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PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheez(steak) Whiz: A Philly transplant's guide to the Peninsula's best cheesesteaks

by Zack Fernandes When I left Philadelphia six years ago, my first order of business on the Peninsula was to find proxies for each of the dining establishments...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Jun 16, 2021 at 9:37 pm | 5 comments | 4687 Views

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Craft cocktails without pretension? Bar Zola says they have the recipe.

by Zack Fernandes Months after delays brought about by construction permit challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic, Bar Zola, the bar companion of French restaurant...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by RL, on Jun 1, 2021 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 6095 Views

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Al Fresco eating: Peninsula cities debate post-pandemic outdoor dining

by Sarah Klearman In June of 2020, as it became clear how significantly California's restaurants were going to be impacted by the pandemic even after the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on May 27, 2021 at 11:40 am | 14 comments | 5919 Views

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The Restaurant Week interviews: 7 questions for Michael Ekwall

by Sarah Klearman In an effort to provide diners more opportunities to support local restaurants as the Peninsula slowly reopens, Embarcadero Media's Peninsula...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on May 15, 2021 at 8:30 am | 3 comments | 2263 Views

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The Fish Market to remain in Palo Alto despite sale of property to developer

by Sarah Klearman The Fish Market has no plans to depart from its Palo Alto location on El Camino Real, the company confirmed in the wake of the property's...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2021 at 5:25 pm | 8 comments | 6182 Views

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The Restaurant Week interviews: 8 questions for Steven Yen of Bushido in Mountain View

by Sarah Klearman That restaurants have been hit particularly hard by pandemic-prompted economic fallout is no longer exactly breaking news. Nearly one...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by MH, on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 2512 Views

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116-year-old Half Moon Bay inn & deli damaged by fire

by Sarah Klearman The moment Chris Cheeseman stepped foot inside the San Benito House, he was sold. It was the early spring of 2018; downtown Half Moon...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1415 Views

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A fond farewell from the Peninsula Foodist

I have some bittersweet news: This marks my farewell as the Peninsula Foodist. After putting out 47 Peninsula Foodist newsletters and eight years covering restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 15, 2021 at 2:35 pm | 19 comments | 6826 Views

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Low and slow: New Mountain View pop-up to showcase small-batch, regional barbecue

In upstate New York, where Brandon Irwin grew up, the spiedie sandwich reigned supreme. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:04 pm | 3 comments | 6917 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

An obsession with English muffins spawns a new business: Skillet Bakery in Redwood City

Skillet Bakery, a new cottage food business in Redwood City, specializes in sourdough English muffins. Photo courtesy Frank Shanahan. During...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 2, 2021
Last comment by Joy Chase, on Apr 6, 2021 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 8665 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto wine bar Vino Locale changes hands to customer-turned-owner

The owners of Vino Locale have sold the downtown Palo Alto wine bar to a customer with a passion for food and wine. Co-owners JC Andrade and Debra Szecsei will...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 26, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Apr 2, 2021 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 6610 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Humphry Slocombe to bring its inventive ice cream to Redwood City

San Francisco ice cream favorite Humphry Slocombe is coming to downtown Redwood City this fall. Humphry Slocombe will open its first Peninsula store at 2075 Broadway,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4672 Views

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Mountain View's Savvy Cellar wine bar reopens under new owners

Savvy Cellar has reopened with new owners who want to breathe fresh life into the decade-old wine bar housed in a former train station in downtown Mountain View. Jim...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Askmrlee, on Mar 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm | 4 comments | 6180 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

At long last, Ludwig's German Table to open with beer and brats in Mountain View

After 26 months and one pandemic, Ludwig's German Table is finally opening its much-anticipated downtown Mountain View beer garden. ==I Ludwig's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Mar 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 12435 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto JCC launches kosher food hall with Yemeni breads, sushi and more

A 1,600-square-foot kitchen at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto is now home to four businesses that will bring a range of kosher food and coffee to the local community. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2021
Last comment by Ezy, on Mar 5, 2021 at 9:21 am | 3 comments | 9841 Views

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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Parke T, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm |
4 comments | 23988 Views

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'We believe in empathy and profitability.' This new company wants to redefine delivery for local restaurants

If you live in or near Mountain View, you could be dining this week on Wagyu yakitori over sushi rice from Torima by Hina Yakitori in San Francisco or peking duck...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 7895 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Peninsula's newest pop-up is making cheffy sandwiches on bread from The Midwife and the Baker

Like many of us, Nick Rappoport became obsessed with baking bread during the pandemic. But he wasn't making crusty sourdough loaves. The chef was after sandwich...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Feb 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 9555 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's 44-year-old The Fish Market becomes latest restaurant to close temporarily

The Fish Market, which has served fresh seafood fare at 3150 El Camino Real in Palo Alto since 1976, is the latest local restaurant to shutter temporarily in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 8, 2021 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 14864 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

State of Mind opens new pizzeria in the Palo Alto neighborhood the owners grew up in

Lars and Andrew Smith grew up in the blocks surrounding their newest pizzeria at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. Lars Smith has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Len Ely, on Feb 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm | 4 comments | 14790 Views
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