One of the catch cries of Silicon Valley is "You always have email, there's always traffic on the 101" so there's little point in checking the notifications on your phone, tablet, smart watch or whatever gadget you happen to be obsessed with this week.
Sometimes when the Valley gridlock gets too much we pull over for some peninsula eats instead of cursing the traffic and on one such evening we discovered Gott's Roadside. This isn't a super fancy fernickity place just great diner food done really well (though admittedly with a Bay Area price tag).
A modern Californian take on the diner with polished concrete floors, exposed beams and industrial tech metal furnishings are to be found everywhere. Still with all that classy Palo Alto interior decorating it's still one roll of Formica away from being Mel's Diner in spirit.
Western Bacon Blue Ring Burger $11.99USD
Onion rings, blue cheese and bacon make this South Western style burger one of my favourite combinations. With good quality fresh beef and a crispy chewy brioche style burger bun this is easily the best burger I've found in the Bay, beating even Counter Burger for deliciousness. Many options are available for burgers including Patty Melts, Sourdough Mushroom, Green Chile as well as Hot Dogs and hot Chicken sandwiches.
Looking for something not in the form of a sandwich? Try a salad, chilli, tacos or fish and chips. Great quality casual road stop food, morish and filling! All hot dishes other than the hot dog range from $10 - $15 and do not include sides so beware sticker shock, this is no dollar menu burger stop.
Sweet Potato Fries $3.99USD
Fries are delicious with no hint of stale or cold oil, crisp hot and made to order. Standard chips, onion rings and garlic fries are all available or for a true indulgence try the Chili Cheese Fries ($5.99USD)
I especially love the organic Mustard and Ketchup on hand. As well as the cute Sir Kenningston's logo these condiments are ethical and free of high fructose corn syrup giving them the real taste of non-US ketchup without that high fructose aftertaste.
Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real #65
Palo Alto, CA 94301
High end diner food and delicious burgers