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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 | 38861 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. 38851 Views


How Would You Two Handle a Terminal Diagnosis?

I watched the moving video of Craig Sager receiving the Jimmy...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm |
3 comments | 38844 Views


Menlo Park: Farewell Su Hong, hello Yum Cha Palace

Ever since Su Hong To Go in downtown Menlo Park changed hands in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Annie, on Aug 11, 2016 at 8:50 pm |
15 comments | 38799 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 | 38786 Views


Is PAMF running amok?

I don't want to write this, but problems at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are still increasing. For years I have been a very happy patient at their Palo Alto...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm | 46 comments | 38760 Views


Foie gras returns to Peninsula menus

After the news broke Wednesday that California's ban of foie gras, the prized fattened liver of a duck or goose,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:14 am |
33 comments | 38675 Views


Downtown Menlo Park gets a French patisserie

A woman raised in France who later graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and now lives in Atherton is opening her own patisserie in the former home of Sugar Shack on Santa...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Bunyip, on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 10 comments | 38641 Views


Marché's Guillaume Bienaimé to open downtown Palo Alto restaurant

Guillaume Bienaimé, the former executive chef at now-shuttered Marché in Menlo Park, is opening his own restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Bienaimé got the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by une paix durable, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm | 10 comments | 38612 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 | 38597 Views


One-seating Japanese restaurant now open in Los Altos

At Hiroshi in downtown Los Altos, there is one seating of eight people each evening, no printed menu and a price per head upwards of $400. Owner and namesake...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by not nuts, on Jun 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 7 comments | 38571 Views


Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Parke T, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm |
4 comments | 38544 Views


Borrone MarketBar soft opens in Menlo

Borrone MarketBar, the next-door brainchild eatery from Cafe Borrone owners Marina Borrone and Josh Pebbles, soft opened last week and is continuing with limited...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 38541 Views


Kids and Marital Satisfaction

"More than a hundred studies show that marital satisfaction falls off a cliff after the birth of the first child and doesn't get much better until the last child...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 12 comments | 38534 Views


My Great-Grandparents' Blind Pig

Last week, I mentioned my great grandparents had a speakeasy in Detroit. But I was...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 4, 2014 at 6:18 am | 13 comments | 38516 Views


Palo Alto Brewing Company to open tasting room, restaurant

==I UPDATE: The Tap Room soft opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3. An opening menu includes poutine, wings, grilled cheese and fried chicken sandwiches, beer floats and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chris Cummings, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 38504 Views



Here's a follow on to my last piece about focusing on today, and not waiting until tomorrow, which never comes. I received an article that was written by hospice...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 4, 2014 at 7:32 am | 2 comments | 38488 Views


Los Altos' Main Street Cafe to close

Main Street Cafe, a community fixture in downtown Los Altos for the last decade, will be closing at the end of the month. Owner Jamie Tomaselli confirmed the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jan 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 8 comments | 38480 Views


Summer food and drink goings on

Summer means outdoor food and wine festivals, Bastille Day and the return of Silicon Valley Beer Week. Check out several food-and-drink events around town during...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 20, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 38476 Views


On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps

Today we visit the highly selective small liberal arts colleges (SLACS) Occidental, Pitzer and Scripps. Pitzer and Scripps complete the Claremont Colleges Consortium...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Gillisn, on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:51 am | 3 comments | 38449 Views
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