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PENINSULA FOODIST

Verve Coffee to open in Palo Alto

Santa Cruz's Verve Coffee Roasters is coming to Palo Alto. Verve has taken over 162 University Ave., which was most recently occupied by Black Diamond Sports....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Gary's Old Town Tavern, on Dec 27, 2017 at 10:39 pm | 4 comments | 3627 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Soil – A Thing of the Past?

I spent last year researching people growing food in cities ...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Anee, on Dec 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm | 6 comments | 3679 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

La Panotiq shutters in Mountain View

Facing increasing competition on Castro Street and a prohibitively small space, La Panotiq closed its downtown Mountain View cafe on Nov. 22. Paulette Trauty,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Kevin Foley, on Dec 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 7 comments | 5548 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Szechuan restaurant replaces Les Bizous in Palo Alto

In the past two years, 423 University Ave. in Palo Alto has been home to not one, but now three restaurants. First, Cajun eatery Crawfish Fusion

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Lynn, on Dec 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm |
6 comments | 4858 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Relationship Reset

Jen Elmquist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has written a book called Relationship Reset. It’s one of the best relationship books I’ve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1463 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Top Latke - Part 2

Boy did we Food Party! this week at the Latke Chef competition. What an event! Four teams competed for Top Latke. Ruah Hamacabim from Palo Alto (all the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Not so savvy, on Dec 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 1964 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's longtime La Morenita to shutter

After 23 years of serving Mexican food in downtown Palo Alto, La Morenita will close on Friday, Dec. 29, co-owner Miguel Reveulta confirmed Wednesday. Revuelta,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Richard, on Dec 22, 2017 at 8:01 am | 2 comments | 4095 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I need your help: Tips for Couples Traveling Together

Hey Readers, What are your three tips for traveling together as a couple? Please provide practical as well as emotional tips. For example, how do you two handle...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2413 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Of Illness and Identity: A Woman's Battle With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

In times of comfort and consistency, we humans are prone to believing something of a half-truth. Our interests and ambitions are seen clearly, focused onto a yet-unmaterialized...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sandra, on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 2129 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Song Pa Korean Cuisine closes in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View Korean restaurant Song Pa has closed. The owners, a family that previously owned a Pleasanton restaurant of the same name, could not be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Yes surprise, on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 3522 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Teaquation expanding to Palo Alto

Of-age fans of Redwood City cafe Teaquation's tea-based drinks, rejoice: They will be available as alcoholic cocktails at a new Palo Alto location opening next year. Teaquation...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2870 Views

DEEP MENLO

Santa Cruz Avenue Success Story

Last week I stepped into Bistro Vida on Santa Cruz, where owner Ali El Safy and I continued our usual jesting and banter. I’ve known Ali at least 20 years....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by Judy , on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:34 am | 6 comments | 937 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Tips for the Best Latkes

Laura loves latkes! Crispy yet pillowy-soft. Salty with touch of sweet. They hit all my culinary triggers. If they do the same for you, come check out the ==I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by susanlight, on Dec 15, 2017 at 8:33 am | 6 comments | 2451 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hom Korean Kitchen expands to Redwood City

A fast-casual Korean restaurant in San Jose has opened a second location in downtown Redwood City. Hom Korean Kitchen opened in November at 2639 Broadway St. ...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Dec 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 3 comments | 4413 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Do These for 80% Chance of Divorce

Dr. John Gottman who runs the Love Lab in Seattle has done multi-decade research on couples. He can predict the couples who have an 80% chance of divorce based the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Dec 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 2596 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 22 years, John Bentley's to close

After decades in the restaurant business and 22 years of running his eponymous restaurant on the Midpeninsula, John Bentley will hang up his chef coat for the last...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 6 comments | 4854 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Persimmons Please

Persimmons are everywhere right now. Or are they? A California friend recently told me persimmons don’t grow in my home state. “Have you ever seen...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:19 am | 3 comments | 2186 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care

I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Dec 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm | 5 comments | 6838 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Georgian restaurant to open in Palo Alto

In what is likely a first for Palo Alto, a Georgian restaurant is set to open here. Pavel Sirotin, who is from Russia, is opening a restaurant called Bevri at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm | 4 comments | 4833 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

My applications are submitted, now what?

(written by Lori McCormick) I field this question frequently, so I figured it was worth sharing a few general tips to help guide you through those next steps: 1. Check...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Mom of Tired Teen, on Dec 7, 2017 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 2760 Views
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Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 918 views

Eat, Surf, Love
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 907 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 522 views

Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 494 views