Saturday, December 31, 2011

Famous Address: 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California

From searching for a lunch place to Apple Computer. A fascinating day trip today. 

The story I planned to write today was to introduce readers to a south bay location of a popular San Francisco restaurant - in Cupertino - inside our local Whole Foods Market.  The popular vegan restaurant, Cafe Gratitude. 

On My Way To Lunch

This restaurant has been on my list of things to do for awhile. It is unfortunate to receive the information that Cafe Gratitude in the south bay, along with other locations in the Bay Area, have been closed. 

After a quick search, I found several articles of the recent closure.  Please plan ahead and call to see if your location has closed yet. I will not comment as to what happened because I do not know details.  Perhaps the Undercover Waitress will dig a little deeper into the why of the closure and what happened as this is a favorite place for many to eat.

I recommend, as usual, when you are in Silicon Valley, please use your iPhone and call or email a local person, like me, to verify if establishments still exist, hours, and addresses.

Silicon Valley is ever-changing which seems to happen overnight because of construction.  It saves time as you plan your day itineraries.  Or, better yet, let me assist with the planning.

Tribute to this Famous Silicon Valley Address 

I decided December 31 is a great day to stop by the famous "1 Infinite Loop" and pay tribute the company everyone knows very well.  It is the home of iPhones, iPads, iMAC Computers, etc. and the story of two entrepreneurs named Steve.  

A frequent question I receive is, "where is Cupertino, CA?"  People see this location marked on their Apple equipment and don't recognize this Silicon Valley town.  I didn't measure my mileage, the whole loop around main Apple Campus is big to drive around. 

(Insert with 2016 comment - this does not include the new Apple Campus)

You will find several smaller Apple campuses throughout Cupertino. This area is quite active during the work week and is a rare sight not to see people wandering about.  

My favorite resource telling the Apple Story is Apple Confidential, by Owen W. Linzmayer.  People still ask me if they may have my copy, with a 1999 copyright. (Of course, it is not for sale... yet)
  • Remember, research and make plans ahead of time for what you want to do in this area. 
  • Be flexible, if the place or restaurant you want to see is closed, there may be something around the corner to see.  
  • And, call a local person to verify information first.   
Apple Company Store, 1 Infinite Loop

Insider Information:  Visit the Apple Company store which is open Monday - Friday, during business hours, and fun to browse. 

Yes, I have driven past Apple Garage where Apple Computer was started. Does anyone want me to go by and get a picture of it?  Hint: It is located nearby in Los Altos, CA and is still a private residence. 

Its never to late to start new things ~ do it now ~ from The Fun Tour Guru

Pictures are taken from my old Canon point and shoot - contact me if you want to purchase a new one taken with my iPhone 5s.


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