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Food and DrinkLeft Bank Beer Paired Dinner
Left Bank Brasserie Menlo Park will offer a four-course prix fixe menu, with each course paired with a different Anchor Brewing Co. beer. Guests will receive a bottle of Anchor California Lager before being seated. Reservations are required. May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55 four-course meal. Left Bank Brasserie, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkAldersgate United Methodist Church Bazaar
The Aldersgate United Methodist Church will hold its annual bazaar fundraiser, offering specialties including bento, BBQ chicken, udon, manju and other food items for eating there or take out. There will also be collectibles, crafts, an art gallery and Center For Spiritual Life events. May 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4243 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkMother's Day at The Sea
For Mother's Day, The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse in Palo Alto will serve a three-course prix fixe brunch menu, with choices for each course. May 10, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $65. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse, 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkMacArthur Park Mother's Day celebration
MacArthur Park restaurant will offer special selections on Mother's Day, including brunch with prime rib, Mary's organic chicken, baby back ribs, breakfast classics, mimosas, seasonal fruits, a granola bar and more. Dinner is also offered. May 10, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-7:30 p.m. $48 adult; $27 child age 6 to 12; free for children age 5 and under. MacArthur Park, 27 University Ave., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkMother's Day at Left Bank Brasserie
Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park will be open on Mother's Day, serving selections from its regular a la carte menus, as well as brunch specials from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Prices vary. Left Bank Brasserie, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkMother's Day at LB Steak
For Mother's Day, LB Steak in Menlo Park will serve a la carte brunch items until 2:30 p.m., a limited a la carte dinner menu starting at 4 p.m. and a prime rib meal, including a salad, 12-ounce cut of prime rub, loaded baked potato, au jus, and dessert. May 10, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Prices vary; $32.50 prime rib meal. LB Steak, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkPeninsula Macrobiotic Community dinners
The Peninsula Macrobiotic Community, started in 1987, serves a weekly gourmet vegetarian dinner in a friendly, communal setting each Monday, except on holidays. The full vegan meal includes soup, grain, beans or bean products, vegetables, dessert and beverages. A lecture is also offered once each month. Reservations by phone (650-599-3320) must be made by 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Mondays, April 6-May 18, 6:30-8 p.m. $18. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkPortola Valley Farmers' Market
This weekly year-round market offers organic veggies, fruits, juices and nuts; farmstead grass-fed meats and chicken; free-range farm eggs; fresh seafood; fair trade coffee; gluten-free and artisan baked goods; orchids; crafts; hot Roli Roti chicken and potatoes; and more. Thursdays, March 12-Nov. 5, 3-7 p.m. (summer hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Food and DrinkOff the Grid: Palo Alto
With help from the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Off the Grid will bring its market offering a number of dinner options and a pop-up bar to Palo Alto. Mondays, Feb. 16-Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.