redwood city - yuppie-friendly places and/or gastropubs?
we just moved up to RWC from los angeles. looking for places similar to the following from LA:
tony's darts away
by "yuppie places" basically i mean places that have:
usually a one-word name
at least a superficial effort a local/sustainable sourcing
concrete floors + modern decor
RWC is pretty small and not very "yuppie" (your word not mine). Let's hit the surrounding towns.
City Pub - RWC
Sprout - PA
The Counter - PA
Xahn - MV
[Martin's West and The Refuge are right on]
Remember, Oakland's a 35 minute drive away, where you can go to Plum, Gather, and similar. I suspect the restaurants you're talking about are in a particularly hip or hipster part of the entire LA basin, not in the RWC equivilent.
Greater RWC is much better at hole in the wall chinese and mexican. Check out the Big List of Tacos.]
Now that's RWC!
[my favorite is post-Big List - Los Gemelos. Awesome.
2620 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063
My house to plum is 35 minutes at 8pm - I've clocked the run to Yoshi's and Cafe Van Kleef a few times, and those are close to plum. I live in Menlo Park. While I may drive faster than a normal person, it's doable in 40.
Gather, yes, that's much longer.
Cafe Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Surely it can only be a vast improvement over the sad operation it replaced -- Tacos Elizabeth. That block (Middlefield x Dumbarton) is close to the red hot center of the taco world. If I'm down there, I'll usually walk the extra half-block to La Casita Chilanga. But I'll eventually get around to Los Gemelos. Is the truck still on ECR in front of the smog station and Enterprise?
Sushi Monster/El Taquistador
Glad to hear the truck is still there. A while back, it never seemed to be in place during those hours and I thought it might have moved on.
The storefront is quite small, but it has a warm cozy feel. You can see los gemelos (boy twins) there.
Tacos Los Gemelos truck
2801 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA
Los Gemelos Taqueria (store
)2855 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA
re: Melanie Wong
Yes, the truck has moved around a bit. Was across the street in the vacant restaurant lot which was nice because there was tons of parking there. They seem to be at the service station every time I drive by (and stop for a cabeza and tripitas fix...) Will have to try the sit down shop.
Whenever I'm on that part of Middlefield the siren call of La Casita Chilanga's torta, La Tesoro grabs me, - but only when the parking gods are smiling!
La Casita Restaurant
320 A St, Hayward, CA 94541