Menlo Park city schools

You don’t have to have grade school kids to understand the importance of good local schools. Again this year. the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation brings you two days to dine out at local, favorite restaurants to support these schools.

A percentage of proceeds from participating restaurants will be  given to the MPAEF. The restaurants include Amici’s, BFD, Bistro Vida, Carpaccio, Freewheel Brewing Co, Galata Bistro, Jeffrey’s, Left Bank, LB Steak, Lutticken’s, Main & Elm, Mama Coco, Mardini’s and Yogurt Stop.

With minimum days on the calendar that week, what a perfect way to make the most of lunch or dinner with your kids, for you kids. And with a second Dine Out day, plan a dinner with friends. Visit for more information.


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