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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you take a bus to LA?

Buses are climate-friendly, cheap to ride, and don’t require any special tracks or right of ways. They are an important transportation alternative on our warming...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 28, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm | 37 comments | 3382 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Psssttt...Rossotti's Picks the Date

Guess who's re-opening? For the...6th time (?) in 167 years. One of the oldest bars in the state. Check out the history...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by So..., on Aug 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm |
11 comments | 3194 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Japanese-style cocktail bar opening in Los Altos

Jean-Luc Kayigire wants people to imbibe more in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos resident and former bar and restaurant owner said that because of the city's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sushi Scott, on Aug 7, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 6 comments | 2834 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Couple brings Chinese zongzi to Mountain View

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by dlee, on Aug 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 6 comments | 7649 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Frozen Grapes?

The dog days of summer are headed our way, with hot days and long nights. If it gets a bit too toasty for you, here’s a summer snack everyone loves –...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm | 4 comments | 1485 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Avocado toast and vegemite: 'Australian-inspired' cafe chain Bluestone Lane arrives in Los Altos

Bluestone Lane was born in New York City but channels Australian coffee culture at all of its cafes, including its newest outpost opening Wednesday, July 31, in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Why, or why?, on Aug 3, 2019 at 9:44 am | 4 comments | 3248 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Singapore's oldest cafe to bring imported coffee, kaya toast to Palo Alto

Come this fall Killiney Kopitiam, known as Singapore's oldest cafe, will have its first U.S. outpost in downtown Palo Alto. Amanda Steckler, a Singaporean native...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 2, 2019 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 7350 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Strong Job Growth Continues and Supports the Case for CalTrain Expansion

There are many reasons to support the CalTrain expansion plans from the environment to saving time and cost for commuters and the CalTrain contribution to grade...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 28, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 2, 2019 at 10:09 am | 21 comments | 2353 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Old Port Lobster Shack adds downtown Redwood City location

Downtown Redwood City is now home to a new outpost of Old Port Lobster Shack. The locally born,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by Delta Airlines Customer Service Number, on Aug 1, 2019 at 11:39 pm |
2 comments | 2306 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto gluten-free bakery to close; local baker to assume ownership

UPDATE: Gracie Jones Gluten Free Bakeshop closed earlier than announced. The bakery closed as of Thursday, Aug. 15. One gluten-free bakery begets another:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by Lori, on Aug 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 7690 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Summer Science Part 2

On our trip to the Midwest we had a wonderful time doing a variety of different nature-themed activities. Here are some of our favorites: 1. Sometimes the best...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 754 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Two degrees can do all that?

It’s hard to believe that if the temperature goes up by only two degrees, our world will change so much. When I walk outside, I can barely tell the temperature...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 26 comments | 2725 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Family Trips

This summer we flew to the midwest to visit relatives. This trip has become a yearly tradition for us. The kids and I fly out for a week to visit grandparents,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 29, 2019
There are no comments yet. 667 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Good News: The New Menlo Park Rail Subcommittee Hits A Home Run

The significance of what happened last night during a Menlo Park City Council Rail Subcommittee meeting cannot be overstated. This was the most productive and civil...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Jul 27, 2019 at 8:51 am | 13 comments | 2141 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mendocino Farms brings its sandwiches to Palo Alto May 2

Southern California-based sandwich chain Mendocino Farms is opening its 26th location in downtown Palo Alto this Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The fast-casual...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by Alex Costa, on Jul 26, 2019 at 9:31 pm | 18 comments | 5164 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Tame, Maim and Claim the Wild Sea Vegetable

The hunt started early, but not as early as the mushroom forage did. Actually,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by tide pool harvest, on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 12 comments | 2107 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen to open buffalo-milk creamery in Palo Alto

Ice cream shops are a dime a dozen on the Peninsula, but water buffalo-milk creameries certainly aren’t.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by jUlie armitano, on Jul 25, 2019 at 9:48 am |
1 comment | 2449 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Acclaimed ramen chain Ippudo headed to Cupertino

Ippudo is coming to the Peninsula. The popular Japanese ramen chain is opening its newest location this fall at Main St. Cupertino, a mixed-use development with...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by ramen eater, on Jul 25, 2019 at 6:58 am | 6 comments | 2669 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter

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,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Matt, on Jul 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm | 14 comments | 3748 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)

Driving an EV to Tahoe? Don’t miss your exit! I learned this and other lessons from two round trips between Palo Alto and Tahoe City in a Chevy Bolt (1). Maybe...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm | 16 comments | 3907 Views
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