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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 48826 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hunan Garden to be reborn as Mandarin Roots

Fans of Palo Alto's long-standing Chinese restaurant Hunan Garden on El Camino Real might have despaired when signs suddenly went up in the windows indicating the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by long-time fan, on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:52 am | 21 comments | 48599 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 | 48297 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status

Michelin Guide announced its annual list of San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Bib Gourmand restaurants, a designation that denotes high-quality food at a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 17, 2013 at 9:22 am | 2 comments | 48289 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Scott?s Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept

A changing of the helm at Scott's Seafood Mountain View will result in the closure of the Castro Street seafood spot and the opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by umam, on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:47 am | 19 comments | 48251 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City will be getting its own dedicated poké eatery this week with the opening of Go Fish Poke Bar on Friday, Feb. 24. Go Fish Poke Bar's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Fake Poke, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 47858 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 | 47735 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 | 47557 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 | 47372 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 | 47304 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Silicon Valley Restaurant Week, Oct. 16-23

Silicon Valley Restaurant Week is similar to other cities' "Dine Out" events you might have heard of. For a week or...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 5 comments | 47271 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls

While Ike Shehadeh, owner of Bay Area sandwich favorite Ike's Place, waits for the green light from the city to open a new location in downtown Palo Alto, he's also...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 15 comments | 47074 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Calafia closes in Palo Alto: 'The costs were greater than the take'

Google's first-ever chef, Charlie Ayers, closed Calafia Cafe this week after nine years of serving farm-to-table California cuisine at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 26, 2018
Last comment by easong, on Oct 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm | 44 comments | 46962 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Marriage Interview 12: Joe, Joan, and Helen: Crossdressing

“Joan is my feminine side,” Joe told me. Joe has been dressing in women's clothes since he was a young boy. Joe and Helen have been married for 25...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by songdoo, on Nov 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments | 46813 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: True Food Kitchen at Stanford Shopping Center

Yet another new dining option is opening its doors at Stanford Shopping Center this week: True Food Kitchen, where the menu draws off an anti-inflammatory diet espoused...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by sarapopo, on Oct 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm | 4 comments | 46812 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 | 46768 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Pet Hair for the Birds (Nests)

The increased chirping of birds signals that nest-building is close at hand. Birds can have problems finding suitable materials in a too-manicured suburban environment....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Flying Fur, on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm | 1 comment | 46639 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I just got some really bad news. Probably the worse news I have had in years. Not about me, but a friend. A good friend. It might as well have happened...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 46503 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 | 46283 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. 46062 Views
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