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By Elena Kadvany

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About this blog: I am a perpetually hungry twenty-something journalist, born and raised in Menlo Park and currently working at the Palo Alto Weekly as education and youth staff writer. I graduated from USC with a major in Spanish and a minor in jo...  (More)

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After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
Jul 15, 2019 8:03 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 14,035

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to... More
Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter
Jul 12, 2019 11:33 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 3,716

Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely,... More
Couple brings Chinese zongzi to Mountain View
Jul 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 7,610

A Fremont couple who drew a local following for their homemade zongzi, a hefty bundle of sticky rice stuffed with savory or sweet fillings and wrapped in a bamboo... More
Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo
Jul 8, 2019 8:57 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 3,372

The first U.S. location of renowned Tokyo ramen shop Taishoken is set to open at 47 E. 4th Ave. in downtown San Mateo this Saturday, July 13.

Taishoken specializes... More
Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery
Jul 3, 2019 12:20 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,641

When issues with his partner led to the closure of their popular gluten-free bakery operation, Ducks and Dragons, it would have been easy for Mina Makram to throw... More
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