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PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland's Thai food darling Pok Pok will be popping up on the Peninsula this spring

Editor's note: The Four Seasons announced on March 11 that the Pok Pok pop-up has been postponed due to "current events" surrounding the coronavirus. Pok...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jane Garner, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 6760 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Market at Edgewood to celebrate local women-owned food businesses at weekend event

Palo Alto grocery store The Market at Edgewood is hosting a tasting event to highlight local women-owned food businesses this Saturday, March 7. Bread, nut butters,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Dave S., on Mar 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 4418 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Accepted or Rejected Let's All Be Supportive During Decision Month

Written by John Raftrey This post is for both students and parents. For the student: This is going to be a tough month. Almost every senior will get a...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Expectations , on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 4357 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My angst about the disaster of these two debates

The more I watch the Democratic debates, the more a feeling of angst emerges. No longer are they reasoned and reasonable policy discussions – they have morphed...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Balance, on Mar 4, 2020 at 5:31 pm | 39 comments | 5373 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Keep Calm and Drink More Wine

Food Partiers! loves to toast life with good glass of wine. Sometimes it’s about about Natural...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 4, 2020 at 7:09 am |
5 comments | 4015 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong 2.0? Former waiter reopens Chinese standby under new name in Palo Alto

Su Hong Palo Alto is back, albeit under a new name and owner but with the same food beloved by generations of customers. The longtime Chinese restaurant at 4256...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jonathan Anonuevo, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 13 comments | 13980 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City gets two new barbecue restaurants

Quality barbecue spots are few and far between on the Peninsula, but two new restaurants serving...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by White Folks Don't Eat Chitlins, on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 16297 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

National Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) March tends to be a busy month for students (and families!) anxiously waiting for the final round of college acceptance notifications....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 1, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

In response to staff and customer demand, Andronico's returns to Los Altos

Four years after Andronico's at the Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos became a Safeway Community Market in a sale to the supermarket giant, the local grocery store...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by PB, on Feb 28, 2020 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 5858 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.

There's a new sign outside and new ownership in place, but otherwise things are largely the same at the former Palo Alto Pizza Co. at 2450 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by vivian.hudson255@gmail.com, on Feb 28, 2020 at 3:44 am | 13 comments | 7095 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Vote for Pedro, on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 2 comments | 8125 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sociology Is Not A Science, on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 6468 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Are they ready for fully innovative Indian food?' Ettan arrives in Palo Alto with chaat, caviar and a secret menu

When Ayesha Thapar set out to bring an innovative Indian restaurant to the Peninsula more than two years ago, she made a list. On the list were the names of 15...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 2 comments | 7096 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 18 comments | 5289 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Finding Your Calling

(Written by Lori McCormick) My father passed away a few months ago. Sitting in the funeral home’s office waiting to meet our Funeral Director, Erin Arteaga,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 3044 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Los Altos is getting a massive food hall

San Francisco has the Ferry Building. San Jose, the San Pedro Square Market. Napa, the Oxbow Market. And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by flowers shrewsbury, on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:12 am | 32 comments | 21910 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Wait, wait – we’re working on it

The wheels of local government often turn very slowly – projects seem to take years, rather than months to complete. This week I came across a lengthy city...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:45 pm | 21 comments | 4920 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto

Inspired by the many slice shops of New York City, the owners of State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria in Los Altos are opening their own take in Palo Alto. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 11850 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we make 2020 a less alarming and more calming year?

“Happy New Year!” people shouted at midnight at the dawning of 2020. Only this year, it felt like hollow wishes, as if they were made with our fingers crossed....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tony0233, on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:17 am | 4 comments | 2221 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Please Apply So We Can Reject You!

This is the time of year when juniors are hit with all kinds of college marketing propaganda. Some of it makes it sound like the school is ready to admit the student....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by vision board examples, on Feb 25, 2020 at 4:08 am | 9 comments | 4670 Views
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