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PENINSULA FOODIST

Welcome to Wunderbar: Peek inside the underground cocktail bar inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales

By Sara Hayden At Wunderbar, descend underground to feel like you're entering a different world. Take a seat in a black-lit nook or cozy banquette, and...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Nov 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 8127 Views

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Will winter outdoor restaurants work?

Will the restaurants with their outdoor eating sections survive during the winter? Will California Avenue, the city's second downtown, continue to have the street...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 13, 2021
Last comment by Lauren Jacobs, on Nov 20, 2021 at 8:37 am | 20 comments | 4540 Views

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'Let us now praise famous men' and women, not wait until they die

We all go through life, I suspect, wondering what people real¬ly think of us. Is he a fine man, a narcissistic one, a real gentleman, a sneaky person? Is she gentle,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Anna Mike, on Nov 20, 2021 at 4:15 am | 9 comments | 4884 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It would be a mistake to re-evaluate the closing of Diablo Canyon

About two months ago a reader suggested that...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 8 comments | 6898 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."

- Raymond Hull Hull is absolutely correct. Trying to suit your partner is the opposite of living authentically. I should know, because that’s what I did...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 15, 2021 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 3983 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

P-Town Birria's cooks up Mexican and Soul Food in Pacifica

By Sara Hayden "It's a wave that I've been riding," P-Town Birria's founder and owner Tiffany Keeling says. "I genuinely love to cook my...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5221 Views

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Let's award our public employees for working -- ??

More, we need more. Our public employee morale is down. Two more assistant city managers are what City Manager Ed Shikada asked the Palo Alto City Council to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by Rusty Taylor, on Nov 11, 2021 at 11:53 am | 25 comments | 5484 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ferrari and Toyota: Meet the $15 sandwich from the restaurateurs behind Baumé

By Sara Hayden Palo Alto's Baumé offers fine dining meals that run hundreds of...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 5, 2021
Last comment by Tom, on Nov 8, 2021 at 4:14 pm |
2 comments | 8535 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward . . .

that causes all the trouble." - Raymond Hull Yesterday I came up with the “elevator pitch” for my nonfiction couples graphic ‘novel’...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4602 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

My Toyota is on life support

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of people are looking at EVs these days? A neighbor of mine who got a Kia Niro a few weeks ago remarked with some surprise:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 31, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 14 comments | 7734 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chef Martin Yan talks wok hei and noodles for longevity in a climate crisis

By Sara Hayden I'm waiting on a feature-length biopic movie of

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Nov 3, 2021 at 2:44 pm |
1 comment | 3931 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Not for tourists: 10 Silicon Valley hotel restaurants locals love

By Sara Hayden Looking for a staycation? Whether you're staying overnight or popping in for a drink or a meal, there are plenty of delicious hotel restaurant...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ahmad Hussein, on Nov 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 3 comments | 10467 Views

COUPLE'S NET

My Halloween Trauma Lingers

On Halloween, in broad daylight, when I was 10 years old, a man in a Camaro tried to lure me into his car with candy. Fortunately, I knew about Stanger Danger...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 2, 2021 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 7744 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why COP26 matters and what to look for

The “Conference of Parties” international climate convention happens every year. But this one, COP26 in Glasgow from Oct 31 - Nov 12, is particularly...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:39 am | 6 comments | 7136 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From Illinois farm town to Bay Area Michelin restaurants: Chez TJ pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer makes edible art

By Sara Hayden "I don't even have a sweet tooth," pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer says. "Actually I prefer savory food to eat. I just love working...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6500 Views

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Jumping on a bandwagon that ends up breaking down

This is the environmental way to go. This is the solution to managing our traffic problems. This is the appropriate way to use -- and save -- energy in our community....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Amyra Patel, on Oct 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 22 comments | 7193 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Home brews to home base: Brewing With Brothas aims to open East Palo Alto taproom

By Sara Hayden During his birthday camping trip, Denzel Jackson woke up at 5 a.m. and spent the morning fishing with RiSean "Bookie" Tinsley....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by eileen+, on Oct 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 7231 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong . . .

. . . is to think you control it." -John Steinbeck Steinbeck makes a great point; we control almost nothing, whether on a journey or in marriage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6259 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Using heat pump specs to answer your common sense questions

In this last post of a mini-

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 17, 2021
Last comment by DJ, on Oct 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm |
11 comments | 8611 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Stroll the streets of Paris on the Peninsula with Bon Marché

By Sara Hayden A French-inspired outdoor market is coming to Menlo Park. Bon Marché will feature more than a dozen vendors for fresh produce, flowers,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Gracie, on Oct 20, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 7 comments | 17315 Views
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