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Happy Hour Cheat Sheet: Special Deals at Downtown San Jose Bars

Happy Hour Cheat Sheet: Special Deals at Downtown San Jose Bars

Thanks to San Jose State University, downtown San Jose has plenty of college friendly bars and restaurants to fit any budget. Whether it’s $5 appetizers and $3 beers at 4th Street Pizza or $3 PBRs and $1 off draft beers and well drinks at Dive…

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Best Places to Watch the San Francisco 49ers (Other than Levi’s Stadium)

Best Places to Watch the San Francisco 49ers (Other than Levi’s Stadium)

Although predictions for the San Francisco 49ers this season aren’t exactly promising, fans will still have plenty of opportunities to show they’re among the league’s most loyal. Last Sunday, the Niners kicked off the pre-season with a game against the Houston Texans. That means the regular…

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Top Picks for Silicon Valley Beer Week 2016

Top Picks for Silicon Valley Beer Week 2016

The fourth annual Silicon Valley Beer Week kicks off July 22 with a whole new round of tap takeovers, release parties, beer pairings and other fun events featuring regional and local favorites. In the runup to this yearly celebration of suds, we’ve had beer on the brain. We took…

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Delicious, Authentic and Under-the-Radar Mexican Dishes in San Jose

Delicious, Authentic and Under-the-Radar Mexican Dishes in San Jose

Mexican cuisine is good for the soul, but many people limit their options to the basics: carne asada burritos, chicken quesadillas, fish tacos or simple enchiladas with a side of rice and beans. Mexican food is more than just the staples. Every one of Mexico’s…

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Lazy Man’s Guide to Barbecue Joints

Lazy Man’s Guide to Barbecue Joints

Summer traditions vary from person to person and family to family. But just like cold beers and trips to the beach, a smoking-hot barbecue is on everybody’s list of summer staples. Silicon Valley is home to some of the tastiest and most unique barbecue joints…

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Sharks Watch Spots

Sharks Watch Spots

With the Stanley cup is in full swing and the Sharks fighting for survival, it’s the patriotic duty of every San Jose native to don their black-and-teal jerseys and find a watering hole worthy of boisterous cheering. Though the local boys are trailing the Penguins…

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Silicon Valley Burgers that Don’t Suck

Silicon Valley Burgers that Don’t Suck

Onions, pickles, tomato… Not long ago, these items and a few more were the only garnishes people dared to place atop their ground beef patties. But of late, hamburger makers have been pushing the envelope on this all-American, meat and cheese sandwich. Rare, high-end ingredients—previously…

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Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon those who gave up their lives in service to our country. And what better way to commemorate the sacrifices of our fallen brothers and sisters than getting together with friends and family over good food. In order…

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4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

The 4th of July is upon us, and that means BBQ, fireworks and live music to entertain the whole family. Here’s a selection of some of the best events in the South Bay and beyond. Find more events with the SanJose.com calendar.

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Silicon Valley Coffee Shops

Silicon Valley Coffee Shops

In the bad old days, most of the coffee consumed in the U.S. was of the instant variety and the only items people augmented their brew with were cream and sugar. We’ve come a long way since those dark times. Nowadays, there is a java…

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