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Calafia Cafe Shutters Suddenly in Palo Alto

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Calafia Cafe closes

After nine years in business, popular Palo Alto farm-to-table restaurant Calafia Cafe has just closed its doors for good. The restaurant and market came from Google’s first-ever chef (and former Grateful Dead personal chef) Charlie Ayers. Ayers told Palo Alto Weekly that operation costs grew too high.

Pho with a side of wagyu

A new San Jose restaurant, aptly named Pho Wagyu, specializes in the Vietnamese noodle soup with wagyu beef. A bowl with wagyu, beef flank, tendon, and meatballs runs $19. Find it at 2762 Aborn Road.

Gelato on a stick

Berkeley gelato company Naia — you know, the freezers full of gelato bars in bodegas — is expanding and looking to break into the national market. The company is looking for investors by the end of this week.

Hawaiian meets Californian

Jordan Keao, chef-owner of ‘āina, is teaming up with Emmy-winning television host Lanai Tabura for a pop-up dinner fueled by Hawaiian flavors, Bay Area ingredients, and storytelling. It goes down Friday, August 31, at a secret location in San Francisco.

Calafia Café & Market A Go-Go

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 +1 650-322-9200 Visit Website


900 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 814-3815 Visit Website