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PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen to bring Northern Thai food to Menlo Park

Farmhouse Kitchen, a San Francisco-born string of Thai restaurants, is opening its newest location at 1165 Merrill St. in Menlo Park this fall. The 4,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Dagwood, on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:58 am | 7 comments | 11603 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are our recycling bins too big?

Are our recycling bins too big? That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Ranvapa , on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 15 comments | 5981 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Singapore's Killiney Kopitiam opens in Palo Alto to long lines and much excitement

Killiney Kopitiam, Singapore's oldest cafe, has made its much-anticipated debut in downtown Palo Alto after months of delays. The first U.S. location of Killiney...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 18204 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Sep 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 43 comments | 10948 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 7594 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vons drops Korean fried chicken on downtown Redwood City

Vons, a Korea-born chicken chain, opened this week at 2090 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. The main event is arguably the fried chicken, which comes in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Common sense, on Sep 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 28252 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

During my junior year in college, I decided to take a course on the Supreme Court, knowing too little about this branch of government. The very first question the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 21, 2020
Last comment by Squidsie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 4998 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Former Flea St. Cafe chef starts meal delivery service

Charlie Parker, the former executive chef of Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park, has struck out on his own with a new weekly food delivery service. Parker is now offering...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 11084 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Terribly mixed messages about COVID-19 -- who to believe and how careful should we be?

I am very confused because of the mixed messages I've been getting about the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the NYT reported that studies show that we all should continue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 17, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 22 comments | 8537 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Rent is the problem.., on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 23581 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"

Dogs are the best. They provide comfort, entertainment, exercise, and pure unadulterated love. Half...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm |
9 comments | 8523 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'

For months I have talked to a number of people who said they are zoning out on this election -- they can't stand all the politicizing of every issue, they can't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by James Thurber, on Sep 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 3972 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco udon hotspot brings its noodles to Mountain View

Fresh, handmade udon noodles are the name of the game at Udon Mugizo, a San Francisco restaurant that expanded this week to downtown Mountain View. Udon Mugizo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Bill Stewart, on Sep 12, 2020 at 11:23 pm | 5 comments | 24093 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cult favorite boba shop Tiger Sugar to open first Bay Area location in Cupertino

Update: Tiger Sugar Cupertino's grand opening will be on Friday, Oct. 9. Tiger Sugar, a massively popular boba tea shop from Taiwan, will be bringing its...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by KittyCatty, on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 17452 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Plant an Expectation, Reap a Disappointment"

What does this old adage mean for a relationship? We already have the myth that we can't ask our partner to change (although we can if it is to better the relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Manuela, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 5135 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 9566 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new restaurant model? This San Francisco eatery now delivers food out of 20-year-old Singaporean restaurant in Menlo Park

Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Sep 9, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 8981 Views
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