Organic fare: San Francisco's The Plant Cafe Organic, founded by Mark Lewis and Matthew Guelke, has pushed into Burlingame with its all-organic, sustainable, GMO-free restaurant concept. Offerings include the signature Plant Burger, a proprietary blend of lentils, mushrooms, beets, cashews and bulgur; dinosaur kale salad; artisan pizzas; grilled fish; freshly squeezed juices; and vegan desserts. One organic -- but not vegan -- dessert that sounds intriguing combines two local faves: TCHO chocolate cake with Blue Bottle Coffee ice cream. Unlike most of the other Plant locations, the Burlingame one takes reservations. Details: Open daily at 1395 Burlingame Ave. 650-342-0242; www.theplantcafe.com.
Market watch: The more fresh veggies, the merrier! The California Farmers Markets' Association will launch a new South San Jose Saturday market starting May 18. The 9 a.m.-1 p.m. market, featuring more than 40 booths, will be situated at the Blossom Hill VTA Station, 525 Blossom Hill Road at Highway 85.
The following weekend, the 17-year-old Blossom Hill Sunday Certified Farmers' Market will relocate to the Ohlone/Chynoweth VTA Light Rail Station, at Santa Teresa Boulevard and the Highways 85 and 87 on-ramps. With the May 26 move come longer hours: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Details: http://cafarmersmkts.com.
Preakness menu: If you can't attend the Preakness Stakes on May 18, at least you can eat like you're there. LB Steak in San Jose and in Menlo Park will celebrate the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown with Baltimore fare, a wait staff dressed for the occasion, and racing festivities. Think Maryland lump crabcakes, Chesapeake Bay seasoned shrimp, Smith Island layer cake and black-eyed Susan cocktails. Race, what race? Details: www.lbsteak.com.
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