6 things we ate at the 2022 San Mateo County Fair

The San Mateo County Fair has returned, bringing carnival rides and games, Alaskan pig races and concerts back to San Mateo through Sunday, June 12. Along with the traditional slate of activities, the fried fair foods people come to expect — plus some more unusual options — are part of the draw. Here’s what we ate on a visit to the fair.

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New restaurants roundup: Mango, ube and grape sweets take over, local favorites expand and a French bistro arrives

Just in time for summer, cooling and colorful desserts are spreading throughout the Peninsula. From golden waffles topped with strawberries and ricotta cheese to dark purple grape bubble tea, there are plenty of new choices for lovers of sweets. Los Altos also gains a second location of one of the region's only Georgian restaurants, and Francophiles can head down to Los Gatos to spend a sunny afternoon at a Parisian ...

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Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula

With the last couple of summers of COVID canceling or limiting many events, many are looking forward to the return of signature summer festivities like Shoreline Ampitheatre’s Fourth of July fireworks show and the San Mateo County Fair. Check out our guide to summer fun to fill your calendar from June through September.

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Everything you need to know about Peninsula Restaurant Week 2022

To support our local dining scene, The Six Fifty and Peninsula Foodist are teaming up to bring Peninsula Restaurant Week back for its second year May 13-21, featuring deals and special dishes from your favorite eateries between South San Francisco and Sunnyvale, as well as the San Mateo County Coastside.

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Hit the books: 9 places to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on the Peninsula

Local independent bookstores have helped keep many a restless mind grounded during the unpredictability of the past couple of years with a steady supply of compelling reading material, along with hosting a variety of online author talks and events. And for the first time in two years, there's ample opportunity to celebrate these businesses in person, on Independent Bookstore Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 30. 

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