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Anthony Shu

Associate Digital Editor, Peninsula Foodist and The Six Fifty

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About Anthony
Anthony Shu, a Palo Alto native, started working at Embarcadero Media in 2022. He writes the Peninsula Foodist blog and newsletter and feature stories for The Six Fifty.

He graduated from Princeton University in 2016 and after a brief career in kitchens, he worked at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley on client storytelling and multimedia production. He is a co-founder of the Lunchbox Moments Zine, a publication focused on Asian American identity and food, which received national media coverage. His work has been published in Eater SF, KQED and the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Stories by Anthony
Michelin-starred chef leaves fine-dining world behind with Ethel's Fancy
After a lifetime attached to prestigious restaurants and two years of pandemic-related delays, Scott Nishiyama will soon open his own place in downtown Palo Alto.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2022]

Why a Coastside animal sanctuary had to make a new home on the east coast
For years, Kevin the pig, Gizmo the cow, and Paco the llama enjoyed the sprawling pastures of Half Moon Bay’s nonprofit animal sanctuary Sweet Farm. But in May, all the farm's resident animals took a 47-hour road trip to a new home.
[Friday, July 22, 2022]

Boichik Bagels lures community investors to prepurchase thousands of bagels
In a region filled with tech unicorns and initial public offerings, Silicon Valley's most sought-after investment opportunity might come topped with sesame seeds and cream cheese.
[Friday, July 15, 2022]

A home for Cambodian cuisine pops up in San Bruno
With the lack of Cambodian restaurants on the Peninsula, Sitha's Khmerkitchen, which pops up at Pho de Nguyen on weekends and also offers catering, is one of the few places to enjoy the cuisine's signature dishes in the Bay Area.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

An Italian food expert's guide to Eataly Silicon Valley
Spanning 45,000 square feet and housing a rooftop restaurant, Eataly Silicon Valley provides Italian food lovers with a chance to do their grocery shopping, browse specialty foods and enjoy wine, pizza and gelato all in one place.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

Rasa owner ditches Michelin star, reopens as casual Indian bistro
Burlingame's Michelin-starred Rasa, which Ajay Walia closed on June 7, has reopened as a second location of his more casual restaurant, Saffron, which is focused on south Indian cuisine and even features some of the same dishes.
[Monday, June 20, 2022]

How Stanford med student Grace D. Li is handling becoming a bestselling author overnight
Inspired by the real thefts of Chinese art from European museums, Stanford medical student Grace Li's "Portrait of a Thief" engages in the discussion regarding museums displaying artifacts taken from other countries.
[Friday, June 3, 2022]

Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19
Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as Palo Alto's classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley sprung up around it. On Wednesday, the business announced its permanent closure after its last day on June 19.
[Saturday, June 4, 2022]

How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining
Led by the husband-and-wife team of Matt Levin and Melanie Roth along with executive chef Michael Greuel, The Refuge reflects Levin's passion for pastrami.
[Friday, May 13, 2022]

Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning
Bevri owner Pavel Sirotin says there's still plenty of work to do in spreading Georgian cuisine across the Bay Area, an effort he's personally undertaking as the restaurant plans to open a second location in Los Altos soon.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]