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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 | 3537 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 | 5335 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 | 13492 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 | 5299 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. 4614 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 | 6011 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! I have a good feeling about the new decade, despite our cultural and political stresses. First off, twenty twenty is just...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Liat, on Jan 8, 2020 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 4709 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Italian food mecca Eataly expanding to Westfield Valley Fair

Eataly is will make its Bay Area debut with a 51,000-square-foot Italian marketplace at Westfield Valley Fair in 2021. Like the first location in Italy and others...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 7, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 3749 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pacific Catch starts serving its sustainable seafood in Palo Alto tonight

Bay Area seafood restaurant Pacific Catch is opening its newest location tonight, Monday, Jan. 6, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The owners of Pacific...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2020 at 2:44 pm | 9 comments | 4935 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's ZombieRunner stops selling running gear to focus on coffee

Palo Alto's ZombieRunner, long a draw for both running and coffee enthusiasts, has shed its dual identity. As of Jan. 1, the California Avenue business is only a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 6, 2020 at 11:39 am | 7 comments | 8717 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

TO: Palo Alto officials: SUBJECT: Hurry up and get things done!

A friend of mine once explained to me how this city’s famous (and now infamous) “Palo Alto Process” came about. “We have a lot of bright people living in...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 5, 2020 at 5:54 am | 22 comments | 3642 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fast-casual Greek restaurant headed to downtown Mountain View

Nick the Greek, a local string of fast-casual Greek eateries, is opening at 298 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. "Coming soon" signs for the business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 4358 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After six decades, Palo Alto sandwich standby Village Cheese House closes

Village Cheese House, which has been serving deli sandwiches at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto since 1959, suddenly closed this week. A PR company announced...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by Is it historic, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 4358 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Loss of transparency? Council decides HR can investigate some internal police problems – not an independent auditor

Open governments and transparency in city affairs are big things for me – they’re part of what democracy should be all about. If city decisions are not available...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Trish Bubenik , on Jan 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 5 comments | 2176 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Lady M opens first Bay Area store in Los Altos, promptly sells out of famed crepe cakes

Every day since Lady M, the New York confections company known for its 20-layer crepe cakes, opened in Los Altos last weekend, the store has sold out by the early...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Jan 1, 2020 at 6:59 am | 6 comments | 20480 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Sweet Maple to bring brunch, Korean fare to Palo Alto

People seem to be perpetually lined up outside Sweet Maple in San Francisco, waiting for the restaurant's popular brunch -- particularly, the thick, indulgent Millionaire’s...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by PAresident, on Dec 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments | 5177 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Indian restaurant Ettan partners with Michelin-starred San Francisco chef

Ettan, a contemporary Indian restaurant opening soon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by PAfoodie, on Dec 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 9018 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interlude of Gratitude

It’s a busy time of year so this post will be short and sweet. Since it also happens to be the 50th post, a mini milestone, I thought I’d take the opportunity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4070 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto frozen yogurt shop Fraiche closes, but will reopen in new location

Longtime downtown Palo Alto frozen yogurt shop Fraiche closed its doors last week, but owner Jennifer Maltz isn't calling it quits. Another Fraiche will open at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 7801 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A chimney plug unboxing

The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 15 comments | 5396 Views
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A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 11,014 views

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
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By Sherry Listgarten | 29 comments | 2,657 views

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