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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local Pols Debate Climate

We have discussions in this blog about the relative merits of individual action vs political action, so I thought it would be useful to spend some time on the policy...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Jetman, 22 minutes ago | 9 comments | 2260 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City

When Anne Le Ziblatt opened Tamarine in Palo Alto and Bong Su in San Francisco in the early 2000s, she wanted to challenge the misperception that Vietnamese cuisine...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by TAT, 24 minutes ago | 5 comments | 2743 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Abe, 33 minutes ago | 5 comments | 6322 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?

When I was standing at the altar at age 21 rehearsing for my wedding, uttering the vow “to love, honor and obey,” I told the priest I would not say “obey.”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by DIana Diamond, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 620 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No jacket no problem

Our daughters have a wide array of jackets and sweaters. However, most of the time they choose to leave these pieces of clothing at home, in the minivan, or in...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 125 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

This new Chinese restaurant in Millbrae specializes in live seafood and porridge

Porridge & Things, a new restaurant specializing in food from a region in China known for its seafood, is now open in downtown Millbrae. Porridge & Things...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Millbrae, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 1500 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto

The windows of Pluto's at 482 University Ave. are dark, and a sign posted to the front door says the longtime salad and sandwich eatery is "temporarily closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Another resident, 12 hours ago | 22 comments | 8471 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Edible Education – Free Course - UC Berkeley Online

Calling all eating inquisitors and foodpreneurs! Eatertainment returns to you next week with the start of Edible Education...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 20, 2020 at 8:29 pm |
2 comments | 2292 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Fenn Coffee to graduate to all-day cafe in Redwood City

Local triathlete Max Fennell, who

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Give us a Call, on Jan 20, 2020 at 4:22 pm |
4 comments | 3016 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Letting Christmas Linger

Our youngest was a bit confused when Christmas abruptly ended. Where did all the holiday lights go? Why weren’t we doing our advent calendar anymore? Why were...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 1217 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 9 comments | 3589 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Plastic vegie bag ban: Pragmatic? -- or simply politically correct?

Last June, the Palo Alto City Council, in a 6-0 vote, went along with a suggestion from the Girl Scouts to ban all plastic straws, which they did. A week later with...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by JustGuessing, on Jan 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm | 35 comments | 2261 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

You can now get naturally fermented sourdough bagels at Manresa Bread in Los Altos

Tuesday is now officially bagel day at Manresa Bread. Starting today, the bakery will be serving its

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 16, 2020 at 8:58 am |
1 comment | 1344 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

French Laundry, Chez TJ alum to give new life to Prolific Oven space in Palo Alto

Scott Nishiyama, a former chef at the Michelin-starred French Laundry and Chez TJ, is opening his first solo venture in downtown Palo Alto: a dinner-only restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 12 comments | 8611 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Fungus are Among Us

The rains are upon us, and that means mushrooms will be popping up in our forests and neighborhoods. Come find out the name of that mushroom growing next to your...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Wait for it, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 7 comments | 1938 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What Local Teens are Saying

I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 19 comments | 3146 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New York City sushi chef opens nine-seat omakase bar in Redwood City

Jason Zhan, a native of China who trained at top sushi restaurants in New York City, is opening his own venture in Redwood City: a nine-seat omakase restaurant with...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:13 am | 6 comments | 10693 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Climate Diplomacy

It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 2991 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The sisters behind Palo Alto's Tamarine are opening a Vietnamese fast-casual restaurant in Mountain View

In a sign of the times, the owners of a longtime white-tablecloth Vietnamese restaurant, Tamarine, are setting their sights on a fast-casual concept. Sisters...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2549 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Climate-Friendly 2020

‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 32 comments | 3601 Views
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Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 22 comments | 8,471 views

Edible Education – Free Course - UC Berkeley Online
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 2,292 views

Local Pols Debate Climate
By Sherry Listgarten | 9 comments | 2,260 views

Letting Christmas Linger
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 1,217 views

The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?
By Diana Diamond | 11 comments | 620 views