Food

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We’ve photographed quite a few peppers brought to the Menlo Park Farmers Market by nearby Happy Quail Farms. The reason: They are so colorful it’s almost impossible to walk by without taking a snapshot.

Today we spotted something we hadn’t noticed before — a mix of red, green and yellow peppers that made us think of Christmas tree ornaments. So out came the iPhone!

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City of Menlo Park hosts community celebration to mark State of the City on November 13 featuring free food and entertainment

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The City of Menlo Park is literally rolling out a “green carpet” and inviting residents to a picnic-style event to mark the State of the City. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Chestnut St. Paseo in Downtown Menlo Park. Reusable artificial turf will be placed on the Paseo for […]

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Fey Restaurant in Menlo Park given Bib Gourmand recognition by Michelin

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About attaining 2015 Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin, Fey Restaurant owner Han Ying Wang (pictured) is enthusiastically matter-of-fact: “This restaurant is my life,” she said. “I am so lucky!” Since 1955, the famous red Michelin guide has also highlighted restaurants offering “good food at moderate prices”, a feature called “Bib Gourmand”. They must offer menu items […]

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M-A’s annual Canned Food Drive kicks off today

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The annual Menlo-Atherton High School Canned Food Drive kicks off today. In a tradition started by legendary Coach Ben Parks, M-A students collect food from the community to help feed several hundred families in our area, many of them M-A families. For four weeks, students will fan out over the local area and collect cans. Supporting […]

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Pancake Breakfast at Menlo Park fire station raises $9,000 for Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

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Over 800 people attended the perennially popular Pancake Breakfast at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters last Saturday (Oct. 4). The event, co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Fire District, the Stanford Park Hotel, and the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, raised $9,000 for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. […]

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14th annual Menlo Park Pancake Breakfast on October 4th benefits burn victims

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One of the community’s favorite events, the 14th annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters at 300 Middlefield Road. This popular annual event, co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Fire District, the Stanford Park Hotel, and the Menlo […]

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First on stage, now in the kitchen, LB Steak Chef de Cusine Kelsey Casavan brings a “can-do” spirit

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When describing Kelsey Casavan, the current Chef de Cuisine at LB Steak in Menlo Park, the words “resolute” if not downright “plucky” come to mind. At age 30, she’s already tackled two career paths that find many people knocking on doors for years. A native of Vancouver, as a teenager she was intent on pursuing […]

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Café Zoë opens second location with fundraiser for local mental health nonprofit

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“A place for peace, hope & community.” Not the motto you’d expect from your average Silicon Valley coffee shop, but Café Zoë and its owner Kathleen Daly are anything but average. Opened in 2008 in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, Café Zoë offers all the perks of your favorite coffee shop —locally roasted coffee […]

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Menlo Park residents gather at Menalto Corners for National Night Out festivities

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National Night Out (NNO) last Tuesday drew quite the crowd of Menlo Park residents to Menalto Corners where locals enjoyed food and entertainment. Activities included a “Dunk Tank” with Mayor Ray Mueller, the Captivating Dance by Nona dance show, bounce houses sponsored by Spa in the Park, a trivia contest by Menalto Cleaners, and a game and puzzles table by […]

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Philip Reilly bakes distinct variety of artisan breads that he sells at Portola Valley Farmers’ Market

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From chemist to patent attorney — to bread baker? Such is the career trajectory of Philip Reilly, the British-born founder of Portola Valley Bread. “A few years ago I took some time off due to some family responsibilities,” he explains as he kneads dough for the weekly batch he sells exclusively at the Portola Valley Farmers’ Market […]

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Summer – enjoy it while it’s hot in Menlo Park

Cruising around Menlo Park on a warm August Sunday, iPhone in hand. Squids are prolific now along the Coast and found fresh at the Farmer’s Market today where Pietro suggested an awesome Calamari salad. Then they became part of outrageous seafood Cioppino stew, scooped over black ink pasta and topped with garden fresh herbs. A grilled prime […]

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