There's a Chinese proverb that says, "It takes 10 years of practice for 10 minutes of performance." For VC Tang, a Thai woman who grew up in San Francisco and now lives in Redwood City, the proverb rings true as to how her debut book, a cookbook-memoir called "Come Eat, Grandma! Recipes and Stories of Thai Home Cooking" came together.
Emil DeAndreis, a born-and-raised San Franciscan, isn’t a typical writer. For starters, he says he does a lot of writing during his day job as a substitute teacher in San Francisco public schools (he's also an English professor at College of San Mateo). His latest novel, “Tell Us When To Go,” follows two friends and Fresno State baseball teammates — Cole Gallegos and Isaac Moss — as they navigate San ...
New Palo Alto location will draw on Mediterranean and Indian influences, with Impossible barbecue for recovering meat eaters.
Selections from throughout Mitchell Johnson’s career highlight his longtime love of color (and picnic chairs)
by Sheryl Nonnenberg
The latest work from Kim’s Half Moon Bay studio is an artful commentary on our human connection with food.
Leo Villareal’s innovative union of art and technology takes center stage in Pace Gallery’s reopening exhibition
Leo Villareal’s “Detector” exhibit, shown in Pace Gallery of London, 2019. (Image via Leo Villareal’s website)
By Sheryl Nonnenberg
If you have driven across the Bay Bridge, you have seen Leo Villareal’s large-scale, site-specific “The Bay Lights.” Installed in 2013, it consists of 25,000 LED lights installed on the span that continuously change, thanks to a custom ...
Shiok + Proposition Chicken=new business paradigm?
The kitchen staff at Shiok in downtown Menlo Park are now also cooking Proposition Chicken delivery orders. (Photo by Elena Kadvany)
Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership born of COVID-19, the restaurant is now delivering its food locally.
Through a new startup called Local Food Group, Proposition Chicken ...
Grateful Dead Origins dives deep on the band’s beginnings in Palo Alto and around the Bay.
(Image via Z2 Comics)
“It’s very weird.”
Yep, trying to nail down the logic behind the Grateful Dead’s enduring popularity is a tricky proposition. After all, how exactly did a group of mismatched oddballs from the San Francisco Peninsula vault their unlikely band to global fame, garner a one-of-a-kind devoted fan base and trailblaze a massive counterculture that ...
Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law documents how American communities—including much of the Bay Area—were purposefully segregated along racial lines.
In 1954, one Peninsula real estate agent seized upon the sale of a single home on the east side of Palo Alto.
(Book cover image via Liveright/W.W. Norton Publishing)
Floyd Lowe, President of the California Real Estate Association at the time, quickly began amplifying racial tensions by warning residents that the one black family ...
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 ...