Monthly Archives: September 2010

#32 – County Historical Museum

Housed in the old San Mateo County Courthouse at 2200 Broadway, the History Museum is where  the rich history of the county is preserved and made it accessible to the public.  They host exhibits detailing the history and development of … Continue reading

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#31 – Bonsai Sushi

Ok, so technically, yes, it’s just a stone’s throw outside of Redwood City (in Atherton), but I’m paying some props too because of the long time that Bonsai used to reside in downtown RC (before the Century Theater gobbled up … Continue reading

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#30 – The Arts & Olives Festival

The 13th Annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College, will be held on Sunday, October 3th, 2010, from 10am to 5pm. The Arts & Olive Festival is a celebration with a rustic olive theme, and takes place on the … Continue reading

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#29 – Zoppe’s Italian Family Circus

Clowns, trapezes, and dancing dogs — no, this isn’t a Federico Fellini film , but rather an enchanting exhibition of traditional European circus.  I saw this last time when they came to Redwood City, and it’s a very fun and … Continue reading

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#28 – Emerald Hills Railway

Before you say “what the h…?”, yes, you read that correctly. Ok, so this is not going to be for everyone, but it’s something neat, quirky, and so not-very-well-known that it deserves a bit of fanfare. Plus, it’s free and … Continue reading

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#27 – The Lathrop House

One of the Peninsula’s oldest mansions, this classic example of early “Steamboat Gothic” architecture was built in 1863 as the residence of San Mateo County’s first Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, Benjamin G. Lathrop. Later the residence of Union General Patrick … Continue reading

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#26 – “The Beer Garden”, aka Gourmet Haus Staudt

Well before this place became famous for an Apple employee losing a prototype iPhone, the Gourmet Haus Staudt has been and continues to be a great place for beer aficionados to sample all manners of Bavarian brew and grub.  Located … Continue reading

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#25 – Emerald Hills Golf Course

Billing itself as the “toughest 9 hole course in Northern California,” the Emerald Hills Golf Course is located within the Elks Lodge #1991 at 938 Wilmington Way. This par 3, 9 hole course is ideal for short game practice. Most of … Continue reading

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#24 – Galeotti’s Pizza

A good old fashioned, neighborhood pizza joint, with a New York flair to it, Galeotti’s offers an enticing array of pizzas, pastas, and salads (and good beers too!). Located in a very non-descript place (between a donut shop and a … Continue reading

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#23 – Main Street Coffee

Tucked amidst auto repair shops and other industrial-type businesses lies the fantastic Main Street Coffee, at 150 Elm St..  Good food (both breakfast and lunch), as well as good coffee (the co-owner was trained in his roasting skills with Alfred … Continue reading

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