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PENINSULA FOODIST

Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto

Facing the end of a five-year lease and a rent increase that was hard to justify, fast-casual Indian eatery

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Julia, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm |
18 comments | 41134 Views

COUPLE'S NET

From Crazy in Love to Love of My Life

When we were courting (yes, I know that's an old fashioned word), we were on our best behavior without any effort. We were trying to win over our beloved. S/he was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:12 am | 9 comments | 40999 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series. The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mudder, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 13 comments | 40831 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage

I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have a wonderful son who will be 18 this year. My last miscarriage was two weeks before I turned 40 (which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 4 comments | 40052 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hangouts

Looking for a place to celebrate with friends and family over the holidays? Here’s a few we’ve been Food Partying! at lately: ==B Redwood Coast...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Patricia Joy Becker, on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 39871 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Altan to open brew-and-pizza focused restaurant in Los Altos

Palo Alto native Lars Smith, who has worked in and around restaurants since he was a teenager, will open State of Mind Public House, an homage to California beer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Another reader, on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:55 am | 7 comments | 39446 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local 2015 Michelin stars: Baume, Madera, Chez TJ, Village Pub

The Michelin Guide released its latest San Francisco Bay Area stars list Tuesday, yet again granting distinction to Baume in Palo Alto, Madera in Menlo Park, Chez...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 26, 2014 at 11:57 am | 11 comments | 39364 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 | 39279 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Lemonade to open in Palo Alto June 24

A new location of Lemonade, a fast-casual, healthy restaurant chain based in Southern California, will open its doors in downtown Palo Alto this Friday, June 24. Lemonade...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Johnathan , on Oct 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm | 6 comments | 38789 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 | 38771 Views

COUPLE'S NET

When Donating to the Philippines, Gets Kids Involved

If you choose to make a donation to help with relief efforts in the Philippines, get your kids involved. On Couple's Net I will be advocating couple time: time without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 38659 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Off the Grid Menlo Park opening night lineup

Off the Grid is moving full steam ahead in Menlo Park, with a launch date set for Wednesday, Feb. 19. Despite vehement opposition from many local business owners,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Ronbutt, on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm | 8 comments | 38571 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 | 38489 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 | 38393 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Zareen's, Pakistani restaurant, to open in Palo Alto

Zareen's, a contemporary Pakistani and Indian restaurant in Mountain View, will soon open...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 5, 2016
Last comment by Carol reddy, on Dec 25, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 19 comments | 37970 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Find coffee and community at Palo Alto's new Backyard Brew

A new caffeine option is now open on California Avenue in Palo Alto: Backyard Brew, where a Palo Alto native is hoping to to build a space for both coffee and community. Backyard...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by grande, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 37955 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City: Donato Enoteca owner opens wine bar, cafe

The owner of Redwood City Italian restaurant Donato Enoteca is opening a wine bar, retail...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 31, 2016
There are no comments yet. 37850 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 | 37599 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweetgreen to open in downtown Mountain View

Sweetgreen, a national salad chain that bids itself as "a leader in the movement to make healthy food available to the masses," is opening a location...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Salad fan, on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 37408 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Minamoto Kitchoan at Stanford Shopping Center

An outpost of Minamoto Kitchoan, an international Japanese dessert chain, is now open at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Also called K. Minamoto, the new...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 37080 Views
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