining country estates and gardens of the early 20th century. The 43-room estate, built for Mr. and Mrs. William Bourne in 1917, allows visitors to enjoy a collection of 17th- and 18thcentury antiques. The spectacular gardens, made up of terraces, pathways, pools, lawns, foliage, trees and flowerbeds, are perfectly groomed and ever changing based on the time of year. The gardens are most known for their collection of more than 500 varieties of roses, as well as their amazing spring bulbs, includ-


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ing tulips and daffodils. Whether your goal is to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or learn about the various plant collections, a stroll through the exquisite gardens will not leave you disappointed. The gardens and estate are open to visitors from mid-February through October.

park on Stanford Avenue, then enter through the gate at Junipero Serra Boulevard. Be sure not to park on the side streets where Stanford residential parking permits are required or you’ll be ticketed. No dogs or bicycles are allowed.

Allied Arts Guild (2)

Palo Alto Baylands (9)

East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; Interpretive Center: 650-329-2506; Baylands Preserve: 650-617-3156 The Baylands protects some of the last remaining salt-marsh and mud-flat habitats on the West Coast. It offers excellent birding year round. Wintertime high tides bring bird watchers from around the world. In the spring and fall, the Baylands is a prime stopover or destination for birds traveling on the Pacific route of their migration flyway.

Stanford Dish Walk (6)

http://dish.stanford.edu/ Hours: Sunrise to sunset (from 6-6:30 a.m. to 5:30-7:30 p.m. depending on the season) Rain or shine, you’ll find hundreds of locals and Stanford students walking or jogging the trail at The Dish, named after the large old radio-telescope used for research in the Stanford foothills and visible from throughout the area. The paved trail climbs the hills and offers spectacular views of the Peninsula, the campus and the coastal mountains. The main loop trail is 3.5 miles and takes about an hour and 15 minutes to walk. Most visitors

75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park; 650-322-2405; www.alliedartsguild.org Located in nearby Menlo Park, the Allied Arts Guild is an oasis of shops, gardens, artists’ studios and a cafe. A favorite spot for visitors, the historic site has carried out the founders’ original vision of a European-style crafts guild and created a lovely environment to shop, eat and relax. The Guild houses numerous studios and shops of various artists, ranging from furniture repair to pottery making. The Artisan Shop sells handmade art and is operated solely for the benefit of critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Visitors can also enjoy lunch at the charming cafe with a view of the gardens.

Other attractions

Kids will enjoy the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (http://friendsjmz.org/), the small Museum of American Heritage (www.moah.org) in downtown Palo Alto, the Hiller Aviation Museum (www.hiller.org) in San Carlos, and Great America (www.pgathrills.com/#actions), an amusement park located about 10 minutes south of Palo Alto on Highway 101 in Santa Clara.

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TheatreWorks, a nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley under the direction of Robert Kelley, presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, including “Snow Falling on Cedars� (through April 24); and “A Quirky New Musical [title of show]� (June 1-26). Call 650-463-1950 or visit www.theatreworks.org. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, the oldest theater by and for children in the United States, performs at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, including “Charlotte’s Web� (through April 9) and “Lord of the Flies� (May 19-28). Call 650-463-4930 or visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre. West Bay Opera, Palo Alto’s own opera company, will stage “Dido and Aeneas� by Henry Purcell and “La Vida Breve� by Manuel de Falla (May 20-29) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road. Call 650-8433900 or visit www.wbopera.org.

Stanford Lively Arts brings in world-class musicians and dancers. Upcoming programs include the Mingus RRYY A&&R V N SS Band (April 13); St. Lawrence String Quartet (May Big W V IIS N EE YYAA RR D D WINERY &W VIIINNNEEE D 1); and The Gurs Zyklus (May 14). Call 650-725-ARTS (2787) or visit livelyarts.stanford.edu. Stanford Jazz Festival is held June-August. For festival lineup call 650-736-0324 or 650-725-ARTS or visit www.stanfordjazz.org.

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Downtown Palo Alto is very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, when restaurant reservations are advised and parking can be difficult. Many downtown retailers are open in the evenings to cater to the bar and restaurant crowd. California Avenue features a large number of good restaurants popular with local residents, as does Castro Street in Mountain View. Major grocery and drug stores are conveniently located. One of the biggest Safeway stores in the entire chain is located on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, less than a mile from the Palo Alto border. Whole Foods has locations in downtown Palo Alto and just south of Palo Alto in Los Altos, and Mollie Stone’s operates a full-service market & deli on California Avenue.

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In addition to the world-renowned Stanford Shopping Center (hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., www.stanfordshop. com), Palo Alto features a vibrant downtown shopping district (see parking, page 19), a quieter but popular shopping and restaurant district centered around California Avenue just south of the Stanford campus, and Town & Country Village, a specialty center on El Camino Real across from Stanford Stadium. Visitors will find cafes and a wide variety of restaurants in all four shopping areas, as well as in neighboring downtowns of Menlo Park, Los Altos and Mountain View.

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CVS Pharmacy has locations in Town & Country Village, on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, and in the Midtown shopping area on Middlefield Road south of Oregon Expressway. Walgreens has locations on University Avenue, in Midtown, on El Camino in Palo Alto, and in downtown Menlo Park. Both downtown Palo Alto and the California Avenue business district hold popular Farmers Markets, featuring live music, local produce and artisan foods. Downtown’s market is on Saturday mornings through Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and is held in the parking lot behind the post office at Hamilton Avenue and Gilman Street. The market on California Avenue closes down several blocks and is held on Sunday mornings year-round between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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s t a n f o r d uni v e r s i t y The Stanford University campus is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country and deserves a visit regardless of the reason for your stay in the Palo Alto area. Guided one-hour walking tours leave every day at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the Stanford Visitor Center, 295 Galvez St. (at Campus Drive); 650-723-2560 — Visitor Information Services; visitorinformation.stanford.edu. Learn more about Stanford’s history, architecture, landmarks and art by downloading a Podcast Tour at www.stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo.

The non-denominational Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall; 650-723-1762; www.stanford.edu/group/ religiouslife/memchu.html) is generally open each week day. Visitors may explore the art and architecture Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Services, events and weddings can make access on weekends difficult, but a weekly ecumenical worship featuring choir and organ music is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and open to the public.

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If you are short on time, the formal and most dramatic entrance is from Palm Drive, which approaches the Oval, the Main Quadrangle and Memorial Church from the east and downtown Palo Alto. The Quad is the academic center of the university, with various departments having their classrooms and offices throughout the perimeter.

and older for tours offered the first and third Sunday, three tours beginning at 11 a.m., and on the second and fourth Saturday, three tours beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 plus $5 parking fee. Call 650-725-8352 or visit hannahousetours.stanford.edu.

For a great view of the entire campus and Palo Alto, take the elevator up to the top of 285-foot tall Hoover Tower, the university’s most visible landmark and just a short walk from the Quad. Admission to the tower observation deck (daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed during academic recess) is $2 for adults, $1 for children and seniors. The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace (650-723-0603), at the corner of Serra and Galvez streets, offers free exhibits on President Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover and rotating exhibits that focus on library and archival holdings in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, adjacent to Hoover Tower (Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). www.hoover.org

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Art lovers will find many great Stanford resources, but be sure and visit the Cantor Arts Center (see page 6) and the adjacent Rodin Sculpture Garden, with the largest collection of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. The Cantor, which offers free admission, is a popular cultural resource for the entire region. While on campus, don’t miss the Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden (Santa Teresa Street, off Campus Drive West), near Roble Hall, or pick up an Outdoor Art Tour, leaving from the Main Quad, near the top of the Oval.

Pay parking is available daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., either in coin-metered spaces ($1.50 per hour) or Pay and Display lots. Machines at lots accept credit cards, cash or coins. Visitor day permits can be purchased for $12 at 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. The two closest lots to 295 Galvez St., a starting point for campus tours, are on the corner of Galvez Street and Nelson Road, and Galvez Street and Memorial Way. Other lots are scattered around the periphery of campus. Call 650-723-9362.

Architecture fans may try to visit Hanna House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, based on a hexagonal module. Reservations are required, for those 12 years

Stanford’s gateway website www.stanford.edu provides detailed information on the university and links to help visitors and prospective students.

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Stanford’s intercollegiate athletic program is the toprated in the nation, and visitors can usually choose from among multiple sports events every weekend when school is in session. For up-to-date information see the Stanford Athletics website (www.gostanford.com), call 800-STANFORD (800-782-6367) or visit PA Sports Online (www.PAsportsonline.com). Stanford athletics venues are all located at the eastern side of the campus, a short walk from Town & Country Village at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road.


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recreation The Palo Alto area offers recreational opportunities for almost every interest, from the casual walker to those looking for serious hiking, biking, golfing, tennis and other activities. Immensely popular among locals and visitors, walkers and runners, is the Stanford “Dish” loop (see page 8), a paved path winding through the Stanford foothills with tremendous views of the university, Palo Alto and the entire Peninsula. The Baylands Nature Preserve (see page 8), located at the end of Embarcadero Road, offers miles of flat walking trials that allow visitors to explore the area’s extensive wildlife habitat. A staffed visitor’s center has exhibits and a boardwalk extending into the bay and the nearby duck pond is a fun place for younger kids. The Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, in the foothills beyond Stanford, has a small unstaffed visitor’s center with exhibits and a network of easy trails ideal for one- to two-hour hikes. Casual walkers with an interest in history and architecture will enjoy one of several historical walks around Palo Alto residential neighborhoods that date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Historic preservation is a big part of Palo Alto’s culture, and historic home tours take place a number of times each year. Palo Alto Stanford Heritage offers self-guided tours through its website at www.pastheritage.org.

Public tennis courts in Palo Alto are generally well maintained and easy to get on. Most convenient to hotels are courts at Palo Alto High School (enter from 25 Churchill Ave.) and at Rinconada Park on Embarcadero Road at Newell. Both are lit at night. There are many courts on the Stanford campus, but you risk getting kicked off if you have no university affiliation. The Palo Alto area prides itself on accommodating and encouraging bike riding, and riders of all levels take advantage of nearby rural areas and hills. The most popular rides use Arastradero, Alpine, Portola and Sand Hill roads to create loops of different lengths. Skilled

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Golfers will find Palo Alto’s popular full-length 18hole, 6,800-yard Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; 650-856-0881; www.paloaltogolfcourse.com), located next to the Baylands at the end of Embarcadero Road, both challenging and affordable. The facility includes a club house, driving range, putting green and practice bunker. Those with a connection to Stanford (alumni or parents) are able to play (with some restrictions and at resort-level green fees) at the Stanford Golf Course (198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford; 650-7240944 for golf course, 650-498-4461 for driving range; http://stanfordgolfcourse.com), a beautiful and long course that is operated by the university for its faculty and students and the private members who wait years on a waiting list to join. Mountain View’s Shoreline Links (2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 650-903-4653; www.ci.mtnview.ca.us), also located in the baylands, is another good option.

Walkers often take to the loop trail behind Stanford, called ‘The Dish.’

riders wanting to devote several hours or all day ride up to Skyline Boulevard and down to the coast and back. Mountain View’s Shoreline Lake, located in the baylands just south of Palo Alto (and interconnected with the Palo Alto Baylands via trails), offers sail, paddle and rowboat rentals, as well as a cafe, picnicking and walking trails. Both Palo Alto and Menlo Park offer lap swimming through their municipal pools — Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; 650-463-4914; www.cityofpaloalto.org) and Burgess Memorial Pool (501 Laurel St., Menlo Park; 650-328-7946; www.menloswim. com). But if you’re up for sun paddling, windsurfing or renting pedalboats, rowboats, canoes or kayaks, the Shoreline Aquatic Center (Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View; 650-965-7474; www.shorelinelake.com) is the destination. While Palo Alto is located between the Bay and foothills, the Pacific Ocean and the beach are only a 45minute drive. The coast is often foggy and cold, however, especially in the summer, so your escape from the summer heat in Palo Alto may be more refreshing than you planned. If you want to mix some shopping, eating and beach walking, your best bet is to head for Half Moon Bay.


getting around Palo Alto and Stanford are served by a transportation network that includes the regional Caltrain (800660-4287; for hearing impaired TDD 650-508-6448. www.caltrain.com) system, which operates frequent trains up and down the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose, the free Stanford Marguerite shuttle bus (650-723-9362. transportation.stanford. edu) service, local taxis (Yellow Cab Company, 408777-7777) and an extensive network of pedestrian and bike paths.

Parking in Palo Alto

Parking in most downtown Palo Alto lots is free for two hours (and parking garages for three hours) during weekdays and Saturdays, after which a car is not allowed to re-park in the same “color zone” the rest of the day. It can be very difficult to find parking in the evening, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. A number of the better restaurants offer valet parking.

Parking on Campus See page 16.

safety & emergencies Palo Alto is an extremely safe community and other than obvious precautions when out late at night, visitors should feel comfortable freely exploring the city without concern for their safety. Use common sense and extra care when using the pedestrian tunnels at the train stations, and avoid walking alone at night. Downtown Palo Alto is a vibrant night spot that attracts many out-of-towners and a generally harmless homeless population, so some additional care is warranted late at night. Urgent medical care is accessible from either the Urgent Care department at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (located at 795 El Camino, between Town & Country Village and the Westin Hotel — adults, 650321-4121; pediatric 650-853-6558) or the emergency room at Stanford University Hospital, (300 Pasteur Drive — located at the back of the hospital off of Quarry Road; 650-723-5111.) Follow “Emergency” signs posted on streets in the area. If you have a non-life-threatening medical problem go to Palo Alto Medical Foundation Urgent Care. You’ll

Kate Robertson

While most visitors arrive by car, it is feasible to land at either San Francisco or San Jose airports, connect to nearby Caltrain stations in Millbrae and Santa Clara (via BART at SFO and shuttle bus at San Jose) and arrive at the downtown Palo Alto train station. From there, the Marguerite Shuttle provides service to various locations on the Stanford campus and to selected other stops in Palo Alto. The Sheraton and Westin hotels are both located next to the train station. Airport van shuttle services regularly operate from both airports to Palo Alto and Stanford. Several parking structures are located just off University Avenue, which makes evening parking in Palo Alto much easier.

get quicker attention and excellent care. No appointments are available except for pediatric urgent care, where they are strongly advised. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year. The Stanford Hospital emergency room (open 24 hours) functions as a regional trauma center, so there can be long delays for patients with non-emergency conditions. The closest Kaiser Permanente Medical Center is located at 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City (650-299-2000). Dialing 911 for a medical emergency in Palo Alto or at Stanford will result in a response from Palo Alto Fire Department paramedics, who will transport patients to the Stanford emergency room. For after-hours prescriptions, Walgreens at 121 El Camino Real, Mountain View, (650-961-7555) is open 24 hours.

Pet emergencies

Pet emergencies can be dealt with at the South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic, 3045 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (650-494-1461) or Adobe Animal Hospital, 4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos (650-948-9661).

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Bistro 412 www.b4twelve.com 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-7183

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Bistro Maxine www.bistromaxine.com 548 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-323-1815

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Buca di Beppo www.bucadibeppo.com 643 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-329-0665

Italian

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Cafe 220 www.cafe220.com 220 B University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-8182

Middle Eastern

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Cafe Epi www.cafeepi.com 405 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-4888

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Cafe Renaissance www.caferen.com 321 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6222

Mediterranean and Persian

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Café Renzo 473 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-8300

Italian

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Calafia Cafe & Market a-Go-Go www.calafiapaloalto.com 130 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-322-9200

California Cuisine

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California Pizza Kitchen www.cpk.com 531 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-323-7332

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Cheesecake Factory www.cheesecakefactory.com 375 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-473-9622

American

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China Delight Restaurant 461 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-6065

Chinese

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Coconuts www.coconutspaloalto.com 642 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-329-9533

Cajun and Caribbean

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Coupa Cafe www.coupacafe.com 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-322-6872

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Crepevine www.crepevine.com 367 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-3900

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Darbar Indian Cuisine www.darbarcuisine.com 129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6688

Indian

Empire Grill & Tap Room 651 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-321-3030

California Cuisine

Evvia www.evvia.net 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-0983

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Gordon Biersch Brewing Company www.gordonbiersch.com 640 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-7723

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Bangkok Cuisine www.bangkokcuisine.com 407 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-6533

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Gyros Gyros 498 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-0107

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Han Fine Korean Cuisine 452 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-2555 Hobee’s www.hobees.com/stanford.html 67 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-327-4111

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Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana www.ilfornaio.com 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-853-3888

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Janta Indian Cuisine www.jantaindianrestaurant.com 369 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-462-5903

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Jing Jing www.jingjingonline.com 443 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-328-6885

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Joya Restaurant & Lounge www.joyarestaurant.com 339 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-9800

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Junnoon www.junnoon.com 150 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-9644

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Kan Zeman www.kanzeman.com 274 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5245

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Kanpai Sushi 330 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-2696

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Kirk’s Steakburgers www.kirks-steakburgers.com 75 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-326-6159

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Korean BBQ 85 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-321-4730

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Krung Siam Thai Cuisine 423 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-5900

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La Morenita 800 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-329-1727

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La Strada Ristorante Italiano www.lastradapaloalto.com 335 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-8300

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Lavanda www.lavandarestaurant.com 185 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-3514

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LuLu’s Town & Country www.lulusmexicanfood.com 49 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-327-8226

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MacArthur Park www.macarthurparkpaloalto.com 27 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-9990

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Mandarin Gourmet www.mandaringourmet-paloalto.com 420 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-328-8898

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Mango Caribbean Restaurant & Bar www.mangocaribbean.com 435 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-9443

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Mantra www.mantrapaloalto.com 632 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-322-3500

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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe www.mayfieldbakery.com 110 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-853-9200

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Mediterranean Wraps www.kanzeman.com 209 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5245

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Miyake 140 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-9449

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Nola www.nolas.com 535 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-328-2722

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Howie’s Artisan Pizza www.howiesartisanpizza.com 60 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-327-4992

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Hyderabad House hyderabadihouse.com 448 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-3455

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Patxi’s Chicago Pizza www.patxispizza.com 441 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-473-9999

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Pluto’s www.plutosfreshfood.com 482 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-1556

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Prolific Oven www.prolific-oven.com 550 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-326-8485

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Rangoon 565 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-325-8146

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Reposado www.reposadorestaurant.com 236 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-833-3151

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The Rose & Crown www.myspace.com/roseandcrown 547 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-327-ROSE

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Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar www.scottsseafoodpa.com 1 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-323-1555

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Sheraton’s Poolside Grill www.starwoodhotels.com 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-328-2800

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Shokolaat Restaurant www.shokolaat.com 516 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-289-0719

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Siam Orchid Thai www.siamorchidpa.com 496 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-1994

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Siam Royal www.siamroyalthai.com 338 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-8129

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SliderBarCafe www.sliderbarcafe.com 324 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-7300

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Sprout Cafe www.cafesprout.com 168 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-7688

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St. Michael’s Alley www.stmikes.com 140 Homer Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-2530

California Cuisine

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Sushi House 158 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-321-3453

Japanese

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Tai Pan www.taipanpaloalto.com 560 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-329-9168

Chinese

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Tamarine Restaurant www.tamarinerestaurant.com 546 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-8500

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Thaiphoon www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com 543 Emerson St. Palo Alto 650-323-7700

Thai

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Three Seasons Restaurant www.threeseasonsrestaurant.com 518 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-838-0353

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Old Pro Sports Grill 541 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-326-1446

American

Osteria www.osteriapaloalto.com 247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5700

Italian

Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Downtown 566 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-3131

American

Pampas www.pampaspaloalto.com 529 Alma St., Palo Alto 650-327-1323

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Pasta ? www.pastaq.com 326 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-4585

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Village Cheese House www.thevch.com 157 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto 650-326-9251

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Vino Locale 431 Kipling St, Palo Alto 650-328-0450

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Westin Restaurant Soleil www.starwoodhotels.com 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-321-4422

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The Wine Room thepawineroom.com 520 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-462-1968

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The Workshop 223 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-7437

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Zibibbo www.zibibborestaurant.com 430 Kipling St., Palo Alto 650-328-6722

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Anatolian Kitchen www.anatoliankitchenpaloalto.com 2323 Birch St., Palo Alto 650-853-9700

Mediterranean and Persian

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Baume www.baumerestaurant.com 201 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-8899

French

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Birch Street www.bistroelan.com 2363A Birch St., Palo Alto 650-853-0667

California Cuisine

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Bistro Elan www.bistroelan.com 448 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-0284

California Cuisine

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Cafe Brioche www.cafebriochepaloalto.com 445 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-8640

French

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Cafe Pro Bono www.cafeprobonorestaurant.com 2437 Birch St., Palo Alto 650-326-1626

Italian

Caffe Riace www.cafferiace.com 200 Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-0407

Italian

Chipotle Mexican Grill www.chipotle.com 2675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-462-9154

Mexican

The Counter www.thecounterburger.com 369 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-3900

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Homma’s Brown Rice Sushi 2363 Birch St, Palo Alto 650-327-6118

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Jade Palace www.jadepalace.us 151 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-9388

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Joanie’s Cafe 447 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-6505

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La Bodeguita del Medio www.labodeguita.com 463 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-7762

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Lotus Thai Bistrolotusthaibistro.googlepages.com/ 425 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-289-0907

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Olive Garden www.olivegarden.com 2515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-326-5673

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Palo Alto Sol www.paloaltosol.com 408 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-8840

Mexican

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Peking Duck 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-856-3338

Chinese

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Printers Cafe 320 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto 650-323-3347

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Spalti Ristorante www.spalti.com 417 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-9390

Italian

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Sundance The Steakhouse www.sundancethesteakhouse.com 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-321-6798

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Szechwan Cafe www.szechwan-cafe.com 406 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-1688

Chinese

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Tandoori Oven www.thetandoorioven.com 365 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-2111

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Buck’s of Woodside www.buckswoodside.com 3062 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-8010

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California Cafe www.californiacafe.com/paloalto/index.php 700 Welch Road, Palo Alto 650-325-2233

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Fuki Sushi www.fukisushi.com 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-494-9383

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The Village Pub www.thevillagepub.net 2967 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-9888

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Akasaka 925 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-325-0444

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PF Chang’s China Bistro www.pfchangs.com 900 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650-330-1782

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Quattro at the Four Seasons www.quattrorestaurant.com 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto 650-353-2291

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Straits Cafe www.straitscafepaloalto.com 3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-494-7168

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Bistro Vida www.bistrovidamp.com 641 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-462-1686

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Cedro Ristorante Italiano www.cedroristorante.com 1020 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-322-3376

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Cook’s Seafood 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-325-0604

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Crepes Cafe www.crepescafe.com 1195 Merrill St., Menlo Park 650-473-0506

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Dashi 873 Hamilton Ave., Menlo Park 650-328-6868

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Gombei Japanese 1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-329-1799

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Iberia www.IberiaRestaurant.com 1026 Alma St., Menlo Park 650-325-8981

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Jeffrey’s Hamburgers 888 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-322-1959

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Juban www.jubanrestaurant.com 712 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-473-6458

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Kaygetsu 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park 650-234-1084

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Left Bank Brasserie www.leftbank.com 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-473-6543

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Lisa’s Tea Treasures www.lisastea.com 1175 Merrill St., Menlo Park 650-322-5544

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LuLu’s on the Alameda www.lulusonthealameda.com 3539 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park 650-854-8226

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Mataro www.ristorantemataro.com 827 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-325-7900

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Mike’s Cafe Menlo Park 150 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park 650-321-7377

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Naomi Sushi www.naomisushi.com 1328 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-321-6902

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Oak City Bar and Grill www.oakcitybarandgrill.com 1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-321-6882

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The Oasis www.theoasisbeergarden.com 241 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-326-8896

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Tokyo Subway 605 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-325-9399

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Bella Fresca www.bellafrescafoods.com 47 Easy St., Mountain View 650-961-0399

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Cafe Baklava 341 Castro St, Mountain View 650-969-3835

Mediterranean

Cafe Yulong 743 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-960-1677

Chinese

Cantankerous Fish 420 Castro St., Mountain View 650-966-8124

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Casa Lupe 459 Castro St., Mountain View 650-965-2944

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Cascal www.cascalrestaurant.com 400 Castro St., Mountain View 650-940-9500

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Chez TJ www.cheztj.com 938 Villa St., Mountain View 650-964-7466 Colonel Lee’s Mongolian BBQ 304 Castro St., Mountain View 650-968-0381

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Ephesus www.ephesusrestaurant.net 185 Castro St., Mountain View 650-625-8155

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Fiesta Del Mar Too www.fiestadelmar.com 735 Villa St., Mountain View 650-967-3525

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Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too www.fjlmountainview.com 939 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-5384

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Hangen Szechuan Restaurant 134 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-8881

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Hunan Chili 102 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-8968

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Kappo Nami Nami 240 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-6990

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King of Krung Siam 194 Castro St., Mountain View 650-960-7077

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Mazeh Taste of the World Restaurant 1910 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-969-4884

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Mediterranean Grill House www.mediterraneangrillhouse.com 650 Castro St., Mountain View 650-625-9990

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Monte Carlo 228 Castro St., Mountain View 650-988-1500

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New China Delight www.newchinadelight.com 360 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-6635

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Passage to India www.passagetoindia.net 1991 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-969-9990

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Queen’s House 273 Castro St., Mountain View 650-960-0580

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Ramen House Ryowa 859 Villa St., Mountain View 650-965-8829

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Ristorante Bella Vita www.ristorantebellavita.com 300 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-2486

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Ristorante Don Giovanni www.dongiovannis.com 235 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-9749

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Sakoon www.sakoonrestaurant.com 357 Castro St., Mountain View 650-965-2000

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Savorysavory-restaurant.com 873 Castro St., Mountain View 650-691-9999

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Shezan 216 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-1112

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Shiva’s Indian Restaurant and Bar www.shivasrestaurant.com 800 California St, Mountain View 650-960-3802

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El Calderon www.edesignsbysuze.com 699 Calderon Ave., Mountain View 650-940-9533

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PLACES OF WORSHIP AMERICAN BAPTIST First Baptist Church, Palo Alto 305 No. California Ave. @ Bryant 650-327-0561 Rev. Dr. Rick Mixon Worship 10am, Adult Forum 11:15 am www.fbc-paloalto.org

LUTHERAN Bethany Lutheran Church 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park 650-854-5897 Pastor Jon Coyne & Pastor Tom Norris Sun. 9:30 a.m. www.bethany-mp.org

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3045 Cowper St., Palo Alto 94306 650-493-7870 Church 10am, Sunday School 10am Wed., Testimony meeting 7:30pm 1st & 3rd Wed., Noon Calif Ave RR Reading Room: 459 California Ave 327-1642 www.cspaloalto.org

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EPISCOPAL All Saints’ Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 650-322-4528 Rev. Sherridan Harrison Sun. 8:00am & 10:00am with Choir Established in 1892 www.asaints.org St. Bede’s Episcopal Church 2650 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park 650-854-6555 The Rev. Dr. Katherine M. Lehman Sun. 8am and 10:15am www.stbedesmenlopark.org

Stanford Memorial Church 450 Serra Mall, Stanford CA 94305 650-723-1762 Rev. Scotty McLennan, Dean, Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Rev. Joanne Sanders University Public Worship, Sun. 10am Compline Sun. 9 pm (academic year) Labyrinth, Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm http://religiouslife.stanford.edu PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto (PC USA) 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto 94301 650-325-5659 The Rev. W. Robert Martin III Check our website for Sunday schedule www.fprespa.org

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Thomas Aquinas Parish The Catholic Community of Palo Alto 3290 Middlefield Rd., PA 94306 650-494-2496 Rev. Matthew Stanley, Pastor St. Thomas Aquinas, 751 Waverly St St. Albert The Great, 1095 Channing Ave Our Lady of the Rosary, 3233 Cowper St. www.paloaltocatholic.org UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto 650-856-6662 Rev. David Howell, Pastor Rev. Eileen Altman, Associate Minister Sunday Worship & Church School 10:00am www.fccpa.org REFORM SYNAGOGUE Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 650-493-4661 Rabbi: Janet Marder Service times vary: Generally, Fridays at 6:15pm; Saturday mornings at 10:30am. Call to confirm. http://www.betham.org

To include your place of worship in this directory e-mail Blanca Yoc at byoc@paweekly.com or call (650) 223-6596


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Sono Sushi 357 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-9086

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St. Stephen’s Green 223 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-9151

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Sushi Tei www.sushi-tei.net 1036 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-7272

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Sushi Tomi www.sushitomi.com/sushitomi.html 635 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-968-3227

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Tied House Cafe and Brewery www.tiedhouse.com 954 Villa St., Mountain View 650-965-2739

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Shalala Ramen 698 W Dana St., Mountain View 650-965-8001

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Totoro 841 Villa St, Mountain View 650-691-0796

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Tsunami Sushi www.tsunamisushi.info 209 Castro St., Mountain View 650-965-0114

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Vaso Azzurro Ristorante www.vasoazzurro.com 108 Castro St., Mountain View 650-940-1717

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Villa 08 895 Villa St., Mountain View 650-964-2222

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Akane 250 Third St., Los Altos 650-941-8150

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Aldo Los Altos 388 Main St, Los Altos 650-949-2300

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American Italian Delicatessen & Gelateria 139 Main St., Los Altos 650-948-6745

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Armadillo Willy’s Burgers & BBQ www.armadillowillys.com 1031 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-941-2922

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Beausejour 170 State St., Los Altos 650-948-1382

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Chef Chu’s www.chefchu.com 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-948-2696

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Estrellita Restaurant 971 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-948-9865

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La Gondola Ristorante www.lagondolaristorante.com 242 State St., Los Altos 650-941-7702

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Los Altos Grill www.hillstone.com 233 3rd St., Los Altos 650-948-3524

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Maltby’s www.maltbys.com 101 Plaza North, Los Altos 650-917-8777

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Mikado 161 Main St., Los Altos 650-917-8388

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Satkar 233 State St., Los Altos 650-947-8729

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Tour Eiffel Vietnamese Restaurant 200 State St., Los Altos 650-917-1328

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Zucca www.chezzucca.com 186 Castro St., Mountain View 650-864-9940

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Visitors Guide Spring/Summer 2011