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PENINSULA FOODIST

Mendocino Farms brings its sandwiches to Palo Alto May 2

Southern California-based sandwich chain Mendocino Farms is opening its 26th location in downtown Palo Alto this Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The fast-casual...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by Peter Thomson, 37 minutes ago | 18 comments | 4623 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Webtoolsoffers, 3 hours ago | 27 comments | 4570 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Goodbye Food Waste!

40% of all the food in the U.S. is thrown out, and the average America throws away 1/4 of the food they buy. Learn how to reduce your food waste with the San...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Webtoolsoffers, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1519 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples

I read an article by Rachel Zucker on the NY Times website: "Honey, Let's Get a Little Divorced."  One thing that caught my attention was Rachel's...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Webtoolsoffers, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 1189 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)

Driving an EV to Tahoe? Don’t miss your exit! I learned this and other lessons from two round trips between Palo Alto and Tahoe City in a Chevy Bolt (1). Maybe...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Novelera, 10 hours ago | 9 comments | 1770 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can cities handle our traffic mess? I doubt it!

Can Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities ever find a way to diminish the terrible traffic congestion problems we all are experiencing, particularly during commute...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by 15% here, 10% there, another 10% somewhere else, 11 hours ago | 17 comments | 1162 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo

The first U.S. location of renowned Tokyo ramen shop Taishoken is set to open at 47 E. 4th Ave. in downtown San Mateo this Saturday, July 13. Taishoken specializes...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Kylie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 11:13 pm | 3 comments | 2396 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Outages: Are You Ready?

We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 23 comments | 2817 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by One's named Gus, one's named Alfie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 25 comments | 1855 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The kindness of strangers

One of my favorite parts about focusing on kindness this summer has been seeing all of the kindness from strangers. Our daughter’s dress was too long for her...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 494 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter

Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Fellow Foodie, on Jul 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm | 9 comments | 1575 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Matlab projects in Projectsatbangalore, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 3 comments | 1765 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Trashing the holiday? Not so much!

I’ve enjoyed looking at photos from my friends’ Fourth of July holidays over the past few days -- parades, ice cream, red-white-and-blue outfits, picnics,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 1588 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery

When issues with his partner led to the closure of their popular gluten-free bakery operation, Ducks and Dragons, it would have been easy for Mina Makram to throw...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by sd, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 1933 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The return of Hollywood glam: Selby's to debut with steak, lobster and 'the coldest martini on the West Coast'

Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by gin, baby, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 3007 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Burlingame gets new wine bar

Velvet 48, which is opening this Friday, May 3, appears to be downtown Burlingame's first dedicated wine bar. Jason Cooper, who has worked in the industry for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Teend, on Jul 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 3439 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by rubysparkle, on Jul 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 9928 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's plastics ban: Sensible policy or vain distraction?

When I heard a few weeks ago that Palo Alto was considering a city-wide ban on plastic straws, utensils, and produce bags, my first thought was “Sheesh, can’t...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 2007 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kolkata Escorts, on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm | 35 comments | 3270 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen to open buffalo-milk creamery in Palo Alto

Ice cream shops are a dime a dozen on the Peninsula, but water buffalo-milk creameries certainly aren’t.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1456 Views
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Couple brings Chinese zongzi to Mountain View
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Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 9 comments | 1,770 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,519 views

"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples
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The kindness of strangers
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