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UPDATED: Asian Box CEO departs, to open new Palo Alto eatery

Frank Klein, co-founder and now former CEO of fast-casual chain Asian Box, is onto a new venture: a chicken restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Klein plans to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by What?, on Jan 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 8395 Views


Menlo Park Bike Network Plans Lack Vision And Boldness

My friends and family know how much I love to ride my bike, especially when streets are dry and daytime temperatures rise to at least 65 degrees, and many join me...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 6, 2019
Last comment by Other view, on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:24 pm | 9 comments | 1829 Views


Grandpa on the farm

My grandfather recently passed away. He only lived 2 hours away, but visiting him always felt like we were traveling back in time. He lived on a farm in a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 5, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 1729 Views


Do NOT Expect A Downtown Parking Garage In Menlo Park During Our Lifetime

December is the worst time to look for a place to park downtown. As I circled the parking plazas a fourth time on a recent afternoon - competing with dozens of other...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 28, 2018
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jan 4, 2019 at 3:25 pm | 17 comments | 2372 Views


All-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant coming to Mountain View

For those of us who won't be setting diet-related New Year's resolutions, a new all-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant will be opening in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 26, 2018
Last comment by let'sgetreal, on Jan 2, 2019 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 8655 Views


Su Hong Palo Alto to close in 2019

UPDATE: Su Hong Palo Alto will close on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Come next year, the local legacy of Chinese restaurant Su Hong will cease to exist. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2018
Last comment by Webhosting Onedollar, on Dec 31, 2018 at 3:06 am | 25 comments | 11292 Views


After 39 years, Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum to close for good

Fans of Cho's unassuming potstickers and pork buns panicked in 2014, when the owners of the longtime Palo Alto Chinese restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2018
Last comment by Love Them Potstickers, on Dec 27, 2018 at 3:51 pm |
2 comments | 4768 Views


Palo Alto's Protégé earns Michelin star

Just nine months after opening in Palo Alto, Protégé has won a Michelin star, joining the ranks of Peninsula winners including Manresa, Baumé,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by Common sense, on Dec 26, 2018 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 14092 Views


Farm Bill Passes Congress

The Farm Bill, the biggest piece of environmental and public health legislation this year,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by We Built An Outhouse For Carnivores, on Dec 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm | 17 comments | 3502 Views


Time to Send a Message

Of sadness, solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities everywhere And follow George Will and Tom Friedman in saying whatever...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 27, 2018
Last comment by Heidi B , on Dec 23, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 75 comments | 5083 Views


Guest Post: Youth, Illness, and Advance Care Directives

==I This piece is a guest-written essay by Leilani Graham, a Palo Alto native and graduate of Henry M. Gunn High School. Leilani is now a San Francisco-based writer,...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 25, 2018
Last comment by albert, on Dec 23, 2018 at 3:31 am | 5 comments | 6391 Views


Saucebelly barbecue to pop up in Redwood City

Saucebelly, a barbecue pop-up started by two restaurant industry veterans, will be serving up brisket, pulled pork and potato salad...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Dec 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm | 5 comments | 5234 Views


Coupa Cafe opens in Los Altos

Local string of coffee spots Coupa Cafe has opened its newest location at 4748 El Camino Real in Los Altos. The new Coupa opened earlier this month in the ground...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2018
Last comment by More Palo Alto complaints, on Dec 20, 2018 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 3774 Views


Joe & the Juice headed to Redwood City

Danish cafe chain Joe & the Juice is continuing a rapid rate of local expansion with a new outpost set to open in downtown Redwood City in early 2019. This...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 18, 2018
There are no comments yet. 4209 Views


Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Why Not?, on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am | 13 comments | 3932 Views


Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?

I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Even Hotter Trend, on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm | 15 comments | 3569 Views


Shake Shack Palo Alto to open this weekend

The wait is over. East Coast burger favorite Shake Shack will open its first Bay Area location this Saturday, Dec. 15, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 7376 Views


UCSB's CCS program

(Written by Lori McCormick) The University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies, established in 1967, is celebrating their 50th anniversary...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by AnneC, on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 3950 Views


Camper opens for lunch in Menlo Park

Menlo Park's buzzy new Camper restaurant is now open for lunch, with new sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees. The restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 6371 Views


Couples: "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married"

"101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married" by Charlie and Linda Bloom is a great book for couples. Each of the 101 things is about two pages long. My...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 5079 Views
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