Salty And Sweet: 4 Food Trucks To Track Down on the Peninsula

by Monica Hruby Growing up, we’d willingly run through the street at a dead sprint for the ice cream truck and its memorable melody. Even today, seeing a food truck makes us nostalgic and super hungry. We love them because they have no constraints, they’re open late and you can bring your dog. We’ve compiled a list of food trucks making sweet things into savory entrees and vice versa. All in honor of the ...

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Five reasons to spend Memorial Day weekend at SF Peninsula wineries—2017

Five reasons to spend Memorial Day weekend at SF Peninsula wineries Photo by Constanza Brunner Halpern Still looking for that perfect way to combine outdoors, food, drink and family for the holiday weekend? Thankfully the Peninsula and the Santa Cruz mountains are stocked with excellent wineries that boast awesome views, top chefs and ambience galore. And they’re all right here. All-you-can-eat-and-drink BBQ at Domenico’s (San Carlos) Celebrate Domenico’s 16th annual Memorial Day with a roast pig and ...

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Meat in heaven: Silicon Valley’s biggest, baddest sandwiches

The Adam Richman from Ike’s Place, properly named after the Man vs. Food host. We admit it. After a certain amount of time in the Bay Area, our carnivorous, carb-heavy ways have receded some. We often opt for the salad bowl over the burrito, the tofu over the kalbi beef. We’ve come to think of avocado as a major food group. But there remains something visceral about a sandwich: meat and bread, ...

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Escape from Silicon Valley: How to spend the perfect day in Half Moon Bay

Written by Anna Medina Half Moon Bay State Beach (photo by lily_leivers) The city of Half Moon Bay is hardly undiscovered country. That evocative name. The big-wave surfing at Maverick’s. The dramatic setting scrunched between the moody Pacific and the hills of the mid-Peninsula. It all means that the roads in and out are slammed on weekend afternoons. But for a quick getaway within the Bay Area, we’ll argue that HMB is hard ...

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Hunting down the last great five dollar lunch in Silicon Valley

Al pastor tacos and a cheese quesadilla from El Charrito in San Carlos. Lunch on the Peninsula can sometimes feel like a negotiation in which you hold no leverage. You’re pressed for time, looking for parking near downtown and when you find it you’re often treated to the kind of meal that prompts a discussion about how high the rents must be. Well, cheap, good food does exist in Silicon Valley and ...

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Ice Cream, Paletas and Mochi — The Peninsula’s Best Frozen Treats

Words and photos by Monica Hruby Three scoop sundae from Scoop Microcreamery in Palo Alto. With warm weather approaching, it’s time to start scoping our go-to spots for cool, summer treats. While we like an ice cream sundae or milkshake as much as the next nostalgic kid-at-heart, we also knew the Peninsula has more flavors to offer: Japanese mochi, Latin paletas and Korean soft serve to name a few. We did some digging — and lots of indulging — to ...

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Realizing your Renaissance: six skills to learn today in the 650

Sous-vide steak seared with a blow torch. Techniques via Bold Food. Photo courtesy of Michelle Le. Being a Renaissance woman/man ain’t easy. One must always be acquiring new skills. Lucky for you, we did a bit of asking around. From cooking to golfing to shooting a gun, we found the top instructors and programs in the 650 for you to pick up a new skill or two. 1. Break 100 Feeling left out of those corporate ...

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Improv your life: getting on stage at Silicon Valley’s top improv schools

Photo courtesy of Clara Morgan. “Don’t worry about my pet martian,” I said. “It’s potty-trained.” “From the looks of it, you certainly aren’t,” my scene partner responded. If standing on stage to deliver jokes like this off the cuff sounds like a horrifying experience, then consider improv. Get outside your comfort zone, say whatever comes to mind and meet new friends in the process. You’re guaranteed to make a fool of yourself and remember ...

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7 hidden gems at Stanford that are totally open to the public

Papua New Guinea Garden (Photo by urbanorganism) Just because you didn’t go to Stanford doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the campus. Plenty of the private school’s beauty is open to the public — you just need to know where to look. Bypass the crowds at Hoover Tower and obligatory photo in front of the Main Quad. Instead, explore the-not-so-obvious, hidden gems that we compiled for you: Arizona Cactus Garden Photo by megsnaps_ The Arizona Cactus Garden, home to over 500 ...

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Peninsula Running Clubs: The Six Fifty Guide To Finding Your Group

Photo by West Valley Track Club Just moved to the area? Or just need a fresh way to get your butt out of bed in the mornings? Run clubs will help you meet new people and exercise regularly. Good news is there are a bunch on the Peninsula. The issue — knowing where to start. No sweat. We spoke with the top six clubs on the Peninsula to help you decide. Because a running club is ...

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