Restaurants

Updates from local non-profits, businesses and restaurants about services and offerings

Here’s our latest roundup of what local non-profits, businesses and restaurant are offering with “stay-in-place” extended through May 31. Local services Reports Lisa Taggart and Jim Gother (pictured top) of Fleet Feet: “We’re offering virtual fittings. A customer has an online video conversation with one of our fitters. The fitter is able to evaluate the […]

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“Team Lutticken” launches Go Fund Me campaign to raise money to prepare food for the hungry

The team at Lutticken’s on the Alameda de las Pulgas in Menlo Park and Main & Elm in Redwood City want to help feed the homeless and people in need in the area who are more vulnerable during this time of the Covid 19 virus. They are reaching out to their community to help support […]

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Updates on local restaurants and merchants plus two ways you can help scientists amidst COVID-19

Here are some restaurant updates plus a sprinkling of what we’ve been ordering: From CAFÉ Zoë: We will re-open for morning coffee only from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm this Wednesday (4/15), through Saturday and close Sunday & Monday. We will put our register at the front door, so you will not have to (or be […]

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Support local restaurants, coffee shops by ordering take out or delivery

We felt lucky last Saturday night as we sheltered-in-place while eating delicious roast chicken from Selby’s delivered via DoorDash. Selby’s is part of the locally-owned Bacchus Group of restaurants that have consistently served great chicken (think Village Pub and Mayfield Cafe). It is currently offering one family meal a day with the menu changing a […]

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Initial Meals of Gratitude dinners delivered to Stanford hospital workers

Yesterday Meals of Gratitude, an effort started by Flea Street Cafe owner Jesse Cool and local resident Holly Tabor, delivered the first 75 meals to front line workers at Stanford hospital. Ingredients were purchased from local farmers, ranchers, and producers. Says Jesse: “Just so everyone knows, we are in the process, after our first trial week, […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times #2: “call for take out”

The Alpine Inn aka Zott’s is offering take out from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Available on the menu is pizza, batched margaritas, bottled beer & wine, and desserts. Orders must be placed online or by phone (650)854-4004; credit card only. A notice posted online said: “100% of the profit will go directly to […]

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New effort to feed delicious meals to front line healthcare workers

Posted Jesse Cool of Flea Street Cafe (which is offering To Go dinners, fyi) on Facebook: “Holly K. Tabor called two days ago and shared her idea of providing front line caretakers a meal they felt was special. Four employees are coming back to work on Sunday to prepare the first 50 meals for drop off […]

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Selby’s introduces take out along with update on offerings by local supermarkets

While a number of local restaurants — Camper, Menlo Tavern, Portola Kitchen, Village Bakery, to name a few — temporarily closed when the “shelter in place” order was issued, others continue to evolve ways to serve local diners — and keep their staff working. Flea Street Cafe, Left Bank, Vida, and Lulu’s are all offering food to […]

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More about what local service providers, organizations and restaurants are offering in Menlo Park

Today we’re continuing on the theme begun yesterday about local providers and organizations “doing the right thing in times of trouble,” with updates from local service providers, organizations and restaurants about they are offering (sometimes free of charge) —  and not. Amidst the sobering facts, we’re juxtapositioning InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most’s photos of beautiful spring blooms […]

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Downtown Menlo Park a bit of a ghost town this Sunday morning as coronavirus numbers continue upwards

On Friday, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park was heralding “Friday vibe, clear blue skies and lots of sun.” Then came the rain — and the announcement that the popular downtown eatery would no longer be open for dinner starting Saturday, March 14. And then that they’d be closing entirely from today through Sunday, April 6, […]

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Simona Oliveri draws on Sicilian roots and design talents in role as Executive Chef at Oak+Violet

Thanks to her roots in Sicily and work as an architect, think of Simona Oliveri, who is Executive Chef at Oak+Violet at the Park James Hotel in Menlo Park, as designer of food. During her childhood, the family would spend weekends and holidays in a country house outside of Palermo. “It was like an oasis,” […]

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