Food

LuLu’s on the Alameda is now serving an expanded, healthy breakfast menu daily beginning at 7:00 am. In collaboration with  owner, Natalie Richardson, and head chef, Lourdes Lopez, Edie Horstman — Natalie’s daughter — has launched wellEATs.

A graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Edie is passionate about nutritious, seasonal, and sustainably grown food. The new menu features a variety of organic, gluten-free, and vegan items, including  smoothies, avocado toast, hot oats, pancakes, organic Peet’s coffee, and more.

For those on the run, the grab ’n go section offers homemade granola, energy bites, overnight oats, and yogurt parfaits with chia jam.

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19th annual Pancake Breakfast takes place on Oct. 12

The 19th annual Pancake Breakfast — always a family favorite — takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 to 11:00 am at Menlo Park Fire District Station One, 300 Middlefield Road. Sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula and benefiting the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, there will be kids activities, fire truck […]

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Park James Hotel hosts “Taste of the Tropics” on Sept. 28

Park James Hotel in Menlo Park (1400 El Camino Real) is hosting a  tropical themed party Saturday, Sept. 28,  from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be tropical food, drinks sponsored by Koloa Rum, live music by David Parsons III, and authentic lei making. All net profits benefit Menlo Park schools with Facebook donating $10,000 […]

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Sad news that Woodside Deli is closing

In an email exchange, Menlo Park resident Kyle Vogel confirmed that the Woodside Deli, which he took over in 2017 and remodeled the interior, is closing. He attached the notice that’s on the Deli’s door, as noticed by a number of InMenlo readers previously. We’ve been a fan of Kyle’s going back to the Deelish […]

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Camper in Menlo Park celebrates 1st anniversary and adds happy hour

Camper Restaurant in Menlo Park, is celebrating its first anniversary on September 4th and adding a happy hour. We stopped by on Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed a tasty salad featuring Webb Ranch tomatoes  followed by really yummy Brentwood corn agnolotti. “We continue to be blown away by how much kindness, encouragement and support the […]

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An appreciation of Jesse Cool and Flea Street Cafe on its 39th anniversary

I’m a long time fan of Flea Street Cafe, which owner Jesse Cool has shepherded through good times and bad before celebrating its 39th anniversary yesterday. “I really don’t know how I did,” is how she succinctly summed up the accomplishment. I first dined there in the early ’80s when visiting my Menlo Park parents, […]

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Learn about Indian food from the Fiji Islands on Aug. 17

Learn about the fresh, delicious flavors of Fiji’s Indian food – and even better, have a taste at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.)  of the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Chef Saras Rao will talk about the delicious Indian-influenced cuisine of Fiji, and will demonstrate how […]

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Island Vibes is theme of Facebook Festival on Aug. 17

The Facebook campus will be open to visitors on Saturday, Aug. 17, form 1:00 to 6:00 pm for a Festival with the theme Island Vibes. Get details about the bands playing and other attractions online.

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Under Executive Chef Reylon Agustin, Madera restaurant in Menlo Park continues to shine

“Cooking chose me,” declares Reylon Agustin, the Executive Chef at Michelin-starred Madera restaurant located within the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. “My parents wanted me to go to law school or be a doctor. But when I was 15 1/2 years old, I got a workers permit which led to a job peeling potatoes at Trader […]

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Selby’s brings opulent dining to the Mid-Peninsula with a range of food to please many palates

The highly-anticipated Selby’s restaurant opened this week, the latest — and largest seating-wise — from the Bacchus Management Group, which also operates the Village Pub, Village Bakery and Mayfield Cafe on the Mid-Peninsula. Duly noted is the incredibly opulent decor, tastefully executed down to the curated art and photography on the walls thanks to the […]

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Call it a wrap — Menlo Summerfest 2019

Two days of arts, music, food and fun — aka Menlo Summerfest 2019 — made for an animated downtown this past Saturday and Sunday. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action with a focus on the young and young-at-heart. Wondering what’s going on with the man with the strange hat? That’s Greg […]

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