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Anthony Shu

Associate Digital Editor, Peninsula Foodist and The Six Fifty

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About Anthony
Anthony Shu, a Palo Alto native, started working at Embarcadero Media in 2022. He writes the Peninsula Foodist blog and newsletter and feature stories for The Six Fifty.

He graduated from Princeton University in 2016 and after a brief career in kitchens, he worked at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley on client storytelling and multimedia production. He is a co-founder of the Lunchbox Moments Zine, a publication focused on Asian American identity and food, which received national media coverage. His work has been published in Eater SF, KQED and the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Stories by Anthony
How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining
Known for its pastrami, the Refuge's menu unexpectedly draws inspiration from Michelin-starred kitchens in Paris as much as it does from New York City.
[Friday, May 13, 2022]

Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning
Bevri owner Pavel Sirotin says there's still plenty of work to do in spreading Georgian cuisine across the Bay Area, an effort he's personally undertaking as the restaurant plans to open a second location in Los Altos soon.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

The Pizza Series debuts on the Stanford campus
Competitive pizzaiolo Matt Driscoll is serving New York-style pizzas with creative topping combinations and crispy but airy Detroit-style square pies at Stanford.
[Friday, April 29, 2022]

How a Palo Alto ultracyclist risked his health and family ties to find a cure for cancer
Real estate CEO John Tarlton's efforts to raise money for cancer research through Race Across America are captured in the recently released documentary "Until the Wheels Come Off."
[Friday, April 29, 2022]

HalalFest seeks to expand Bay Area's halal foodie movement
With Peninsula Ramadan events, HalalFest seeks to bring halal food to a wider population.
[Monday, April 11, 2022]

After escaping war at home, Ukrainian chess grandmaster channels love of the game to support his home country
Evgeny Shtembuliak has been holding in-person and online chess camp fundraisers in Palo Alto and communities across the world.
[Sunday, April 3, 2022]

What a Woodside cookbook author learned from road-tripping across California
Erin Gleeson's newest book, "The Forest Feast Road Trip," coincidentally arrives at a time when the pandemic has popularized traveling by car. The work inspires wanderlust through a journey around California.
[Thursday, March 31, 2022]

Asian American motherhood inspires canned milk tea company
Through Twrl Milk Tea, co-founders Pauline Ang and Olivia Chen hope their kids can see their own experiences reflected on store shelves.
[Monday, March 28, 2022]

Star chef Traci Des Jardins turns the page on Mexican cuisine with el Alto
Renowned chef Traci Des Jardins, a James Beard award winner and recognized leader of the California cuisine movement, is bringing a fresh focus on food to the Midpeninsula.
[Friday, March 25, 2022]

With Shekoh Confections, a globe-trotting chef starts over in Palo Alto
Shekoh Moossavi's chocolates harness French technique but reflect her experiences traveling across the world. These influences start with her parents, and cooking is a way of holding onto their memory she said.
[Friday, March 18, 2022]