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And the Winner Is?..

It's home to Michigan this week, celebrating the holiday with family. I elicited my mom to choose the name for our Fancy Food Show Joins The Food Party! Party....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 3, 2014 at 6:46 am | 2 comments | 26417 Views


Now open: Second Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto

Coupa Cafe has upped its fleet of cafes to eight with the opening this week of a brand new downtown Palo Alto location. The cafe is now open at 111 Lytton Ave.,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm | 5 comments | 26414 Views


Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are elusive to us, still in the simplest of ways. Why under this tree, but never under that? Why come now, instead of last week, or next? Lacking...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by King of Mushrooms, on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:25 am | 11 comments | 26409 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 | 26343 Views


Palo Alto's Culture War: Analytics vs. Aspirationals

Many assessments of why the debate on Measure D was so bitter and divisive incorrectly cast it as a series of individual, isolated mistakes. Instead much of it was...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by stephen levy, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm | 37 comments | 26303 Views


Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all . . .

. . . to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 26298 Views


Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 26288 Views


Opening alert: Aroy Thai Bistro in Palo Alto

Aroy Thai Bistro, a new downtown Palo Alto restaurant from the owner of neighboring Thaiphoon, is now open at 320 University Ave. Aroy's menu is typical of a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2016
There are no comments yet. 26250 Views


Grilled Smoked Prosciutto-Wrapped Yum

I don't know about you, but I'm still waiting for the good asparagus to start coming in. So far it hasn't been that great, but I admit I've been stuck buying in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by NW Resident, on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 26244 Views


Vitality Bowls opens in Mountain View

A new açaí bowl shop is now open at 650 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. Vitality Bowls, a national franchise that got its start in California,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 24, 2018
Last comment by Amelia, on May 28, 2018 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 26226 Views


New York City sushi chef opens nine-seat omakase bar in Redwood City

Jason Zhan, a native of China who trained at top sushi restaurants in New York City, is opening his own venture in Redwood City: a nine-seat omakase restaurant with...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:13 am | 6 comments | 26225 Views


The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 26198 Views


Spring food-and-drink goings on

It's spring on the Midpeninsula, which means lamb, the opening of two favorite seasonal farmers markets and plenty of other gastronomical celebrations. Read on for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Kate, on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 26188 Views


Premarital and Couples: "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson

As you read the quote below, please be thinking about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. What does this mean to you? What does it remind you of?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2019
There are no comments yet. 26168 Views


Portland's Thai food darling Pok Pok will be popping up on the Peninsula this spring

Editor's note: The Four Seasons announced on March 11 that the Pok Pok pop-up has been postponed due to "current events" surrounding the coronavirus. Pok...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jane Garner, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 26168 Views


Paris Baguette opens in Mountain View

Paris Baguette has opened its doors at 317 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. The opening comes two years after the international bakery chain took over the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 2, 2018
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 26161 Views


Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It

In the summer many attractions are quite crowded. Older and younger kids are mingling. And adults are catching up with friends while "keeping an eye" on the kids....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 26149 Views


Porta Blu opens in Menlo Park hotel

Porta Blu, a restaurant combining Mediterranean and California cuisines, is now open inside the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 12, 2018
There are no comments yet. 26139 Views


Cheese, Wheat & Guerneville

Boy, did I food party! on a lot of wheat over the Labor Day weekend. Cheese too. I visited Guerneville / Monte Rio (eastern Sonoma county). It's a terrific...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Yvette Davis, on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 26136 Views


Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)

I usually stay away from gender generalization because people are unique; additionally, gender-based comments are not useful to men or women. But in the case of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:38 am | 2 comments | 26131 Views
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