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PENINSULA FOODIST

Half Moon Bay’s Jettywave Distillery is making a name for itself through moonshine

By Anthony Shu The Swell Lounge at Jettywave Distillery is an outdoors space for dining and cocktails. Photo courtesy Jettywave Distillery. As...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1403 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Absurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem

I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jesus, on May 6, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 54 comments | 5448 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo – Bombay Beach – Slab City

No more waiting around to live. Our solo road trip continues. You might recall we were visiting the falling-apart yet artsy Bombay Beach, a possible up-and-coming...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 16 comments | 4258 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's pioneering Indonesian restaurant Warung Siska closes its doors after nine months

By Anthony Shu ==I Warung Siska offered high caliber Indonesian cuisine in a laidback environment in Redwood City. Photo by Nathan Liang...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 2977 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo - Bakersfield - Salton Sea

The desert is an inspiring, yet unforgiving place. Enter with awareness and respect. Thank you to all Food Partiers! who waxed poetic about Deserts beauty and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Kathy Hughes, on May 4, 2022 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 5303 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Pizza Champions competitor brings Detroit and New York-style pies to the Stanford campus

By Anthony Shu ==I Matt Driscoll, owner of The Pizza Series, performs a trick with a silicone pizza dough at the pizzeria on Stanford University...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1912 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mademoiselle Colette to operate Atherton's new town center cafe

By Angela Swartz ==I Owner Debora Ferrand places raspberry eclairs in the pastry display at Mademoiselle Colette on Nov. 10, 2015. She plans...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1818 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How we talk to other people

Scene: A late afternoon cocktail party, following an all-day conference attended by 200 people. I walked in, looked around and realized I did not know...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Erubial Chacon, on May 1, 2022 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 3135 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3340 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Frustrated? Angry? Use it, don't lose it!

Here we are, staring down the barrel of yet another dry, hot, smoke-filled summer and fall. We have already had

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm |
16 comments | 6023 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The pandemic won’t stop Brisbane’s Little Green Cyclo from sharing Vietnamese cuisine and coffee

By Anthony Shu Little Green Cyclo CEO Monica Wong (left) and executive chef Quynh Nguyen. Photo courtesy Little Green Cyclo. Visit...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2353 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Increasing the Number of Customers for Palo Alto's Small Businesses

Many small businesses including in Palo Alto are struggling to remain viable and open. Challenging factors include online shopping eating into retail store sales,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Julian Lopez, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:58 am | 18 comments | 4335 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Menlo Park considers an "electrification concierge"

There are many easy, fast, and cost-effective ways for each of us to make a big dent in our emissions. Think modernizing our diets, electrifying our transportation,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 17, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:43 pm | 13 comments | 8639 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How a Polish immigrant built a vodka brand that’s supporting relief efforts in Ukraine

By Zack Fernandes Rocket Vodka founder Dariusz Paczuski in his garage in Menlo Park. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Like so many tales...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2610 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cocoa & Butter turns to the community for help in bringing its French pâtisserie and cafe to downtown Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu The display case filled with baked goods and sweets at Cocoa & Butter. Photo courtesy Rafae Bhatti. A new bakery...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by shantyann, on Apr 23, 2022 at 10:12 am | 3 comments | 8835 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“. . . . Sometimes the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.”

Tore Kesicki posted on LinkedIn about Keanu Reeves, and it struck me so powerfully that I wanted to share it with you, Readers (see below). No matter what you have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4838 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you read cursive? Do you know why democratic values are important?

“I don’t read cursive,” the CVS store clerk said to me when I handed my friend’s somewhat undecipherable shopping list over, asking her what she thought...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Judson, on Apr 19, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 77 comments | 4679 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

On water, cows and police resistance

Ninety-three percent of California is now in a severe drought. Yet Gov. Gavin Newsom has refused so far to impose mandatory use restrictions on urban and suburban...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:39 am | 31 comments | 6043 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Keeping things from the public trumps transparency in town

I watched the Palo Alto City Council meeting to the bitter end (12:30 a.m.) of Monday night’s meeting, and, indeed, it was a bitter ending for me, a champion...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:38 am | 72 comments | 5919 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Resolution – Earth Day 2022

We interrupt our regularly scheduled road trip for a hat tip to Earth Day, April 22nd. Want to do something tasty in celebration, that also helps our beloved...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2022
Last comment by Ruth Parker, on Apr 16, 2022 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 4268 Views
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