By Elena Kadvany
Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletterUploaded: Jul 12, 2019
Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely, if ever, written about in a unique way, save the occasional opening of a trendy restaurant that would attract the attention of larger media outlets. I saw a void and stepped in to fill it.
I like to think that Peninsula Foodist, which started as a side hustle, has become one of the most reliable local sources for people who are interested in the Peninsula's ever-ascending culinary culture.
Next week, Embarcadero Media will be launching a biweekly newsletter where I will cover all of that and more.
I spend a lot of time — OK, most waking moments — thinking about what I want to eat and why food matters, seeking out the lesser-known stories that represent the full picture of this region's dining scene. Noodle shops. Parking lot food stands. Michelin-starred chefs. Impeccable baked goods. Wine bars. Some of the Bay's best farmers markets.
In the Peninsula Foodist newsletter, I'll share the latest openings and closings, what I'm eating that I'm excited about, interviews with chefs and my observations and insights about the trends and issues affecting local restaurants. I'll be covering more cities than ever before, from Santa Clara to Daly City and out to the coast.
I hope the newsletter provides something that you can't get anywhere else and that it does justice to a restaurant world that deserves a bit more respect and attention. The Peninsula's food scene is dynamic, diverse and so much damn fun to explore.
You can sign up for the newsletter here. Look out for it in your inbox starting this coming Wednesday.
I'd love to hear your feedback and ideas for the newsletter! You can reach me at [email protected]