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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 viet food fan, on Aug 22, 2019 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 5639 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fusion restaurant brings Indian pizza to Palo Alto

Curry Pizza House is now slinging chili paneer pizzas, desi pesto bread sticks and achari chicken wings in downtown Palo Alto. The 320 University Ave. restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by pa resident, on Aug 21, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 7889 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vinyl and cocktails: Redwood City's Timber & Salt to host listening bar pop-up

Redwood City bar Timber & Salt wants you to put down your phone, listen to a vinyl record and have a drink. For four hours on Monday evening (Aug. 19), Timber...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:06 pm | 3 comments | 2743 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What is your climate personality?

People react to climate change in different ways. How do people in our area think about it? Do we accept it? Fight it? Fight against the fight against it? Are we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Game Over, on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 35 comments | 3407 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Democrats are Having the Wrong Debate About Health Care

I agree with Emanuel's thoughts below. My family and I believe most Americans are more worried about health care costs than access. I watched all the debates...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2019
Last comment by Wm Burton, on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:08 am | 48 comments | 4504 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Biondivino wine shop closes its doors in Palo Alto

After almost four years of selling Italian wine at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Biondivino...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Jim Sullivan, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm |
4 comments | 1962 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Georgian restaurant Bevri's new chef hails from the birthplace of cheese-filled khachapuri

Bevri, one of the Bay Area's only Georgian food establishments, has a new chef direct from the Caucasus. Amiran Tskhvaradze of Georgia, who spent two weeks at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2180 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Reader Questions

I love the great comments and questions you contribute each week, so I thought for a change I’d answer a few of your questions in a blog post proper instead...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 13, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 17 comments | 3403 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant openings of the year. Customers and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Fan, on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 7 comments | 4777 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eat Your Values – August 15

What does it mean to eat with your values, and how do we build a food system that reflects those values? How do we create a system that is healthy and flavorful...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2328 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chick-fil-A is opening in Redwood City. Will protesters drive the controversial chain away?

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights has stirred up controversy throughout the country -- boycotts, LGBTQ "kiss ins," lawsuits -- and now,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by RWC Resident, on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm | 34 comments | 9316 Views

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 | 5109 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 | 4342 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 | 4033 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 | 8824 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 | 2201 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 | 4276 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 | 2832 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 | 19290 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. 1265 Views
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