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5 Restaurants to Watch in December

5 Restaurants to Watch in December

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. By then the kinks should be ironed out, the bad apples fired and the dishes and drinks refined. But who’s got time for that? Each month, Metro…

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Experiencing All the Feels at Sinceretea

Experiencing All the Feels at Sinceretea

On the outskirts of Japantown, Sinceretea lives up to its name. I had just finished ordering a few drinks that contained a green tea base when one of the workers came over and delivered the bad news. After a rush of customers, they were all…

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Master of Meat: The 26 Best Steakhouses in Silicon Valley

Master of Meat: The 26 Best Steakhouses in Silicon Valley

Whether it’s time for family dinners or a romantic evening for two (or three, if you’re into that kind of thing), this list of South Bay steakhouses has something for everyone. We scoured the area for all-you-can-eat churrascarias and Teppanyaki chefs who play games in…

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Q&A: Jason Revino and the Doors

Q&A: Jason Revino and the Doors

Jason Revino, owner of the popular Scotts Valley Cambodian restaurant Jia Tella’s, opened another eatery in July. It’s got pizza, burgers, sandwiches, finger foods, beer and mountain biking décor. Oh, it’s also in the same building as Revino’s first restaurant and next to the bar…

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Jaguar Bakery Cooks Up Vegan, Mexican Culture

Jaguar Bakery Cooks Up Vegan, Mexican Culture

Alicia Casas has a passion for teaching and baking, but they didn’t always go hand in hand. Born and raised in the East Bay, Casas grew up in a Mexican-American household, where her life was imbued with every aspect of her culture: she spoke Spanish,…

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Élyse Gives a Welcome Nod to Paris, Saigon

Élyse Gives a Welcome Nod to Paris, Saigon

On the edge of Paseo de San Antonio and First Street in San Jose, a posh Vietnamese and French bistro offers a reprieve from the downtown hustle and bustle. The sleek interior of Élyse says welcome to Paris more than Saigon, but let’s not worry…

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Noodling Around at Paik’s

Noodling Around at Paik’s

A New Korean restaurant opening up off of El Camino is almost as surprising as hearing the the sun will rise tomorrow. A quick search of the area turns up more than 20 restaurants just within a small stretch. However, Paik’s Noodles is a bit different…

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Cider Junction Plays By Its Own Rules

Cider Junction Plays By Its Own Rules

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but why eat it? That was a realization I came to this summer, when Cider Junction, Silicon Valley’s first cider bistro and bottle house, debuted at the July 29 summer Cider Walk along Lincoln Avenue in…

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Michelin Starred Madera Flies Under the Radar

Michelin Starred Madera Flies Under the Radar

In the socioeconomic jungle that is the Silicon Valley, a relatively innocuous road in Menlo Park, dotted with inconspicuous buildings, can be credited with giving life to what Silicon Valley is known for worldwide: its startup culture. Sand Hill Road is the boulevard for the…

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BarFly: Au Revoir to Stephen’s Meats, Hello to Hapa’s Brewing Co.

BarFly: Au Revoir to Stephen’s Meats, Hello to Hapa’s Brewing Co.

I found Mr. Harada Harada staring at a dancing pig across the street from one of our favorite drinking establishments. The little guy has been shaking his ham hocks high above Montgomery Street since 1948, once the beacon of Stephen’s Meats, a legendarily good sausage…

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