Nest alums, opened earlier this month in Palo Alto to sell trendy tech gadgets and offer hands-on experiences with those products to customers before they buy them. b8ta sells gadgets like the Gi Flybike, a folding electric bicycle, and Thync, a wearable for achieving mindfulness and boosting energy. Through the partnership with DoorDash, customers in Palo Alto and certain parts of Menlo Park will be able to order b8ta products for on-demand delivery starting today through December 31.“b8ta is all about user experience—and what could help improve the holiday shopping experience for b8ta visitors? Not having to carry, load, and unload heavy shopping bags from store to home,” b8ta CEO Vibhu Norby said in a statement. “We thought it would add to the experience of shopping at b8ta if local visitors could get their technology gifts delivered after trying them in-person.”
While this is the first time DoorDash has partnered with a retailer to deliver consumer tech products, it’s not the first time DoorDash has branched out of traditional restaurant food delivery. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/17/doordash-partners-with-b8ta-for-on-demand-tech-gadget-delivery/
Dolby recalled saying, "Actually, I took a flower arranging class."
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The best part? It works just as well for groups as couples.
Read on for our recommendations for a progressive Valentine's Day in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Menlo Park.
Head to the bar at the upscale Rosewood hotel on Sand Hill Road for a pre-dinner cocktail with a view. If it's a clear night, catch the sunset from a second-story deck that overlooks the pristine hotel pool, with the rolling foothills in the background.
Get in the car (or call an Uber) to head into downtown for appetizers at a Menlo Park favorite, Cafe Borrone at 1010 El Camino Real. Triple-cream cheese board, anyone? The cafe also often offers specials and live music in the evenings, so check facebook.com/cafeborrone before you go.
When you're ready for dinner, make your way next door to the newly reopened British Banker's Club, more commonly known as the BBC. What used to be a dark, old-school bar that had its liquor license suspended several years ago has been transformed under new ownership into a sleek, open space serving dishes like line-caught hamachi crudo and hibiscus-brined pork porterhouse. On Valentine's Day, the restaurant will serve its regular menu as well as a special tasting menu created by Chef Tylor Urias. Stay for dessert and an after-dinner digestif or a glass of one of the more than 20 listed scotches. After a very quiet soft opening in December, the restaurant is now accepting dinner reservations; call 650-382-3191.
Downtown Palo Alto
It's hard to imagine a more intimate setting for a glass of wine in Palo Alto than Vino Locale, located in a charming, two-story Victorian house on Kipling Street, removed from bustling University Avenue. Start your progressive date with a wine flight, and add a cheese pairing for $10. Get there early enough for happy hour fr... http://paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id%3D44047