From the Kiddo Carnival and the Pancake Breakfast to the Lytton Square Memorial Ceremony, Parade and the 15th Anniversary Celebration for the Community Center, it was a massive day for Mill Valley.
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The Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s annual series of Sidewalk Sales gives shops & boutiques all over town the opportunity to spread their wings onto the sidewalk and offer discounts to shoppers on some of the busiest days of the year. The sales run at least monthly through the end of the year, and one of the biggest sales of the year is Memorial Day weekend, with thousands of people gathering around town for events like the massive Pancake Breakfast, the Memorial Day Parade and the 15th Anniversary Celebration for the Community Center.
Here are the merchants participating in the Sidewalk Sales:
And here are the Sidewalk Sale dates for the rest of 2016:
The restaurant landscape in Marin – and Mill Valley in particular – is home to an array of restaurants that more than hold their own with their neighbors to the north and south.
But there are gaps, and Monica Chang is on a mission to fill one of them: Korean food.
Chang has launched SAN Korean Kitchen, a local specialty food company focusing on infusing traditional fare like Kimchi with a modern flair. Chang will showcase her delicious wares at the 35th Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting on June 5, serving up a little bit of everything, including Kimchi on rice and grilled BBQ beef on beds of lettuce.
“I’m so excited – the BBQ scent is really going to hit people,” she says.
Born in Korea and having spent most of her life in Toronto, Chang knows she’s taking a huge leap to launch a Korean specialty food company in Marin. But she also knows that she has two huge factors on her side.
First is the fact that Korean food has boomed in popularity in the United States in recent years, from the explosion of “Korean taco” trucks all over the place to David Chang’s Momufuku empire of restaurants. A Serious Eats story called “How Korean Cuisine Got Huge in America” calls Kimchi, a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings, “the new miso.”
According Matt Rodbard, co-author of the new “Koreatown: A Cookbook,” it’s no accident that Korean food is having its moment in the U.S. much later than Thai or Japanese food, for instance. "Korean restaurants, at first, were more of a clubby environment, for Koreans, by Koreans," he told Serious Eats. "There wasn't really much of an effort to draw in non-Korean guests."
As a result, Rodbard says, “Korean cuisine is virtually ‘unspoiled’ in American restaurants, with no pad Thai or General Tso's Chicken equivalent.”
The second factor from which Chang draws confidence is her own experience: she’s taken a massive leap of faith like this before – and it was a smashing success. In 1998, years before Momofuku and Korean tacos, Chang had a bit of an epiphany: she wanted to open her own Korean restaurant. She did just that, opening San Korean Restaurant near Koreatown in Toronto.
“We were slammed as soon as we opened our doors, before we had even our sign up,” Chang says. “People were ready for something new and fresh and different.”
Chang emigrated to Toronto as a toddler when, after her brother was hit by a truck, her parents decided that they wanted a better life for their children. Her father came to Canada first “with $50 in his pocket” and slowly built a foundation that would allow his family to follow him: apartment, job, opening their own convenience store, growing and selling it and then buying the rights to Terra Trading, a Korean department store and opening a location in Toronto.
“Blood, sweat and tears, literally,” Chang says. “And I have always valued that work ethic and made it my own.”
Though she “was almost embarrassed of my Korean heritage” as a young girl, a trip she took to Korea when she was 16 changed everything.
“A lot of things began to make sense – there was context for me there,” she says. “I understood why certain things were done a certain way in my house, and I started to embrace my culture and my food. I decided that I wanted to try to blend those two worlds by opening a restaurant that embraced my food heritage but with a western person in mind.”
After a stint living in New York City and seeing how non-Koreans were being drawn to the probiotic-driven health benefits of Kimchi and other Korean food, Chang opened San Korean Restaurant. It was a labor of love for nine years, as Chang sold it in 2007 as she grew tired of the juggling act of raising her 5-year-old daughter Tara while simultaneously running the restaurant, “her first baby.”
“I knew something was going to give – it was either my sanity, the restaurant or my daughter,” Chang says.
But while SAN Korean Kitchen has Korean food’s growing popularity and Chang’s own experience on her side, she says the most critical driver of her success will be the food itself, and the deep care she brings to it.
“It is somehow in my DNA to want to feed people,” she says. “It is crucial to me that our food is delicious and nutritious. People can feel the love that a caring hand has put into a meal. I try to evoke that feeling with everything I make.”
“These are the foods and recipes that were handed down to me from generation to generation,” she adds. “They have been entrusted with me. I want to provide an authentic experience of the foods that were shared with me from my mother.”
Chang, who is also a yoga instructor and a Thai Yoga Massage therapist, has a house in Lake Tahoe and had been spending more time in the Bay Area in recent years. Two years ago, she was staying at the Mill Valley Inn when she met John Martin, who was hosting the hotel’s nightly wine-and-cheese reception. They hit it off and, apart of Chang’s regular visits to Toronto to see her now-teenaged daughter, are inseparable.
“He has been my greatest champion and keeps me grounded with his wisdom and smile,” she says.
Chang says she’s on schedule to have an array of products in stores, including Mill Valley Market, very soon. They include: Traditional Spicy Napa Cabbage Kimchi, Vegan Spicy Napa Cabbage Kimchi, White Radish Kimchi, From the Root (pickled radish, onion and garlic), Korean BBQ Marinade and Spicy Korean Marinade.
“Kimchi runs through our blood,” she says with a laugh, noting Kimchi’s vast health benefits, particularly digestive.
“We want to encourage eating and cleansing at the same time. And we want everyone to have a jar of our kimchi in their fridge!”
Inside the span of 72 hours, the historic season of the Golden State Warriors has taken a shocking turn with a pair of losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But while the packed house at the 2am Club on Tuesday evening was ensconced in blue – both literally and figuratively – there likely was no better bar in Marin to watch our hometown team than the Deuce, Mill Valley's oldest bar.
"Although it was a really rough loss, it was such a great experience to be surrounded by such a great group of loyal fans in a local bar," says Janelle Jacoban, a marketing consultant with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. "It felt fantastic to be in a room full of diehard fans in a gathering place that has withstood generational and demographic changes in town for more than 75 years."
Longtime 2am Club bartenders Dave Marshall and Amanda Solloway bought the bar from previous owners Dirk Payne and Steve Powers in 2010. They gave it a makeover, including new paint, new floors and lighting, new flat-panel TVs, rebuilt pool tables and new refrigeration equipment and lines for soda and beer. But they did so without losing the venerated dive bar character of the place.
The 2am Club's history goes as far back as 1933, when Joe Hornsby opened the Brown Jug at Miller and Montford avenues because it sat just outside the Mill Valley city limits and therefore could have a 2am curfew as opposed to a midnight closure inside the city. The bar was made famous in 1983, when Mill Valley native Huey Lewis picked it as the cover photo of Huey Lewis and the News' platinum album "Sports."
Despite the outcome, Jacoban says she knows where she'll be for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of watching the game, in spite of the dismal scoreboard result," Jacoban says. "For those of us who can't watch the next game at the arena, we'll take refuge in a home-like environment of the 2am Club."
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A 7 on Locust customer recently told owner Nadine Storyk Curtis that the flourishing stretch of shops on Locust Avenue "is Mill Valley’s version of SoHo," Curtis recounted to the San Francisco Chronicle in a feature on "Mill Valley's design destinations. "That made me smile."
The Chronicle's piece also highlights 7 on Locust's neighbors Poet and/the Bench and Kress Jack at Home, as well kitchen system maker Henrybuilt on the other side of Miller Avenue.
Those four and many more are part of the burgeoning Mill Valley Design District, a collective of innovative design-focused businesses on and off Miller Avenue. Here's a list of its members:
The Mill Valley Historical Society's 39th Annual "Walk Into History," co-hosted by the Outdoor Art Club, dives into Sunnyside Avenue and its periphery, a part of town that the walk's guidebook says was "once populated by local merchants, teachers, ferry and railroad workers, blue collar workers and professionals, transplants from the 1906 SF earthquake and fire, and outdoor enthusiasts. Today’s smooth roads and tidy neighborhoods have replaced the open fields and muddy, rutted streets once so common to this area. However, love of home and community continue to be a unifying theme for all people living in MillValley from its earliest days to now."
The 411: Tours leave from the Outdoor Art Club, 1 West Blithedale Ave., every 15 minutes between 9:30am and 4pm on Sunday, May 22. Tickets are $15 for Historical Society members, $20 for non-members, $10 for teens with a student ID and free for children under 10. More info and tix.
Here are a few Then & Now photo comparisons of some of the buildings on the 39th Annual "Walk Into History":
It's safe to say that Steve and Kate Susskind have carved out their own unique niche in the ever-crowded world of summer camps. With their acclaimed Steve & Kate's Camps, they've done so by running as fast as possible in the opposite direction of much of the "helicopter parenting" they see that "is threatening a generation of children’s potential."
“As adults, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we have no idea what our kids are truly capable of,” Steve Susskind says. “We’re on a mission to help kids tap into every ounce of their creative potential by trusting them with the freedom to try, fail, learn and grow. And to do that, we need to rethink what a summer camp even looks like.”
The Susskinds launched Steve & Kate's Camp 36 years ago here in Mill Valley. They expanded for the first time in 2006, opening a location in Kentfield. And over the past 10 years, they've had an incredible amount of growth, and now they have 40+ locations in nine states and serve 28,000 kids a year.
Instead of rigid schedules and mandatory curricula, Steve and Kate’s lets kids choose their own path from an endless range of technology-enabled creative activities: coding, filmmaking, music-making, dancing, sewing, cooking, sports, and much more. And although helicopter parenting is a more recent trend
Chas Fricke, a native of the Rockford, Illinois area who has been teaching and working at summer camps in a variety of capacities for more than a dozen years, serves as the director of Steve & Kate's Camp flagship location at the Tam Valley Elementary School.
Fricke says Steve & Kate's approach is a much-needed throwback to a simpler time. “It sort of reminds me of the neighborhood where I grew up in, where i could come home from school and just head outside to play with friends and do whatever,” Fricke says. “It wasn’t the over-scheduled situation that many kids have these days.”
And while they've created a new "Launchpad" program "for kids who need help getting used to choosing their own adventure, offering a guided learning path to help them get comfortable with all of the activities at camp," there are no shortage of activities, including a number of new programs in 2016:
"Parents are just looking for a place where their kids can just be a kid," he adds.
To make sure they have plenty of energy to do just that, Steve & Kate's hired chef Ryan Smith as their in-house chef and food program designer. The San Jose native told the Pacific Sun that his goal "is to make every single item a well-balanced meal. The opportunity to feed kids and give them insight to where their food comes from was too compelling to pass up.”
Smith says he serves as much organic and clean-label food as possible, and he’s incorporating and substituting ingredients to provide healthier, more nutrient-dense meals. Smith told the Sun that he's also mindful to keep many dishes familiar, but he might swap out mayonnaise for a puréed chickpea hummus or a roasted red pepper spread. He calls it “stealth nutrition.
Steve & Kate's have wracked up an abundance of praise over the years, most notable from fellow Mill Valley resident and Academy Award-winning writer/director of Pixar's Finding Nemo and Wall•E Andrew Stanton: "The children that attend Steve and Kate's blossom and discover a freedom of identity that, in a way, no other institution I've experienced has ever managed. Kids find their thumbprint at Steve and Kate's. My one complaint is: Where were they when I was a kid?"
The 411: Steve & Kate's Camp in Mill Valley is at Tam Valley Elementary School, 350 Bell Lane, from June 20 to August 12. Parent can buy day passes in blocks of 1, 5 or 20, as well as full summer memberships. Email them with questions.
Event will feature updates on the major issues of the day, including traffic and potential improvement efforts, construction, bicycle/pedestrian safety, the upcoming Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, the Municipal Service Tax (MST) and much more.
The Mill Valley City Council hosts its annual Community Meeting on May 31 at the Community Center (180 Camino Alto), providing residents a chance to get an update on current City initiatives and events and meet with Councilmembers and staff from each department and share your questions, comments and concerns.
"This event offers the members of our community a unique chance to speak to us directly in an open forum, with all of our departments represented in one room,” City Manager Jim McCann said. “For our staff and elected and appointed officials, it is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the community on a broad range of issues.”
The May 31st Community Meeting will be structured similarly to those of recent years, with approximately 45 minutes dedicated to allowing residents to visit the tables hosted by each City department and ask questions, receive information and share suggestions and concerns. After that, the rest of the event is dedicated to open Q&A.
5:30pm: Doors open. Refreshments will be served.
6–7pm: Informal Reception
7–8pm: Welcome and Q&A
Though City leaders say they are open to hearing about any and all topics, the major issues of the day will surely be discussed, including traffic congestion and the potential improvement efforts, construction activity, bicycle/pedestrian safety, the upcoming Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, heightened fire prevention measures, and much more. City officials will also likely discuss the City’s plans for the renewal of the Municipal Service Tax (MST), which was first approved in 1987 and generates $1.2 million in revenue annually toward road maintenance and repairs and fire prevention services like vegetation management. The MST expires in 2018.
More than 150 Mill Valley residents and business owners turned out last year for a snapshot of dozens of the City services, programs, priorities and accomplishments, the challenges that lie ahead and to offer observations and suggestions.
Over the past few years, Mill Valley filmmaker Gary Yost has made it his mission to draw attention to the much-needed restoration of Mt. Tam's western peak. He's done so with a series of three short films, the third of which, “Song of the Last Place,” debuted at "The Mountain Calls," a One Tam evening hosted by Tomales Bay Miwok descendent Sky Road Webb and television host Doug McConnell at the Throckmorton Theatre earlier this month.
The series spans from 1950, when "the military bulldozed the highest peak of Mt. Tam to build an Air Force radar station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers," to 1980, when "the base was obsolete and summarily closed. The military walked away from dozens of structures, leaving behind a huge toxic mess on the mountain," Yost writes.
“West Peak Trilogy.”
Yost told the Marin Independent Journal that "Song of the Last Place" is his "most ambitious project yet. It’s meant to evoke a direct emotional experience of the sacred and melancholy feeling of being on Tam’s true summit in the ruins of the old Air Force station.”
To do so, Yost brought in local cellist Katy Boyd and guitarist Jimmy Dillon to perform a "variation on a sarabande (dance) from a Bach cello suite among the junkyard remains that scar a place long considered the spiritual heart of Marin County."
“We envisioned a call-and-response between the cello and guitar while being surrounded by the spirits there,” the filmmaker explains. “The film was inspired by one of our great beat poets, Lew Welch, who wrote the poem ‘The Song Mt. Tamalpais Sings’ in 1969.”
The 10-minute film comes on the heels of “The Invisible Peak,” a 22-minute documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that Yost debuted in 2014, and “Mountains Made of Chalk, Fall Into the Sea,” a short film he shot in 2015 showing street painting artist Genna Panzarella creating a Mount Tam landscape in chalk on the concrete slab of the station’s mess hall.
Watch it here:
And here are the first two films:
Are You Prepared to Evacuate at a Moment's Notice?
On Saturday, May 21, residents of the Warner Canyon section of Mill Valley – home of the Mill Valley Golf Course and abutted by the Camino Alto Open Space Preserve to the east – will get a chance to answer that question as the City of Mill Valley conducts its annual emergency evacuation drill there.
The evacuation drill, a longstanding local event that has helped propel Mill Valley’s emergency preparedness efforts to widespread acclaim, helps first responders assess the issues that may arise if such an evacuation became necessary due to a disaster, such as an earthquake or a wildland fire on Mount Tamalpais.
Mill Valley firefighters experienced first-hand the devastation and value of a prepared community from their deployment to the Valley Fire in Lake County last September, which destroyed nearly 2,000 structures and forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 residents.
“We were struck by how similar the Lake County topography was to Mill Valley – lots of steep, wooded canyons and narrow roads,” Battalion Chief Mike St. John said. “Even with the rains we received over the winter, local vegetation is becoming tinder-dry. Plus, the amount of fire fuel on the mountain has tripled from what it was in 1929, when we experienced the last catastrophic wildland fire. This is why it is so important for us to prepare the community for the potential for a wildland fire."
Warner Canyon residents in this neighborhood have received instructions on how to participate. At 9am on May 21, emergency sirens will activate, alerting residents to evacuate to the designated check-in location at the parking lot of Park School. A Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) message will be sent to all who have signed up for this valuable service. Once at the check-in, participants will be asked to complete an evacuation survey form.
Emergency information and demonstrations will be provided by our community emergency partners, FIREsafe Marin, PG&E, the Red Cross, Marin Humane Society, Whistlestop Wheels, Marin Municipal Medical Corps and the Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission.
The City of Mill Valley’s Municipal Service Tax (MST) funds services essential for public safety including the creation and maintenance of our network of evacuation routes, fuel reduction along our streets, fuel breaks along Open Space, and a designated parking program that maintains 11’ road clearance for emergency responders to access our community.
First adopted by voters in 1987, the MST was renewed in 1997 and 2006 and generates $1.2 million in revenue annually. This local funding tool will expire in June of 2018.
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Mill Valley's busiest weekend of the year is almost here. It kicks off with the four-day Kiddo Carnival, followed by the massive Pancake Breakfast, the Memorial Day Parade (preceded by the Lytton Square Memorial Ceremony) and the 15th Anniversary Celebration for the Community Center.
The biggest weekend-long gathering of your friends and neighbors is almost upon us.
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off May 27 with the four-day Kiddo Carnival, which begins Friday at 4pm and wraps up at 5pm Monday. With more than 15 rides, from the Baron Berry-Go-Round and Tune Train for little ones to the Sizzler, Zipper, Century Wheel and Typhoon, are being provided by Sacramento-based California Carnival Company.
After an eight-year hiatus, the Carnival was revived in 2012 as part of the 30th anniversary party for Kiddo. The event has become the centerpiece of Memorial Day weekend on the Mill Valley Middle School campus.
Advance $25 ticket books are available in the Kiddo! office at the Mill Valley School District from May 23-26 (8:15am-3:30pm) and May 27 from 8:15am-1pm. Advance tickets will also be sold outside the Mill Valley Community Center May 26-27 starting at 2pm. Once the Carnival begins, the price will increase to $30 for a book of 30 tickets or $35 for an all-day wrist band. Books may be turned in for a one-day wrist band for unlimited rides. Food and games are extra. MORE INFO.
While the Carmival draws thousands throughout the weekend, the Mill Valley Volunteer Firefighters Association's Pancake Breakfast does do in just a few hours on Monday, May 30. The Association launched its annual Pancake Breakfast nearly 20 years ago, when John Thompson, Fred Martin, John McClure and Bob Hughes, among others, cobbled together a bunch of portable grills, coolers and propane tanks and prepared to serve up a Memorial Day breakfast for a few hundred people.
And then 800 showed up. And hundreds more showed every year after that, with volunteers serving up some 1,500 to 2,000 plates each and lines forming around the block outside the Mill Valley Fire Department’s downtown station on Corte Madera Avenue. The massive event is set for 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on traffic-free Corte Madera Ave. in front of City Hall and outside the fire station with pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee.
Memorial Day Parade and Lytton Square Ceremony
Children of all ages come out for the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade, which regularly draws more than 6,000 spectators each year and more than 60 organizations and businesses as participants. The parade starts at Old Mill Park at 10:30am – preceded by a memorial service to “honor those fallen heroes who served our country and protected the American dream” – and winds its way through downtown and Miller Ave. before ending at Tam High School. 10:30am.
Applications to enter the parade are available online, and must be received by May 23. Entry fees are $75 for commercial entities and $35 for nonprofits.
Community Center 15th Anniversary Celebration
It’s time to mark the 15th Anniversary of the Mill Valley Community Center with a blockbuster celebration, featuring live music from Pride & Joy, one of the most popular party bands on the Bay Area music scene, as well as an animal show from Fur, Scales & Tales and exciting, family-friendly theatrics from Circus of Smiles. Also: jumpees, face-painting, balloon animals, arts & crafts, games and sports, airbrush tattoos, great food and much more. Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. Free.
Here's the schedule of events for the Celebration:
12–4pm: Jumpees, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon twisting, bubble soccer, arts & crafts, Food Booths and Anniversary Art Exhibit
12pm: Fur, Scales & Tails Animal Show
12:45pm: Circus of Smiles Show
1:15pm: Mayor's Welcome and VIP Speeches
1:30pm: Pride & Joy plays 1st set
2:15pm: Cupcake Giveaway
2:45pm: Pride & Joy plays 2nd set
Equator Coffees & Teas opens its fourth café this week, this time entering a historic shopping center at 240 Magnolia Ave. in downtown Larkspur. The cafe, which comes almost two weeks after the roaster won National Small Business of the Year from the Small Business Administration at a ceremony in Washington D.C., and one week after it launched two major initiatives into the food business, has its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 14.
Equator officials say the Larkspur cafe will draw on Marin's rich cycling roots. It features a laser-cut wood wall detailing the topography of Larkspur’s bike paths and trails, a projector that will display live and archived bicycle races and coffee documentaries, and for a short time, pro-cyclist Tayler Wiles’ Big Shot bicycle—used to win the US Pro Challenge's second stage in 2015.
The café offers a full espresso bar with batch-brewed coffee and a rotating selection of single origin coffees, as well as shakeratos, teas from Silk Road, and nondairy options made with cashew milk from Urban Remedy. Food menu offerings will include goods from Equator’s own commissary kitchen, including protein boxes with lemon-brined chicken, and sandwiches pairing specialties like prosciutto with fig spread and ham with brie on a baguette.
The Grand Opening party kicks off with a cycling ride led by former pro cyclist and owner of InGamba tours, João Correia, to support World Bicycle Relief. Coffee and tea will be free to all visitors, all day.
The Larkspur cafe is Equator's fourth, coming on the heels of the opening of its two cafes in Mill Valley in 2013 and 2014 and its cafe in the Warfield building in San Francisco.
The 411: Equator Coffees & Teas' new Larkspur cafe is at 240 Magnolia Avenue. It's open weekdays 6am–7pm and weekends 7am–7pm.
On Sunday, May 22 – and on successive Sundays and one Saturday through June 19 – one of the Bay Area's most unique theaters becomes a hive of activity, as the Mountain Play opens its 103rd season with a production of West Side Story, exploring the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks street gangs in 1950s New York City.
Directed by Jay Manley and with music direction by David Möschler and choreography by Nicole Helferor, West Side Story is based on Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s infamous play about ill-fated young love. The Broadway classic was written by Arthur Laurents, with some of the most unforgettable songs Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim ever wrote.
Made famous by the 1961 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, the musical is known for one of the most complicated and beautiful scores in musical theater history, as well as some of the most impressive and athletic choreography. West Side Story explores racial tensions playing out on the streets of the Upper West Side in the 1950’s. The story centers around turf wars between the Sharks and the Jets, two rival street gangs, one white and one Puerto Rican. When Tony, a member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, whose brother is the leader of the Sharks, the young lovers must stand up to their families, their communities, and the very social order of the world they inhabit.
The cast features Mindy Lym (Maria), Jerry Lee (Tony), Erica Lamkin (Anita), David Crane (Bernardo) and Zachary Isen (Riff).
As longtime Mountain Play regulars know, the outdoor Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Theatre know, which seats 4,000 people atop in rows made of massive serpentine stones, plays as much a role in the overall experience as does the production itself.
Pre-show entertainment during the run includes: Destony Arts, Vocal Rush, the Lollipop Guild, Enriching Lives Through Music and 'Til Dawn. Food is available at the West Side Café, prepared onsite by Fred Martin Events. Patrons can also purchase Barefoot Wines and Lagunitas Brewing Company at the Rumble Bar. Dining in the Woods gourmet lunch is prepared by Debbie Ghiringhelli Catering.
The 411: The Mountain Play's production of West Side Story opens the Mountain Play's 103rd season Sunday, May 22, at 2pm. Shows continue every Sunday through June 19 – all performances at 2pm – as well as Saturday, June 11. Tickets are $20-$40 General Admission. Children 3 and under are free. Ticket sales and information for group discounts and reserved seating are available at the Mountain Play website. Go here for a suggested packing list, and go here for more info and tickets.
Restaurant at 430 Miller Avenue now opens at 8am with a menu featuring organic egg sandwiches, house-made donuts and Four Barrel coffee.
Nearly five years after San Francisco restaurateur Adriano Paganini brought his Super Duper Burgers chain to Mill Valley by remodeling the former Jack in the Box space at 430 Miller Avenue, the popular restaurant is opening its doors for the early birds.
Super Duper Burgers Mill Valley has launched a breakfast menu featuring organic egg sandwiches, house-made donuts and Four Barrel coffee. It now opens at 8am.
Super Duper says its "breakfast sandwiches are made using farm-fresh organic eggs, cheddar, and your choice of bacon or sausage. For something sweet, we offer house-made donuts with either a sugar dusting or sugar glaze. Complete your breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice and artisan coffee from our friends at Four Barrel."
Super Duper makes its donuts in-house using "a super-secret recipe and an old-fashioned donut machine. They come dressed in a dusting of sugar or a sugar glaze (sometimes we make them extra special by topping them with a pinch of lemon zest)."
The 411: Super Duper Burgers Mill Valley is at 430 Miller Avenue. It's open everyday, 8am-10pm.