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PENINSULA FOODIST

12 can't-miss items at Eataly Silicon Valley, according to an Italian food expert

By Anthony Shu The Neapolitan pizza is made with imported Italian buffalo mozzarella. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Eataly has finally...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3379 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I would like to support a new business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and Council members, I read in the Daily Post that you were sent an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley's research group comparing your proposed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 2206 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 8329 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Award-winning chocolatier SWEET55 comes home to Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu Heart-shaped ganache-filled chocolates at Sweet55 in Half Moon Bay. Photo by Magali Gauthier. In February,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 15, 2022 at 1:55 pm |
1 comment | 4320 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My letter to council on the proposed business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and council members, In 2019 I publicly supported the business tax being discussed at the Finance Committee and consultant findings. But I...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 11, 2022
Last comment by Betty Lange, on Jun 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 3314 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Plant Forward Futures with the Culinary Institute of America - Part 2

Everything is being disrupted these days – ever wonder what the future of dinner will be? Answers were being tossed around at Global Plant Forward Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2257 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

The Old Pro is a beloved Palo Alto watering hole and sports bar. File photo. Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jun 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm | 9 comments | 9259 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mango, ube and grape sweets take over, local favorites expand and a French bistro arrives

By Anthony Shu ==I Paul Ng of Noodleosophy finishes making pulled noodles by hand at Dealmoon’s Asian Street Food Night Market in...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3801 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Best Laid Plans . . . Yes, I Got Covid, Too

We've all been through best laid plans going to hell in one way or another in the last two years. As I wrote last week, my husband retired on Friday. I had planned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 6420 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you ready to ditch disposables?

Two years ago, in February 2020, I wrote about Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 8597 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do Palo Alto city officials ever, ever have enough money?

Palo Alto has nearly a $1 billion (that’s a “B”) budget scheduled for this coming 2022-2023 fiscal year. That in itself is amazing for a town with a 62,000-plus...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:52 am | 65 comments | 6112 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's most feared food critic is … an Aussiedoodle?

By Anthony Shu ==I Peli seems to have a taste for French cuisine when dining out. Here she is at Menlo Park’s Left Bank. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Local Gal, on Jun 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 15 comments | 5747 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beachside coffee caravan finds a fitting home inside a Menlo Park luxury hotel

By Anthony Shu The wildflower honey latte and decadent chocolate almond smoothie bowl from California Kahve. Photo courtesy Adrien Villez. In...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4656 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beverly Hills' hit restaurant Mírame completes the lineup at Menlo Park’s Springline

By Anthony Shu Lunch offerings from Mírame include a variety of tacos and Baja oysters. Photo courtesy Matt Egan. Downtown...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 26, 2022
Last comment by [email protected], on May 31, 2022 at 3:02 pm | 3 comments | 5488 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Salvation Mountain and East Jesus

Our first Travelin’ Solo trip has been going down the road for a while. Alone. Together. This is our last post from the trip. Thanks for coming along. We...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 25, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 29, 2022 at 7:52 am | 1 comment | 3665 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 27, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 4567 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tono Coffee Project, a pop-up destination for single-origin coffee and Asian-inspired pastries, closes May 15

By Anthony Shu Tono Coffee Project's Palo Alto pop-up closes May 15. Photo by Zack Fernandes. Tono Coffee Project has announced...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 9, 2022
Last comment by CristyBBaker12, on May 21, 2022 at 6:57 am | 1 comment | 4451 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Long-awaited Eataly Silicon Valley finally has its opening date

By Anthony Shu Pizza alla pala, the Roman-style pizza served on a wooden paddle. Photo courtesy Eataly. Eataly, an international...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on May 19, 2022 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 5768 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We need stable, climate-forward land use policies

With the growing demand for renewable energy, domestic mineral supplies, new long-distance transmission lines, and subterranean repositories for captured CO2 and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on May 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 6861 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining

The Toasted Slaw #19, a sandwich with pastrami, cold Swiss cheese and 'crazy Russian' dressing on toasted rye. Photo courtesy Mark Helsel. Enter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3236 Views
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