The mid-Peninsula is no stranger to good eats! We are so fortunate to live in a mecca of tasty bites, a blended environment where the foodie meets the hipster micro-brew specialist who then hooks up with the wine connoisseur. We are in such a sweet spot when it comes to our thriving downtown corridors which attract the freshest and newest ideas in dining and drinking and sweets. And while we might struggle to find the newest spots, we hope to bring some of them to you so you can enjoy all that this amazing location has to offer: Here are a few hot spots that are opening doors to all in the mid-Peninsula. And don’t be shy – if you’ve been to a new spot or know of one that’s planning to open – let us know so we can try it and spotlight it!!
Detox Kitchen and Juice Bar: Located at 1200 El Camino Real in Belmont, Detox opened just a couple weeks ago and the response has been huge! Detox provides organic, gluten-free food fast food for groups, individuals, or made to order for grab and go! Detox specializes in organic cold pressed juices, organic green smoothies, and tasty, seasonal salads and soups.
Toss in San Carlos: Set to open in early November is a new salad and soup idea called Toss. St. Charles mom Tracy Everett is working hard to toss together the perfect portions and flavors. Look for Toss across the street from Johnston’s Salt Box on Laurel Street near St. Francis Way.
The Wine Project: 633 Laurel Street, San Carlos. This establishment opened six weeks ago and has gotten great reviews ever since. It boasts a great list of wines, flights and a terrific list of both small and big plates, sliders and salads. It’s a great addition to Laurel Street and the staff there are so friendly!
Cru Wine Bar and Merchant: This cool, new establishment will open in November at 900 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. The owner of Donato Enoteca across from the main Redwood City Library is also opening this unique restaurant, which will serve as an all around the clock type of place. Coffee will be serve coffee in the morning, grab-and-go lunches and wine and beer and small plates in the evening.
MAEBAR: MAEBAR Bistro and Lounge hopes to entice working professionals to its establishment, also located at 900 Middlefield Road in downtown Redwood City, next to Cru. On its website, MAEBAR says it will “finally offer the Peninsula what it deserves – a classy spot to gather and make memories.” This cool spot is currently under construction but we’ll keep you posted as to when it is scheduled to open its doors.
Happy Dining and Safe Drinking!