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The Sweet, Healthy Bounty of Lemonade

The Sweet, Healthy Bounty of Lemonade

Though the restaurants and cafes along Palo Alto’s University Avenue offer a variety of healthy choices, few can match Lemonade and its customizable, mix-and-match menu with options for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike. With a seasonal food and drink menu tailored to the tastebuds of…

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Old Favorite The Mini Gourmet Gets a Makeover

Old Favorite The Mini Gourmet Gets a Makeover

San Jose a handful of iconic restaurants that almost everyone has been to over the years. Peanuts, Original Joe’s, La Victoria, Burger Bar and Falafel Drive-In all come to mind, and The Mini Gourmet certainly belongs in that bastion. A mainstay across from Valley Med…

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Competitive Eating at Q-Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot

Competitive Eating at Q-Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot

Four pairs of chopsticks hungrily snatch and tear at sublimely cooked and seasoned meats that are peeling off of a scorching aluminum pan. Smoke, the smell of seared flesh and teeth eagerly gnawing away are all that remain of the skirmish. Without hesitation the next…

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The Vesper Shakes, Stirs the Senses

The Vesper Shakes, Stirs the Senses

James Bond often drank a martini known as The Vesper. That knowledge alone can help you fit in with the hipster vibe at the Campbell bar named after the cocktail. A hodgepodge of used chairs and furniture are squeezed into the layout of the ground…

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Blurr Kitchen Masters Fusion of Flavors

Blurr Kitchen Masters Fusion of Flavors

Here in America, the culinary boundaries between cultures tend to smear. As chefs mingle, borrow techniques and substitute ingredients, dishes get compromised for convenience, necessity and/or greater flavor, creating everything from spaghetti and meatballs to the Crunchwrap Supreme. These creations fuse together flavors into edible…

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Los Gatos’ Little Gem Grill 57 Bar and Restaurant

Los Gatos’ Little Gem Grill 57 Bar and Restaurant

There isn’t a whole lot east of Highway 17, away from downtown Los Gatos where the restaurants command long wait times. Yet here we found a little gem the neighbors are already familiar with: Grill 57 Bar and Restaurant. Situated next to Los Gatos Inn,…

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Grading Out Mo’s Almaden, Campbell Locations

Grading Out Mo’s Almaden, Campbell Locations

With the opening of the new Mo’s Breakfast + Burger Joint in Almaden Valley, I was given the task of seeing how it compares with Mo’s original Campbell location. After visiting both, and with the new school year upon us, I thought it only fair…

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The Many Wonders of Bowl and Plate at White Shallot

The Many Wonders of Bowl and Plate at White Shallot

During the 1930s, Vietnamese poet Tu Mo published an ode to pho. The poem centered around the beloved national dish and doubled as a call for independence from French colonizers. He praised the soup, highlighting its internationally renowned flavors and street food prices. And in…

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Bay Bar Grill Puts Twist on Tapas

Bay Bar Grill Puts Twist on Tapas

The origins of tapas are murky, but the most amusing origin story goes like this: A Spanish king, Alfonso The Wise, fell ill and could only ingest tiny meals and small sips of wine during his recovery. After returning to full health, he mandated that…

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Social Policy Hosts Culinary Showcase

Social Policy Hosts Culinary Showcase

Social Policy is preparing to host the first of many private dining experiences, showcasing local talent and bringing together residents to break bread. The Social Policy—or So/Po—which filled the Paseo de San Antonio space most recently vacated by Blackbird Tavern, is fairly new on the…

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