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Gordon Biersch Prepares for ‘No Name’ Cider Launch

Gordon Biersch Prepares for ‘No Name’ Cider Launch

Like stars and stripes, pickups, potbellies and bacon-wrapped everything, beer has long been regarded as quintessentially American. But before the guilt-tripping Temperance movement drove the entire alcohol industry underground, hard cider was considered the nation’s drink of choice. “Then, for whatever reason, it dropped off,”…

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New Taproom in the Works for Santa Clara Valley Brewing

New Taproom in the Works for Santa Clara Valley Brewing

Inside two steel tanks, murky liquid ferments into what will be the first batch of beer produced at Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s new home, an under-construction warehouse on an industrial stretch of Alma Avenue. Head brewer Steve Donohue says the IPA- which he describes as…

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Cocina Central Boasts a Healthy Farm-to-Table take on Latin Cuisine

Cocina Central Boasts a Healthy Farm-to-Table take on Latin Cuisine

Though the menu at Cocina Central, one of the latest additions to Mountain View’s growing culinary scene, boasts a healthy farm-to-table take on Latin cuisine, it still allows for some decadence. Take the Three Piggies Tacos ($12), a shamelessly indulgent blend of carnitas, bacon and…

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Off the Grid Announce New San Jose Food Truck Event

Off the Grid Announce New San Jose Food Truck Event

Off the Grid, the leading street food event organizer in San Francisco, is continuing its march south with the announcement this week that it will introduce its first weekly event in San Jose. The widely popular company from SF, will debut a new weekly lunchtime…

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Iroriya Sidesteps Flash to Focus on Delectable Dishes

Iroriya Sidesteps Flash to Focus on Delectable Dishes

A non-descript wood panel storefront next to Orenchi Ramen in Santa Clara, with its standard crowd waiting outside, might suggest an uninhabited retail space. Don’t the let the presentation fool you. The hidden gem is, in fact, a bustling robatayaki style restaurant named Iroriya. Despite…

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CineBrew Pairs Short Films with Pop-Up Shops and Brewers

CineBrew Pairs Short Films with Pop-Up Shops and Brewers

Local impresarios seem to have a penchant for whimsical mash-ups: bacon and beer, tacos and innovation. Come Saturday, Camera 12 Cinemas in downtown San Jose will open its doors for an offbeat take on a film festival. CineBrew, which takes place all day Saturday, combines…

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Shell Shock Oyster Bar and Grill Offers Small Plates, Big Prices

Shell Shock Oyster Bar and Grill Offers Small Plates, Big Prices

Castro Street draws a younger crowd to Mountain View—those interested in having drinks and food and observing the time-honored tradition of happy hour. Shell Shock Oyster Bar and Grill is a newer restaurant on Castro that offers happy hour twice a night, every night, at…

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New Mix: Singlebarrel Announces Plans for an Update

New Mix: Singlebarrel Announces Plans for an Update

It’ll soon be time to pour one out for singlebarrel. The speakeasy-inspired bar, known for its quiet atmosphere and personalized drinks, plans to rebrand itself after operating for five years as a leader in San Jose’s craft cocktail movement. The new cocktail lounge will be…

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Kotetsu Ramen Holds its Own in the Battle for Noodle Supremacy

Kotetsu Ramen Holds its Own in the Battle for Noodle Supremacy

Ramen has a cult following. Where there is good ramen, a line will form. Such is the case with Kotetsu Ramen in Santa Clara. While the line is more manageable than a certain competitor down the street, there’s no getting around a little wait time…

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The Fountainhead Opens Inside SoFA Market

The Fountainhead Opens Inside SoFA Market

Urban design litterateur-cum-entrepreneur Thang Do managed to dovetail his chief interests in his latest project, an architecture-themed bar in San Jose’s ascendant SoFA District. Every cocktail at The Fountainhead, named for Ayn Rand’s novel about a stoic, if not insufferable, architect, pays homage to the…

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