Restaurants News

Firenza Stakes Claim for Build-Your-Own-Pizza Supremacy

Firenza Stakes Claim for Build-Your-Own-Pizza Supremacy

One might suspect the South Bay presents a tough market to break into for a pizza place, what with the proliferation of Chipotle-style, Build-Your-Own-Pizza (BYOP) chains such as MOD, Blaze and Pieology. But then comes a new joint like Firenza Pizza. The Virginia-based chain is…

Continue reading →

Zareen’s in Palo Alto Teases the Senses

Zareen’s in Palo Alto Teases the Senses

The line at Zareen’s new Palo Alto location stretches to the door. It’s raining, so all the tables inside are occupied with small talk and anxious glances toward the kitchen: “When are my kababs going to arrive?” Again and again, a lone server hands out…

Continue reading →

Danbi Brings Experience, Delectable Korean Fare to Japantown

Danbi Brings Experience, Delectable Korean Fare to Japantown

Danbi is Korean for “sweet rain,” particularly one that comes after a drought. It’s also the name of Jim and Sunny Lee Turner’s new restaurant. Open for less than a month, the Turners used to own Omogari in San Jose’s Japantown. After retiring for the…

Continue reading →

Rookies: A Big New Player in the Downtown Sports Bar Scene

Rookies: A Big New Player in the Downtown Sports Bar Scene

The formula for a great sports bar is relatively simple: TVs, high-def and copious; a killer sound system, no more than couple games at one time and loud enough to drown out the dude at the end of the bar; a full bar in case…

Continue reading →

The Breakfast Club Excels with Familiar Favorites

The Breakfast Club Excels with Familiar Favorites

The Breakfast Club has a familiar ring, but that’s hardly the reason San Jose’s newest Midtown restaurant feels like a classic. Open just a few weeks, ownership has more than 30 years of restaurant experience, at local favorites such as Los Gatos Diner, Lou’s Coffee…

Continue reading →

Palo Alto Adds an Italian Gem in iTalico

Palo Alto Adds an Italian Gem in iTalico

Pasta can go so many ways: comfort food, vegetarian, a meat lover’s delight. Or it can even be elevated to fine dining. Few foods are as versatile and universally appealing as a good plate of pasta. The recently opened iTalico Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar…

Continue reading →

Kumino Restaurant Successfully Blends Fast, Refined Fusion

Kumino Restaurant Successfully Blends Fast, Refined Fusion

Lunch breaks are more than just time to satiate one’s appetite—they’re also a breather from work stress, a time to socialize with coworkers, an opportunity to people watch. Whether the chefs intended it or not, Kumino Restaurant offers an excellent setting for all of the…

Continue reading →

Pho Ha Noi: A Comeback for the Win

Pho Ha Noi: A Comeback for the Win

The food gods rarely give second chances. But to many pho devotees, their prayers have been answered with the re-opening of Pho Ha Noi in Little Saigon’s brand-new, upscale Vietnam Town plaza. Pho Ha Noi was a beloved pho shop on Capitol Expressway that inexplicably…

Continue reading →

Genuine Heros and the Art of a Super Sandwich

Genuine Heros and the Art of a Super Sandwich

A sandwich shop in the South Bay really needs something special to separate itself from the herd. Danny Orozco, owner of Genuine Heros, thinks he has that something in the signature recipes he’s been developing the past 15 years. In-house slow-roasted meats, house-made sauces and Italian…

Continue reading →

Les Bizous Gives French-Inspired Kiss to Palo Alto Dining Scene

Les Bizous Gives French-Inspired Kiss to Palo Alto Dining Scene

Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, Palo Alto’s new French bistro, Les Bizous, is a strange bird. The restaurant was taken over by a relative of the owners of Crawfish Fusion, which recently closed. To go from serving finger-licking crawfish out of a plastic…

Continue reading →

Page 1 of 47 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last →