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PENINSULA FOODIST

Blue Bottle Coffee to open at Stanford Shopping Center this week

Come this Friday, Palo Alto will be home to not one but two Blue Bottle Coffee cafes. The Oakland-born string of cafes is opening its newest location at Stanford...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:16 am | 5 comments | 3179 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Worrying patterns in our climate personalities

When I wrote about climate personalities two weeks ago, I got an angry response...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 25, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:46 pm | 7 comments | 2542 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

It started with a scaling back of the eclairs. The owners of The Prolific Oven struggled to find an available baking decorator to hire, so they temporarily made...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Who can afford it?, on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:34 am | 62 comments | 21684 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Round Table Pizza bites the dust in downtown Palo Alto

A longtime Round Table Pizza outpost in downtown Palo Alto has closed for good. The 263 University Ave. restaurant closed on Sunday, Aug. 19, according to an...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm | 32 comments | 11567 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New cafe brings boba, mochi waffles to Menlo Park

Boba shop Green Bubble Cafe is now open at 604 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park. Green Bubble was started by three San Francisco State University graduates...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bike Menlo Park, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2744 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View gets its own Ike's sandwich shop

Ever-expanding sandwich chain Ike's Love & Sandwiches opened its newest location this week at 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Suite F, in Mountain View. Ike Shehadeh...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Costco, on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 7465 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coupa Cafe opens 10th location in downtown Redwood City

The latest outpost of mini local coffee empire Coupa Cafe is now open in downtown Redwood City. Coupa's 10th cafe is located at 695 Main St., in the ground floor...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Aug 30, 2019 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 2234 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Saint Frank Coffee comes to Menlo Park

San Francisco third-wave coffee shop Saint Frank Coffee is now pouring single-origin espressos from a 250-square-foot outdoor kiosk in Menlo Park. Saint Frank...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Charlotte, on Aug 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 3176 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman

If I had to pick a triumvirate of books for couples, "The 5 Love Languages" is one of the chosen three (along with "We Do" and "Difficult...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm | 3 comments | 2976 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Singapore's oldest cafe to bring imported coffee, kaya toast to Palo Alto

Come this fall Killiney Kopitiam, known as Singapore's oldest cafe, will have its first U.S. outpost in downtown Palo Alto. Amanda Steckler, a Singaporean native...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Singaporean Food Fan, on Aug 28, 2019 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 8715 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morsey's Creamery brings buffalo-milk gelato to downtown Palo Alto

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen, the Los Altos restaurant that serves dairy products made from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by BuffaloGelatoIsAThing, on Aug 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 15 comments | 3736 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peninsula Foodist is getting its own newsletter

Six years ago I pitched my editors at the Palo Alto Weekly on a blog that would focus on restaurant news on the Peninsula. At the time the local food scene was rarely,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm | 15 comments | 4449 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why does it take so long to hire an auditor?

Public perception of how a city is handling a problem can be almost as important as how the city really is solving the problem. And the Palo Alto City Council now...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 26, 2019 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 1021 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New hotel restaurant opens inside Hyatt Mountain View

Fairchilds Public House in Mountain View plays up the Silicon Valley angle, unabashedly. Beyond the name itself, a reference to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3221 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC Application Redesign

(written by Lori McCormick) The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by Nate, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:28 am | 1 comment | 3034 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lessons from visiting great grandma

Last month I had the privilege of spending time with our daughters and their great grandparents. My parents took our oldest to a museum while the girls and I had...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1050 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process Explained

Every 8 years the state gives each regional planning agency a housing planning target for the number of units needed and affordable at various income levels. Then...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Aug 22, 2019 at 6:12 am | 19 comments | 2784 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owners of Palo Alto's Tamarine plot casual Vietnamese spin-off

Tamarine has weathered more than 15 years of change in downtown Palo Alto, rarely if ever straying from its founding concept: modern interpretations of Vietnamese...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by viet food fan, on Aug 22, 2019 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 5020 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fusion restaurant brings Indian pizza to Palo Alto

Curry Pizza House is now slinging chili paneer pizzas, desi pesto bread sticks and achari chicken wings in downtown Palo Alto. The 320 University Ave. restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by pa resident, on Aug 21, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 7381 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do something about assault weapons, now!

“Do Something Congress! “Cries have echoed around this country after last week’s American carnage in Texas and Ohio. As we all too painfully know,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Aug 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm | 42 comments | 1767 Views
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