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PENINSULA FOODIST

Fenn Coffee opens inside Willows Market in Menlo Park

You can now get your morning coffee fix at The Willows Market in Menlo Park, where a new small-batch coffee bar has launched. Fenn Coffee is run by

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Dhaval, on Jun 7, 2019 at 8:59 am |
2 comments | 3685 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

As Kneaded Bakery to pop up in Palo Alto this weekend

Sticky buns, bialys, chocolate chip brioche and other As Kneaded Bakery goods will be for sale this weekend at a pop-up in Palo Alto. Palo Alto native Iliana...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by Linda, on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 3663 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2019 Farmers Markets – Silicon Valley and San Jose

So you have a dinner party scheduled for Saturday night and want the freshest produce, but can’t go to the farmers market Saturday AM because you have other...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by What do you value?, on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 10 comments | 4262 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Calculate your EV mileage (custom for CA)

There was an interesting discussion in the comments of a recent blog post, and I thought it would...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm | 15 comments | 3744 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC Application Redesign

(written by Lori McCormick) The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 6, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Dig into pounds of crawfish at new Mountain View restaurant

Throw on a bib and dig into a bag of crawfish at Crawfish Bros, newly opened at 124 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. The restaurant recently replaced

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 9096 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos gets new Vietnamese restaurant

Pho Cabin, a traditional Vietnamese restaurant with a particular focus on pho and vermicelli, opened in late April at 200 State St. in Los Altos. The owner is...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2019 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 3105 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market goes year-round

After four decades of running as a seasonal market, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market will now stay open year-round. The market's all-volunteer board of directors...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 5, 2019 at 3:19 am | 2 comments | 2638 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Demonization: Single-family homeowners are deplorables, especially Palo Altans

I have been attempting to produce a summary of the positions and arguments on the collection of bills in the California State Legislature advertised as responses...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Foreigner in the US, on Jun 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm | 43 comments | 3295 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto gets new sandwich shop

The owners of a local Mexican restaurant have opened a second eatery in Palo Alto focused on sandwiches. Juan Zamora and Francisco Cupa opened The Sandwich Bug...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by MJ, on Jun 2, 2019 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 4889 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The family trip that wasn’t

We planned to start off our Memorial Day weekend with a family outing to Gilroy Gardens. Our middle child was especially excited to go on all of the rides again....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1713 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Back Roads of California Wine Country

Enough of the crowds! Country roads - take me home. Check out The Wine Institute's summer guide on back road wine travels. Hidden...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on May 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 5206 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

STEM and the Humanities

(written by Lori McCormick) Last week I attended a college counseling conference. Over the course of the week, I visited college campuses and attended a variety...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on May 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 2173 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Age Gaps

Our kids are relatively close in age. However, when our youngest was born, the gap between our kids seemed huge. Somehow older siblings appear to have a growth...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1447 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Taverna to expand next door

EDITOR'S NOTE: Taverna's expansion is officially open as of June 14, 2019. Shortly after celebrating their one-year anniversary in downtown Palo Alto, the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 28, 2019 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 4287 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Power Play

One of the amazing things about the power grid is that when you flip on a light switch, the power for the light is generated right then. There is no “pool”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 26, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 14 comments | 4962 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How to Stop an Argument

1. Close your mouth (really, it works! But read on . . . ). 2. Make the "T" for time-out signal with your hands. 3. Give your partner the benefit...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by MomOfTeen, on May 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 4249 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

May is National Grill Month

May is National BBQ Month. Get ready for the season with a few grilling tips from...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 24, 2019 at 8:08 am | 6 comments | 2039 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Fussy (too fussy?) about the foods we eat

I happen to be one of those “eat to live” kinds of people, rather than a “live to eat” type. But for either, I love to cook. Most of the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Ms. B, on May 22, 2019 at 9:33 am | 13 comments | 1375 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Each of you has a set of rules that go with being in a committed relationship. I can guarantee that all your rules are not the same, although I hope that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Patreon, on May 21, 2019 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 5005 Views
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