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Superstar chef Traci Des Jardins abruptly closes Los Altos restaurant after 6 months in enterprise

On March 24, acclaimed chef Traci Des Jardins’ upscale Cal-Mex restaurant, El Alto, made its long-awaited debut in Los Altos because the anchor of the brand new State Road Market meals corridor. It was her first culinary enterprise exterior San Francisco, her first in Silicon Valley.

On Saturday, simply six months later, El Alto’s Fb web page introduced the restaurant’s abrupt closure:

Chef Traci Des Jardins opened El Alto with fellow chef Robert Hurtado in downtown Los Altos. (Picture by Aubrie Choose) 

“As of September 23, 2022, el Alto has ceased operations,” the notice posted midafternoon mentioned. “Thanks to all

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New Corner French Bakery Takes Guests on a Journey to France One Bite at a Time


Miami Beach’s first modern food hall, announces the grand opening of Café des Fleurs on Friday, May 14th. Drawing on inspiration from European cafes and flower shops, Café des Fleurs is a boutique bakery designed to bring the delectable taste, quality and luxury synonymous of French bakeries to sunny South Florida.


At Café des Fleurs, bakers start work before the sun rises each day to ensure that every batch of warm, buttery and flaky croissants, hearty baguettes, macaroons and sweet miniature desserts is deliciously

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New cafe with suburban roots proposed for Des Plaines train station

A cafe called Juice & Berry could replace a defunct coffee shop inside Des Plaines‘ downtown train station.

If the city council approves a contract with the company next week, Juice & Berry will take over the 360-square-foot space in the Miner Street station previously occupied by CRAFT Donuts + Coffee since 2019.

CRAFT’s ownership announced its three shops — in Des Plaines, West Dundee and Elgin — would close permanently in February.

But CRAFT’s departure from the suburban culinary scene is an opportunity for Juice & Berry, which has had a store in Roselle’s Main Street train station

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Former Pro Basketball Star Hampton Isom Opens Restaurant in Des Moines

Chef Hampton Isom leads a full life, jetting around the country as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines and delighting Des Moines, Washington, with his wonderful Creole cooking. But he still laments the time NBA legend Larry Johnson posterized him. In the late ’80s, after graduating from Troy State in Alabama, the 7-foot-tall Isom spent some time as a professional basketball player in leagues across Italy, Turkey, and Australia. He was even supposed to try out for the Atlanta Hawks at one point, but a hairline ankle fracture set back his NBA plans. Later, at a three-on-three Pro-Am league in

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