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Blaze Fast Offers Free Pizza with San Jose Opening

Blaze Fast Offers Free Pizza with San Jose Opening

This is no April fools, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza opens its third Bay Area location in San Jose this Wednesday and it is giving away free pizzas on Friday. The grand opening celebration for the build-your-own-pizza chain take place Friday with free pizzas all day…

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Liquid Bread Gastropub Succeeds in Taking Risks Few Would Dare

Liquid Bread Gastropub Succeeds in Taking Risks Few Would Dare

Three years ago, when I first dined at Liquid Bread Gastropub in downtown Campbell, the lasting impression was that the food and drinks were excellent and the prices were high for small portions. The meal was memorable for the well-cooked squab, veal pasta, and perfectly…

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Hermitage Brewery Ages a Favorite Stout in Old Whiskey Barrels

Hermitage Brewery Ages a Favorite Stout in Old Whiskey Barrels

A few summers ago, Hermitage Brewing Company‘s head brewer Greg Filippi poured a batch of his flagship coffee-black stout into freshly dumped barrels of Kentucky bourbon. He then tucked the oaken vessels away in a cellar corner to let the osmosis transpire. Vanilla-rich whiskey crept…

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The Best Date Spots, Even if the Person You’re with Kind of Sucks

The Best Date Spots, Even if the Person You’re with Kind of Sucks

Your dates may be awkward—sometimes painfully awkward—but your food doesn’t have to be. Just like there are many kinds of people who could be a potential match, not all dates call for candlelight or chocolate cake. The right ambience, cocktail or shareable plate can make…

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Orchestria Palm Court Impresses as a Throwback to a Simpler Time

Orchestria Palm Court Impresses as a Throwback to a Simpler Time

In Silicon Valley, where anyone looking to be the next someone competes to create the future, it becomes the norm to keep an eye on the horizon. Orchestria Palm Court, a small restaurant in downtown San Jose, dares to remain in the past, a time…

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Two Brothers Launch Urban Gardening Startup Plontz

Two Brothers Launch Urban Gardening Startup Plontz

During theback-to-the-earth movement of the ’70s, there was a push to assign doctors to rural areas. Jonathan and Tim Lyons’ father took up a job in Appalachia, where the family lived among coal miners and farmers. Like the locals, they worked their own garden, planting…

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Kitchit Tonight Connects Customers with Chefs for In-Home Fine Dining

Kitchit Tonight Connects Customers with Chefs for In-Home Fine Dining

Think of it as the Uber X of fine dining. Log on to the website, plug in your address, the time of the meal, number of guests and choose from a list of menus. For $39 a head and up ($9 for children), Kitchit Tonight…

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ManresaBread Makes its Debut in Los Gatos

ManresaBread Makes its Debut in Los Gatos

When a two-alarm blaze engulfed and gutted two-Michelin-starred Manresa restaurant last summer, head baker Avery Ruzicka had to scrounge for a place to bake. Chef-proprietor David Kinch’s phenomenally influential Los Gatos eatery was in the process of building out its first brick-and-mortar spin-off to sell…

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Tapsilog Bistro Focuses on Familiar Favorites—In Large Portions

Tapsilog Bistro Focuses on Familiar Favorites—In Large Portions

At Tapsilog Bistro in Campbell, all the comfort food criteria are met and in large portions at that. The restaurant is named after tapsilog, a dish with cured meat, fried rice and an egg, but they offer all types of silog dishes. In short, a…

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Pho Kim Long Delivers Great Vietnamese Soups in a Hurry

Pho Kim Long Delivers Great Vietnamese Soups in a Hurry

The Vietnamese food scene in San Jose is a competitive environment, especially in the noodle soup category. One of the longtime established top contenders is Pho Kim Long on North Capitol Avenue near the Great Mall. The line is long on weekend mornings but luckily…

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