Food

One of the things we like about Camper in downtown Menlo is that the menu often contains surprise treats. At a recent lunch the Chickpea Panisse with Spigarello Broccoli and Walnut and Nettle Pesto fit that description. It was pretty, too! Side note: Normally closed on Mondays, Camper is open this New Year’s Eve and reserves a few spaces for walk ins.

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The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein + her famous fig and arugula salad

Chef and restaurateur Sondra Bernstein, founder of Sonoma’s wildly popular wine country farm-to-table eatery the girl & the fig, is this month’s featured Changemaker. Bernstein, whose mantra is “doing one thing is boring,” is someone I have long admired. A one-women show, Bernstein is credited with “putting Sonoma County on the big-league culinary map 20 […]

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Again, trust us. These are spectacular Christmas cakes

Each year we travel to the home of a fellow Menlo-Atherton High School grad (and friend since grade school) for Christmas dinner. And each year the dinner has a theme, with The Nutcracker the choice this year. The decor is always spectacular, the food scrumptious and the catching up great. But the highlight is always […]

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Jesse Cool brings in a new partner with a familiar face at Flea Street Cafe

Jesse Cool has a new partner at Flea Street Cafe — and the face is very familiar. Michael Biesemeyer worked for long periods of time over the past decade at the Menlo Park restaurant. “I’ve been hoping to find a partner for a few years,” explained Jesse. “I made a few attempts with chefs, but that […]

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Annual Christmas Bazaar at Russian Orthodox Church in Menlo Park set for Dec. 1

The 2018 Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Menlo Park (1220 Crane St.) Wonderful traditional Russian food and desserts, live musical performances, rummage sale, original art, and  a petting zoo for the kids!

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Menlo Park resident Kyle Vogel takes over at the Woodside Deli

New Woodside Deli owner Kyle Vogel has a good problem: There’s a lot of pent up demand for sandwiches and other offerings after a nine month closure. That means the lunch rush is extending all the way to 3:00 pm. “It’s a bit like a tidal wave breaking,” he said with a smile. Kyle, a […]

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Spotted: First of the season crab at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Fisherman Pietro Parravano brought the first crab of the commercial season to the Menlo Park Farmers Market today, offering both live (pictured) and boiled crab for sale for $9.95. He said that his pots were filled with crab of “good medium size.”

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Día de los Muertos festival at Menlo Park Senior Center

As part of school assignment, M-A junior Lena Kalotihos photographed the Día de los Muertos festival at the Menlo Park Senior Center last Friday (Nov. 2). She emails: “The decorations were absolutely beautiful, papel picado on the ceiling and pictures of the deceased family members hanging on the walls. Scattered throughout were hand-painted skulls, skeletons, pumpkins, […]

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M-A’s Canned Food Drive runs through December 7

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB), M-A students are collecting food from the community to help feed several hundred families in our area. The drive continues through Dec. 7. M-A students will collect cans at the following locations: – Bianchini’s in Ladera – Cardenas Market in East Palo Alto – Delucchi’s Market in […]

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Dia de los Muertos Festival on Nov. 2 in Menlo Park

Dress like Frida and come join us for a festive evening to celebrate Día de los Muertos on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Ave) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm This event will have activities for those of all ages and is fun for the whole family! Join us for music, crafts, food […]

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Peas and carrots aren’t so scary when teamed with spooky pasta

When I was a kid, cooked peas and carrots were the veggie combo that scared me to death. I couldn’t stand them, and thought they were not only mushy and tasteless but torture to eat. As an ode to my childhood fears, I made a Spooky Pasta Salad fit for Halloween night. This is what I’ve learned […]

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