Larkin Clark | July 27, 2010 12:52 pmDon't get us wrong: Taco Bell has its strong points (though mostly caloric). But for authentic eats and frosty margaritas, those in the know go to Tortilla Heights, where the fare is fresh, the vibe is fun, and you know where your meat is coming from (Niman Ranch, to be exact).
Grab your girls and dig into a hot pot of Queso ("The Lonestar Favorite") or Nachos Grande, piled high with Monterey Jack cheese, refried beans, jalapeños, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo salsa.Read More
mattrowe | May 11, 2010 11:32 amCupcakes On The Go founder Alissa L. has been baking since she was a wee lass, and has the goods to prove it. Using her family's favorite recipes as inspiration for confections made from scratch, she has spent the last 15 years perfecting the craft of "cupcakery", and now provides a wide variety of gourmet cupcakes for special events.Read More
mattrowe | May 10, 2010 6:50 pmOne part "Kill Bill" and all parts culinary brilliance, Blowfish Sushi To Die For is a unique hybrid of Japanese food and design that will leave you begging for more. Housed in a hip, innovative space inspired by modern Tokyo, this eclectic sushi bar and restaurant cooks up its own brand of Asian Fusion, and pairs it with unparalleled flair: Upbeat ambient music pulses from a state-of-the-art stereo system, and a collection of original Manga production stills and projections of Japanese animation flicker across the walls.
Settle into the luxe liquor lounge and enjoy a glass of premium sake, sweet leilani cocktail or a sake cocktail (Our fave is the Cucumber Cooler, a refreshing mix of crushed cucumber, sake, lime juice and soda that's perfect for summer; $8), then ease into the Sakizuke appetizer menu for a light start (Ritsu Rolls with maguro, bincyo, avocado, and masago are a Blowfish signature).Read More
Larkin Clark | May 6, 2010 11:19 amConveniently located on Union Street, Splendid Skin Care offers premier skin service without the extra snoot. A warm atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and reasonable pricing make it friendly to both body and budget, and a high-caliber treatment menu makes it a favorite skin stop for those in the know. Bask in the radiant glow of a Splendid advanced facial package, which lets you choose from a vitamin C facial, rosacea facial, or extra hydrating facial, depending on your needs.Read More
mattrowe | May 4, 2010 9:25 amFounded in 1959, Village Cheese House has been Palo Alto’s go-to spot for specialty cheeses, gourmet culinary products, and fine foods for over 50 years. Family owned and operated, this legendary local institution sells a wide range of products, from hard to find, domestic hand-made cheeses to specialty foods and gourmet cooking items. The in house, full-service deli is also of honorable mention: a frequent caterer of Stanford sporting and private events, it has been serving up signature sandwiches for as long as Village Cheese House has been in business.Read More
Larkin Clark | April 23, 2010 12:31 pmFounded on the philosophy of doing one thing and doing it well, Stript Wax Bar is known as a Bay Area mecca for meticulous hair removal, with locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Oakland. Now that it's mastered the art of waxing from brows to Brazilians and beyond, this spa is expanding its expertise to facial services too, delivered as always with the highest quality products and personalized service. Schooled in the art of instantly impressive results, Stript now offers Dermaquest resurfacing facials that dramatically improve your complexion in just one treatment.Read More
mattrowe | April 22, 2010 11:29 amA lot of yogurts claim to be “healthy”, but with loads artificial calorie cutters, how healthy can they really be? At Culture Organic Frozen Yogurt, pure, fresh ingredients come first, so you’ll not only nourish your body, you’ll say sayonara to saccharine sweetness for good.
Conveniently situated on California Ave in Palo Alto, Culture Organic Frozen Yogurt is not only deliciously creamy and smooth, it’s also local, sustainable, and preservative-free.Read More
Larkin Clark | April 1, 2010 11:33 amFounded on the philosophy of doing one thing and doing it well, Stript Wax Bar is known as a Bay Area mecca for meticulous hair removal, with locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Oakland. Now that it's mastered the art of waxing from brows to Brazilians and beyond, this spa is expanding its expertise to facial services too, delivered as always with the highest quality products and personalized service. Schooled in the art of instantly impressive results, Stript now offers Dermaquest resurfacing facials that dramatically improve your complexion in just one treatment.Read More
mattrowe | March 12, 2010 2:37 pmWhile Velveeta and Kraft Cheese Singles were childhood staples for us, our tastes have become more refined through the years. Now, where do we whet our palates? Cheese Plus, a San Francisco cheese and specialty food shop that serves up a lot more than just the sliced stuff.Read More