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PENINSULA FOODIST

Growing community roots

Two Stanford students ? one who has spent summers working in a Modesto canning factory and with a global anti- hunger nonprofit in Uganda; the other, an American...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 18, 2013
There are no comments yet. 44753 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Minamoto Kitchoan at Stanford Shopping Center

An outpost of Minamoto Kitchoan, an international Japanese dessert chain, is now open at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Also called K. Minamoto, the new...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 44576 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

The Palo Alto Bicycle Lobby: Impeding more and safer bicycling?

I did a lot of around-town bicycling from the late 1980s through the early 2000s (foot#4) and became involved in the City's bike planning. I found myself often in...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by pat, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:47 pm | 52 comments | 44548 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hangouts

Looking for a place to celebrate with friends and family over the holidays? Here’s a few we’ve been Food Partying! at lately: ==B Redwood Coast...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Patricia Joy Becker, on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 44370 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweetgreen to open in downtown Mountain View

Sweetgreen, a national salad chain that bids itself as "a leader in the movement to make healthy food available to the masses," is opening a location...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Salad fan, on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 44321 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner

John Withers has owned Kirk's Steakburgers since 1996, when he bought the Palo Alto standby from the son of the original owner, Bill Sincere. Sincere opened the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Julia Chester, on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:51 am | 18 comments | 44238 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Olive Garden shutters in Palo Alto

The Palo Alto location of international Italian-restaurant chain Olive Garden is no more. The restaurant at 2515 El Camino Real closed on May 21, days before...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 17 comments | 43948 Views

COUPLE'S NET

When Donating to the Philippines, Gets Kids Involved

If you choose to make a donation to help with relief efforts in the Philippines, get your kids involved. On Couple's Net I will be advocating couple time: time without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 43942 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City: Donato Enoteca owner opens wine bar, cafe

The owner of Redwood City Italian restaurant Donato Enoteca is opening a wine bar, retail...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 31, 2016
There are no comments yet. 43558 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 43488 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Nobody is dining out.' Palo Alto Chinese restaurant Taste is on the brink of permanently shutting down amidst coronavirus spread

==I For more updates on the coronavirus impact on local restaurants, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by 40-year Chinese cook, on Mar 16, 2020 at 11:05 am |
39 comments | 43373 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View

International bakery chain Paris Baguette plans to open a new "showstopper" location in downtown Mountain View in 2017, Chief Development Officer Larry...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Update?, on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:28 pm | 31 comments | 43044 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Scott's Seafood Palo Alto to close in March

After more than a decade of serving seafood at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Scott's Seafood will close its doors for good on March 8. Owner Steve Mayer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by vincdejuanhk, on May 4, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 28 comments | 42977 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Dear Mom,

Dear Mom, I miss you so much. I'm at Camp Kesem, a place for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer. Mostly they have activities like any other sleep over...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 42769 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After three decades, Max's Opera Cafe to close in Palo Alto

It started 12 years ago, when California Pizza Kitchen opened at Stanford Shopping Center. Then came Yucca De Lac and The Melt. And in the last two years alone,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2018
Last comment by Edward, on Jul 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm | 27 comments | 42568 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Off the Grid Menlo Park opening night lineup

Off the Grid is moving full steam ahead in Menlo Park, with a launch date set for Wednesday, Feb. 19. Despite vehement opposition from many local business owners,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Ronbutt, on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm | 8 comments | 42547 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cece, on Oct 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm | 40 comments | 42507 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"The Pure and Simple Truth is Rarely Pure and Never Simple." Oscar Wilde

What's the truth of a couple? It is never simple. And there are always multiple truths. That's why the movie, "He Said, She Said" is so funny to us. We grow up...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by cherry, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:13 am | 1 comment | 42445 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Here's Lookin' At You Gorgeous (reprise)

One of the Top Food Parties! of all times remains this holiday piece. For the extended version, including a fun guessing game called Alluring Eyes of the Detroit...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 42239 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Deforestation Hardware

OK, time for some new tableware. The dinner plates all have chips and surprisingly for me, I have never owned a complete set of cutlery. Maybe I'll go down to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Recycler, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 42230 Views
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