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Sleigh Bells Ring at WinterFest 2016

Sleigh Bells Ring at WinterFest 2016

The list of South Bay holiday traditions is growing. In addition to Fantasy of Lights in Vasona Park and Christmas in the Park in San Jose, Great America is getting into jingle bell action with Winterfest. The Santa Clara amusement park is adding some thrills…

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The Polar Express Comes to the Bay Area

The Polar Express Comes to the Bay Area

The holidays are officially in full swing and this year residents can ride the Polar Express all the way to the North Pole. Well, kind of. Beginning Nov. 18, Santa fans will have a chance to board the famous Polar Express courtesy of the Santa Cruz and…

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Srasa Kitchen Stands Out in Build-Your-Own Bonanza

Srasa Kitchen Stands Out in Build-Your-Own Bonanza

Brandon Poon is no stranger to the risks and rewards of opening a new restaurant. His family opened Chinese restaurant Express 7 in Mountain View just before 2000. Two years ago, Poon branched out to open Buffalo on Castro Street, which I’ve had the pleasure…

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Finding Home at Oren’s Hummus Shop

Finding Home at Oren’s Hummus Shop

Growing up in a family of Middle Eastern descent, I used to place an embargo on any food that resembled home cooking. There was no way it could compare to Mom’s, right? Over the years, my opinion has changed. I’ve slowly come to realize that…

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Champagne on the Street: Willow Glen Celebrates Holiday Bubbly Walk

Champagne on the Street: Willow Glen Celebrates Holiday Bubbly Walk

Take a moment to unwind this holiday season and reflect with loved ones—and do it all while sipping a little bubbly. On Saturday Dec 3, hundreds of people will take to the streets of Willow Glen for a leisurely walk through downtown, all while experiencing…

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San Jose Jazz Debuts Holiday Concert Series

San Jose Jazz Debuts Holiday Concert Series

San Jose Jazz provides live music for all seasons, whether it be Summer Jazz Fest or the new Holiday Concert Series beginning this month. San Jose Jazz’s winter music program will feature not only fresh local faces, but also internationally renowned artists like Jason Marsalis, who…

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Restaurateur Jim Stump Succeeds Again with Forthright Oyster Bar and Kitchen

Restaurateur Jim Stump Succeeds Again with Forthright Oyster Bar and Kitchen

Oysters: an aphrodisiac so divine that people risk their lives eating them raw. Jim Stump knows the key to our hearts when it comes to these slippery bivalves. At his latest restaurant, Forthright Oyster Bar and Kitchen, the veteran chef and restaurateur, who also owns The…

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Santa Clara Adds a Classic in Il Fornaio

Santa Clara Adds a Classic in Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio at the Westin Hotel, formerly the historic Hotel Sainte Claire, has been a fixture in downtown San Jose for decades. Its luxurious interior and authentic Italian menu can easily be seen as a one-of-a-kind premium establishment. In fact, there are actually 23 locations…

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Beaujolais Nouveau Celebrates Fall at Santana Row with Fine Wine

Beaujolais Nouveau Celebrates Fall at Santana Row with Fine Wine

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and in the spirit of the season, Left Bank Brasserie at Santana Row is hosting Beaujolais Nouveau dinners. This traditional French celebration marks the release of the first Beaujolais wine of the fall season. Chef Roland Passat says the…

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Los Gatos’ New Brew Bros: Loma Brewing Company

Los Gatos’ New Brew Bros: Loma Brewing Company

Los Gatos a new brewpub that aims to satiate the South Bay’s appetite for booze and bites. While there is no shortage of establishments offering craft beers and food, few are actual breweries. Loma Brewing Company is one of these few, with silos on-site at their…

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