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Cottage bakery Shru’s Kitchen combines South Asian flavors and modern vegan baking in made-to-order cakes

Shruti Boddu couldn’t find vegan alternatives to her favorite Indian sweets, so she started replicating those flavors in...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2023
Last comment by JB, on Aug 30, 2023 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 2667 Views


Peninsula will see warming temperatures, poorer air quality as week starts

The National Weather Service said Sunday, Aug. 27, to expect warming temperatures in the Bay Area Monday through Wednesday....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1816 Views


What's happening here? The old Pizz'a Chicago building

Longtime Palo Alto residents may remember the old Pizz'a Chicago building with its eye-catching red exterior. While that...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 5, 2023 at 7:25 pm | 6 comments | 5863 Views


After 15 years as a Menlo Park hub, mother-daughter team is handing off Cafe Zoë

When Kathleen Daly purchased Menlo Park’s Cafe Zoë in 2008, she just knew the cafe was where she wanted to be. Fifteen...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2023
Last comment by MPri, on Jun 29, 2023 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 4165 Views


From bucatini to linguine: Behind the scenes at Redwood City's Saporito pasta factory

When my colleague Devin Roberts and I showed up at an 8 a.m. appointment deep in industrial Redwood City, we were flummoxed....

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 3843 Views


Readers dish on their all-time favorite Peninsula restaurant bites

To mark the 100th edition of the Peninsula Foodist newsletter, we surveyed our readers on their all-time favorite bite from...

Original post made on May. 2, 2023
Last comment by JB, on May 2, 2023 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 2473 Views


A new home for plant-based dining takes root in Burlingame

Bob Trahan's career trajectory is an unusual one: from director of engineering at Meta, to culinary school and working in...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Joey, on Apr 24, 2023 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 4270 Views


Inside the new Graduate hotel, home to Palo Alto's first rooftop bar

In its reincarnation as Graduate Palo Alto, the former President Hotel aims to be an upscale homage to all things Stanford,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 20, 2023 at 4:50 pm | 12 comments | 8466 Views


An initiative to reduce single-use plastics is brewing in Peninsula cafes

Emily Chueh, co-founder of Okapi Reusables, is working with the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability to help restaurants...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 24, 2023 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 5556 Views


New hospitality program aims to teach culinary skills to those with disabilities

Ada's Cafe plans to expand its catering operations and production of jam, granola and dog biscuits at the nonprofit AbilityPath's...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2023
Last comment by Judy, on Feb 17, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 7117 Views


'We didn't rebound': After 10 years in Menlo Park, The Refuge will close on Friday

The Refuge, home to Menlo Park's most renowned pastrami and Belgian beer offerings, will be closing its location there on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Chip, on Jan 18, 2023 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 3766 Views


Comings and goings: Cocoa & Butter and Wahlburgers shutter, Tootsie's reopens and more

As the end of 2022 nears, the local dining scene is in a state of flux. Two eateries have recently closed, a popular East...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alex LoCoCo, on Dec 4, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 1942 Views


French chef reopens Palo Alto cafe following pandemic shutdown

After a nearly three-year hiatus, The Redwood, a cafe at Avenidas in downtown Palo Alto, reopened its doors Monday, Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Oct 7, 2022 at 6:12 am | 2 comments | 5733 Views


Construction worker dies after fall downtown

A construction worker who fell into a shaft at a downtown Palo Alto construction site died early Wednesday morning, Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by Sean McIntyre, on Sep 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm | 5 comments | 14706 Views


Vegan variety: 10 Peninsula eateries serving up plant-based fare

From vegan sushi rolls to dairy-free ice cream, there’s no shortage of options for plant-based eaters. Here's some plant-based...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Darby Daniels, on Jul 29, 2022 at 8:24 am | 2 comments | 6097 Views


Boichik Bagels lures community investors to prepurchase thousands of bagels

In a region filled with tech unicorns and initial public offerings, Silicon Valley's most sought-after investment opportunity...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3909 Views


Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as Palo Alto's classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley sprung...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by John Donegan, on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:19 am | 6 comments | 17676 Views


New life eyed for the historic Nut House building

A proposal to partially demolish and rehabilitate a building that once housed Antonio's Nut House and, before that, a Safeway...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jun 1, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 5 comments | 11872 Views


Peninsula Restaurant Week is back, showcasing a diverse food and dining scene

With spring in full swing and the economy starting to rebound, local restaurateurs are welcoming diners for Peninsula Restaurant...

Original post made on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5917 Views


Mom-and-pop Cocoa & Butter turns to the community for help

A new bakery and cafe occupies the sky-high glass walls of 383 University Ave. in Palo Alto, the towering space previously...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Alex LoCoCo, on Apr 30, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 4419 Views
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