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Cafe chain moving into vacated Bargain Box space in Palo Alto

South Bay bakery/café chain Le Boulanger has snagged the California Avenue spaces vacated by two longtime tenants, 58-year-old thrift store

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Steve in Menlo, on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm |
8 comments | 28778 Views


Regional Growth Plans Explained

Last month the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area, an integrated land use and transportation...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Nov 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm | 32 comments | 28755 Views


Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Henry william, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:37 pm | 8 comments | 28747 Views


Oom is Moo Spelled Backwards

There's a lot about cows in the news right now (or should I say "in the moos?"). Sorry. I don't eat much cow, but boy, what an animal. Since 1500 BC, Hindus...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 28702 Views


Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage

"In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 am | 37 comments | 28691 Views


Marriage Interview 2: Look for Good in My Husband Every Day

Sally and Richard have been married for 22 years. They met in 1992, on a blind date set up by her brother. They began dating right away and married 11 months later. One...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jenn Davies, on Apr 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 3 comments | 28685 Views


Food and drink goings on

A roundup of Peninsula food and drink events in the next week or so (please comment if you know of anything else going on!):

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Dec 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
2 comments | 28674 Views


Opa! Greek restaurant to take over 140 University

Greek restaurant chain Opa! has laid claim to a major downtown Palo Alto corner space: 140 University Ave., most recently the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Karl Blagerfeld, on Feb 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 12 comments | 28669 Views


October openings roundup

Fall is in the air, and so is the smell of chicken diablo, custom pizzas, falafel and French pastries. Four very different eateries ? one Mexican, one Mediterranean,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:27 am | 2 comments | 28639 Views


Planning for the Future in Palo Alto and the Region

I recently attended two meetings where the future of the region and Palo Alto were discussed. One was a class at Stanford where students presented their summary...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Mar 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 85 comments | 28634 Views


Downtown Mountain View gets an acai-bowl shop

The persistent trend of acai bowls is continuing in Mountain View with the addition of Mahalo Bowl, a food truck’s first brick-and-mortar location on Castro...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Common sense, on Dec 25, 2015 at 8:56 am | 5 comments | 28605 Views


Nitro cold-brew, early hours: What's new at ZombieRunner in Palo Alto

The cafe tucked in the back of Palo Alto running store ZombieRunner has made some changes in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by zombielover, on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm | 2 comments | 28589 Views


The Creamier, The Better

This week's Science and Cooking class had an amazing project I have never seen before ? making ice cream in standard zip lock bags. Try it tonight with your kids...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Judee Humburg, on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 28586 Views


Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!

We're on the cusp of winning the League Championship tonight, and I am excited about that. I've been a football fan since I was a girl. However, being hit by...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sea-REDDY, on Oct 17, 2014 at 6:27 am | 1 comment | 28558 Views


Nick the Greek opens in Redwood City

Gyros, souvlaki and fresh falafel are among the menu items at Nick the Greek, a new quick-service Greek restaurant in downtown Redwood City. Nick the Greek held...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 28558 Views


Now open: Bowl of Heaven in Mountain View

The acai-bowl trend continues on the Peninsula with the opening last month of Bowl of Heaven at Grant Park Plaza in Mountain View. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:13 pm | 3 comments | 28555 Views


Menlo Park Planning Commission gives green light to food truck event

Amidst both strong opposition and support from local business owners and residents, the Menlo Park Planning Commission on Monday night granted Off the Grid a one-year...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by renee Prudhomme, on Mar 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm | 4 comments | 28547 Views


Howie's Artisan Pizza expands to Redwood City

After five years of serving up pies at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Howie's Artisan Pizza owner Howie Bulka decided it was time to serve the city he has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by J, on May 11, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 9 comments | 28508 Views


Turn Bar & Grill, coming soon to Los Altos

Two lifelong Los Altos residents, one who has long dreamed of opening his own restaurant, are behind Turn Bar & Grill,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Los Altan, on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 5 comments | 28503 Views


Another milk-tea chain setting up shop in Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto will soon have two milk-tea shops, with T4 opening on University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Brit, on May 2, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 28468 Views
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