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It was about 9:45 am and those in line at Pietro Parravano seafood booth at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning were getting antsy. Who would be lucky enough to get the last live dungeness crab?

Not to worry, Pietro also had cooked crabs, the first catch of the season and the product of putting out 250 crab pots.

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Natty Netsuwan will introduce Menlo Park residents to Thai cooking at library event

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Natty Netsuwan has a mission in life: “To get people to cook Thai food authentically. I know that it can be done!” she says. Her fellow Menlo Park residents can take the first step in learning how by attending a cooking demonstration at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, March 26, at 10:30 am. She will demonstrate […]

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How about making a pie for Pi Day?

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Looking for a rainy day activity? How about making pies for Pi Day, which is tomorrow, March 14. Here’s a suggestion from Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy. “A day to celebrate that long crazy number and its delicious homophone, PIE. Well, these mini chocolate mint treats we made have a ‘surPIEze’, that is only revealed after you devour […]

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It’s pancake breakfast time in Menlo Park thanks to Boy Scout Troop 206

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Boy Scout Troop 206 is having their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 12, from 8:00 am to Noon at Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Ravenswood and Laurel). Proceeds go toward the Scouts’ summer trip to Camp Meriwether on the Oregon Coast. Cost is $5.00 for one adult or two children 10 and younger.  Webelos and Cubs in uniform […]

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Get ready for the Academy Awards with these creative ideas from Alexis Murphy

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Editor’s note: We’ve come to count on Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy for showing us how to make celebrations and holidays special. Here she takes on the Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday night (2/28). Whether you’ve seen the movies or not, the Academy Awards are always exciting. The glamor, the controversy, the parties. It is time […]

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Spotted: Super pig being roasted for Super Bowl feast

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We walked by the usually deserted Italian American Social Club in Menlo Park this morning and found a number of members there roasting a pig for a Super Bowl party. They expect a crowd of 50 or 60. Chief roaster was Larry Millili (right), assisted by Vic Para.

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Make it a totally San Francisco Super Bowl!

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Are you ready for some football? It’s time to celebrate the Super Bowl in true San Francisco style. We will be kicking back on Sunday, watching all the festivities and enjoying as many iconic Bay Area treats as we can. First down: our favorite California cheeses with fabulous Boudin sourdough football bread. Second down: Classic Fisherman’s Wharf clam chowder in […]

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Spotted: Broccoli pyramid at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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No mistaking that broccoli is in season. There was plenty to be found at this morning’s Menlo Park Farmers Market. The folks from Bounty of the Valley Farms in the Salinas Valley had put together a couple of eye-catching broccoli pyramids.

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Delicious citrus tacolicious recipe to start the new year

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This recipe is not just gorgeously full of delicious citrus, it’s actually tacolicious. The iconic Bay Area restaurant, that never takes itself too seriously, where tacos are a way of life and everything that they make is a show stopping pleasure. I have had this marked in my Tacolicious cookbook since I got it, and with our […]

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Angel Heart Cakes morphs into Eva Sweets on December 1st with open house

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There’s a changing of the guard at Angel Food Cakes, the bakery started by Menlo Park residents Debbie Humphreys (left) and Chris Rivera (right) who were first profiled on InMenlo in 2010. They’ve sold their Marsh Manor bakery to Tal Waizer (center), who will be taking over on December 1. All three will be on hand that […]

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Chef Marine Thomas brings French flair to Bistro Vida in downtown Menlo Park

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Bistro Vida chef Marine Thomas has been at the helm of the Menlo Park restaurant for six months now, but the Parisian transplant it still getting used to her new country. “I’m still learning about how the seasons here affect the produce,” she said. “It’s different than in France.” Proprietor Ali Elsafy “discovered” Marine when she […]

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