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Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Chuck H., on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 24298 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 | 24276 Views


SweetHoney Dessert opens in Mountain View

A franchise of Chinese dessert chain SweetHoney has opened in downtown Mountain View. SweetHoney opened at 841 Villa St., the former home of Korean restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 3, 2018
There are no comments yet. 24275 Views


Cal Ave Starbucks to close temporarily

If you’re seeking caffeine in the California Avenue area the week of June 13, don’t go to the Starbucks at 361 California Ave. in Palo Alto. That...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 2 comments | 24245 Views


Ad Libs: A whole new world

If you're a local theater-goer, you might think of James Monroe Iglehart as The Big Bad Wolf from TheatreWorks' 2005 production of "Into the Woods," or you might...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 2, 2011
There are no comments yet. 24204 Views


Correcting Some Misstatements in the Weekly Editorial and op ed Today

I am a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and I attended the council meeting Monday night and watched more at home. Before I get to the editorial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am | 14 comments | 24195 Views


Spring food-and-drink goings on

Spring has sprung and so has an abundance of food-and-drink events throughout the MidPeninsula. Don’t miss the seasonal debuts of several farmer's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on May 2, 2016 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 24194 Views


Our Beloved Dog Died

In 2010, my step-son Diego was 9 years old. He wrote the following about Tarth, our then seven year-old Papillion: A Day in the Life of Tarth March...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 24193 Views


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 | 24189 Views


Accept Life Unquestioningly

"Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, then to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 24162 Views


Planning and Investing for Whom

Recent planning discussion in Palo Alto has centered around development issues with many residents dissatisfied with the pace of housing and office growth. One rallying...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm | 14 comments | 24160 Views


On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier

(Written by John Raftrey) The fourth in a series Finally today we get to four very good colleges where the student with A's and B's can get into! Do not confuse...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 1 comment | 24143 Views


Japanese restaurant chain eyes downtown Palo Alto

A Japanese restaurant chain called Yayoi will be expanding overseas with a new location in downtown Palo Alto. Yayoi will be taking over the space at 403 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., on Jul 20, 2015 at 11:51 pm | 3 comments | 24135 Views


Brunch at Bierhaus

Mountain View's Bierhaus, which rebranded itself last year with a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 24118 Views


Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue. The 405 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:35 am | 20 comments | 24017 Views


The Midwife and the Baker quietly selling bread in Mountain View

Wednesday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peninsulans can buy The Midwife and the Baker's fresh-milled sourdough breads and viennoiseries in Mountain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2018
Last comment by Mary B, on Oct 10, 2018 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 24012 Views


Palo Alto Indian restaurant Ettan partners with Michelin-starred San Francisco chef

Ettan, a contemporary Indian restaurant opening soon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by PAfoodie, on Dec 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 24008 Views


Family Planning: Don't F%@K Up

I believe that family planning needs to be an open and ongoing topic for couples -- even if you just started dating. People’s wants and needs change, so be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 24004 Views


Truckee cafe to expand to Menlo Park

The owner of a string of cafes in the Tahoe area is expanding to the Midpeninsula with a new outpost in Menlo Park. Greg Buchheister, a native of Colorado, opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Gary's Old Towne Tavern, on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 5 comments | 24003 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 | 24000 Views
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