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Emails Allen Weinger: “Hi, friends. Well, the kids are back in school, football’s on TV, and there’s a slight chill in the evening air.

“Come celebrate the change of the seasons at the Members’ homecoming/almost-solstice show this Friday evening, September 20, at our favorite local brew pub, the Freewheel Brewing Co. at 3736 Florence Street in Marsh Manor in Redwood City.

“The rock’n’roll and good times start at 7:30. We hope to see you there.”

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Big day for historic Menlo Park businesses – Beltramo’s and the Oasis

Rubble is what’s left of Beltramo’s, a much revered Menlo Park wine and liquor store, following the demolition of the landmark building. In 2016, the Beltramo family announced it was closing the store, which had been operated by the family since 1882, and selling the property. It most recently temporarily housed a store selling fitness […]

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Rossotti’s Alpine Inn begins another chapter – with new offerings of food, drink and games

Rossotti’s Alpine Inn, aka Zott’s, made a triumphant return when it re-opened for business last Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm. There’s much to like! It now looks more like a proper beer garden that its roadhouse roots. The outside picnic tables with adjacent heaters and overhead lights seem to extend for miles. And they were […]

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Enjoying National Night Out festivities in Menlo Park

There were a number of National Night Out events in Menlo Park and Atherton last night. We stopped by the location on Menalto Avenue in front of Dancer Dejour and Cafe Zoë where the Bell Brothers were performing. Both officers from the Menlo Park Police Department and fire fighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District […]

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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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Willow Oaks 4th graders team with Quinteto Latino for end of year concert

Fourth graders from Willow Oaks School took to the streets on Wednesday, May 29, walking together to Café Zoë where they performed compositions they’d written with members of Quinteto Latino. Classical musician, Quinteto Latino founder, and Menlo Park resident Armando Castellano has been working with the school children and their music teacher for the past […]

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Anthony Arya performing live in Menlo Park on May 11

The Season 15 “Team Adam” contestant of the Voice will perform at Café Zoë (1929 Menalto Ave,) on Saturday, May 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Anthony will be sharing his original tunes from his newly released album, Going to California. He will also be playing songs from his Voice […]

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First Tuesday Poets Night comes to Cafe Zoë on April 2

Emails Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg: “We’re excited to resume our community poetry evening this Tuesday evening (April 2) at the wonderful Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park. We have a new night, and a slightly new name, “First Tuesday Poets Night.” Kalamu Chaché and I are delighted to restart this series during National Poetry Month, […]

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Alas, the Oasis has been gone a year

Menlo Park resident Tim Johnston reminded fellow members of “Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park” on Facebook that as of March 7 the Oasis has been gone for a year. Valiant efforts were made to save it, and locals lined up for blocks for a last beer and burger. Tim enhanced a photo using […]

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GB Gents present American Stories at Cafe Zoë on Feb. 9

Dr. Maurice Ghysels and his management company, Bright Night Entertainment, are present: GB Gents American Stories, a CD Release Party on Saturday, February 9th at Cafe Zoë at 6:00 pm. Greg Kennedy and Les Bloch — together known as GB Gents — write and perform pieces designed to provoke a visceral groove and thought-provoking experience, […]

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Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers in 2018

We usually look back at a year with a top 20 list of most read posts. But reviewing both our webpage and Facebook stats, what quickly emerges is that a group of topics got people’s attention. High on reader’s interest list is news that revolved around restaurants and chefs, with the unsuccessful efforts to save […]

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