300: Rise of an Empire
"300: Rise of an Empire" is the sort of movie that can short-circuit a film critic's wiring. Both blood-bathetic and deliriously entertaining high camp, this prequel-sequel-parallel plotline to Warner Brothers' 2006 hit will appeal mainly to meathead...... Read the full review
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Marché's Guillaume Bienaimé to open downtown Palo Alto restaurant
Mar 3, 2014 | 8 comments
"Bubb Park Ginko Trees"
The Ginko are in full regalia this week. Taken from a small airborne camera attached to a radio controlled model aircraft. Submitted by Paul Sterbentz on Dec 4, 2010
Review: Beautiful Burmese fare at Rangoon Ruby
Rangoon Ruby's gleaming beachhead is fortified by the young and well-heeled. It is nothing like Rangoon, the plain Jane Chinese-Burmese restaurant that used to be on Bryant Street. Under high ceilings and swirling Medusa-like light fixtures, Rangoon Ruby bustles with people enjoying the scene, the bright flavors and the extensive cocktail menu. Thursday, 12:55 PM
And the Oscar goes to...
Need a refresher of the nine Academy Award nominees for Best Picture, to be awarded Sunday, March 2? Check out this roundup of abbreviated Weekly reviews.
Thursday, 11:22 AM
Sno-Zen's shaved snow a unique frozen treat
Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. The Taiwanese frozen dessert, xue hua bing, resembles paper-thin ribbons created by literally shaving large blocks of ice that have been infused with a blend of ingredients to create flavors like mango, taro, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or avocado. Monday, 11:13 AM | 1 comments
Review: Popular breakfast spot Joanie's offers comfort-food dinner menu
Opened for more than a quarter-century, there is little point discussing Joanie's ever popular breakfasts. Dinner is slower paced, quieter, but with the same comfort food for which the cafe is known. The menu is large for a small space -- more than 50 items offered from appetizers to desserts. That's a tall order for the kitchen, and while the food is respectable, some of the dishes can be unbalanced. Thursday, 12:36 PM
Review: Gochi serves up tasty Japanese fusion
Mountain View must have done something right. The city now houses half a dozen excellent, reasonably priced Japanese restaurants, providing variety from sushi to ramen. Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas joined the pantheon in August. Thursday, 12:40 PM
Library offers brews, not books
One wouldn't normally associate beer with a library. But turning that association -- or lack thereof -- on its head is the whole point of Brew University, a beer-education program launched by the city of Palo Alto library system in the summer of 2012. Tuesday, 11:04 AM
Changing the way we die
Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, both former San Jose Mercury News reporters, co-wrote "Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement," an intimate and informational look at alternatives for end-of-life care. Monday, 6:35 PM