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PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's last dive bar, the beloved Nut House, calls it quits for now. 'We just can't afford it anymore.'

Barely two months ago, the 49-year-old Antonio's Nut House reopened triumphantly after a monthslong closure with a new outdoor patio, new chef in the kitchen and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike , on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm | 9 comments | 39122 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto: Gordon Biersch reopens as Dan Gordon's

Almost three decades since Dan Gordon opened the first Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, he's revamped and reopened the brew-centric restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by Jaime, on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm | 8 comments | 39017 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New eateries to open at Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center announced this week a slew of new stores and restaurants slated to open in the spring of 2016 as part of a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by ced1106, on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm |
18 comments | 38819 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Taboo Topics in a Relationship or Marriage

You tell each other everything, right? Pause. Are there things you don’t tell each other? If you’re telling each other everything, it puts you in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 38666 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Yum Cha Palace opens in Menlo Park

New life has finally been breathed into the long-vacant space at 1039 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the former home of Su Hong's sit-down restaurant, with Yum Cha...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Jul 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm | 7 comments | 38657 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

It started with a scaling back of the eclairs. The owners of The Prolific Oven struggled to find an available baking decorator to hire, so they temporarily made...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Who can afford it?, on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:34 am | 62 comments | 38638 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

10 Tips For This Year?s Common App

(written by John Raftrey) Early decision and early action applications start becoming due at the end of the month. To make sure your Common App is in good shape,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Redford, on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 38581 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.

Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by pfed, on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 38327 Views

AD LIBS

'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 | 38310 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Shills and Charlatans of "Smart Growth"

"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong." (foot#1) Any decent manager approaching a new project asks about...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jul 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm | 36 comments | 38277 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto standby Osteria sold to new owners

After almost three decades of serving traditional Italian food in downtown Palo Alto, the Piccinini family is turning over the keys of their restaurant, Osteria,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Yityui, on Jul 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm | 18 comments | 38268 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato

So I just arrive at the Pioneer last Sunday, and while waiting for my Vodka Soda Tall with...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:15 am | 15 comments | 38158 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Repeating Myself: for Your Marriage

This is so important, that I am going to repeat myself: If your relationship is in trouble, do something about it NOW! The research shows that many couples let...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by jame kurt, on Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 am | 8 comments | 38118 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 | 38113 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Beware Difficult Topic: Death of a Child

For some reason, a lot of the books I've recently been picking to read on my Kindle end up being about or including the death of a child. Go ahead, and click away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Mar 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 38054 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 | 38016 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coming soon: Fire Oak & Barley in Palo Alto

UPDATE: Fire Oak & Barley's grand opening is Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The evolution of Palo Alto's California Avenue continues with...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Barry, on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 38012 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 | 37939 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 | 37892 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status

Two Palo Alto restaurants and one in Redwood City again made the Michelin guide's Bib Gourmand list, which honors eateries that serve high-quality food at an affordable...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Reality check, on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 10 comments | 37879 Views
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