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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Tom, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 742 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Chuck H., 13 hours ago | 20 comments | 7948 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto

Umami Burger has closed after nearly seven years on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The 452 University Ave. burger eatery "closed due lease expiration,"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Nancy, on Feb 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 14 comments | 7825 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Clouds of Uncertainty

Clouds have a cooling effect on the planet. “Yes, and the sky is blue”, you may be thinking. “Isn’t that obvious, and why should we care?”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 15, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 13 comments | 2936 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

This new Chinese restaurant in Millbrae specializes in live seafood and porridge

Porridge & Things, downtown Millbrae's newest restaurant, specializes in live seafood porridge from Chaozhou, a city in the eastern Guangdong province of China. Also...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by PChang, on Feb 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm | 11 comments | 5075 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: A letter from a reader

I am beginning a series of blog posts on flying starting this Sunday. To tee it up, I thought I’d share a portion of an email I got from a reader about a year...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 15, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 1022 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Chocolate – I Love Thee. Let Me Count The Ways.

We are fans of waxing love, or the lack thereof, and Valentines Day at The Food Party! In 2014, we bemused on the ways

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm |
3 comments | 1699 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ippudo ramen to arrive in Cupertino this Friday

Ramen chain Ippudo's first Peninsula location is officially opening this Friday, Feb. 14, in Cupertino. It reflects the Japanese company's "heavy focus"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Food Lover, on Feb 14, 2020 at 11:39 am | 9 comments | 5049 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital : "Who we are . . . depends in part . . . on who we love."

One of my favorite books is "A General Theory of Love." Lewis, Amini and Lannon write poetically about love research, and they talk about limbic resonance,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1385 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Free Pizza and Recipes!

FREE RECIPES! I had a few folks contact me this week about recipes from last weeks post about plant-forward eating. Here’s one I taught just today...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 13, 2020 at 5:39 am | 12 comments | 2690 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Please Apply So We Can Reject You!

This is the time of year when juniors are hit with all kinds of college marketing propaganda. Some of it makes it sound like the school is ready to admit the student....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by WP, on Feb 12, 2020 at 9:33 am | 6 comments | 2524 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Los Altos is getting a massive food hall

San Francisco has the Ferry Building. San Jose, the San Pedro Square Market. Napa, the Oxbow Market. And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Hahaha, on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:04 am | 30 comments | 17830 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto bakery Babka by Ayelet closes

Babka by Ayelet closed on Monday at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, but owner-namesake Ayélet Nuchi hopes to reopen the Jewish bakery soon in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Nancy, on Feb 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 12 comments | 4296 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Erik, on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 5364 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

What's the Hottest Trend in Eating?

Are you a “foodie;” someone who stays up on new food and restaurant trends? Or are you just interested in good health and flavor? Either way, here’s...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm | 5 comments | 3064 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?

As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:49 am | 25 comments | 7500 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Don't Compare Your Insides with Someone Else's Outside"

Doesn't everyone look together? The happy couple? Doing their job well? Driving their nice car? Getting schoolwork done? Christmas or Hanukkah shopping? Cooking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2578 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Canada chocolate shop headed to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village

Cacao 70, a Montreal-born chocolate company, is opening its second U.S. location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this spring. Cacao 70 has taken over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:49 am | 7 comments | 5526 Views

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 | 9304 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 | 2892 Views
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Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 7,825 views

Clouds of Uncertainty
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,936 views

Please Apply So We Can Reject You!
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 6 comments | 2,524 views

Chocolate – I Love Thee. Let Me Count The Ways.
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,699 views

Couples and Premarital : "Who we are . . . depends in part . . . on who we love."
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,385 views