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Starbird: Chicken Never Flew So Fast

Starbird: Chicken Never Flew So Fast

Fried chicken never goes out of style. The classic and reinvented flavors all enjoy similar fanfare. It comes as no surprise then, that restaurants should offer an entire menu starring breaded poultry. Enter Starbird, a new, healthier version of Chick-Fil-A with in-app ordering and curbside…

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Voltaire Coffee House Delivers the Right Note

Voltaire Coffee House Delivers the Right Note

Open since October, Voltaire Coffee House is a lovely spot for Francophiles and coffee addicts. The oh-so-French strains of a concertina greeted us as we entered the spacious, Zen-like space. Big tables, a window counter, sidewalk seating and free Wi-Fi make for an open, tranquil…

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Bonchon: Get the Chicken Wings, Smart Guy

Bonchon: Get the Chicken Wings, Smart Guy

As we order, our waiter makes it clear what the restaurant wants us to try. Bonchon’s Almaden location is still in its soft opening, but even with some items on the menu yet to become available there is still quite a bit to choose from….

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Famous Food Cart The Halal Guys Opens at The Plant

Famous Food Cart The Halal Guys Opens at The Plant

The Halal Guys food cart has parked on 53rd and Sixth in Manhattan for 25 years, and some days the line for their famous chicken and rice can take hours. The cart proclaimed its food to be American Halal, a mix of Mediterranean and Middle…

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Blast 825 Pizza in Cupertino Serves Fast, Custom Pizza

Blast 825 Pizza in Cupertino Serves Fast, Custom Pizza

Cupertino‘s newest pizza joint can quite literally make pies faster than customers can order them. Southern California based-Blast 825 Pizza made its first dip into the Bay Area market in March, with a spectrum of artisanal ingredients and arguably the hottest oven around. Topping in…

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South County Bistro Sweet Sicily Sticks to Tradition

South County Bistro Sweet Sicily Sticks to Tradition

Open just four months, Sweet Sicily in Gilroy has already garnered a cult following for its authentic Italian fare. “This is the closest you can get to homemade, the way I was brought up,” says Matteo Ferrigno, a regular at the Italian coffee bar and…

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Stone Stew an Oasis on Stevens Creek

Stone Stew an Oasis on Stevens Creek

Anyone interested in escaping to a Persian dreamscape would be forgiven for bypassing a small San Jose grocery store on Stevens Creek. But those who enter Stone Stew’s nondescript side door will discover a gracious courtyard with pillow-filled divans, romantic lighting and artifacts of the…

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Dan Gordon’s Goes All-in on American Fare

Dan Gordon’s Goes All-in on American Fare

Dan Gordon’s puts an emphasis on the three staples of a true American diet: beer, barbecue and bourbon. As a newcomer to the bustling downtown Palo Alto restaurant scene, Dan Gordon’s balances sophistication with a socially conscious spin, luring in hipsters, techies and everything in…

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Stargazing at David Kinch’s The Bywater

Stargazing at David Kinch’s The Bywater

Chef David Kinch opened The Bywater as an ode to his hometown of New Orleans, while also giving himself a casual, friendly place to hang out. I saw him there on a recent Saturday evening, hanging out in a chef’s jacket on the back patio….

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The Phoenix Veg Cafe & Juice Bar Provides a Safe Haven of Breakfast and Lunch

The Phoenix Veg Cafe & Juice Bar Provides a Safe Haven of Breakfast and Lunch

On the quiet end of downtown Mountain View, The Phoenix Veg Cafe & Juice Bar provides a safe haven of breakfast and lunch choices. Large green fronds against a reed wall provide a welcoming backdrop and small plants on the cafe-sized tables carry on the…

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