Dispatch from the 650: Johnston's Saltbox and Pizzeria Delfina Open

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The front patio at Johnston’s Saltbox, open to the dining room. Photo from Facebook.

We don’t usually cover much of the action on the Peninsula (we gotta draw the line somewhere), but hey, we figured it was time to toss you 650 folks a marrow bone. First, in San Carlos, ~JOHNSTON’S SALTBOX~ is now open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. They’ve got a sunny spot with a large back patio and outdoor seating in front, too. The menu is California seasonal, with salads and sandwiches for lunch, like a kale panzanella and a BLT with avocado. At dinner, there’s roasted halibut, pot roast, and a daily soup. There’s beer and wine, and the patio is dog-friendly, too! Hours are Tue-Fri 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-9pm, Sat 10am- 2:30pm and 5:30pm-9pm, Sun 10am-2:30pm. 1696 Laurel St. at St. Francis, San Carlos, 650-592-7258.

Craig and Annie Stoll’s newest outpost is now open, Scoop reports. ~PIZZERIA DELFINA PALO ALTO~ is only softly open for lunch right now, but they’ll be adding dinner on Wednesday April 23rd. The menu is similar to their other locations, with hand-stretched mozzarella, seasonal starters, that salad tricolore, and of course their pizzas in all their glory. This location does have a full liquor license, though, so keep your eyes peeled for cocktails from Locanda’s Alex Phillips. Right now, hours are daily 11:30am-4pm. 651 Emerson St. at Forest, Palo Alto, 650-353-2208.