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PENINSULA FOODIST

Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Tanya, on Feb 5, 2020 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 9377 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Truth Matters (and so does good beer)

I’ve finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. Inspired. And hopefully, on a good day, inspiring. Moving forward in life, I want to be energized...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm | 9 comments | 2935 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Opposites Attract (Students) in New Mexico

Written by John Raftrey I was in New Mexico a few weeks ago and came back with some interesting ideas after visiting two schools on the opposite ends of the higher...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by yup, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 3 comments | 4367 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you Pay to Reduce your Carbon Footprint?

Google’s data centers are carbon-neutral. My household is carbon-neutral. Palo Alto Utility’s natural gas service is carbon neutral. How can this be?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 25 comments | 4639 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owners of San Mateo's All Spice search for new home, plot new Half Moon Bay cafe

After nearly a decade of running All Spice out of a 1906 Victorian home in San Mateo, husband and wife owners Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff are searching for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5780 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From the owner of LV Mar and La Viga, a Palo Alto restaurant inspired by Mexico City

Manuel Martinez, the chef-owner behind the popular LV Mar and La Viga restaurants in Redwood City, is opening a Palo Alto eatery inspired by the street food of Mexico...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Michael O., on Jan 30, 2020 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 5337 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From Tokyo to Cupertino: Afuri Ramen's first California location debuts tonight

In a ramen world dominated by tonkotsu broths, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling takes the road less traveled. It's best known in Japan for its yuzu shio ramen, built from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by chhaviydv, on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:51 am | 3 comments | 6384 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Carolloves, on Jan 27, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 31 comments | 30626 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local Pols Debate Climate

We have discussions in this blog about the relative merits of individual action vs political action, so I thought it would be useful to spend some time on the policy...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 24, 2020 at 7:07 am | 11 comments | 4217 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City

When Anne Le Ziblatt opened Tamarine in Palo Alto and Bong Su in San Francisco in the early 2000s, she wanted to challenge the misperception that Vietnamese cuisine...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Deb364, on Jan 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 5020 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Edible Education – Free Course - UC Berkeley Online

Calling all eating inquisitors and foodpreneurs! Eatertainment returns to you next week with the start of Edible Education...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by The Kid, on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm |
3 comments | 3314 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto

The windows of Pluto's at 482 University Ave. are dark, and a sign posted to the front door says the longtime salad and sandwich eatery is "temporarily closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by zap, on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:24 pm | 23 comments | 10125 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 9 comments | 4295 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

You can now get naturally fermented sourdough bagels at Manresa Bread in Los Altos

Tuesday is now officially bagel day at Manresa Bread. Starting today, the bakery will be serving its

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 16, 2020 at 8:58 am |
1 comment | 2156 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

French Laundry, Chez TJ alum to give new life to Prolific Oven space in Palo Alto

Scott Nishiyama, a former chef at the Michelin-starred French Laundry and Chez TJ, is opening his first solo venture in downtown Palo Alto: a dinner-only restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 12 comments | 10031 Views

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 | 2582 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 | 3993 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 | 11884 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 | 3738 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. 3396 Views
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Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 8,549 views

Couples and Premarital : "Who we are . . . depends in part . . . on who we love."
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Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.
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My Pet Peeves
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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