Restaurants

Camper in Menlo Park hosts cookbook author Erin Gleeson for a “forest feast”

That a restaurant named Camper is offering a cocktail hour and three-course “forest feast” shouldn’t be surprising. That will happen this Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 6:00 pm and feature cookbook author Erin Gleeson, whose latest book is The Forest Feast Mediterranean. Attendees will receive a copy of the book. Cost is $100. You can reserve […]

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Lesson about persimmons thanks to Logan at Camper

Persimmons seem to be every where at the moment — on trees as we walk the streets of Menlo Park and at the grocery store. Until last night, we thought they were something to be avoided at all costs. Yucky and mushy come to mind as descriptions. Given that, we’re not sure why we ordered […]

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Spotted: Tasty new pancakes on the menu at LuLu’s on the Alameda

As reported earlier, LuLu’s on the Alameda is offering new, healthy breakfast items. We stopped by this morning to try them out. Our companion pronounced the pancakes “tasty and good.” Ditto on the avocado toast we enjoyed.

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LuLu’s on the Alameda offers new healthy breakfast menu available daily

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. […]

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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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Madera restaurant receives 2019 Grand Award from Wine Spectator

Madera, the restaurant at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, was honored in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards, receiving the Grand Award, known as the ultimate recognition for restaurants with wine programs. Wine Spectator’s annual Restaurant Awards celebrate restaurants that offer extensive and unique wines that are appropriate to their cuisines and appeal to a […]

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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 it,” is how she succinctly summed up the accomplishment. I first dined there in the early ’80s when visiting my Menlo Park […]

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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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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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