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THE FOOD PARTY!

Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?

I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by The Bottle Was Dusty But the Liquor Was Clean, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 939 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Selfishness, Poverty, and Lunch

I was late to lunch in a new city, chipped and chilled by biting winds. A man entered my gaze as I hurried forward; he was facing what looked like the city...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 26, 2018
Last comment by Edith W. Wright, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 1685 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Who Eats Raw Chicken?, on Dec 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm | 11 comments | 2356 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Camper opens for lunch in Menlo Park

Menlo Park's buzzy new Camper restaurant is now open for lunch, with new sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees. The restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 4018 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Guest Post: Youth, Illness, and Advance Care Directives

==I This piece is a guest-written essay by Leilani Graham, a Palo Alto native and graduate of Henry M. Gunn High School. Leilani is now a San Francisco-based writer,...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 25, 2018
Last comment by George, on Dec 8, 2018 at 9:14 am | 4 comments | 3163 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married"

"101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married" by Charlie and Linda Bloom is a great book for couples. Each of the 101 things is about two pages long. My...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 2945 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City wine bar Bottle Shop to open Dec. 7

California-focused wine bar Bottle Shop will open today, Friday, Dec. 7, at 2627 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City, according to an

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2035 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Redwood City gets Japanese kaiseki restaurant

A kaiseki restaurant, devoting to serving traditional Japanese multi-course meals, is in a soft opening phase at 921 Main St. in Redwood City. Hitoshi Tagawa...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2756 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Caspian Restaurant in Mountain View

A Mediterranean restaurant has replaced Kabobs & Pupuseria on El Camino Real in Mountain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mmmm, on Dec 6, 2018 at 11:46 am | 5 comments | 1839 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Time to Send a Message

Of sadness, solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities everywhere And follow George Will and Tom Friedman in saying whatever...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 27, 2018
Last comment by duck, Donald, on Dec 6, 2018 at 7:45 am | 74 comments | 3743 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 39 years, Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum to close for good

Fans of Cho's unassuming potstickers and pork buns panicked in 2014, when the owners of the longtime Palo Alto Chinese restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:08 pm |
1 comment | 1995 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Protégé earns Michelin star

Just nine months after opening in Palo Alto, Protégé has won a Michelin star, joining the ranks of Peninsula winners including Manresa, Baumé,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by Bob Pierce, on Dec 3, 2018 at 6:11 pm | 9 comments | 10111 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sun Life brings acai bowls, juice to Cal Ave

The first Northern California outpost of Sun Life Organics is opening on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 344 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto. Sun Life Organics serves...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 23, 2018
Last comment by Healthy Mom, on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 2078 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The wait is over: Ike's Place opens in Palo Alto

It took three and a half years, but Ike's Place is finally open in downtown Palo Alto. The newest outpost of the Bay Area cult-favorite sandwich shop opened Tuesday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2018
Last comment by LaNell, on Nov 30, 2018 at 6:43 pm | 22 comments | 7394 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Arguing Wildfire and Rosemary

An east coast friend and I were talking, ok arguing, about California wildfires over the holiday. We delved into Make America Rake Again, and why the sheer mention...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2018
Last comment by rising tides/shifting agriculture due to climate change, on Nov 26, 2018 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 1637 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Mr. & Ms. Fix It

Do you ever get into difficulty with your partner because: You want to fix it and can't? You don't know how to fix it, so you'd rather not talk about it? You're...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1767 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Andytown Coffee launches holiday cafe at Filoli

Every weekend through Christmas, San Francisco's Andytown Coffee Roasters will be serving its popular drip coffee, espresso drinks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, on Nov 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 1642 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vesta represents Midpeninsula on Michelin Bib Gourmand list

For the second year in a row, Redwood City's Vesta is the only...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by charles reilly, on Nov 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1972 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Savior Sauerkraut (cough cough cough)

Went out Thursday night to a really fun Food Party! near 101. I was feeling fine, wearing my face mask and all; it was a beautiful night, despite the smoke. Surprised...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 18, 2018
Last comment by Reader, on Nov 20, 2018 at 8:29 am | 5 comments | 1753 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tre Monti opens in Los Altos

Downtown Los Altos has a new Italian restaurant: Tre Monti, the passion project of three natives of southern Italy. Tre Monti is set to open this week at 270...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 19, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3210 Views
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Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,202 views

Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 939 views