This week’s list of Holiday Events includes a variety of festive things to do, from the Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton SF to Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. If you love a good Pop-Up shop, this coming Friday (12/6), the SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop will open and run thru December 22nd. Featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace, you’ll find products from 50+ local artists including jewelry, home goods, art prints, t-shirts, candles, bath and body, and so much more.
With fall upon us in full force, we’re making the most of every minute of festive fun. Looking for something to do this weekend? Topping the list of Bay Area happenings is the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Saturday, Sunday) & Great Pumpkin Parade (Saturday). The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and feel-good autumn splendor with gigantically enormous heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, everyone’s fave Great Pumpkin Parade, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, and artisanal cocktails.
This week’s list of Bay Area Events includes 4 lively foodie events with one taking place right here in Mountain View. The 48th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival will take place September 7-8 on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses, this year’s festival will feature 500 professional artists and craft makers. Other fun weekend events include Pub in the Park, Avacado Con, and Eat Like An Italian in Palo Alto.
We got an early hop on the Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival this morning while they were still setting up. This is the 40th anniversary of the event, which attracts more than 150k visitors to the nearly 400 artisans in attendance. There’s all kinds of artwork, food and live entertainment, so hope to see you there.
Come the weekend, one of my favorite things to do is to pack up my rolling shopping cart and spend Sunday morning with my 15 year old daughter at the award winning Mountain View Farmers’ Market. Voted Top 5 in the Nation by American Farmland Trusts’ Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest, the Mountain View Farmers’ Market runs year-round and showcases over 80 farmers and food purveyors every Sunday, 9am to 1pm. The market is located at the Caltrain Station where parking can be a challenge, so my recommendation is to arrive early, and park in the residential areas. I usually have luck parking with on, or in and around Villa Street.
As part of our ongoing public interest interview series, we recently sat down with Margie Suozzo of GreenTown Los Altos regarding GTLA’s history, initiatives and their current Skip The Straw campaign. The interview was conducted within the native gardens at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation headquarters in downtown Los Altos. Read more
As part of our ongoing public interest interview series, we recently interviewed Vickie Breslin, proprietor of The Post restaurant on Main Street in Los Altos. From it’s newly constructed interiors, to its “Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About” menu, The Post is certain to be a hit in Los Altos. Listen in on our discussion regarding the restaurant’s origins, cocktail mixology, menu strategy and the upcoming Kentucky Derby event.
We know this will be a familiar face for many of you! We recently sat down with Dr. David R. Boschken, D.M.D. of Los Altos Orthodontics regarding the recent purchase of a facility in downtown Los Altos for his orthodontic practice. David discusses his thinking behind this investment and the revitalization of downtown Los Altos.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Yulia Morsey of Morsey’s Farmhouse, a recently opened Farm to Table restaurant in downtown Los Altos. Yulia and Kaled Morsey own and operate the largest buffalo ranch in North America, which is located just outside of Sacramento. Buffalo serves as the inspiration for their new restaurant, which includes a wide range of buffalo based menu items. I have dined at Morsey’s Farmhouse and really enjoyed both the food and atmosphere.
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