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Peninsula dining destinations offering fireside seats

If you’re hoping to find cozy dining and/or sipping destinations with a warm glow, you may want to give these a try. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by Steve H, on Dec 1, 2023 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2701 Views


New coffee shops with global influences seek to build community on the Peninsula

A new batch of coffee shop entrepreneurs aim for their customers to be transported somewhere undiscovered or to a place that...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2023
Last comment by BobH, on Oct 17, 2023 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 5281 Views


Seven standout spots to slurp a steaming bowl of ramen this fall

The Bay Area has long been ramen-obsessed. Though local diners' love of ramen knows no season, with fall in the air, we've...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2023
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Oct 10, 2023 at 6:31 pm | 3 comments | 3838 Views


Iconic restaurant The Fish Market auctions décor, equipment and furniture in online auction

The Fish Market, a 47-year-old seafood restaurant in Palo Alto that shut its El Camino Real branch to give way to a housing...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Sep 26, 2023 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 6051 Views


Cottage bakery Shru’s Kitchen combines South Asian flavors and modern vegan baking in made-to-order cakes

Shruti Boddu couldn’t find vegan alternatives to her favorite Indian sweets, so she started replicating those flavors in...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2023
Last comment by JB, on Aug 30, 2023 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 3326 Views


Peninsula will see warming temperatures, poorer air quality as week starts

The National Weather Service said Sunday, Aug. 27, to expect warming temperatures in the Bay Area Monday through Wednesday....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2142 Views


What's happening here? The old Pizz'a Chicago building

Longtime Palo Alto residents may remember the old Pizz'a Chicago building with its eye-catching red exterior. While that...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 5, 2023 at 7:25 pm | 6 comments | 6467 Views


After 15 years as a Menlo Park hub, mother-daughter team is handing off Cafe Zoë

When Kathleen Daly purchased Menlo Park’s Cafe Zoë in 2008, she just knew the cafe was where she wanted to be. Fifteen...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2023
Last comment by MPri, on Jun 29, 2023 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 4501 Views


From bucatini to linguine: Behind the scenes at Redwood City's Saporito pasta factory

When my colleague Devin Roberts and I showed up at an 8 a.m. appointment deep in industrial Redwood City, we were flummoxed....

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 4097 Views


Readers dish on their all-time favorite Peninsula restaurant bites

To mark the 100th edition of the Peninsula Foodist newsletter, we surveyed our readers on their all-time favorite bite from...

Original post made on May. 2, 2023
Last comment by JB, on May 2, 2023 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 2818 Views


A new home for plant-based dining takes root in Burlingame

Bob Trahan's career trajectory is an unusual one: from director of engineering at Meta, to culinary school and working in...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Joey, on Apr 24, 2023 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 4540 Views


Inside the new Graduate hotel, home to Palo Alto's first rooftop bar

In its reincarnation as Graduate Palo Alto, the former President Hotel aims to be an upscale homage to all things Stanford,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 20, 2023 at 4:50 pm | 12 comments | 8950 Views


An initiative to reduce single-use plastics is brewing in Peninsula cafes

Emily Chueh, co-founder of Okapi Reusables, is working with the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability to help restaurants...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 24, 2023 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 5833 Views


New hospitality program aims to teach culinary skills to those with disabilities

Ada's Cafe plans to expand its catering operations and production of jam, granola and dog biscuits at the nonprofit AbilityPath's...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2023
Last comment by Judy, on Feb 17, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 7507 Views


'We didn't rebound': After 10 years in Menlo Park, The Refuge will close on Friday

The Refuge, home to Menlo Park's most renowned pastrami and Belgian beer offerings, will be closing its location there on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Chip, on Jan 18, 2023 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 4051 Views


Comings and goings: Cocoa & Butter and Wahlburgers shutter, Tootsie's reopens and more

As the end of 2022 nears, the local dining scene is in a state of flux. Two eateries have recently closed, a popular East...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alex LoCoCo, on Dec 4, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 2172 Views


French chef reopens Palo Alto cafe following pandemic shutdown

After a nearly three-year hiatus, The Redwood, a cafe at Avenidas in downtown Palo Alto, reopened its doors Monday, Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Oct 7, 2022 at 6:12 am | 2 comments | 6058 Views


Construction worker dies after fall downtown

A construction worker who fell into a shaft at a downtown Palo Alto construction site died early Wednesday morning, Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by Sean McIntyre, on Sep 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm | 5 comments | 15074 Views


Vegan variety: 10 Peninsula eateries serving up plant-based fare

From vegan sushi rolls to dairy-free ice cream, there’s no shortage of options for plant-based eaters. Here's some plant-based...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Darby Daniels, on Jul 29, 2022 at 8:24 am | 2 comments | 6532 Views


Boichik Bagels lures community investors to prepurchase thousands of bagels

In a region filled with tech unicorns and initial public offerings, Silicon Valley's most sought-after investment opportunity...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4152 Views
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