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San Jose Earthquakes Unveil New Kit

San Jose Earthquakes Unveil New Kit

San Jose Earthquakes fans flooded San Pedro Square Market on Thursday as the team and Adidas unveiled a new primary kit for the 2017 season. The jersey features a primarily black color scheme, straying away from the blue-based jersey’s the club’s been wearing the past…

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Pho Tick Tock Deconstructs Dishes in Time for DIY Craze

Pho Tick Tock Deconstructs Dishes in Time for DIY Craze

Once in awhile, I come across a restaurant attempting a deconstructed dish. It typically doesn’t fare well in terms of flavor and is inexplicably more expensive than the assembled version. But one dish I never expected to see deconstructed: pho, the beloved Vietnamese rice noodle…

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The Late-Night Fix: Nox Cookie Bar

The Late-Night Fix: Nox Cookie Bar

Nathan Pendleton spent 25 years working in the tech industry, until one day he didn’t. Laid him off from his electrical engineering position, the longtime San Jose resident stood at a career crossroads. In the kind of logic that has become typical of Silicon Valley,…

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Making Sense of the World at Original Joe’s

Making Sense of the World at Original Joe’s

About a month ago, Mr. Harada and I traded in our hot air balloon for the latest model. We were promised a brighter future, but the good vibes were short-lived, as our new bag of hot air malfunctioned from the start. It reacted violently to…

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Thai Love You: Almaden’s New Gem

Thai Love You: Almaden’s New Gem

The world is full of hidden gems, be they late-round draft picks, secret fishing holes or a fantastic restaurant hidden in an unexplored area of the city. As for the last example, I’m referring to a modest little eatery fit snug between a dry cleaner…

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Tacolicious: Humble Roots Lead to Delicious Results

Tacolicious: Humble Roots Lead to Delicious Results

Humble beginnings are a staple in the food industry, and Tacolicious is a fine example of this all-American dream. Getting its start in 2009 as a simple taco stand in San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the business, seven years later, now has three locations…

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New Year’s Resolution Rescue: 5 Holistic Tips to Get Back on Track

New Year’s Resolution Rescue: 5 Holistic Tips to Get Back on Track

How’s that resolution working out? The beginning of a new year means we once again start caring about improving our health for at least a month—and hopefully even longer. But most recommendations we hear either require less of something we like, or more of something…

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SoFA Market Near Complete with Addition of Toasted, Craft Sandwiches

SoFA Market Near Complete with Addition of Toasted, Craft Sandwiches

Joining poke, burgers and a lively cocktail and beer lunch hour, the SoFA Market’s newest vendor adds just what the space sorely needed: a hearty sandwich shop. Toasted, Craft Sandwiches opened nearly three weeks ago, and the family-operated deli specializes in quick, healthy lunch options….

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Follow the Line to Demiya

Follow the Line to Demiya

“Follow the line.” That’s the advice a well-traveled friend always gives me when wondering where to eat in Japan. He insists that Japanese people always know where the good food is and, if there’s a line, the smart move is to head right for it….

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House of Meatball Keeps it Simple, Delicious

House of Meatball Keeps it Simple, Delicious

What do meatballs share in common with bowling? Other than the obvious spherical reference, the only logical consideration would be Morgan Hill’s newest restaurant, House of Meatball (HOM), which just so happens to be right next door to the beloved Morgan Hill Bowl. As the…

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