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We’ve been saying good bye to Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park for two years now. The big sign is long gone and the stripped down shell of a building gets more and more forlorn looking. The latest chapter is the installation of construction fence, all to make way for the building’s demolition. As previously reported on InMenlo, there will be some Foster’s Freeze memorabilia at the new Burgess Park snack bar.

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2017

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Music and fundraising for Willow Oaks School at Cafe Zoë on Saturday, Feb. 11

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Emails Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoë : “Saturday evening is something really special. Not only do we have Scott Bell and Scott Thompson returning to play music at 7:00 pm, but before the event we will host a musical ensemble from Willow Oaks school. Get to the cafe at 5:15 pm to watch a […]

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Malcolm McGinnis remembered at fundraising event for M-A lacrosse scholarship

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Locals turned out tonight at Freewheel Brewing Company, which the late Malcolm McGinnis opened with a number of co-partners four years ago. Malcolm, who passed away in September, was active as a lacrosse coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, where his son Duncan played. Daughter Lauren, a senior at M-A, has also been involved in athletics at […]

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Live music this weekend at Cafe Zoë

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Emails Zoë of Cafe Zoë: “[We have some of] are some of our favorite local musicians playing this weekend. Friday night [1/6] starting 7:00 pm, we have Scott Bell (of the Bell Brothers) and Scott Thompson performing solo and together on covers and some of their originals. This is always a fun night with good friends of […]

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Cafe Zoë hosts Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Dec. 15

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Cafe Zoë owner Kathleen Daly let us know that the popular local hangout will be hosting is first ever Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 5:00 pm. The Rules: – Teams must sign up by Wednesday, December 14 – Sign up sheets are at the cafe, or, email us at cafezoemenlopark@gmail.com – […]

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“Friday night lights” at Cafe Zoë on Nov. 18

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In the spirt of community, please join us as the Menlo Park Police officers host a “tailgate party” at Cafe Zoë this Friday night, November 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. They will be handing out memorabilia, and the night will include refreshments, popcorn, and more great giveaways! Stop by and say hi!

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Live music at Cafe Zoë on Nov. 10 & 12

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The Mountain & The Moon (pictured) will appear at Cafe Zoë on Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 pm. The duo was formed during the spring of 2015 when bassist Noah Laniakea and banjoist Casey Holmberg met at UCLA. Both musicians shared a love for bluegrass and old-time music, and as they rehearsed and performed together they began to explore […]

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Cafe Zoë hosting “Get Out the Vote” event on Oct. 21

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Cafe Zoë is planning a “Get Out the Vote” event on, Friday, October 21, at 5:30 pm, three days before the California voter registration cut off day, with a focus on Menlo Park and East Palo Alto residents. This event’s purpose is to encourage young people to register and to vote. Those invited include candidates from East Palo Alto and Menlo Park running […]

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Spotted: M-A Class of ’66 parties on at Zott’s today

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of ’66 held its 50th reunion last night at the Elks Lodge in Palo Alto, the same location they’d held their grad night festivities. And like most every other reunion that takes place locally, Sunday meant a “morning after” reconnection at Zott’s in Portola Valley. The inclement weather had them […]

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Off the Grid a Menlo Park fixture after two years

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The gathering of Off the Grid food trucks on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm (8:00 pm in winter) near the Menlo Park train station has become a popular destination for families, friends, and dates. The food trucks offer a casual setting for live music and community. Brian Malmstrom (pictured top) has worked with Off the Grid for two years and describes […]

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Spotted: Can of Pabst Blue Ribbon at Dutch Goose

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We are evidently late to the game in discovering Pabst Blue Ribbon as a hipster beer.  The watery brew was the beer of choice of 50s-era Menlo Park dads doing chores around the house on weekends, but sales had plummeted in decades since. That the brand had a resurgence in 2009 we missed, so we […]

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