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Alviso’s Legendary Cocktail Lounge, Vahl’s, Has Still Got the Moves

Alviso’s Legendary Cocktail Lounge, Vahl’s, Has Still Got the Moves

The day was exceedingly pleasant in between fits of rain. Mr. Harada and I decided to mount our off-road unicycles and do some 1×1 riding. Tire pressure: check. Disc brakes: tuned nicely. Carbon disk wheels: straight. Performance analysis apps: touched to start. It took several…

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Five Points: San Jose’s Sterling New Craft Cocktail Lounge

Five Points: San Jose’s Sterling New Craft Cocktail Lounge

The beginning of autumn is arguably the most creative time of year. A fervor spreads as we prepare to honor things popular and anachronistic by creating costumes as sexy zombie versions of those we cherish and hate. I felt this rustling of excitement as I…

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8 Date Night Crawls within Walking Distance

8 Date Night Crawls within Walking Distance

You got the date. That’s the easy part. Now comes time to figure out where to go. It’s a torturous exercise that sends many a guy and gal scouring Yelp for hours like grandpa sweeping the sand with a metal detector. But fear not! We’ve…

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Ludwigs: BarFly Gives Thanks to the Beer Garden

Ludwigs: BarFly Gives Thanks to the Beer Garden

As some people may know, Mr. Harada and I love vans. Chevy vans, Dodge vans, Ford or mini, all of them resonate with our core desires of freedom. But there are two vans we love most: Ludwig van, and the Caravan. So, it was with…

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Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill: An Adventure into the Surreal

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill: An Adventure into the Surreal

The sun was intense and I could taste the Texas cedarwood as my homemade mustache wax melted into my mouth. If it wasn’t for the other ingredients—vegetable shortening, artisanally smoked beet sugar and Doritos Ranch dust—it would have been unbearable. I dragged the kiddie pool…

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Renegades: Down by the River

Renegades: Down by the River

Confluence point sits just below SAP Center, where Los Gatos Creek and the Guadalupe River meet. It’s a pleasant place to relax and contemplate the many natural wonders around us, such as the submerged shopping carts, car tires and other man-donated reef materials that now…

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Taplands Has a Passion for Suds

Taplands Has a Passion for Suds

Santa Clara‘s bar scene reflects the demands of students at the nearby private university. Mostly, the just-up-to-code dives cater to an ample number of partiers who trade their disposable income for cheap, strong drinks on sticky dance floors. Ambience ain’t a necessity for those who…

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The Secrets of Jack Rose Libation House

The Secrets of Jack Rose Libation House

One of the biggest problems with owning a private dirigible is that they tend to be quite large. Even the compact version Mr. Harada and I operate is just shy of 250 feet. So, while I steered the Von Barfly above the squat skyline of…

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A Truly Happy Hour at Sherwood Inn

A Truly Happy Hour at Sherwood Inn

Mr. Harada and I are rarely offended: mainly because we’re poor listeners but also because we’re lazy. Of course, this is not the case when it comes to the hallowed grounds where we sip, reflect, compose and sometimes repose. We take offense to so-called “happy…

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Haberdasher Pours True in the Valley of Illusions

Haberdasher Pours True in the Valley of Illusions

As bon vivants who rub elbows with some of Silicon Valley’s most exciting arms, Mr. Harada and I are all too familiar with the bespoke lifestyle. So, while I wait on delivery of my custom Lamborghini Centenario (with full Levi’s denim interior and a Monster…

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