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Food and DrinkSt. Anthony's Thanksgiving Dinner
Saint Anthony's Padua Dining Room will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner, providing a holiday meal as well as bags of canned foods, fresh fruit, vegetables and bread. All are welcome. Nov. 26, noon-2:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). St. Anthony's Church, 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkLB Steak Thanksgiving Celebration
On Thanksgiving Day, LB Steak in Menlo Park will be open to serve a reduced regular a la carte menu, in addition to two holiday prix fixe four-course menus, one with turkey as the entree for $58 per person and the other with rib roast for $65. Nov. 26, noon-8 p.m. Prices vary. LB Steak Menlo Park, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkCommunity Day of Thanks
Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mountain View will host its annual Community Day of Thanks, where its staff will serve a free Thanksgiving meal to community members in appreciation of their support. No reservations will be accepted; meals are first-come, first-served. Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St., Mountain View.
Food and DrinkThanksgiving at Left Bank Brasserie
For the Thanksgiving holiday, Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park will serve a four-course prix fixe menu with choices and select a la carte offerings at the bar. A children's menu for ages 12 and under will also be available. Nov. 26, noon-8 p.m. $54. Left Bank Brasserie, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkAutumn Spice Week
Shoreline Lake's annual Autumn Spice Week and Beaujolais Noveau Celebration will highlight spices and their unique qualities and offer seasonal items -- including pastries, beverages, savory items and more -- during this week only. Nov. 23-29, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Food and DrinkTaste of the Mountains Wine Walk
Presented by the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association and the City of Menlo Park, the first Taste of the Mountains will showcase wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains in downtown Menlo Park businesses. All proceeds will support the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Those interested should register online, as space is limited. Dec. 5, 2-5 p.m. $45 online; $55 at the door. Various downtown businesses, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
Food and Drink12 Days of Christmas: Around the World Potluck
Little House Activity Center will celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas from Dec. 8 to Dec. 23. The first day will offer an Around the World Potluck, during which community members will be invited to bring their favorite Christmas dish and share Christmas traditions from around the world. Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
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.
Food and DrinkPortola Valley Farmers' Market
This year-round market offers organic fruits, veggies, nuts, juices, grass-fed meats, chicken, local farm eggs, fresh seafood, fair trade coffee, nut butters and jams, artisan beer, wine, gluten-free and artisan baked goods, honey and crafts. Hot Roli Roti chicken is also on sale. The week of Thanskgiving the market will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, instead. Thursdays, year-round, 2-5 p.m. (winter hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Food and DrinkMonday Vegetarian Vegan Macrobiotic Dinners
The Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners sponsored by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community bring together 60 to 100 attendees of all ages each week to enjoy vegetarian/vegan meals. The communal atmosphere welcomes all diners -- vegetarian, vegan or not -- and fosters new and long-term friendships. Reservations by 9:30 a.m. on Monday are requested. Mondays, Oct. 12-Dec. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. $18. First Baptsit Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkFacebook Certified Farmers' Market
Facebook has partnered with West Coast Farmers' Markets and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce to hold a year-round farmers market, offering produce from up to 30 vendors, live entertainment, food trucks and a children's area. Sundays, year-round, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Facebook Parking Lot, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park.