In Silicon Valley, everything moves fast. The Internet is fast, the sports cars are fast and the people are faster yet. While we would all like to slow down and smell the roses, this is not always an option with the rigors of work, school and other commitments.
Growing up in a Jewish household, challah was about as standard a staple in my family’s kitchen as butter is in anyone else’s. My parents would purchase a large challah on Friday afternoon that we would eat with dinner on Friday night as well as for breakfast on the weekends.
A few weeks ago, I rekindled an old flame: the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The Ferry Building Marketplace is a fantasy world for foodies and hungry college students alike. What was originally built in the late-19th century as a center for ferryboat commuters now, after various renovations, operates as a gourmet marketplace.
A perfect world would be full of delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants, each tucked away on some unassuming side street, waiting to be discovered. In a place as pristine (and often pretentious) as Palo Alto, finding such an establishment often seems impossible—many places that, at first glance, appear to meet the qualifications are priced in a way that immediately disqualifies them.