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Book: ‘For the Love of Apricots’ Pairs History, Recipes

Book: ‘For the Love of Apricots’ Pairs History, Recipes

I have loved apricots for as long as I can remember. They color my fondest memories of growing up in Saratoga, a village tucked into the forested fringe of the Santa Clara Valley. In the 1960s, orchards still extended in every direction, and as a…

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Yum In The Sun

Yum In The Sun

Summer may be made for the outdoors—but then what? The sun shines down, the throat acquires premium parch and the stomach growls, as if to say, “Feed me, Seymour.” Here’s a list of some of the best food and drink festivals to grab a bite…

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Summer Boil: Cooking Up Crawfish

Summer Boil: Cooking Up Crawfish

Sure, summer is a great time to head outdoors, fire up the barbecue and get grilling. But burgers and dogs aren’t the only foods meant to be cooked under the open sky. Instead of roasting terrestrial beasts over a charcoal pit, how about boiling some…

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Cajun Bistro 7 Fueses Louisiana and Laos

Cajun Bistro 7 Fueses Louisiana and Laos

Crawfish boils are hardly a new concept. They are a longstanding Louisiana tradition. More recently, chefs have turned this informal backyard buffet into a menu item, and dozens of restaurants now offer up a menagerie of shellfish, sausage and veggies in a spicy broth. The…

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Funny Farm Raises the Bar on Bar Bites

Funny Farm Raises the Bar on Bar Bites

Bar food is an oft-overlooked part of the foodie world. Pub bites are frequently deemed unsophisticated and unworthy of critique. It’s true, a run-of-the-mill plate of loaded potato skins or fried mozzarella sticks isn’t so much culinary masterpiece as it is a crude means to…

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Five to Watch: May 2018

Five to Watch: May 2018

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see. Cinnaholic 115 E San Carlos St, San Jose. 408.351.5400.  This purveyor of…

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Cinco De Mayo’s Authentic Eats

Cinco De Mayo’s Authentic Eats

Cinco De Mayo may conjure images of college students engaging in acts of cultural appropriation while scarfing bland tacos and swilling cheap cerveza. But don’t let those gringos ruin the party. Silicon Valley’s many Mexican kitchens have far more to offer than carne and Corona….

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Spring Dining: Eating Outside in Silicon Valley

Spring Dining: Eating Outside in Silicon Valley

It’s time once again to turn off the pilot lights and break out those bulky window air conditioning units—or, just get out of the house entirely and grab a bite or a cocktail at one of Silicon Valley’s many amazing restaurant patios. Find but a…

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Spring Dining: Culinary Classics and Newfound Favorites

Spring Dining: Culinary Classics and Newfound Favorites

The annual spring cleaning ritual is not unique to any one culture or religion. There’s the yearly Iranian tradition known as the “shaking of the house,” and the Jewish practice of getting the kitchen spick-and-span before Passover, and more. Any productive tidying session will inevitably…

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Five to Watch: April

Five to Watch: April

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see. Habana Cuba 387 S 1st St, San Jose. 408.998.2822 This iconic San…

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