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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 | 4186 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 | 5346 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 | 9399 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 | 3997 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 | 4783 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 | 4756 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 | 2524 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 | 22455 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 | 5603 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 | 9633 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. 4437 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 | 8485 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 | 5782 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Sure, the traffic mess in town is a complicated problem, but I want a solution

Wow! Palo Alto’s new Office of Transportation will have 15.5 employees to solve all our traffic problems in our city – that’s a lot of people to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 58 comments | 4264 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hot Spots – Local Flavor

You may have noticed, we took a little break from Food Partying! But we are baaaaack… just in time for the holidays. As I have grown in years, I want...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by USA, on Dec 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 5417 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What gives you hope?

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 7066 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local deli owners to revive Woodside Deli in Redwood City

Editor's note: Woodside Deli was reopened as of Dec. 15, according to a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sandwich lover, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm |
14 comments | 18182 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Done with Gender

In the news and the neighborhood, I keep hearing about kids changing their gender, and keep wondering why. Nature makes mistakes now and again to be sure, but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 29 comments | 6650 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 8173 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Longtime Mexican eatery Una Mas closes in Menlo Park

After more than 20 years of serving Mexican food in downtown Menlo Park, the Una Mas Mexican Grill franchise at 683 Santa Cruz Ave. has closed. The owner of...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Josie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 5269 Views
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