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'Happy Days' are here again

A Beckett play about a woman buried up to her waist in a mound of earth may not be your cup of Orangina. But the

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:49 am |
2 comments | 38516 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cooking, Science and a School Girl Crush

Last week I signed up for Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science, a FREE online class offered by Harvard, baby. Did you sign up? It runs...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 38472 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sitting is the New Smoking

"The fact that the average adult spends 50 ? 70% of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office. But few realize the health consequences...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 10 comments | 38465 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Bradley Ogden?s Menlo Park restaurant delayed, aiming for spring 2014 opening

Menlo Park diners might have been excited to hear earlier this year that celebrity chef Bradley Ogden

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by suzy datt, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:50 am |
8 comments | 38464 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Santa Clara County restaurants with the most ? and fewest ? health violations in 2013

Food-related 2013 listicles are everywhere this time of year: best restaurants of the year, saddest closures of the year, biggest food trends of the year, etc. Add...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 38429 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Gurnee, previously at Wayfare Tavern, joins LB Steak in Menlo Park

John Gurnee, previously chef de cuisine at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, is now heading the kitchen at LB Steak in Menlo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Better, on Oct 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 38342 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Fiesta del Mar to close

After 24 years, four landlords and generations of customers, local favorite Fiesta del Mar on Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View is closing its doors next weekend. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Charlotte Skinner, on Sep 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 24 comments | 38320 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Michelin 2017: Madera regains its star; others retain status

The much sought-after Michelin Guide stars have been announced for the San Francisco Bay Area, with familiar MidPeninsula restaurants making the cut, plus one establishment...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Fan of TJ, on Nov 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm | 5 comments | 38316 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

James Beard chef opening restaurant at Stanford Shopping Center

Marc Vetri, a James Beard award-winning chef known for launching a group of successful Italian restaurants in Philadelphia, is opening his first venture on the west...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Michelle, on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 38299 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos

New information on Cho's in Los Altos has been posted here. Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 38277 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are Tiger Moms Raising Tiger Spouses?

Author Amy Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Note: I have not read her book). According to an article in

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm |
18 comments | 38220 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The trauma of having to renew my California driver’s license

THAT notice from the DMV arrived in my mailbox almost three months ago, announcing that I must renew my driver’s license by my birthday, Feb. 4th, and make an...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 15 comments | 38172 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Celebrity chef pulls out of BFD Menlo Park; to reopen as new concept

==B UPDATE: Chris Vestal, who lives in Menlo Park, said he plans to open a restaurant at this location serving American-style cuisine with locally sourced ingredients....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Claudia O, on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:48 am | 7 comments | 38138 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Listen for Yourself: An index into "A Conversation on the Future of the City"

At the December 2nd City Council meeting, there was over 3.5 hours on zoning, planning, traffic, parking,... (f1) The general themes and specific items have presented...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 38125 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Santa Clara County rolls out restaurant scoring system

Cheers to transparency: Starting this week, Santa Clara County diners will be able to access online full health inspection information for any and all eateries,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Oct 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 10 comments | 38042 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Greek restaurant Taverna opening in Palo Alto

There are traces of Greece everywhere in Taverna, a new restaurant opening Monday at 800 Emerson St. in downtown Palo Alto. Framed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by LadyDi, on Apr 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm | 13 comments | 38030 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Zip It!

If you are divorced, never say anything bad about your children's other parent. In fact, don't even refer to him or her as "Your father" or "Your mother." You are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments | 37950 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View Oktoberfest returns this weekend

It's that time of year: Oktoberfest season is upon us. Mountain View's very own version of the traditional German festival will be returning this weekend, with two...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2016
There are no comments yet. 37918 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Corner Bakery Cafe opens in Palo Alto

For those of you who are growing weary of (or simply can't afford) the influx of overpriced food and drink in Palo Alto ? the $10 haute hamburgers, $4+ tacos, $10+...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Picky eater, on Feb 8, 2014 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 37912 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Caring for Aging and/or Ill Parents

We are facing this at our house these days, and it's stressful. I mentioned this to a couple of women acquaintances and found that they, too, are coping with and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 37831 Views
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