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Food and drink goings on

Uploaded: Dec 9, 2013
A roundup of Peninsula food and drink events in the next week or so (please comment if you know of anything else going on!):

OaxacanKitchenMobile, a Oaxacan street food food truck, will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, Dec. 9, at AOL headquarters in Palo Alto (395 Page Mill Road).

Monday also means food truck night at The Willow's Market in Menlo Park, 5 to 8 p.m. at 60 Middlefield Road. Check the market's Twitter for a list of the Dec. 9 participating trucks.

The Wine Room in downtown Palo Alto is hosting a holiday sparkling wine event Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring Oregon-based Argyle Winery. The Wine Room will be pouring a 2010 Argyle Vintage Brut, 2009 Brut Rose and 2009 Blanc de Blancs. Flight cost is $17. RSVP here.
Info: 520 Ramona St., Palo Alto; 650-462-1968

Learn the ins and outs of knives in this Sur la Table "Essential Knife Skills" class on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $59 per person.
Info: Sur la Table, 855 El Camino Real (at Town & Country Village), Palo Alto. 650-289-0019.

The Lakeside Café at Mountain View's Shoreline Lake is hosting its third annual Winter Chestnut Fest from Dec. 14-22. Roast chestnuts over an open fire, purchase paper cones of the imported Italian delicacies and nom on chestnut-inspired and other seasonal food, such as a chestnut-laced soup, persimmon-based items and mulled wine. There's three sets of scheduled roast times: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 1-1:30 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19-20, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22, from 1-1:30 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m.
Info: The Lakeside Café, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 650-965-1745.


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Posted by Eater, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Dec 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

About the Willows Market food trucks... We LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hill Country BBQ food. Ribs.... brisket... to die for! I believe they are @ Willows every other week, but they also slip in on some Fridays. Give them a try!

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Posted by Elena Kadvany, a resident of another community,
on Dec 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Thanks, Eater! Looks like Hill Country will be there tonight, as well as MoBowl Food Truck, El Sur SF and The Chairman: Web Link

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