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Reporting Live From Borrone?s MarketBar

Uploaded: Feb 13, 2014
Today(Thursday) is opening day for the long-awaited Borrone's MarketBar ? located between the Menlo Park train station and the foundational Café Borrone Mother Ship. I went through tonight. Roy and Maria held court at outside tables with Roy flitting about making sure customers were happy. The Borrones have a great formula as shown by the original café and Vesta in Redwood City: home grown menus, astute hiring, and a 'family room' ambiance.

The format is bright lights, an open kitchen, bar area and display/checkout. Like the original, there are outdoor tables under the building portico. Obvious difference with the original: Café Borrone hosts frequent art exhibitions and Roy Borrone is a good curator. Unfortunately the MarketBar has little blank wall space for art.

There's been a long opportunity to provide for culinary support Caltrain riders to take home. MarketBar has little to fear about impending food trucks.
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

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