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Hapa’s Brewing Company Revels in Mixing It Up

Hapa’s Brewing Company Revels in Mixing It Up

Slang for “mixed” in Hawaiian, Hapa is a colloquial term used to describe people of mixed descent or heritage. It seems fitting then that Derek Tam and Brian Edwards are not only of mixed Asian-American heritage, but their new craft brewery and taproom, Hapa’s Brewing…

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Wine and Unwind at Vina Enoteca

Wine and Unwind at Vina Enoteca

Given that it once served as home of the Stanford family winery, it’s fitting that Italian restaurant and bar Vina Enoteca opened its doors last fall at the historic Stanford Barn in Palo Alto. The restaurant’s modern décor and lighting, in contrast with the rustic…

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Pekoe: So Many Bobas to Split

Pekoe: So Many Bobas to Split

Just when it seemed like milk tea had evolved to as many forms as possible, the drink takes on a new trend. Welcome to the split cup boba, the new cups that allow patrons to order two flavors at once. The trend made its way…

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Pho Tick Tock Deconstructs Dishes in Time for DIY Craze

Pho Tick Tock Deconstructs Dishes in Time for DIY Craze

Once in awhile, I come across a restaurant attempting a deconstructed dish. It typically doesn’t fare well in terms of flavor and is inexplicably more expensive than the assembled version. But one dish I never expected to see deconstructed: pho, the beloved Vietnamese rice noodle…

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The Late-Night Fix: Nox Cookie Bar

The Late-Night Fix: Nox Cookie Bar

Nathan Pendleton spent 25 years working in the tech industry, until one day he didn’t. Laid him off from his electrical engineering position, the longtime San Jose resident stood at a career crossroads. In the kind of logic that has become typical of Silicon Valley,…

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Thai Love You: Almaden’s New Gem

Thai Love You: Almaden’s New Gem

The world is full of hidden gems, be they late-round draft picks, secret fishing holes or a fantastic restaurant hidden in an unexplored area of the city. As for the last example, I’m referring to a modest little eatery fit snug between a dry cleaner…

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Tacolicious: Humble Roots Lead to Delicious Results

Tacolicious: Humble Roots Lead to Delicious Results

Humble beginnings are a staple in the food industry, and Tacolicious is a fine example of this all-American dream. Getting its start in 2009 as a simple taco stand in San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the business, seven years later, now has three locations…

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SoFA Market Near Complete with Addition of Toasted, Craft Sandwiches

SoFA Market Near Complete with Addition of Toasted, Craft Sandwiches

Joining poke, burgers and a lively cocktail and beer lunch hour, the SoFA Market’s newest vendor adds just what the space sorely needed: a hearty sandwich shop. Toasted, Craft Sandwiches opened nearly three weeks ago, and the family-operated deli specializes in quick, healthy lunch options….

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Follow the Line to Demiya

Follow the Line to Demiya

“Follow the line.” That’s the advice a well-traveled friend always gives me when wondering where to eat in Japan. He insists that Japanese people always know where the good food is and, if there’s a line, the smart move is to head right for it….

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House of Meatball Keeps it Simple, Delicious

House of Meatball Keeps it Simple, Delicious

What do meatballs share in common with bowling? Other than the obvious spherical reference, the only logical consideration would be Morgan Hill’s newest restaurant, House of Meatball (HOM), which just so happens to be right next door to the beloved Morgan Hill Bowl. As the…

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