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Celebrating all things Americana and Country, the upcoming Facebook Festival on June 22 is named Red, White & Brew. It will be held on the Facebook campus from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

Enjoy live music, line dancing, rides & games, and touch-a-truck along with a farmers market and food trucks. Craft Beer & Wine Tasting & Chili Cook-Off (while supplies last, 100% of sales to local nonprofits).

On the Community Stage: Petty Theft – San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty: 1:15 – 3:15 pm and Tainted Love Band: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

On the Longhorn Stage: The High Water Line: 1:00-2:30 pm and Ryan Scripps: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

On the Music City SF Stage: The HA: 1:45 – 2:30 pm, Dominique Gomez: 2:45 – 3:30 pm, Spud Buddy: 3:45 – 4:30 pm and MAAYAN: 4:45 – 5:30 pm.

Honky Tonk Performance Area: Adam the Dancing Cowboy: 1:00 – 6:00 pm

On the Kid’s Stage: Happily Ever Laughter: 1:30-3:00pm, 4:45-5:45 pm and Howie Didit Children’s Magician: 3:15-4:30 pm.

Proceeds benefit veterans and local health services.

Last year, over 50,000 people attended Facebook Festivals and helped raise over $111,000 for local nonprofits.

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Talking berry varieties with Atlee Frechette at Webb Ranch with U Pick now open

The you pick ’em berry season opened this week at Webb Ranch, so we thought it was a good time to catch up with ranch manager Atlee Frechette, a fourth generation Webb who will give birth to a fifth generation later this year — her first child. “Olallieberries, loganberries and Prime Ark blackberries are the first […]

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Downtown block party and music in Fremont Park kicks off summer in Menlo Park on June 12

Menlo Park’s 13th Annual Downtown Block Party will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Once again, Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed to traffic to create ample pedestrian space for an evening of food, kid-friendly fun and free activities for all ages. From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, the Beatles tribute […]

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Good fun at the Menlo Oaks [almost] summer picnic

The Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) kicked off summer with its 63rd annual picnic at Peninsula School, Sunday, June 2nd. More than 200 children and adults attended this year’s picnic. Families brought salads and deserts, and Rich Collyer served up grilled chicken, hamburgers, vegi-burgers, and hotdogs. Entertainment included lots of conversation, face painting, badminton, and […]

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Who remembers the A&W Root Bear?

Emails Steve Golden: “Great nostalgia in your piece on A&W [in Menlo Park]. “I showed it to a friend, Jeff Gaffney, who grew up in Atherton. Not only did he remember fondly, but he worked there. As the bear mascot, e.g. the A&W Root Bear! “He said Ray Bartles was on his paper route, and […]

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Woodside hosts annual May Day Town Festival on May 4

The 97th Annual Woodside May Day Town Festival, Parade and Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Woodside Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association is honored to host and sponsor this annual event for the Town of Woodside. The entire community and surrounding neighbors are invited to join in this wonderful Town tradition. This […]

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Adriano Farano’s goal is to bring back “living bread’

Adriano Farano, a journalist by trade who came to California from Paris on a Knight Fellowship at Stanford, is on a mission to create what he calls “living bread.” “As a journalist, I try to question assumptions and dig  to find answers,” he said, sitting in the backyard of his Menlo Park home. “While there’s […]

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Off the Grid returns to Menlo Park beginning April 3

Off the Grid returns to Menlo Park on Wednesday, April 3, offering residents a taste of the Bay Area’s top food truck vendors. The Menlo Park market occurs every Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with the exception of July 3 at the corner of Merrill Street and Ravenswood Avenue next to the Caltrain station. […]

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Spotted: Humongous artichokes at Menlo Park Farmers Market

The artichokes that Northridge Farms brought to the Menlo Park Farmers Market today were so big it was impossible to pass by without snapping a photo. Luckily, they were next to some regularly-sized strawberries just to give them something to compare to. Northridge is a family farm located in Monterrey County. More on its history […]

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Chef Jason Dalling heads the kitchen at new Menlo Tavern

A new restaurant, Menlo Tavern, overseen by a new chef, Jason Dalling, opened on March 11 at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park. The interior space of the former restaurant has been totally redesigned, offering homage to Stanford Eating Clubs. Booths now line one side of the space, and a book case filled with […]

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Sample the tastes of Oaxacan cooking on March 16

What makes a dish Oaxacan? Hear–and taste–the answers on Saturday, March 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) Zaida Soriano of Oaxacan Kitchen Markets will talk about the food of her culture, and cook a few samples for us to enjoy! From Oaxaca, […]

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