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Hotpot First Shabu Serves Up a Taste of Tokyo

Hotpot First Shabu Serves Up a Taste of Tokyo

Hotpot First Shabu sells soup like Ikea sells furniture: you have to assemble it yourself. The technique of flash-cooking raw ingredients in boiling cauldrons of broth originated among nomadic Mongolian tribes. It then made its way into the kitchens of courtly Chinese chefs during the middle…

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Socialight Trots the Globe with Eclectic Menu

Socialight Trots the Globe with Eclectic Menu

The Socialight used to be a lighting store with a beautiful collection of lamps, leading to the new restaurant’s catchy name. The space, located on a prime corner in downtown Campbell, has undergone a drastic transformation to become a bar and restaurant. Exposed bulb chandeliers run…

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Knockout Bar and Grill a TKO on Beer, Games, Grub

Knockout Bar and Grill a TKO on Beer, Games, Grub

No matter where we looked on a recent Monday night at Knockout Bar and Grill, we could see the Golden State Warriors absolutely demolishing the Spurs in a game that was supposed to be competitive. No football and no Sharks meant the Warriors had a monopoly…

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The Black Sheep Explore Black Sheep Brasserie

The Black Sheep Explore Black Sheep Brasserie

A few days ago, I finally got my mini-truck, a 1987 Mazda, looking how I want. Mr. Harada and I customized it to achieve peak style: gull-wing doors, wire spoke wheels, a hydraulic suspension kit, a 3,000-watt stereo and a teal/crimson paint job. With the last…

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Cupertino’s Aloha Fresh Brings Hawaii to the Mainland

Cupertino’s Aloha Fresh Brings Hawaii to the Mainland

The bright, spotless interior of Aloha Fresh has huge photos of fresh fish on the walls, and almost a “grocery store feel,” as one customer noted. True, the deli-style glass case and Formica tables give it a somewhat plain vibe, but a friendly personality permeates…

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More than Bubbly at Mimosas in South SJ

More than Bubbly at Mimosas in South SJ

Of course, the menu at Mimosas Cafe begins with their eponymous cocktail. For $8 diners can order anything from the classic, with fresh squeezed orange juice, to more creative concoctions like prickly pear or papaya. We opted for coffee instead of champagne on this particular…

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Super Valley: Asian Teas & Sweets

Super Valley: Asian Teas & Sweets

Big straws, melon flavors and chewy tapioca pearls made from cassava root have become part of Silicon Valley’s culture and character. Boba Bar is right in  the thick of things at 310 S. Third St. Tucked way inside Grand Century’s East San Jose shopping plaza…

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Hometown Noodles Nails Traditional Hunan Heat

Hometown Noodles Nails Traditional Hunan Heat

The sandwich board menu outside of Hometown Noodles’ front door is written in Mandarin without translation. That wouldn’t be a surprise in Mountain View or Cupertino, areas with large Chinese populations, but not in south San Jose. Inside, the restaurant is a cozy and tastefully decorated…

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Super Valley: Eat Like a Billionaire

Super Valley: Eat Like a Billionaire

Deals are cut over breakfast at Buck’s in Woodside. The Rosewood Hotel’s Michelin-starred Madera restaurant and the Village Pub in Woodside are two other favorite VC haunts. Palo Alto’s Fuki Sushi and Palo Alto Sol, a burrito and margarita cantina, catered Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding, and…

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Super Valley: Eat Like a Smart Local

Super Valley: Eat Like a Smart Local

The San Jose area boasts a wealth of options for healthy and delicious casual dining that reflects its amazingly diverse population and various fusions thereof. Falafel Drive In at 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd. has been serving up Middle Eastern fare since 1966 and it’s legendary…

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