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PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's pioneering Indonesian restaurant Warung Siska closes its doors after nine months

By Anthony Shu ==I Warung Siska offered high caliber Indonesian cuisine in a laidback environment in Redwood City. Photo by Nathan Liang...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 5099 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo - Bakersfield - Salton Sea

The desert is an inspiring, yet unforgiving place. Enter with awareness and respect. Thank you to all Food Partiers! who waxed poetic about Deserts beauty and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Kathy Hughes, on May 4, 2022 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 6802 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Pizza Champions competitor brings Detroit and New York-style pies to the Stanford campus

By Anthony Shu ==I Matt Driscoll, owner of The Pizza Series, performs a trick with a silicone pizza dough at the pizzeria on Stanford University...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3558 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mademoiselle Colette to operate Atherton's new town center cafe

By Angela Swartz ==I Owner Debora Ferrand places raspberry eclairs in the pastry display at Mademoiselle Colette on Nov. 10, 2015. She plans...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3161 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How we talk to other people

Scene: A late afternoon cocktail party, following an all-day conference attended by 200 people. I walked in, looked around and realized I did not know...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Erubial Chacon, on May 1, 2022 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 5988 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 7021 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Frustrated? Angry? Use it, don't lose it!

Here we are, staring down the barrel of yet another dry, hot, smoke-filled summer and fall. We have already had

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm |
16 comments | 9673 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The pandemic won’t stop Brisbane’s Little Green Cyclo from sharing Vietnamese cuisine and coffee

By Anthony Shu Little Green Cyclo CEO Monica Wong (left) and executive chef Quynh Nguyen. Photo courtesy Little Green Cyclo. Visit...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3709 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Increasing the Number of Customers for Palo Alto's Small Businesses

Many small businesses including in Palo Alto are struggling to remain viable and open. Challenging factors include online shopping eating into retail store sales,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Julian Lopez, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:58 am | 18 comments | 6279 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Menlo Park considers an "electrification concierge"

There are many easy, fast, and cost-effective ways for each of us to make a big dent in our emissions. Think modernizing our diets, electrifying our transportation,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 17, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:43 pm | 13 comments | 11360 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How a Polish immigrant built a vodka brand that’s supporting relief efforts in Ukraine

By Zack Fernandes Rocket Vodka founder Dariusz Paczuski in his garage in Menlo Park. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Like so many tales...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3761 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cocoa & Butter turns to the community for help in bringing its French pâtisserie and cafe to downtown Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu The display case filled with baked goods and sweets at Cocoa & Butter. Photo courtesy Rafae Bhatti. A new bakery...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by shantyann, on Apr 23, 2022 at 10:12 am | 3 comments | 10801 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“. . . . Sometimes the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.”

Tore Kesicki posted on LinkedIn about Keanu Reeves, and it struck me so powerfully that I wanted to share it with you, Readers (see below). No matter what you have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6544 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you read cursive? Do you know why democratic values are important?

“I don’t read cursive,” the CVS store clerk said to me when I handed my friend’s somewhat undecipherable shopping list over, asking her what she thought...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Judson, on Apr 19, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 77 comments | 6548 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

On water, cows and police resistance

Ninety-three percent of California is now in a severe drought. Yet Gov. Gavin Newsom has refused so far to impose mandatory use restrictions on urban and suburban...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:39 am | 31 comments | 7905 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Keeping things from the public trumps transparency in town

I watched the Palo Alto City Council meeting to the bitter end (12:30 a.m.) of Monday night’s meeting, and, indeed, it was a bitter ending for me, a champion...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:38 am | 72 comments | 7389 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Resolution – Earth Day 2022

We interrupt our regularly scheduled road trip for a hat tip to Earth Day, April 22nd. Want to do something tasty in celebration, that also helps our beloved...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2022
Last comment by Ruth Parker, on Apr 16, 2022 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 6141 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Feast and Floral's cheese boards and flower bouquets are coming to Palo Alto's Salvaje

By Julia Brown ==I Feast and Floral's "grazing tables" include cheese and charcuterie, nuts, dips and other accompaniments. Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by Julie O, on Apr 14, 2022 at 10:04 pm | 1 comment | 8044 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo: Salton Sea – Bombay Beach

A good way to dip your feet into solo travel is a combo trip; one that mixes yummy personal alone time with that of family and friends. That’s how this trip...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Dean Samos, on Apr 12, 2022 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 7700 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Michelin-starred chef behind Ettan opens casual eatery at Los Altos’ State Street Market

By Anthony Shu ==I Little Blue Door's street food-inspired menu includes smashed sesame patta chaat, fava bean vada pav and dishes roasted...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Just Another Parent, on Apr 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 8762 Views
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