Articles by Matt Crawford

55 South Aims to Elevate San Jose’s Cocktail Scene

55 South Aims to Elevate San Jose’s Cocktail Scene

Don Draperís signature cocktail, the Old Fashioned, gets a delightful twist at 55 South on 1st Street in San Jose.

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Guide to Silicon Valley Restaurant Week

Guide to Silicon Valley Restaurant Week

Some of the biggest name’s in Silicon Valley’s dining scene are back for the fall edition of Silicon Valley Restaurant Week.

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C2SV Festival Lineup Announced

C2SV Festival Lineup Announced

Pivotal Silicon Valley innovators and some of the biggest names in music will converge at San Joseís C2SV Technology Conference and Music Festival, headlined by Iggy and The Stooges.

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Cirque du Soleil Announces Return to San Jose

Cirque du Soleil Announces Return to San Jose

Cirque du Soleil will finish 2013 with a return visit to San Jose for its production of Amaluna.

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South First Fridays

South First Fridays

This month’s South First Fridays art-about features new shows and receptions at the galleries in and near the SoFA district. One of the more intriguing shows, “CHILD-SIGHT,” brings colorful new works in a fantastical vein by local artist Leah Jay. One of Leah’s mixed-media pieces, “Yesterday’s California,” is featured on the cover of Metro Newspaper this week.

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SJ Q&A: Jim Stump, Los Gatos Brewing Co.

SJ Q&A: Jim Stump, Los Gatos Brewing Co.

As executive chef of Los Gatos Brewing Co. in San Jose and Los Gatos and The Table in Willow Glen, James “Jim” Stump has a long history of filling the bellies of Silicon Valley residents and visitors with tasty meals.

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SLG Art Boutiki Announces Plans to Relocate

SLG Art Boutiki Announces Plans to Relocate

The future of one of San Jose’s few all-ages music venues is uncertain after SLG Art Boutiki announced that it must move from the SoFA District location it has called home for the last 11 years.

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Monkey Swings into the Blank Club

Monkey Swings into the Blank Club

The Blank Club is opening its doors to all rude boys and skanking enthusiasts when the Bay Area ska-punk favorites Monkey come to San Jose on Oct. 26.

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Bare Knuckle Pizza

Bare Knuckle Pizza

People can’t seem to get enough of artisanal pizzas, and the number of South Bay options continue to grow. Bare Knuckle Pizza is the latest provider of wood-fired pizzas topped with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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Sharks Continue Playoffs Push

Sharks Continue Playoffs Push

After a suspenseful overtime victory in St. Louis in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Thursday night, the Sharks return to the ice April 14 for game two.

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