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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Climate-Friendly 2020

‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 32 comments | 4407 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! I have a good feeling about the new decade, despite our cultural and political stresses. First off, twenty twenty is just...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Liat, on Jan 8, 2020 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 3584 Views

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 | 2738 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 | 3816 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 | 7108 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 | 3246 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 | 3238 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong 2.0? Former waiter reopens Chinese standby under new name in Palo Alto

Su Hong Palo Alto is back, albeit under a new name and owner but with the same food beloved by generations of customers. The longtime Chinese restaurant at 4256...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by ac, on Jan 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm | 12 comments | 11171 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 | 14975 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 | 4174 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 | 7079 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. 2934 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 | 6137 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 | 4204 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.

There's a new sign outside and new ownership in place, but otherwise things are largely the same at the former Palo Alto Pizza Co. at 2450 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Nick Alongi, on Dec 19, 2019 at 7:22 pm | 12 comments | 5102 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 | 4392 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 | 5449 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Fenn Coffee to graduate to all-day cafe in Redwood City

Local triathlete Max Fennell, who

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Fellow Cyclist, on Dec 16, 2019 at 1:29 pm |
1 comment | 3513 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 | 15513 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 | 5808 Views
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Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 8,545 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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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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