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THE FOOD PARTY!

How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends

What’s the most complex flavor you’ve ever tasted? Bacon? Vanilla? Red wine? That last one is the taste experience I really miss...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 1230 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

State Street Market plans overhaul of its eateries as it cuts ties with Bon Appétit, triggering layoffs

==I State Street Market, a food hall in Los Altos, offers a number of food stalls, but is undergoing a temporary closure and an overhaul of some...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 27, 2023
Last comment by carol, 20 hours ago | 10 comments | 3413 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is telling the truth simply an old-fashioned idea?

As the story has been told over the years, our first president, George Washington, said, as a youngster to his lather as both looked at a cherry tree, “I cannot...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Raoul Montez, 23 hours ago | 58 comments | 4552 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by smith, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:40 am | 1 comment | 1067 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Three new restaurants from former Manresa chef David Kinch and his team are coming to Los Gatos

==I Manresa's former chef David Kinch closed the restaurant at the end of 2022 and now plans to open three new Los Gatos restaurants with partners...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 23, 2023
Last comment by Kilback, on Jan 29, 2023 at 9:48 pm | 4 comments | 5018 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Doing more with the natural spaces we have

I wrote last week about how difficult it is to hang onto our open spaces in the face of development pressure and land constraints. We need policies to protect...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by SRB, on Jan 29, 2023 at 9:52 am | 3 comments | 1905 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought . . .

. . . without accepting it.” - Aristotle Entertain these thoughts/ideas, let them rumble around inside you for a while. Experiment. “Don’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2023
Last comment by Joaquin Perez, on Jan 28, 2023 at 4:49 pm | 7 comments | 4104 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Boichik Bagels set to open new location this summer

The location of the new Boichik Bagels restaurant planned to open in summer 2023. (Photo courtesy Emily Winston.)  By Kate Bradshaw A...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by Marcy Loughlin, on Jan 27, 2023 at 3:46 pm | 6 comments | 2626 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How we eat away at our open space, even in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has a long and distinguished history of identifying, protecting, and maintaining open space. The generosity and dedication of nature-loving residents...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 22, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 26, 2023 at 8:26 am | 5 comments | 7670 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Edible Education Starts January 18

Edible Education begins this week! This uniquely UC Berkeley course, now in its twelfth year, invites students and the broader community to engage in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by Paul L. Flores, on Jan 24, 2023 at 4:16 am | 2 comments | 3547 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From cioppino and whole crab to crab pot pie, here’s where you can get your Dungeness crab fix in the 650

Patrick Guyer of One Ocean Seafood holds a freshly caught crab at the Portola Valley Farmers Market on Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo by Michelle Le) ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by We Told You So!, on Jan 23, 2023 at 1:13 pm | 6 comments | 5080 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Turkish-style Mediterranean restaurant coming to Stanford Shopping Center

By Kate Bradshaw Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen is opening a new location at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, according to shopping center spokesperson...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Tracey Ladd, on Jan 23, 2023 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 4164 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Because

Because So I can’t save the world— can’t save even myself, can’t wrap my arms around every frightened child, can’t foster peace...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2023
Last comment by Benzo, on Jan 22, 2023 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 3657 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How are you coping with power outages?

Good grief. Is everyone staying dry? Staying sane? I actually made mozzarella yesterday, for the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Eric Muller, on Jan 22, 2023 at 2:48 pm | 20 comments | 6230 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'We didn’t rebound': After 10 years in Menlo Park, The Refuge will close its doors Jan. 20

The pastrami burger with fries and a beer at The Refuge. (Photo courtesy Mark Helsel) By Kate Bradshaw The Refuge, home to Menlo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 13, 2023
Last comment by Romen jonas, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:35 am | 18 comments | 9360 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Gatos' Manresa to close Jan. 1 – but first, they'll have a 'no holds barred' New Year's Eve party

==I David Kinch’s departure to focus on his more casual restaurants follows a trend among Peninsula fine-dining establishments from the onset...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Common sense, on Jan 18, 2023 at 9:29 pm | 2 comments | 6571 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry-ish January 2023

If George Santos gets away with being Jew-ish, we certainly can be Dry-ish this January. Launched in 2012 by the nonprofit Alcohol...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 12, 2023
Last comment by Reese Haroldson, on Jan 17, 2023 at 12:53 pm |
11 comments | 3952 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Santa Clara gets second location of Oakland shawarma restaurant named among top new eateries in the country

The chicken wrap from Shawarmaji. (Photo by Julia Brown) By Kate Bradshaw Shawarmaji, a popular Oakland-based shawarma restaurant...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Reese Haroldson, on Jan 17, 2023 at 12:49 pm | 3 comments | 7535 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Midpeninsula eateries hit by flooding face temporary closures

==I Flooding hit a number of Peninsula restaurants, including Mints and Honey in San Carlos, above. (Photo courtesy Mints and Honey, via Instagram.)...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 6, 2023
Last comment by Katy, on Jan 16, 2023 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 6381 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let’s find a better way to elect a Palo Alto mayor

Palo Alto City Council members are all set to select a new mayor on Monday night – a routine procedure each January. And finally! they are beginning to discuss...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2023
Last comment by Rufus Young, on Jan 16, 2023 at 11:03 am | 28 comments | 5428 Views
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State Street Market plans overhaul of its eateries as it cuts ties with Bon Appétit, triggering layoffs
By The Peninsula Foodist | 10 comments | 3,413 views

Doing more with the natural spaces we have
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,905 views

How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 1,230 views

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,067 views