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Restaurants & Bars

Cafe 220 & Fanny and Alexander, Palo Alto

Windy | Apr 12, 200610:07 PM     4

I was in PA last week for a tech cocktail party at Fanny & Alexander on Emerson. It was oversold--shades of 1999. I got the fried calamari but left half over. Might as well have been French fries for all the breading. Service was distinctly disinterested at the bar, odd in a room of aspiring movers and shakers.

Afterward, I met a friend at Cafe 220 on University, which offers a wide selection of Turkish/Mediterranean foods. Trays of baklava were particular enticing, but we resisted.

We shared a full assortment of appetizers (maybe $10 for the full mezze) plus I got Turkish coffee. Roasted eggplant (but not baba ganoush) was my clear favorite, but we devoured nearly everything.

I would definitely return to check out the gyros or some of the meat dishes or desserts. Friendly servers, and they appear to be open late, perhaps 11 on weeknights. Has anyone been to recommend anything in particular?

Also there's a delicious red spicy sauce in plastic ketchup containers on the tables.

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