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PENINSULA FOODIST

From Tokyo to Cupertino: Afuri Ramen's first California location debuts tonight

In a ramen world dominated by tonkotsu broths, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling takes the road less traveled. It's best known in Japan for its yuzu shio ramen, built from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by chhaviydv, on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:51 am | 3 comments | 6465 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Carolloves, on Jan 27, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 31 comments | 30945 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Plastic vegie bag ban: Pragmatic? -- or simply politically correct?

Last June, the Palo Alto City Council, in a 6-0 vote, went along with a suggestion from the Girl Scouts to ban all plastic straws, which they did. A week later with...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by SJ, on Jan 25, 2020 at 2:20 am | 36 comments | 2704 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local Pols Debate Climate

We have discussions in this blog about the relative merits of individual action vs political action, so I thought it would be useful to spend some time on the policy...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 24, 2020 at 7:07 am | 11 comments | 4371 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City

==I Editor's note: Nam Vietnamese Brasserie is set to open on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m. Dinner hours will be Tuesday- Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. Lunch will start...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Deb364, on Jan 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 5322 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Edible Education – Free Course - UC Berkeley Online

Calling all eating inquisitors and foodpreneurs! Eatertainment returns to you next week with the start of Edible Education...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by The Kid, on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm |
3 comments | 3398 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No jacket no problem

Our daughters have a wide array of jackets and sweaters. However, most of the time they choose to leave these pieces of clothing at home, in the minivan, or in...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1320 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Letting Christmas Linger

Our youngest was a bit confused when Christmas abruptly ended. Where did all the holiday lights go? Why weren’t we doing our advent calendar anymore? Why were...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 1936 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 9 comments | 4654 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

You can now get naturally fermented sourdough bagels at Manresa Bread in Los Altos

Tuesday is now officially bagel day at Manresa Bread. Starting today, the bakery will be serving its

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 16, 2020 at 8:58 am |
1 comment | 2253 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

French Laundry, Chez TJ alum to give new life to Prolific Oven space in Palo Alto

Scott Nishiyama, a former chef at the Michelin-starred French Laundry and Chez TJ, is opening his first solo venture in downtown Palo Alto: a dinner-only restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 12 comments | 10187 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Fungus are Among Us

The rains are upon us, and that means mushrooms will be popping up in our forests and neighborhoods. Come find out the name of that mushroom growing next to your...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Wait for it, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 7 comments | 2637 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What Local Teens are Saying

I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 19 comments | 4084 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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 | 12055 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Climate Diplomacy

It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 3849 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The sisters behind Palo Alto's Tamarine are opening a Vietnamese fast-casual restaurant in Mountain View

In a sign of the times, the owners of a longtime white-tablecloth Vietnamese restaurant, Tamarine, are setting their sights on a fast-casual concept. Sisters...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3508 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Climate-Friendly 2020

‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 32 comments | 4513 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

The Dutch Clutch

I just read a year-end-type newsletter from some friends who shared the sad news that a close friend had been killed on his bicycle when a driver in a parked car...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:23 am | 3 comments | 781 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we make 2020 a less alarming and more calming year?

“Happy New Year!” people shouted at midnight at the dawning of 2020. Only this year, it felt like hollow wishes, as if they were made with our fingers crossed....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Beef, on Jan 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 1012 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! I have a good feeling about the new decade, despite our cultural and political stresses. First off, twenty twenty is just...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Liat, on Jan 8, 2020 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 3664 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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