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Lantern Run Lights Up the Night

Lantern Run Lights Up the Night

Inspired by the Lantern Festivals of East Asia, the Lantern Run 5K celebrates Asian culture with a unique event that will stretch through downtown San Jose on May 16. After a visit to Pingxi, Taiwan, director and founder of Lantern Run 5K , David Kao,…

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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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San Jose Taco Festival Returns Memorial Day Weekend

San Jose Taco Festival Returns Memorial Day Weekend

There are few better ways to kick off the summer than with Memorial Day weekend’s Taco Festival, returning this year with a “Freestyle” theme—freestyle tacos and freestyle music. In its fourth year, Moveable Feast presents the Taco Festival of Innovation on May 23 and May…

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SJ Q&A: Kevin Wick, AFK Gamer Lounge Co-owner

SJ Q&A: Kevin Wick, AFK Gamer Lounge Co-owner

Kevin Wick, co-owner and founder of AFK Gamer Lounge, is hoping his video game-inspired lounge will become a beacon for competitive gamers to hone their skills and a place to grab a drink and a bite to eat with friends for casual gamers. Playing video…

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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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The Mountain Winery Announces 2015 Concert Lineup

The Mountain Winery Announces 2015 Concert Lineup

The Mountain Winery summer concert series, an annual tradition in Silicon Valley, returns in 2015 with an eclectic lineup that crosses generations from modern hip hop with the Roots to 60s classics from the Beach Boys. The season kicks off on May 22 at the…

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AFK Gamer Lounge and Bar Set to Open in Downtown San Jose

AFK Gamer Lounge and Bar Set to Open in Downtown San Jose

San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose is the new home of a 15,000 square foot hybrid video game center and bar aptly titled the AFK Gamer Lounge. Formerly the location of the Los Gatos Bar and Grill, the AFK Gamer Lounge accommodates 65 PC’s…

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