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The Chickery coming to Palo Alto

A Washington D.C.-based chicken franchise will be opening its first West Coast location in Palo Alto this summer, the company announced Wednesday. The Chickery...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by tom k, on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 13 comments | 29169 Views


Greek restaurant Taverna opening in Palo Alto

There are traces of Greece everywhere in Taverna, a new restaurant opening Monday at 800 Emerson St. in downtown Palo Alto. Framed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by LadyDi, on Apr 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm | 13 comments | 41449 Views


Babka bakery to open Thursday in Palo Alto

Come Thursday, Dec. 13, Palo Alto will get its very own babkery: a dedicated babka bakery. Owner-namesake Ayelet Nuchi is opening Babka by Ayelet at Town &...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by Flip, on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 23145 Views


Hillsdale says hello to the modern mall food court with Shake Shack, The Refuge and Instagrammable dim sum

In the Bay Area, the stale, run-of-the-mill mall food court is swiftly becoming a thing of the past. This is particularly evident at Hillsdale Shopping Center...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by Nicholi tesla, on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:36 am | 13 comments | 33209 Views


Su Hong 2.0? Former waiter reopens Chinese standby under new name in Palo Alto

Su Hong Palo Alto is back, albeit under a new name and owner but with the same food beloved by generations of customers. The longtime Chinese restaurant at 4256...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jonathan Anonuevo, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 13 comments | 27421 Views


Los Altos farmers market suspended amid operator controversy

==I UPDATE: The Los Altos Farmers' Market resumed on Thursday, June 25. The Los Altos Village Association did not respond to an inquiry about whether CFMA is continuing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Diego, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:45 am | 13 comments | 15889 Views


My Great-Grandparents' Blind Pig

Last week, I mentioned my great grandparents had a speakeasy in Detroit. But I was...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 4, 2014 at 6:18 am | 13 comments | 36152 Views


The Last Grape

I write this watching my father transition to a new world. Ed Stec, born June 25,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cid Young, on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 am | 13 comments | 25510 Views


Camp Glamp

Just back from Camp Glamp - the annual gathering of my gal pals at an outdoor California paradise. This year we survived the road to Lake Pillsbury, a surprisingly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 27066 Views


You Ate What?

Ni hao. Just got back from China (Shanghai and Beijing) last night. What a fascinating trip. I didn't drink the tap water. Surprising to me, most Chinese people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Eat or be eaten, on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 13 comments | 23507 Views


Soil Enlightenment, City of Palo Alto, and Horton Hears a Who

My former housemate, Paul Schmitt, is the only guy I ever met whose first action in the morning involved dirt. He wouldn't make coffee or check the news; he'd...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:30 am | 13 comments | 24077 Views


Local Hotspots – Where to Eat and Drink in the Sun

If you prefer a bright breakfast, a shining sandwich, or radiant ratatouille, there is common love between us. Hello sunbeam. We are the solar–powered Food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by JCL, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 13 comments | 34222 Views


Replacing the Marshmallow in S’mores

There’s a day for everything, and August 10th is National S’mores Day. Ooooo, I know you love that soft and creamy, sticky, chocolately crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:23 am | 13 comments | 58840 Views


Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Why Not?, on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am | 13 comments | 14279 Views


Cheese Plate - Disrupted

Cheese plates - same ol', same ol'... I've been making them in similar ways for years. A mixed up jumble with a cheese knife. -==I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 13, 2022 at 6:32 pm | 13 comments | 4422 Views


Documentary worth viewing before worshiping this Memorial Day at the alter of BBQ'd dead animals

No, this is not one of "those" horrible, scare-mongering videos of how the animals we eat are raised and then murdered for our enjoyment. You can find...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jun 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 5171 Views


Evolution of a Patriotic Man

When Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last year I was of the mind that he was out of line, being disrespectful of the flag and the anthem and was...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 13 comments | 3321 Views


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 | 47677 Views


Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control

Students in Washington D.C. during National Walkout Day, March 14, 2018. During last week’s National Walkout Day, a nationwide demonstration...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Mar. 19, 2018
Last comment by mohit2931, on May 23, 2018 at 1:34 am | 13 comments | 16444 Views


Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.” Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by avery james, on Mar 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments | 10427 Views
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