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THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hoopla in the City

Planning a playdate in San Francisco has long been a favorite holiday tradition around my home. Sluping a Hot Toddy between Union Square shops and stops, Christmas...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5688 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Winter holiday feasts: 21 Peninsula eateries where you can celebrate the season

By Sara Hayden There's no shortage of excellent Peninsula eateries that are providing feasts throughout the winter holiday season. Whether you want to...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Dec. 1, 2021
Last comment by Ben Harris, on Dec 1, 2021 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 6477 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Americans are angrier this year. Are hate groups contributing to the anger?

We Americans are angry, locally and nationally. We have become meaner, more demanding, more defensive and more intolerant. But we also do feel more entitled. This...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 49 comments | 8412 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dog Greets and Treats

While out walking around the neighborhood this morning, I took the opportunity to ruminate on that ol’ seasonal question, What am I truly grateful for?...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Marian Beck, on Nov 24, 2021 at 2:24 pm | 7 comments | 5482 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

"How the Other Half Eats": Sociologist Priya Fielding-Singh on food and inequality in America

By Sara Hayden "How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America" is one of the books I've been waiting for. Sociologist...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by John Zussman, on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 4414 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Grand pronouncements vs nuts and bolts

I was in a meeting recently where a staff member of a Bay Area city said they were looking to accelerate their carbon neutral goal from 2045 to 2030. It was all...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 6198 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Welcome to Wunderbar: Peek inside the underground cocktail bar inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales

By Sara Hayden At Wunderbar, descend underground to feel like you're entering a different world. Take a seat in a black-lit nook or cozy banquette, and...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Nov 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 12055 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Will winter outdoor restaurants work?

Will the restaurants with their outdoor eating sections survive during the winter? Will California Avenue, the city's second downtown, continue to have the street...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 13, 2021
Last comment by Lauren Jacobs, on Nov 20, 2021 at 8:37 am | 20 comments | 6492 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Let us now praise famous men' and women, not wait until they die

We all go through life, I suspect, wondering what people real¬ly think of us. Is he a fine man, a narcissistic one, a real gentleman, a sneaky person? Is she gentle,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Anna Mike, on Nov 20, 2021 at 4:15 am | 9 comments | 6487 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It would be a mistake to re-evaluate the closing of Diablo Canyon

About two months ago a reader suggested that...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 8 comments | 10656 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."

- Raymond Hull Hull is absolutely correct. Trying to suit your partner is the opposite of living authentically. I should know, because that’s what I did...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 15, 2021 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 6379 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

P-Town Birria's cooks up Mexican and Soul Food in Pacifica

By Sara Hayden "It's a wave that I've been riding," P-Town Birria's founder and owner Tiffany Keeling says. "I genuinely love to cook my...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6911 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let's award our public employees for working -- ??

More, we need more. Our public employee morale is down. Two more assistant city managers are what City Manager Ed Shikada asked the Palo Alto City Council to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by Rusty Taylor, on Nov 11, 2021 at 11:53 am | 25 comments | 7106 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ferrari and Toyota: Meet the $15 sandwich from the restaurateurs behind Baumé

By Sara Hayden Palo Alto's Baumé offers fine dining meals that run hundreds of...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 5, 2021
Last comment by Tom, on Nov 8, 2021 at 4:14 pm |
2 comments | 10203 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward . . .

that causes all the trouble." - Raymond Hull Yesterday I came up with the “elevator pitch” for my nonfiction couples graphic ‘novel’...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7563 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

My Toyota is on life support

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of people are looking at EVs these days? A neighbor of mine who got a Kia Niro a few weeks ago remarked with some surprise:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 31, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 14 comments | 10732 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chef Martin Yan talks wok hei and noodles for longevity in a climate crisis

By Sara Hayden I'm waiting on a feature-length biopic movie of

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Nov 3, 2021 at 2:44 pm |
1 comment | 5447 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Not for tourists: 10 Silicon Valley hotel restaurants locals love

By Sara Hayden Looking for a staycation? Whether you're staying overnight or popping in for a drink or a meal, there are plenty of delicious hotel restaurant...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ahmad Hussein, on Nov 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 3 comments | 12418 Views

COUPLE'S NET

My Halloween Trauma Lingers

On Halloween, in broad daylight, when I was 10 years old, a man in a Camaro tried to lure me into his car with candy. Fortunately, I knew about Stanger Danger...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 2, 2021 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 10667 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why COP26 matters and what to look for

The “Conference of Parties” international climate convention happens every year. But this one, COP26 in Glasgow from Oct 31 - Nov 12, is particularly...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:39 am | 6 comments | 9553 Views
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