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Gourmet hot dogs, sausage food truck coming to the Peninsula

Faced with a longer-than-expected timeline for opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Palo Alto, the owner of gourmet hot dog restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm |
10 comments | 40748 Views


After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by quotes, on Jul 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 28 comments | 40716 Views


Vitality Bowls opens in Palo Alto

In a sign of the times, what was once the hole-in-the-wall home of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum on California...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 17 comments | 40664 Views


Twas the Blog before Christmas

Twas the blog before Christmas When all thro’ the books Not a spoon was stirring There was nothing to cooks The dinner was hung up cuz’ I didn’t...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by joe, on Dec 27, 2016 at 1:48 am | 3 comments | 40633 Views


David's Tea: now open in downtown Palo Alto

David's Tea, a massive organic tea chain company that got its start in Toronto, Canada, in 2008, opened its sixth Bay Area location today, Aug. 23, in downtown Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Wendie, on Aug 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 40551 Views


Alzheimer's Stole My Christmas Dinner - A New Years Toast

We didn't eat Christmas dinner with my father last week. Oh ? he's around at 89. Still "doing anyone I can and the easy ones twice," (famous Dad...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Buy Clenbuterol, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:25 am | 10 comments | 40526 Views


Alexander?s Steakhouse opening a Mountain View bakery

Alexander's Steakhouse ? which operates two restaurants of that name in San Francisco and Cupertino as well as The Sea by...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by Belinda, on Sep 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm | 8 comments | 40465 Views


Summer of openings

The local dining scene is only continuing to heat up this summer, with numerous major openings scheduled up and down the Peninsula, from Menlo Park through Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jackie, on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 10 comments | 40412 Views



I am for anger. It's a useful feeling that lets us know a boundary has been crossed. Anger lets us know we need to do something about that. It's what and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 40411 Views


Redwood City gets new brewery

Two local beer lovers have opened Ghostwood Beer Co. at 965 Brewster Ave. in Redwood City, serving traditional American craft-style...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 15, 2018
Last comment by Enjoy it, on Oct 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm | 11 comments | 40299 Views


Surviving Family Holidays

There are families that genuinely enjoy each other, and the holidays are as intended: good company, good food, music, laughter, storytelling, lights and sparkle....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 40293 Views


Old Port Lobster Shack closing in Redwood City, expanding to Los Altos

Old Port Lobster Shack, a New England-style seafood restaurant with locations in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Jose, will be closing its original Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ike Heil, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 15 comments | 40274 Views


Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Rent is the problem.., on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 40264 Views



Okay, I'm getting tired of the awkwardness of writing him/her and s/he, etc. I am going to randomly write pronouns (and mix it up from post to post). Just sayin'. ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 40257 Views


The early word on Pizzeria Delfina in Palo Alto

Interested walkers-by might have noticed that construction recently started at the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 3, 2014 at 10:53 am |
10 comments | 40233 Views


Still need a gift? Try culinary.

Giving gifts friends and family will actually use is ideal, but it's hard to know what people like. So give em' what they need instead! Try culinary gifts this year...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Krystel, on Dec 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 40232 Views


"It's Not About the Nail"

I've talked here a lot about women not wanting men to fix them, their situation, or to give advice. Many men I've talked to who have a happy marriage said it...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by mitch, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 5 comments | 40230 Views


Hunan Homes reopens in Mountain View

Exciting news for fans of longtime Los Altos Chinese restaurant Hunan Homes: The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Jeff, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 40166 Views


Arguing in Public

I went for a walk out at Princeton Point near Half Moon Bay the other day. The rain had stopped after pouring the night before, and it was damp and fresh. I watched...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 23 comments | 40120 Views


Corporate Wellness and Couples

I’m starting to see a lot in the news about corporate wellness, and that companies are and will be investing in corporate wellness programs. According to the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Emma Smith, on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 40000 Views
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