I was surprised to find matsutake udon back on the menu at Gombei in Menlo Park. True, the portion wasn't as large as the last (October) visit, but woo-hoo, what taste/texture! $9 plus tip fills you up - but I'd call to see if it's available.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy