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PENINSULA FOODIST

A kebab grill and an expanded menu: Plans for San Bruno Mediterranean restaurant Mazra’s new Redwood City location take shape

The baba ghanoush at Mazra, a San Bruno restaurant that is expanding to Redwood City. (Courtesy Mazra) By Kate Bradshaw Mazra,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Mary Raymond, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 1037 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing Element Update

The state Housing and Community Development (HCD) agency has assigned a reviewer for the Palo Alto draft Housing Element (HE). The reviewer has until the end of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 8, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, 4 hours ago | 20 comments | 3756 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Home Again: Couples and Caregiving

Due to the success of Professor Doctor Bertagnoli’s surgery on my husband, he’s not going to end up paralyzed! Woohoo! Here’s his new neck: {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 2043 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Bay Area to begin phasing out gas heaters this decade

In a momentous and likely highly influential vote at the end of a six-hour meeting on Wednesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) voted to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, 4 hours ago | 26 comments | 5377 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20

This continues our ongoing Food Party! book group read of Food Fight, Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill (Dan Imhoff). Discussions are happening...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 1147 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Elk and Mendocino County (part 2)

Welcome back to Travelin’ Solo – Elk and Mendocino County (part 2).

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 14, 2023
Last comment by Stephanie Cochran, 5 hours ago |
4 comments | 2360 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How well is City Manager Ed Shikada performing his job?

Is Ed Shikada doing a good job as city manager of Palo Alto? In a closed session Monday night, March 20, council members gathered behind closed doors to assess the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 20, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 2013 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Porterhouse San Mateo revamps its menu following move to new spot

Steak tartare from Porterhouse San Mateo. (Photo courtesy Steve Haag) By Kate Bradshaw Porterhouse San Mateo, a San Mateo steakhouse,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 17, 2023
Last comment by Kenneth Chung, on Mar 20, 2023 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 2449 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Father and son team up to offer Turkish-inspired Mediterranean fare at Jimmy's Cafe

Cevdet and Mehmet Yanas are a father-and-son duo who run Jimmy's Cafe in Palo Alto. (Photo courtesy Mehmet Yanas) By Kate Bradshaw For...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 6, 2023
Last comment by Vickie, on Mar 20, 2023 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 4918 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

(Updated 3:00 pm) The Bay Area votes to phase out sales of gas heaters

NEW: See new blog post with a summary of the vote. On...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 14, 2023
Last comment by Paly02, on Mar 17, 2023 at 8:59 pm | 23 comments | 5353 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tickets available March 20 for 2023’s Outstanding in the Field meal series at Coastside farms and a secret sea cove in Pescadero

Doniga Markegard with the herd at Markegard Family Grass-Fed in Half Moon Bay. (Photo courtesy Federica Armstrong) By Kate Bradshaw Outstanding...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by Pauline Wick, on Mar 17, 2023 at 1:55 pm | 3 comments | 2371 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

All you don’t want to know about our escalating utilities rates

Our utilities bills here in Palo Alto and elsewhere are soaring – with no relief in sight. Can we – or ‘they” (those responsible for the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 7, 2023
Last comment by Lenora Peters, on Mar 17, 2023 at 11:41 am | 42 comments | 4197 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto frozen custard and doughnut shop Cudos to close Monday

==I Married business owners Lisa King-Lynn and Hansel Lynn plan to close their custard and donuts dessert shop Cudos. The last day will be Monday,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 10, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Mar 14, 2023 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 3804 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Old Pro is making a comeback: Zola owner to bring new offerings to historic Palo Alto sports bar

==I The interior of The Old Pro on June 5, 2022, days before it was slated to close forever. The bar is being brought back by Guillaume Bienaimé,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 9, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 14, 2023 at 10:59 am | 8 comments | 5648 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ettan restaurateur Ayesha Thapar to open 'encore' eatery in Menlo Park

By Kate Bradshaw Middle Plaza in Menlo Park will be home to a new restaurant from Ettan's Ayesha Thapar. Courtesy Onysko Photography. The...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 14, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3091 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's tortuous e-bike discussion

I am grateful that Palo Alto’s City Council decided not to allow e-bikes on unpaved trails in our two nature preserves, the

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 5, 2023
Last comment by Gerd, on Mar 13, 2023 at 6:15 pm |
20 comments | 10580 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm Bill and the Environment - part 4

Land conservation and preservation concerns first showed up in the 1985 Farm Bill (pg. 57). Funds became available for farmers to NOT PLANT up to 37 million acres...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2023
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Mar 6, 2023 at 6:35 pm | 9 comments | 2310 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Elk and Mendocino County

(We take a Farm Bill break these next two weeks, to have a little fun and report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3254 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Basuku gained a cult following for its Japanese-style Basque cheesecakes. As the business enters a new chapter, its owner is ending sales on the Peninsula – for now.

By Julia Brown Basque cheesecakes prepped for a March 4 pop-up at Vina Enoteca. Courtesy Charles Chen. ==I UPDATE: In an

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 3, 2023
Last comment by Justin Carr, on Mar 4, 2023 at 9:51 am |
2 comments | 2308 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new ube-focused cafe lands in Mountain View, with a Daly City location on the way

The bright purple ube and oreo milkshake and halo-halo bread pudding at Cafe 86. (Photo courtesy Cafe 86 via Facebook) By Kate Bradshaw Cafe...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 27, 2023
Last comment by Common sense, on Mar 3, 2023 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 7372 Views
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Porterhouse San Mateo revamps its menu following move to new spot
By The Peninsula Foodist | 2 comments | 2,449 views

How well is City Manager Ed Shikada performing his job?
By Diana Diamond | 11 comments | 2,013 views

Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,147 views