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PENINSULA FOODIST

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Another Immigrant, 11 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1709 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by One's named Gus, one's named Alfie, 1 hour ago | 25 comments | 1772 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)

Driving an EV to Tahoe? Don’t miss your exit! I learned this and other lessons from two round trips between Palo Alto and Tahoe City in a Chevy Bolt (1). Maybe...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1163 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Goodbye Food Waste!

40% of all the food in the U.S. is thrown out, and the average America throws away 1/4 of the food they buy. Learn how to reduce your food waste with the San...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Alicia, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 1050 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can cities handle our traffic mess? I doubt it!

Can Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities ever find a way to diminish the terrible traffic congestion problems we all are experiencing, particularly during commute...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by No hope, on Jul 13, 2019 at 8:11 pm | 16 comments | 1093 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The kindness of strangers

One of my favorite parts about focusing on kindness this summer has been seeing all of the kindness from strangers. Our daughter’s dress was too long for her...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 390 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 Fellow Foodie, on Jul 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm | 9 comments | 1381 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mendocino Farms brings its sandwiches to Palo Alto May 2

Southern California-based sandwich chain Mendocino Farms is opening its 26th location in downtown Palo Alto this Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The fast-casual...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by kevin jonas, on Jul 12, 2019 at 2:39 am | 17 comments | 4592 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Matlab projects in Projectsatbangalore, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 3 comments | 1752 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Trashing the holiday? Not so much!

I’ve enjoyed looking at photos from my friends’ Fourth of July holidays over the past few days -- parades, ice cream, red-white-and-blue outfits, picnics,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 1537 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo

The first U.S. location of renowned Tokyo ramen shop Taishoken is set to open at 47 E. 4th Ave. in downtown San Mateo this Saturday, July 13. Taishoken specializes...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Noodles Dishes Are Overpriced, on Jul 11, 2019 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 2264 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery

When issues with his partner led to the closure of their popular gluten-free bakery operation, Ducks and Dragons, it would have been easy for Mina Makram to throw...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by sd, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 1893 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The return of Hollywood glam: Selby's to debut with steak, lobster and 'the coldest martini on the West Coast'

Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by gin, baby, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 2942 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Burlingame gets new wine bar

Velvet 48, which is opening this Friday, May 3, appears to be downtown Burlingame's first dedicated wine bar. Jason Cooper, who has worked in the industry for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Teend, on Jul 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 3411 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by rubysparkle, on Jul 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 9669 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's plastics ban: Sensible policy or vain distraction?

When I heard a few weeks ago that Palo Alto was considering a city-wide ban on plastic straws, utensils, and produce bags, my first thought was “Sheesh, can’t...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 1964 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kolkata Escorts, on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm | 35 comments | 3242 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen to open buffalo-milk creamery in Palo Alto

Ice cream shops are a dime a dozen on the Peninsula, but water buffalo-milk creameries certainly aren’t.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1411 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why we are Warming

We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 2872 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 3078 Views
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Couple brings Chinese zongzi to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 5,638 views

Summer Cooking Classes - Free!
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,568 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 6 comments | 1,163 views

Can cities handle our traffic mess? I doubt it!
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 1,093 views

"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 951 views

 

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