360 Industrial Road, Unit E, San Carlos; (650) 637-1006, WarfighterBrewingCompany.com
Café Tsui Wah is now open in an indoor mini-mall off San Mateo’s beaten path. The Hong Kong-style cafe has a lengthy menu with a heavy emphasis on noodle dishes, whether chow mein, pan fried, or assorted “noodle soups” filled with different broths, including a version with Chinese broccoli and oyster sauce — all of them less than $10. A small number of rice plates, comforting porridge selections, appetizers and vegetable dishes complete the choices. You can even have spaghetti with sweet corn sauce and rock cod, a fusion dish at a decidedly traditional spot. The inside is no-frills with a cabinet of sauce bottles, a small window to the kitchen and a flat-screen television serving as decor.
2946 S. Norfolk St., San Mateo; (650) 341-1899
The Workshop Burger Bar & Grill has closed suddenly in Palo Alto after nearly three years. The space’s windows are covered by newspapers and the phone has been disconnected. The Workshop’s other location in Mountain View closed last year.