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Easy hearty off 280 hwy on the way south

Lori SF Feb 2, 2007 11:35 AM

Might be a strange request, but I am looking for a place to grab a quick bite on the way down to Big Sur tonight.


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    Sebby RE: Lori SF Feb 2, 2007 12:43 PM

    Hmmm, hwy 280 is strange no-mans zone.
    There is Buck's in Woodside, or maybe the Elephant Bar in Serramonte.

    1. 512window RE: Lori SF Feb 2, 2007 03:26 PM

      Try the Alpine Inn aka Rosotti's aka Zot's. Take the Alpine Road exit from 280.

      It's a Stanford hangout, dive with burgers, sandwiches, and character.

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        Lori SF RE: 512window Feb 2, 2007 03:29 PM

        Thanks Guys!

      2. Melanie Wong RE: Lori SF Feb 2, 2007 11:05 PM

        Too late to help you tonight, but Ramen Halu is 3 blocks east of 280 and Hana is about the same distance to the west.

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          Lori SF RE: Melanie Wong Feb 3, 2007 05:57 PM

          actually we did not go, due to I have the flu. But these will help in the near future. Thanks

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            Melanie Wong RE: Lori SF Feb 3, 2007 11:58 PM

            Halu and Hana are in San Jose about an hour's drive away from the City. Though thinking about it now, for the drive south on a Friday night, you'd be better off taking 280 then cutting over to 85 because it has a carpool lane for you two and a flyover to the carpool lane at the merge with 101. So, you might want to ask for eats along 85.

            Feel better soon!

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            Lori SF RE: Melanie Wong Feb 3, 2007 05:57 PM

            opps which city?

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            Mick Ruthven RE: Lori SF Feb 3, 2007 06:28 AM

            Woodside Bakery & Cafe (in Woodside, just a couple of minutes off 280). It's my "standard" stop on 280 and a very popular place for good reason, whether for pastry only or a sit-down meal.

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              josquared RE: Mick Ruthven Feb 3, 2007 04:04 PM

              Darn...I was just in Woodside today for a trail run. I definitely wouldn't have minded picking up something tasty to re-energize myself afterward - maybe next time.

            2. velozo155 RE: Lori SF Feb 4, 2007 12:13 AM

              Falafel Drive-In
              2301 Stevens Creek Blvd
              San Jose, CA 95128
              (near 280/880 intersect)
              Quick and tasty!

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