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Kate Bradshaw

Associate digital editor, food and features

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About Kate
Kate Bradshaw reports food news and feature stories all over the Peninsula, from south of San Francisco to north of San José. Since she began working with Embarcadero Media in 2015, she's reported on everything from Menlo Park's City Hall politics to Mountain View's education system. She has won awards from the California News Publishers Association for her coverage of local government and elections, public service journalism and land use reporting.

She grew up in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills and graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in English. She has also worked as a grant writer for a children's literacy nonprofit and as a freelance reporter. When she's not chasing down her latest story, she can be found trail running in the Santa Cruz Mountains, browsing library shelves for her next read or hanging out with her rescue dog Willa.

Stories by Kate
Inside the new Graduate hotel, home to Palo Alto's first rooftop bar
In its reincarnation as Graduate Palo Alto, the former President Hotel aims to be an upscale homage to all things Stanford, from its extensive cocktail menu at two on-site bars to portraits of Stanford celebrities in guest rooms.
[Thursday, March 9, 2023]

Kepler's hosts Sen. Bernie Sanders discussing new book
Sanders will be in Silicon Valley March 4 for his only Northern California appearance to talk about his new book, "It's OK to be Angry About Capitalism," hosted by Kepler’s Literary Foundation at San Jose’s California Theatre.
[Thursday, March 2, 2023]

An initiative to reduce single-use plastics is brewing in Peninsula cafes
Emily Chueh, co-founder of Okapi Reusables, is working with the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability to help restaurants cut their reliance on single-use plastics for takeout beverages.
[Friday, February 24, 2023]

Sunnyvale 'mompreneurs' bring innovative Indian dessert-inspired ice cream to the Peninsula
How Sunnyvale residents and longtime friends Ketki Dandekar and Arshiya Shaikh built an ice cream business from a pandemic pastime their families shared as they quarantined together.
[Thursday, February 23, 2023]

Tin Pot Creamery closes its storefronts, a new bakery heads to Palo Alto and more culinary updates
The latest dining news around the Peninsula: A Campbell bakery known for its viral spiral croissants is expanding to Palo Alto, Tin Pot Creamery is pivoting to retail sales and Filoli's cafe has a new vendor.
[Thursday, February 16, 2023]

The gift of chocolate: 10 Peninsula chocolate shops to wow your valentine
The Peninsula is home to a number of small businesses focused on the craft of making chocolate. Here are 10 chocolatiers where you can find Valentine’s Day gifts for a special someone or satisfy your sweet tooth anytime.
[Wednesday, February 8, 2023]

Cocktails and tapas bar Canteen opens in Menlo Park's new Springline development
Greg Kuzia-Carmel last week opened his third eatery within Menlo Park's city limits. Canteen, a wine, cocktails and tapas bar, joins Canteen Coffee Shop and Camper in the lineup of local dining options he runs.
[Thursday, February 2, 2023]

'Food Origins' podcast delves into Peninsula food scene and how restaurateurs got their start
Returning to his food roots, Dave Sands' podcast, "Food Origins," highlights the culinary histories and backgrounds of local chefs and food leaders.
[Tuesday, January 31, 2023]

A Los Altos teen and his sister started a baking business. Then Food Network came calling.
Two years ago, Los Altos siblings Naiel and Punhal Chaudry started their culinary adventure with great intentions and some help from YouTube. Now Naiel is appearing on "Kids Baking Championship," currently airing on the Food Network.
[Thursday, January 19, 2023]

'We didn't rebound': After 10 years in Menlo Park, The Refuge will close on Friday
The Refuge, home to Menlo Park's most renowned pastrami and Belgian beer offerings, will be closing its location there on Jan. 20.
[Wednesday, January 18, 2023]