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PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheesecake Factory Palo Alto to close

After more than a decade of serving its vast menu at 375 University Ave. in Palo Alto, The Cheesecake Factory will close in May. Alethea Rowe, senior director...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by Leah, on Jun 21, 2018 at 11:55 am | 38 comments | 45014 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local food pantries, meals for Thanksgiving

Here's a quick list (by no means complete) of local food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.: Food Closet at the InnVision Opportunity Center: Distribution of...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Thanksgiving 2015, on Nov 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 44777 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Here's Lookin' At You Gorgeous (reprise)

One of the Top Food Parties! of all times remains this holiday piece. For the extended version, including a fun guessing game called Alluring Eyes of the Detroit...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 44576 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Noodle Talk to open in Los Altos

A Sunnyvale Chinese restaurant called Noodle Talk looks to be opening a second location at Village Court Shopping Center in Los Altos. New signage and a "coming...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Poke Lover, on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 5 comments | 44516 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Taboo Topics in a Relationship or Marriage

You tell each other everything, right? Pause. Are there things you don’t tell each other? If you’re telling each other everything, it puts you in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 44512 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Deforestation Hardware

OK, time for some new tableware. The dinner plates all have chips and surprisingly for me, I have never owned a complete set of cutlery. Maybe I'll go down to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Recycler, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 44492 Views

COUPLE'S NET

My Son Turned 20

I'm so proud of him. He's thoughtful and kind, and has a great group of longtime friends that he listens to and supports. He treats his girlfriend and her family...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by flamingo123, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 44244 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain

Downtown Palo Alto seafood restaurant Sam's Chowder House has been sold to a Boston-based...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 27 comments | 44207 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

People are prepurchasing thousands of bagels as Boichik Bagels lures community investors

By Anthony Shu ==I Emily Winston is opening up the first Peninsula location of her popular bagel shop Boichik Bagels in Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 11, 2022
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Jul 14, 2022 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 44052 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto: Gordon Biersch reopens as Dan Gordon's

Almost three decades since Dan Gordon opened the first Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, he's revamped and reopened the brew-centric restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by Jaime, on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm | 8 comments | 44021 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 | 43756 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Update: Sam?s Chowder House in Palo Alto

Sam's Chowder House, the Half Moon Bay waterfront establishment known for fresh fish and ocean views, recently announced it was...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by love-to-eat, on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 43754 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Signs and Symptoms of Parallel Living

As I wrote recently in my best tip for marriage – which is to take care of it, I’ve been thinking of the signs and symptoms of parallel living that I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by JamesJohan, on Oct 8, 2016 at 1:07 am | 6 comments | 43670 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New eateries to open at Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center announced this week a slew of new stores and restaurants slated to open in the spring of 2016 as part of a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by ced1106, on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm |
18 comments | 43506 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto standby Osteria sold to new owners

After almost three decades of serving traditional Italian food in downtown Palo Alto, the Piccinini family is turning over the keys of their restaurant, Osteria,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Yityui, on Jul 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm | 18 comments | 43458 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Yum Cha Palace opens in Menlo Park

New life has finally been breathed into the long-vacant space at 1039 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the former home of Su Hong's sit-down restaurant, with Yum Cha...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Jul 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm | 7 comments | 43407 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 | 43404 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Five Do's and Don'ts for Surviving Miscarriage

Fit Pregnancy magazine recently asked for my expert opinion about finding ways that miscarriage can make you stronger. It's an excellent article; I enjoyed writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 43382 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Keeping Palo Alto a Desirable Place to Live and Work

Despite what the majority of Town Square posters say, we know that Palo Alto is a very desirable place to live and work from the perspective of new residents and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 40 comments | 43176 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Repeating Myself: for Your Marriage

This is so important, that I am going to repeat myself: If your relationship is in trouble, do something about it NOW! The research shows that many couples let...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by jame kurt, on Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 am | 8 comments | 43112 Views
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