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THE FOOD PARTY!

Amazing Food, Unexpected Places

Did you hear the KQED Forum show last week on food treasures? The program...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Paul Bustamante, on Nov 9, 2022 at 3:55 pm | 8 comments | 2886 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The first restaurant at Menlo Park's Springline development is now open

==I Canteen is the first dining spot to open at Menlo Park's new Springline development along Oak Grove Avenue and El Camino Real. (Photo by Kate...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Nov 9, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4090 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Gatos' Manresa to close Jan. 1 – but first, they'll have a 'no holds barred' New Year's Eve party

==I David Kinch’s departure to focus on his more casual restaurants follows a trend among Peninsula fine-dining establishments from the onset...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Marissa Taylor, on Nov 9, 2022 at 9:13 am | 1 comment | 2842 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cake boutique Lady M opens permanent shop in Los Altos

The interior of the newly renovated Lady M location in Los Altos. Courtesy Lady M. By Kate Bradshaw After a trial run with a Los...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Gracie, on Nov 9, 2022 at 1:20 am | 4 comments | 4257 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Chevron says "We are just meeting demand". So are they blameless?

One afternoon when I was about nine years old, I was standing in the front yard with my younger brother trying to blow bubbles. We didn’t have any store-bought...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 23, 2022
Last comment by Abe, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 28 comments | 6334 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Our politics – and our elections – are running amok

What is happening to the people in our country? Why are the partisan fights and arguments escalating? Why is the far right so fiercely fighting their self-defined...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Division's in the Mirror, on Nov 8, 2022 at 6:52 pm | 33 comments | 3838 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is housing bad for the environment?

I got an email recently from a resident expressing concern about the environmental impacts of building more housing. He writes: ==I “The construction of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 30, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:37 am | 21 comments | 6684 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Pastis, a French bistro, shutters on California Avenue

Max Rouccoule, co-owner of Pastis, brings out lunch to diners in the restaurant on April 17, 2012. Photo by Veronica Weber. Palo Alto's...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Chris K, on Nov 4, 2022 at 6:14 pm | 5 comments | 6521 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cider House Blues: All of the Peninsula’s hard cider makers have shuttered recently. Why?

By Kate Bradshaw The cider selection at the former Red Branch Cider Co. included an apple honey flavor. (Courtesy Siobhan Siddoway) There...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3325 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hold my stein: Here’s your guide to Oktoberfest 2022 around the Peninsula

By Zack Fernandes ==I Gourmet Haus Staudt is among the local restaurants and bars hosting Oktoberfest events this year. (Photo by Michelle...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Raymond Jack, on Nov 2, 2022 at 4:25 am | 2 comments | 5648 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are You Laughing at My New Phone?

I hope so. It makes me laugh, too. Fortunately, the Banana Phone works, too. It was easy to set up and use. The “multipurpose” button...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia, on Nov 2, 2022 at 12:32 am | 1 comment | 3722 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Buying police scanners should not be an easy decision -- privacy rights are an issue

The Palo Alto Police Department wants the city to spend thousands of dollars each year, for an indefinite period, to purchase an unspecified number (10, 20, or?)...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mick Goren, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:15 am | 76 comments | 4363 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A piece of cake: How a Sunnyvale woman launched a nonprofit that’s delivered 40,000 birthday cakes to underserved youth

==I The 40,000th cake delivered by Cake4Kids, a nonprofit started locally that brings homemade birthday cakes to underserved kids. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 31, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1655 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A Palo Alto restaurant that closed during the pandemic is reopening in a new space in December

The bar and lounge at the former Anatolian Kitchen restaurant, offering dining space for large groups. Photo by Veronica Weber. ==I By...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Twentse, on Oct 31, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 3 comments | 7810 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hawaiian and Japanese-inspired brunch spot Morning Wood has reopened its doors in San Mateo

The matcha mochi pancakes are served with a dusting of matcha powder, berries and whipped adzuki butter. (Photo courtesy Morning Wood) ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 27, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3481 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Montreal family opens Lavender 'n Cream in Redwood City

Lara Faddoul behind the pastry counter at Lavender 'n Cream, a new patisserie in Redwood City. (Photo courtesy Joseph Petraki) ==I By Kate...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3859 Views

COUPLE'S NET

We Try to Do This

At times in life, unexpected situations arise that cut you to your knees. For example: - A job loss; along with our identity - A divorce we didn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3423 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Brewery bashes and creepy cocktails: Celebrate Halloween at these Peninsula establishments

==I Wild Onion's Lost in the Void cocktail contains brandy, vanilla vodka, Chambord and Sprite and is part of the restaurant's October Halloween...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 21, 2022
Last comment by Robert Daniels, on Oct 22, 2022 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 3835 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let’s play a simple(?) game “Morality v. Reality

Setting: your living room: Question: How flexible are you in your political thinking? I’d like you to play a game today – first, alone, then...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by John Donegan, on Oct 21, 2022 at 8:34 am | 33 comments | 4271 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Gifts - DIY Preserve Class

Food Partiers! This virtual class looks delicious. Why not give fun, edible-homemade gifts this year, instead of just more stuff? ==B Spice Up Your Holiday...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1697 Views
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