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Gott’s Roadside: Palo Alto’s American Classic

On Sept. 30, Gott's Roadside, a new burger joined from the renowned chain based in St. Helena, opened in Town and Country Village. The branch started out as a burger stand in St. Helena, California, and is now making its mark on Palo Alto. The Palo Alto branch is the restaurant’s fourth opening and signifies its branching out across the Bay Area. Unadorned and clean decoration marks Gott’s dedication to the simple pleasure of a good burger. There are no gimmicks, what you see is what you get, and despite its less than humble origins in the Napa Valley, Gott’s provides a decent take on the classic American burger. It is one of those rare finds that, while bland in some spots, has the potential to be a truly great burger joint with time and patience.

THE NETFLIX ORIGINALS

Netflix has been particularly busy this past year, especially with the releases of “House of Cards,” “Arrested Developement,” and “Orange is the New Black,” a few  of the TV “Originals” released. Known for their TV streaming website, Netflix is now t...

Beignets

These fluffy New Orleans doughnuts are drizzled with honey and covered in powdered sugar. Photo by Subutai Ahmad. Anyone who has visited  New Orleans will t...
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What Type of Summer Are You? Quiz

In case you didn’t know, summer is a-comin’, so pull out your tanning lotion! Or would you rather not expose your precious skin to the hot summer sun? You could...

Riding in Style

Tom Kabat on the pencil bike. The eraser even erasers. Tom Kabat is used to pointed fingers and gawked mouths as he rides down the streets of Palo Alto. Kabat knows he’s asking for it though, with his quirkly shaped contraptions. From splice...

When the Moon Hits Your Eye

MARGHERITA: The margherita pizza ($14) features a crust made with Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and plenty of fior di latte mozzarella. Marching ...
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Sugar Fix

As summer approaches, you may be tempted to reach for your standard pint of mint chocolate chip from Trader Joe’s. Instead, try one of these three variations on...

Condoms Unleashed

Screenshot of TeenSource.org, condom distributor Twelve-year-old? Check. STD hot spot? Check. Mailing address in? Check. Condoms now on their way. These are the necessary steps to get mail order condoms at  TeenSource.org,   a website lau...
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EWmami

This March, Umami Burger, a burger joint named after one of the five basic senses, opened a new branch on 452 University Ave. The Palo Alto branch is one of the...