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Post image for Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party set for August 16

Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Wednesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The event includes entertainment for the whole family including live music, kid’s activities, food and fun.

This year’s  theme is “Menlo on the Move,” celebrating transportation. Test drive the newest in transportation technology including electric vehicles and E-Bikes. Children can tour Santa Cruz Avenue on the trackless train. Bike parking is provided as well as an opportunity for free bike tuneups and repairs

Nutty the Squirrel will be on hand for photos. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, because once the block party is over, there will be a special showing of the movie Cars (2006) at 8:30 pm on the Paseo at Chestnut Street.

Originally appeared on menlopark.org; used with permission

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Facebook launches mobile farmers market in Menlo Park & East Palo Alto

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Facebook, which has hosted farmers markets on its campus, is turning the tables and bringing produce directly to three nearby community sites — Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park and St. Francis of Assisi Church and the East Palo Alto Senior Center, both in East Palo Alto. The new mobile market began today and will run […]

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Sneak peek of new Village Bakery through a photographer’s eye

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Along with InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow, we were at the soon-to-be-opened Village Bakery last week to get a preview of this latest venture from Woodside resident Tim Stannard and his colleagues at Bacchus Management Group. Staff training was going on at both the bakery and cafe along with menu tasting, which, when complete, will […]

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Indian food from the Fiji Islands showcased on June 17

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Learn about the fresh, delicious flavors of Fiji’s Indian food — and even better, have a taste at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, June 17 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Chef Saras Rao will talk about the delicious Indian-influenced cuisine of Fiji, and will demonstrate how to make a pair of curries and […]

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Spotted: Whole lotta cherries at Menlo Park farmers market

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Cherries were abundantly on display today at the Menlo Park farmers market. Multiple vendors were selling both the more expensive Rainer variety as well as pretty red Bings.

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U-pick berry season at Webb Ranch opens

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Blackberries (Prime Ark/Obsidian/Navajo), Marionberries, Olallieberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries and Raspberries will be ripening and ready for picking during Webb Ranch’s annual U-pick season. The Ranch, located off Alpine Road, is open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00 am to1:00 pm. Closed days only are available for groups or large parties; email atlee@webbranchinc.com to reserve. All U-Pick items are subject to supply. Come […]

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Facebook hosts first Festival of the summer – Chili, Cars and Everyday Stars

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The first of five Facebook Festivals was held today on the company’s Menlo Park campus. The theme was Chili, Cars and Everyday Stars and featured classic cars and trucks along with the chili cook of competition. For $10, people could taste and the vote for their favorite chili. Proceeds benefited the local non-profit, Ecumenical Hunger Program. […]

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First school-based Charlie Cart mobile kitchen classroom on the Peninsula makes its debut

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The new Charlie Cart mobile kitchen classroom made its debut last week at Encinal School’s Science Night and proved to be the most popular part of the evening. “Kids were pressing flour into tortillas and chopping fruit and veggies for salsa, reading cooking/nutrition books, and of course sampling what they cooked,” observed Encinal parent Gina Hart. Following […]

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Malaysian cuisine comes to Menlo Park with opening of Black Pepper

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A funny thing happened to chef Kay Tan on her journey to open a second Malaysian restaurant. At her new Menlo Park location, she’s now more frequently in the front of the house while her husband, David Yim, does the chef duties. Their new Black Pepper restaurant, in the former and completely remodeled Menlo Hub space, […]

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Mr. & Mrs. Chocolate coming to Menlo Park Library to discuss the “food of the Gods”

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“Mr. & Mrs. Chocolate,” chemists Howard and  Sally Peters, are coming to the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm, for a talk for teens and adults titled, “Chocolate: The Food of the Gods,” discussing the science, history, composition and health effects of chocolate. Chemists Howard and Sally Peters are known as […]

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Jason Kwan is Menlo Park’s unofficial “Mr. Restaurant”

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You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurants Jason Kwan owns in Menlo Park, and you can actually walk from one place to another. That’s what Jason does daily as he looks in at each of his businesses. Three of his restaurants bear his namesake, at least partially — J & J Hawaiian BBQ, […]

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