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PENINSULA FOODIST

Owners of Palo Alto's Tamarine plot casual Vietnamese spin-off

Tamarine has weathered more than 15 years of change in downtown Palo Alto, rarely if ever straying from its founding concept: modern interpretations of Vietnamese...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Ann M, on Jul 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 4063 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Summer Science

One of our goals this summer was to do a lot of science activities. Thankfully we have relatives, friends, and museums that helped make this possible. If you are...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1150 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Goodbye Food Waste!

40% of all the food in the U.S. is thrown out, and the average America throws away 1/4 of the food they buy. Learn how to reduce your food waste with the San...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 20, 2019 at 7:37 am | 8 comments | 3480 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by quotes, on Jul 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 28 comments | 14104 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's ZombieRunner to open cafe in Mountain View

After more than a decade of running a coffee cart from the back of a running store on Palo Alto's California Avenue, the owners of ZombieRunner are opening a brick-and-mortar...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by David Shannon , on Jul 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 3424 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Contemporary Indian restaurant, Ettan, headed to Palo Alto

A contemporary Indian restaurant helmed by an unidentified Michelin-starred chef will open this fall in downtown Palo Alto. Ettan, which means "breath"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Rohit, on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 7625 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Nationally renowned Indian restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Anu and Vikram Bhambri operate modern Indian restaurants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, New Delhi -- and come this fall, downtown Palo Alto. They're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by S. Ray, on Jul 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 4 comments | 5114 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

More Bad News: Downtown Parking Will Get Much Worse

==I This is the second post in a series that evaluates how Menlo Park plans new civic projects. Hopefully, constructive discussions will eventually lead to important...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jul 16, 2019 at 8:51 am | 13 comments | 1496 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Outages: Are You Ready?

We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 23 comments | 3451 Views

DEEP MENLO

Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush

Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush (Headpress, available September 1, 2019), is the third literary work from author Robert Rosen,...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:59 am | 2 comments | 1093 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Trashing the holiday? Not so much!

I’ve enjoyed looking at photos from my friends’ Fourth of July holidays over the past few days -- parades, ice cream, red-white-and-blue outfits, picnics,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 2296 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Noodles Dishes Are Overpriced, on Jul 11, 2019 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 3404 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery

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...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by sd, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 2662 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Adam, on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 2105 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The return of Hollywood glam: Selby's to debut with steak, lobster and 'the coldest martini on the West Coast'

Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by gin, baby, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 3698 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by rubysparkle, on Jul 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 12498 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's plastics ban: Sensible policy or vain distraction?

When I heard a few weeks ago that Palo Alto was considering a city-wide ban on plastic straws, utensils, and produce bags, my first thought was “Sheesh, can’t...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 2533 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kolkata Escorts, on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm | 35 comments | 3788 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why we are Warming

We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 3614 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 3602 Views
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