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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 hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 30 comments | 37184 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: True Food Kitchen at Stanford Shopping Center

Yet another new dining option is opening its doors at Stanford Shopping Center this week: True Food Kitchen, where the menu draws off an anti-inflammatory diet espoused...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by sarapopo, on Oct 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm | 4 comments | 37167 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Olive Garden shutters in Palo Alto

The Palo Alto location of international Italian-restaurant chain Olive Garden is no more. The restaurant at 2515 El Camino Real closed on May 21, days before...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 17 comments | 37053 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner

John Withers has owned Kirk's Steakburgers since 1996, when he bought the Palo Alto standby from the son of the original owner, Bill Sincere. Sincere opened the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Julia Chester, on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:51 am | 18 comments | 37051 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chef David Gingrass hops on board with Pacific Catch

David Gingrass ? previously of the now-shuttered Hawthorne Lane in San Francisco, Wolfgang Puck's Postrio, and Spago in Los Angeles ? is stepping away from the white...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Mar 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 2 comments | 36822 Views

AD LIBS

'Happy Days' are here again

A Beckett play about a woman buried up to her waist in a mound of earth may not be your cup of Orangina. But the

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:49 am |
2 comments | 36718 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Out with the old, in with the new: Mountain View eats in 2014

Mountain View, particularly Castro Street, is slated to get a slew of new eateries in 2014. Cijjo Restaurant and Lounge (pronounced sy-joe), a contemporary,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Probably74, on Jan 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 36510 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Scott's Seafood Palo Alto to close in March

After more than a decade of serving seafood at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Scott's Seafood will close its doors for good on March 8. Owner Steve Mayer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by vincdejuanhk, on May 4, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 28 comments | 36220 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Michelin stars: Madera, Village Pub, Baumé, Chez TJ

Four local eateries held onto their Michelin-starred hats this year, making it onto the 2014 edition of the annual restaurant guide.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Oct 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
2 comments | 36197 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

When dining meets tech

Two articles I saw this week prompted me to think about the role that technology plays in eating out. The first,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm |
4 comments | 36024 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls

While Ike Shehadeh, owner of Bay Area sandwich favorite Ike's Place, waits for the green light from the city to open a new location in downtown Palo Alto, he's also...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 15 comments | 35853 Views

BIKE FUN

Adventures in Bay Area Bike Share

It's been just over a week since the Bay Area Bike Share pilot program opened for service in five cities: San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, Palo Alto and Mountain...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by IP Detective, on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 34 comments | 35702 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center

Mountain View's revamped Village at San Antonio Center will soon be a little more vegetarian friendly, with Southern California-based chain Veggie Grill slated to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Veggies and meat, on Nov 1, 2014 at 5:59 am | 32 comments | 35698 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Visiting Bucknell, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Gettysburg, and Ursinus

(Written by John Raftrey) Recently I visited colleges in Central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia with members of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Michael, on Jun 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm | 11 comments | 35669 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View

International bakery chain Paris Baguette plans to open a new "showstopper" location in downtown Mountain View in 2017, Chief Development Officer Larry...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Update?, on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:28 pm | 31 comments | 35608 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm | 44 comments | 35384 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.

Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by pfed, on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 35184 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

10 Tips For This Year?s Common App

(written by John Raftrey) Early decision and early action applications start becoming due at the end of the month. To make sure your Common App is in good shape,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Redford, on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 35077 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cooking, Science and a School Girl Crush

Last week I signed up for Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science, a FREE online class offered by Harvard, baby. Did you sign up? It runs...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 35019 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cece, on Oct 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm | 40 comments | 34880 Views
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