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A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cathy Widener, on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 10 comments | 38608 Views


Time Change

We're getting an extra hour of daylight, starting on Sunday. I do not want you to work for another hour a day. I want you to spend time with your beloved (without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 6 comments | 38601 Views


A Moment of Silence (and then action) for the Families and Loved Ones in Orlando

This shooting in the gay bar in Orlando is so horrifying, that it is hard to find words for it. It seems that most of the random shootings, which are also horrifying,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:58 am | 8 comments | 38573 Views


Like Horse Penis

I've been playing around with Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus lately (lactic acid bacteria.)

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by MP observer, on Jul 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm |
33 comments | 38538 Views


Cho's Los Altos finally opens

Fans of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum have been anxiously awaiting the return of owner Cho Yu's famous potstickers and pork buns since the news came in December that he...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 26 comments | 38492 Views


Mixx shutters in Mountain View

Mixx, the casual fusion eatery that replaced longtime...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by shakeMySugarTree, on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:08 pm |
27 comments | 38475 Views


Work: What Happens when your Relationship is in Trouble?

If your marriage is suffering – if you feel unloved, unheard, misunderstood, lack intimacy and/or sex, are considering leaving your marriage, are having an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by insta followers, on Dec 26, 2016 at 1:04 am | 4 comments | 38465 Views


alkymists shutters after less than two months in downtown Palo Alto

alkymists, the unusual downtown Palo Alto restaurant that hoped to merge food and philanthropy in one space, has closed after less than two months. alkymists...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by Professorville resident, on Nov 17, 2014 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 38435 Views


Go Fish Poke Bar to open in Palo Alto, Redwood City

Tired of the poké trend yet? Yet another fast-casual eatery drawing on the Hawaiian seafood dish is opening locations in both Palo Alto and Redwood City later...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Garick Chan, on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 38390 Views


Peninsula gets new on-demand delivery option

Peninsulites now have yet another mobile delivery app option, with San Francisco-based Postmates expanding its reach down south. Postmates,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:05 am | 4 comments | 38359 Views


Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto

One block of California Avenue is returning to its boozy roots with the opening of Calave, a wine bar that occupies the site once home to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cowper Fan, on Jul 4, 2015 at 1:22 am | 12 comments | 38359 Views


A toy that tries to bridge the gap

My husband and I waited to find out whether my son was going to be a boy or a girl until the day he was born. This meant our nursery had lots of white, yellow and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 4 comments | 38352 Views


Honesty, Humility and Morality: On the Same Page?

I recently read a very interesting article in Scientific American Mind called “How to Pick a Great Worker”. Previously, the honesty and humility [the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 38326 Views


Gochi reopens in Mountain View

Mountain View favorite Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas has officially reopened in a new location after...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 38319 Views


Marriage Interview: Keep a Sense of Humor

I am working on a series of marriage interviews to share with you. They are anonymous so that these generous people will share a bit of their personal lives with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 38292 Views


Spring food and drink goings on

Check out this by-no-means-exhaustive list of upcoming food and drink events around the Peninsula. Please feel free to share any you're aware of, too! I'll continue...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 38272 Views


Off the Grid plotting Menlo Park food truck market

Off the Grid, an incredibly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization has applied for a use permit to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, on Jan 28, 2014 at 9:52 am | 19 comments | 38240 Views


Mademoiselle Colette, now open in downtown Menlo Park

Downtown Menlo Park now has a piece of Paris with the opening of Mademoiselle Colette, a French patisserie serving pastries,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Robin Smith, on Oct 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 24 comments | 38238 Views


The Grace of Nelson Mandela: An Example for Couples

The more I read about Mandela, the more I am impressed by his grace and humility. He initiated healing ? and connecting ? conversations with many people and organizations...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 38218 Views


Ming?s to hold farewell auction

Love Ming's in Palo Alto so much that you want to take a piece of it home with you? Well, now you can. The 58-year-old Chinese restaurant, which

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 am |
14 comments | 38210 Views
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